Venue: Committee Room 4 - City Hall, Bradford. View directions
Contact: Tracey Sugden
The Interim Assistant Director Waste, Fleet and Transport Services will present a report (Document “I”) which outlines an application for a Premises Licence authorising the sale of alcohol for consumption off the premises at Abrakadabra Store, 13 Town Gate, Wyke, Bradford BD12 9PA.
Members are invited to consider the information and documents referred to in this report and, after hearing interested parties, determine the related application.
(Melanie McGurk – 01274 431873)
RECORD OF A HEARING FOR APPLICATIONFOR A PREMISES LICENSE FOR THE SALE OF ALCAHOL FOR CONSUMPTION OFF THE PREMISES AT ABRAKADABRA STORE, 13 TOWNGATE, WYLE BRADFORD
Members of the Panel
Bradford District Licensing Panel: Councillor Slater (Ch), Councillor Dodds and Councillor Sullivan
Parties to the Hearing
Miss Patrycja Dominika Andrukianiec
Representing the Applicant:
Ms June Clarke JMC Licensing Consultant
The Interim Assistant Director Waste, Fleet and Transport Services presented a report (Document “I”) which outlined an application for a Premises Licence authorising the sale of alcohol for consumption off the premises at Abrakadabra Store, 13 Town Gate, Wyke, Bradford BD12 9PA. The report outlined the application and the steps proposed by the applicant to address the Licensing Objectives. It noted that representations had been received in the form of two letters from Ward Councillors which raised concerns of anti social behaviour in the area which was close to a recreation ground and included a play area.
The applicant’s representative addressed the Panel on the applicants behalf. She explained that the applicant had come from Poland to make a life for herself in this country in 2004. She was a single mother with four children of her own and one adopted child. She had worked constantly since 2004 and had 8 years experience selling alcohol in retail settings. She had saved to buy a business. She had previously worked in care homes and part time in retail. She had been in business in the Abrakadabra Store for 2 months and had been quite successful but needed to sell alcohol to keep sales going.
The representative stated that in her experience overseeing 570 Co-op retail outlets she was of the opinion that if they lost their licenses they would close as this equated to losing 25% of their business. She did understand that alcohol abuse was an issue throughout the country but pointed out that a lot of licensees were very responsible. She stated that the premises had been granted three temporary event notices in the previous month and that monitoring visits had been carried out by licensing officers and the police. The police officer had said that it was a very quiet area but if she had problems to get back to them. The applicant had not experienced any problems. When she was asked by her representative about the recreation park she said that she had only seen people dog walking there. The representative noted that the applicant had one male member of staff in the shop who worked 16 hours a week with the applicant working 50 hours. There had been an increase in business since selling alcohol. The applicant had 3 children who were still at home that she needed to support. Her youngest child did unpaid work from 7am to 3pm, she was the victim of an attempted attack in the bus station so the applicant now paid £20 per day ... view the full minutes text for item 4.