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Contact: Jane Creer
WELCOME AND APOLOGIES
The Chair welcomed everyone to the meeting.
Apologies for absence were received from Cllr Fallart who was substituted by Cllr Steven.
DECLARATION OF INTEREST
Members are asked to declare any disclosable pecuniary, other pecuniary or non-pecuniary interests relating to items on the agenda.
There were no declarations of interest received regarding any item on the agenda.
To receive and agree the minutes of the meeting held on Wednesday 26 July 2023 and Wednesday 9 August 2023.
AGREED the minutes of the meetings held on Wednesday 26 July2023 and Wednesday 9 August 2023.
New Premises Licence Application
On 19 June 2023, a new premises licence application was submitted to Enfield’s Licensing Team, naming Mr Stefan Razvan Ene as the premises licence holder (PLH) and the proposed Designated Premises Supervisor (DPS).
1. The Introduction by Ellie Green, Licensing Team Manager, including:
a. On 8 March 2018, a new premises licence (LN/201700925) was issued, without objection, to Carpathina Ltd, of which Mr Iulian Frasinescu was Company Director. Mr Iulian Frasinescu was also the named Designated Premises Supervisor (DPS), since the licence was issued.
b. A minor variation application was submitted on 18 September 2018 at the request of Licensing Enforcement, following a seizure of illicit tobacco. The application was granted with modified conditions on 3 October 2018. Premises Licence (LN/201700925) permitted: Hours the premises are open to the public: From 06:00 to 22:00 daily. Supply of alcohol (off supplies only): From 11:00 to 22:00 daily. A copy of the premises licence can be found in the report pack.
c. On 24 January 2020 an application was made by Enfield Council’s Trading Standards for the review of Premises Licence LN/201700925. The review application was submitted in relation to the prevention of crime and disorder licensing objective, as smuggled goods, i.e., non-duty paid cigarettes, had been found on the premises for a second time; and revocation was sought. On 18 March 2020, the Licensing Sub-Committee resolved to revoke premises licence. A copy of the Decision Notice is in the report pack.
d. This Decision Notice was subsequently appealed to the Magistrates Court. The appeal hearing took place on 17 March 2022 and the outcome of the court was to uphold revocation of the licence.
e. On 19 June 2023, a new premises licence application was submitted to Enfield’s Licensing Team, for the premises known as Carpathina, located at 337 Bowes Road, N11 1BA, naming Mr Stefan Razvan Ene as the premises licence holder (PLH) and the Designated Premises Supervisor (DPS).
f. The new premises licence application seeks the following licensable activity: Hours the premises are open to the public: From 07:00 to 21:00 Monday to Saturday and from 09:00 to 21:00 Sunday. Supply of alcohol (off supplies only): From 07:00 to 21:00 Monday to Saturday and from 09:00 to 21:00 Sunday. A copy of the new premises licence application is in the report pack.
g. Carpathina operates as a grocery store.
h. Representations were made by/ received from the Metropolitan Police and Enfield Licensing Authority.
i. The findings within the representations of the Police and Licensing Authority, made connections between Mr Razvan and Mr Frasinescu, and it is believed that the latter is the uncle of the former.
j. Mr Razvan had indicated that he could not see how he could operate the business without Mr Frasinescu being involved, which concerns the Police and Licensing Authority, thus their objections in full to the application. They set out that the Crime and Prevention, Public Nuisance and Prevention of Children from Harm, licensing objectives are not met by the application. ... view the full minutes text for item 4.