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WELCOME AND APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE
Councillor Gunes as Chair welcomed all attendees to the meeting and explained the order of the meeting.
DECLARATION OF INTERESTS
Members are asked to declare any disclosable pecuniary, other pecuniary or non pecuniary interests relating to items on the agenda.
NOTED there were no declarations of interest in respect of the items on the agenda.
RECEIVED the application made by Licensing Authority for a review of the Premises Licence (LN/200600265) held by Mrs Aylin Yengin at the premises known as and situated at Maxi Food & Wine, 38 Chase Side, Southgate, N14 5PA.
1. The introduction by Esther Hughes, Head of Service for Consumer Protection & Waste Enforcement, including:
a. The application was for a review of the premises licence for premises known as Maxi Food & Wine, 38 Chase Side, Southgate, N14 PA.
b. The premises have held various premises licences over the years and has had a history of note as detailed from page 1 of the report.
c. The Premises Licence Holder for this premises is Mrs Aylin Yengin officially since 7 June 2022 but has been reported to be active as the owner of the premises prior to that date. Mrs Aylin Yengin is also the Designated Premises Supervisor (DPS) since the same date as the transfer application.
d. The review application for Maxi Food & Wine has been submitted by the Council’s Trading Standards Team and seeks to revoke the premises licence as it is believed that Mrs Aylin Yengin is not promoting the prevention of crime and disorder licensing objectives. A wide range of unlawful activity has taken place whilst Mrs Aylin Yengin has been the premises licence holder, despite advice to prevent such activity having been provided by the Council previously. The unlawful activity includes:
· illicit tobacco has been seized from the premises;
· breaches of licence conditions;
· selling non-compliant vapes and e-cigarettes;
· selling Viagra and Sildenafil without a medical registration from MHRA;
· selling drug paraphernalia;
· selling nitrous oxide (known as NOx)
e. The review application and supporting documents can be found in Annex A, page 12 of the report.
f. Furthermore, Mrs Aylin Yengin’s husband is now known to be Mr Kemal Altun who has a history of selling illicit tobacco and has been linked to premises where illicit tobacco has been seized. Trading Standards have produced more information relating to this in agenda item 4, page 1 of the report.
g. The review received two supporting representations from the Police and the local Ward Councillors which can be found in Annexes D and E from page 234 of the report.
h. On Monday 12 December 2022, a transfer and vary DPS application has been received in relation to this premises licence naming Ms Nuray Ozdemir as both the new PLH and DPS.
i. At the preliminaries for the last hearing of this review we heard that Ms Ozdemir was the sister of Mr Kemal Altun. As the Police did not object to either of these transfer applications the licence will be issued to Ms Ozdemir. The Licensing Officer dealing with these applications has not done this yet.
j. The review is still deemed relevant despite the newly named PLH in light of the history of the premises, Mr Kemal Altun’s history and his family link to Ms Ozdemir.
k. The licence conditions arising from this application are ... view the full minutes text for item 3.
To receive and agree the minutes of the meetings held on Wednesday 3 August 2022.
AGREED the minutes of the meetings held on 3rdAugust 2022 as a correct record.