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Licensing Decisions
Tuesday, 17th December, 2013

Shop Locally

The Application

Shop Locally, 326 Talbot Road Blackpool has the benefit of a premises licence authorising the sale of alcohol for consumption off the premises
Weekdays other than Christmas Day 08.00 - 23.00
Sundays other than Christmas Day 10.00 - 22.00
Christmas Day 12.00 - 15.00 and 19.00 - 22.30
Good Friday 08.00 - 22.30

On 23rd October 2013, the Licensing Service received an application to review the premises licence on the ground of crime and disorder. A copy of the application is attached.

The licence holder and designated premises supervisor is Mr Amirthalingham Kesayaraj.

The Applicant

The review was submitted on behalf of the licensing authority.

Relevant Representations

Representations in support of the review have been submitted by Lancashire Constabulary and Health and Safety.

Local Policy Considerations


National Guidance

Where the licensing authority considers that action under its statutory powers is appropriate, it may take the following steps:
1. Modify the conditions of the premises licence
2. Exclude a licensable activity
3. Remove the Designated Premises Supervisor
4. Suspend the licence for a period not exceeding three months
5. Revoke the licence.


This licence was granted under the transitional provisions when responsibility for licensing transferred from the Magistrates' Court to the Council. No variation has been applied for therefore the only conditions that attach to the licence are the mandatory conditions.

The premises licence was suspended for non-payment of the annual fee (which was due on 26th August 2013) on 17th September 2013. This suspension was lifted on 7th October 2013 when the annual fee was paid

Background Papers



Members are requested to determine the review application.

Record of Hearing

In accordance with the Licensing Act 2003

Panel Members

Councillor M Mitchell, in the Chair Councillors Lee and Ryan

Declarations of Interests

There were no declarations of interest on this occasion.

Panel Advisers

Mr L Beattie, Executive and Regulatory Manager
Mrs S Davies, Principal Solicitor- Licensing
Applicant/Applicant's Representative(s) in attendance

Mr M Marshall, Licensing Authority- Applicant for Review

Pc Evans, Lancashire Constabulary
Mr G Shaw, Health and Safety
Other Parties

Mr T Colebourne, Licence Holder's Solicitor
Time permitted to speak

Having considered the written representations, it was agreed to allow a period of twenty minutes for all parties.
Time Hearing Commenced

10:00 AM
Time Hearing Terminated

11:50 AM

The Panel considered carefully the evidence submitted by all parties, the Council's Statement of Licensing Policy and the Secretary of State's Guidance issued under the Licensing Act 2003.

The Panel expressed serious concerns at the issues identified particularly the sale of alcohol while the premises licence was suspended.

The Panel considered carefully what steps it should take to promote the licensing objectives and agreed that the only step it could take to ensure their promotion was to revoke the Premises Licence.

That the premises licence for Shop Locally, 326 Talbot Road, be revoked.