Draft minutes

Proposed venue: Civic Suite Catford SE6 4RU

Contact: Clare Weaser 

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RESOLVED that the minutes of the meeting of the Licensing Committee held on 6 November 2018 be confirmed and signed at the next meeting of this


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3.1      The Chair welcomed all parties to the meeting and introductions were made. She then invited Ms Hooper to introduce the application.


            Licensing Officer   


3.2      Ms Hooper said that members were being asked to consider an application for a review of a premises licence for Mace Stores, 111 Deptford High Street SE8 4NS. The application had been sought by Frank Olaniran, Crime, Enforcement and Regulations Officer on the grounds of public nuisance, crime and disorder. Ms Hooper then outlined the current licence and licensable hours.




3.3      Mr Olaniran said that for approximately 3 ½ years the Crime, Enforcement and Regulation (CER) Service, has routinely been involved in tackling alcohol related anti-social behaviour reported to be taking place at Margaret McMillan Park, Douglas Way and Giffin Square. Mace Stores is situated in the middle of these locations.


3.4      The CER service has received reports from local residents of noise nuisance including shouting, the playing of loud music, urinating on properties, fighting generated from street drinkers, drug dealing/ taking and offensive comments towards women. The local M.P has received a lot of complaints about this problem and has walked around the area with police and local authorities. Young women identified a congregation of males on Douglas Way as particularly distressing to young residents.


3.5      On 17 August 2018, the CER and Police undertook an operation enforcing the Public Space Protection Order. During this co-operation, officers confiscated in excess of 25 cans and bottles of alcohol. When approached during the operation, males were in an intoxicated state and subsequently threatened violence towards officers as a consequence of removing their alcohol from them. Officers noted that many of the street drinkers were customers of Mace Store.


3.6      As a result of this enforcement day, a known street drinker was arrested for being drunk and disorderly outside the premises. Despite Police presence, one of the street drinkers proceeded to threaten officers. He confirmed that he had purchased his alcohol form Mace Store. This was confirmed on CCTV footage observed on 28 August 2018.


3.7      CER Officers attempted to obtain/review CCTV footage within the premises on 17 August 2018. As officers waited for the DPS to arrive, officers observed a customer entering the premises with an open container of alcohol and purchase a mini bottle of rum having advised shop staff that the rum was not for him. Officers noted that the member of staff was initially reluctant to authorise the sale, however preceded with the transaction, it was only when the customer requested a can of alcohol that the sale was refused.


3.8      Officers requested to view the sale of refusal log for the premises. The last entry made was on 3 August 2017. During discussions with the staff and the DPS, officers were advised that shop staff found it difficult to detect if a customer was drunk.


3.9      On 24 August 2018, the DPS was unable to operate the CCTV and allowed CER officers to access the unit. Officers observed the street drinkers  ...  view the full minutes text for item 49.


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RESOLVED that in accordance with Regulation 4 (2) (b) of the Local Authorities (Executive Arrangements) (Meetings and Access to Information) (England) Regulations 2012 and under Section 100(A)(4) of the Local Government Act 1972, the press and public be excluded from the meeting for the following items of business on the grounds that they involve the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in paragraphs 1 and 3  of Part 1 of Schedule 12(A) of the Act,  and the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information:



The following is a summary of the item considered in the closed part of the meeting.


5.         Can food Centre 195-197 Lewisham Way SE4 1UY


The premises licence was revoked.


            6.         Tasty Kebab Fish Bar 193 Lewisham Way SE4 1UY


The premises licence was suspended for three months.




Can Food Centre 195 -197 Lewisham Way SE4 1UY


Tasty Kebab Fish Bar 193 Lewisham Way SE4 1UY