Revoking a Premises Licence
On of my other roles as a Cornwall Councillor is Licensing. I am currently the Vice-Chairman of the Licensing Act Committee. One of the Committees roles is to administer the Licensing Act 2003 by means of Hearings. These Hearings consist of three Councillors trained in Licensing. We can grant, refuse, suspend, or in some cases revoke a licence.
Today one of those Hearings took place for ILL Gatto Nero, Camborne. This Hearing (Review) was brought about by Cornwall Council’s Environmental Protection, Police and Interested Parties (residents). You can find the Agenda and all relevant information HERE.
All sides present their case, and once that has been completed the panel retires for deliberation. Today we revoked the licence because there was clear evidence from Environmental Protection, Police and Interested Parties that this premises was not run to the satisfaction of the Licensing Objectives in the Licensing Act 2003.
No one likes to remove a licence, but we will, if it is shown that a licensee cannot, or will not, run an establishment correctly.