LTL/01/20-21/KR - To Hear Representations made under the
Licensing Act 2003 – The Royal Volunteer Public House, 63
Market Street, Clay Cross, Chesterfield, S45 9JQ
considered Report No LTL/01/20-21/KR of the Licensing Team
Leader. The purpose of the report was
to hear an application for a review of the Premises Licence for The
Royal Volunteer Public House, Market Street, Clay Cross,
Members heard that
the holder of the Premise Licence and the Designated Premise
Supervisor (DPS) was Mr W – Chesterfield, and that Mr W had
confirmed he would not be attending the meeting.
decided to proceed in his absence.
The Licensing and
Enforcement Officer presented the report and explained that an
application was received from Matthew Finn, Environmental Health
Manager for North East Derbyshire District Council acting as a
responsible authority for environmental health and licensing, to
review the Premises Licence for The Royal Volunteer. It was stated that the application for a review of
the licence related to the prevention of crime and disorder, public
safety, and the prevention of public nuisance. The Sub-Committee was presented with a number of
instances in which those licensing objectives had not been
Health Manager made representations to the Sub-Committee, and
presented a wide range of both audio and visual evidence to
Members. This evidence was collated by
both NEDDC Licensing Officers and Derbyshire Police, who had
visited the premises and surrounding properties.
then joined the meeting. Members had a number of questions for the
officers in regards to an incident at the Royal Volunteer.
further questioned the Environmental Health Manager and Licensing
Officers about the evidence that had been presented to
A number of closing
statements were made. Members noted that in summary, the Premise
Licence Holder and DPS, Mr W, had been in breach of licensing
conditions and legal requirements, and had subsequently caused a
public nuisance and risked public safety.
Members of the
Sub-Committee, the Solicitor and Clerk remained in the
meeting. The Environmental Health
Manager, the Licensing Team Leader, the Licensing and Enforcement
Officer, the Licensing and Protection Officer, the Governance
Manager and the Senior Governance Officer were all admitted to the
meeting room whilst the Sub-Committee made its
that the decision of the Licensing and Gambling Acts Sub-Committee
(in exercise of its powers delegated by North East Derbyshire
District Council as a licensing authority) was to REVOKE the Premises Licence.
All participants of
the Licensing and Gambling Acts Sub-Committee were then readmitted
to the meeting and advised of the decision.