The Service Director Legal Services will submit a report providing an overview of the work Licensing Enforcement Officers have undertaken to date.
AOBThe Service Director Legal Services provided an overview of the work of Licensing Enforcement Officers undertaken recently in relation to the Licensing Act 2003.
Since June 2019, 1128 requests for service had been received by the Licensing Section predominantly from members of the public but also from licensees, private hire and hackney carriage drivers and operators and scrap metal dealers.
(a) Premises License Inspections
Since August 2019 Licensing Officers had inspected 25 licensed premises throughout the Borough to ensure that there was appropriate compliance with the Licensing Act 2003 in respect of their premises license and any conditions attached to the licence.
Of the 25 premises inspected, 7 were found to have insufficient documentation including failure to display premises licence, missing training records and refusal logs. Officers were continually working with them to ensure their compliance going forward.
(b) Immigration Checks in Licensed Premises
Licensing Officers in collaboration with Home Office and Immigration Enforcement Officers, inspected 7 licensed premises across the Borough during August 2019.
Of the 7 premises inspected, 6 were found to be lacking in compliance under the Licensing Act 2003. Most of which were the failure to display the premise licence or incorrectly named licensee displayed. Enforcement officers were working with them to rectify any faults found and ensure a good understanding of the legislation to maintain their compliance.
Members were informed that further joint enforcement operations would continue to take place with various agencies including SY Police, The Immigration Service and Trading Standards.
(i) that the Board place on record their thanks and appreciation to all those involved in enforcement activities and continually working with premises ensuring a good understanding and compliance with Legislation;
(ii) that update reports on all enforcement activity continue to be submitted to the Regulatory Board on a regular basis.