Agenda and minutes

Licensing Act 2003 Sub Committee
Tuesday, 4th December, 2018 10.00 am

Venue: Burnley Town Hall

Contact: Eric Dickinson 

No. Item


Appointment of Chair

To consider the appointment of Chair for the meeting


Councillor Anne Kelly was appointed  as Chair for this meeting.


Minutes of the last Meetings pdf icon PDF 88 KB

To approve as a correct record the Minutes of the last Licensing Act 2003  Sub Committee meetings held on 2nd and 11th July 2018.

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The Minutes of the last meetings held on 2nd and 9th July 2018 were agreed as a correct record and signed by the Chair.


Declaration of Interest

In accordance with the Regulations, Members are required to declare any personal or personal and prejudicial interests they may have and the nature of those interests in respect of items on this agenda and/or indicate if S106 of the Local Government Finance Act 1992 applies to them.


Exclusion of the Public

To determine during which items, if any, the public are to be excluded from the meeting


That the determination of a premises licence under the Licensing Act 2003 relating to the Blu Bar, Cow Lane, Burnley be held in public.


Review of a Premises Licence - Blu Bar, Cow Lane, Burnley pdf icon PDF 151 KB

To consider a review of the Premises Licence under the Licensing Act 2003 relating to Blu Bar, Cow Lane, Burnley

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John Yardley confirmed  that the notices of the hearing had been sent to the relevant parties.

He reported on a review of a premises licence at Blu Bar, Cow Lane, Burnley and presented the case on behalf of the Licensing Authority relating to Regulation 26 (1) of the Licensing Act 2003, and was accompanied by John Clucas (Licensing and Compliance Officer).


Sergeant Gary Hennighan , accompanied by Chris Kehoe (Legal representative) presented the case on behalf of Lancashire Constabulary.


The Town Centre Manager, a Community Safety Officer, and the Dual Services Manager presented witness statements.


Mark Jones (Designated Premises Supervisor), Beverley Musso ((Premises Licence Holder), Darren Taylor (Manager ) and Frank Musso presented the case on behalf of Blu Bar.





That the conditions of the 24 hour licence be modified so that the licensable activities are now not allowed outside the hours of 7pm to 6am.


Reason for Decision

Based on the evidence presented, the Licensing objectives of the prevention of crime and disorder and the protection of children from harm were breached on multiple occasions at or near the vicinity of the premises.