This decision was taken not to renew the licence in June 2018 after the council’s licencing sub-committee panel raised serious concerns about non-compliance and the operator’s ability to manage the licence responsibly.
In his judgement the District Judge said: "These breaches were not sporadic but were endemic within the premises. There was a culture of non-compliance with the necessary conditions which either was known to all concered within the premises (there being a financial benefit to them) or is evidence of a lack of control by those charged with compliance with the licence conditions".
The premises can appeal this latest decision to the Crown Court up until 22 March 2019, during which time they can continue to operate. We are applying for costs.