Agenda and minutes

This meeting will be held remotely, Licensing and Regulatory Committee
Tuesday, 9th June, 2020 9.30 am

Venue: This meeting will be held remotely. The meeting can be viewed live by pasting this link into your browser

Contact: Usha Patel 

Items
No. Item

1.

Declarations of Interest

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest.

2.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 55 KB

To agree the minutes of the Committee meeting held on 3 March 2020.

Minutes:

The minutes of the Committee meeting held on 3 March 2020 were agreed and signed subject to the addition of Councillor G Ridley to the list of apologies.

3.

Exclusion of Press and Public

To consider whether to exclude the press and public for the items of private business for the reasons shown in the reports.

Minutes:

RESOLVED that, under Section 100A(4) of the Local Government Act 1972, the public be excluded from the meeting for the items of business indicated below on the grounds that those items involve the likely disclosure of exempt information, as defined in Schedule 12A of that Act, in particular those paragraphs of Part 1 of the Schedule as indicated:

 

Minute No.

Subject

Relevant paragraphs of Part 1of Schedule 12A

6

Counterfeit Understrength Vodka

7

7

Counterfeit Vodka

7

8

Underage Sale and Possession of Illegal Tobacco Products

 

7

9

Applications for the Grant/Suitability to hold Hackney Carriage & Private Hire Drivers’ Licences

1 & 3

 

 

4.

Outstanding Issues Report

There are no outstanding issues to report.

Minutes:

There were no outstanding issues.

5.

Any other items of public business which the Chair decides to take as matters of urgency because of the special circumstances involved

Minutes:

There were no other items of public business.

6.

Counterfeit Understrength Vodka

Listing Officer: A Tandy, Tel: 024 7697 2225

Minutes:

RESOLVED that, having considered a report of the Director of Street Scene and Regulatory Services:

 

1.  The Council Solicitor be authorised to institute legal proceedings under the Trade Marks Act 1994, the Food safety Act 1990 and the Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations 2008 against appropriate persons in respect of the alleged counterfeit understrength vodka found at Mike Roberts Foodstores Limited, 76 Jardine Crescent, Coventry.

 

2.  That authority be delegated to the Director of Street Scene and Regulatory Services to authorise legal proceedings for any further offences which may come to light before the case under consideration has been resolved in court.

 

The Committee noted that the premises would be recommended to seek a minor variation on the Premises Licence to add a condition in respect of the purchase of all alcoholic and tobacco products which would require them to provide proof of purchase.

 

7.

Counterfeit Vodka

Listing Officer: P Bird, Tel: 024 7697 2230

Minutes:

RESOLVED that, having considered a report of the Director of Street Scene and Regulatory Services:

 

1.  The Council Solicitor be authorised to institute legal proceedings under the Trade Marks Act 1994, the Food safety Act 1990 and the Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations 2008 against appropriate persons in respect of the alleged counterfeit vodka found at SKM Convenience Store, 483 Holyhead Road, Coventry.  

 

2.  That authority be delegated to the Director of Street Scene and Regulatory Services to authorise legal proceedings for any further offences which may come to light before the case under consideration has been resolved in court.

 

The Committee noted that the premises would be recommended to seek a minor variation on the Premises Licence to add a condition in respect of the purchase of all alcoholic and tobacco products which would require them to provide proof of purchase.

 

8.

Underage Sale and Possession of illegal Tobacco Products

Listing Officer: A Tandy, Tel: 024 7697 2225

Minutes:

RESOLVED that, having considered a report of the Director of Street Scene and Regulatory Services:

 

1.  The Council Solicitor be authorised to institute legal proceedings under the Children and Families Act 2014, the Trade Marks Act 1994, the Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations 2008, the Standardised Packaging of Tobacco Products Regulations 2015 and the Tobacco and Related Products Regulations 2016  against appropriate persons in respect of the alleged underage sale and possession of illegal tobacco products found at General Grocers, 305-307 Foleshill Road, Coventry. 

 

2.  That authority be delegated to the Director of Street Scene and Regulatory Services to authorise legal proceedings for any further offences which may come to light before the case under consideration has been resolved in court.

 

9.

Applications for the Grant/Suitability to hold Hackney Carriage & Private Hire Drivers' Licences

Reports of the Director of Street Scene & Regulatory Service on the following:

(Listing Officer: Mick Coggins – tel: 024 7697 1998)

Minutes:

RESOLVED that, having considered the circumstances set out in the report of the Director of Street Scene and Regulatory Services now submitted:

 

1.  The Hackney Carriage Driver’s Licence held by Mr Baraj Singh Athwal be revoked.

 

(Note: Mr B S Athwal chose not to participate in the remotely held  meeting and chose not to submit any further written representation in support of his case.)

10.

Any other items of private business which the Chair decides to take as matters of urgency because of the special circumstances involved

Minutes:

There were no other items of private business.