Agenda and decisions

Licensing Sub-Committee - Monday, 22nd April, 2024 10.00 am

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Boston Food Store, 12 Red Lion Street, Boston pdf icon PDF 296 KB

(A report of Anna McDowell, Senior Licensing Officer)

Additional documents:


Boston Borough Council

Licensing Act 2003

Review of a Premises Licence

Decision Notice



Date of hearing



22 April 2024



Members of  Sub-Committee

Councillor Paul Gleeson (Chair)

Councillor Stuart Evans

Councillor David Scoot



Premises Licence Holder



Mr Y Ecer


Premises Address


Boston Food Store, 12 Red Lion Street, Boston



Date Application Received



13 March 2024


Details of Application


Application for the review of a premises Licence under S51 of the Licensing Act 2003





The Parties:


The licensing Sub-Committee convened to consider an application for a

review of a premises licence held by Boston Food Store, 12 Red Lion Street, Boston. 


At the hearing the Sub-Committee heard from the Senior Licensing Officer

and Lincolnshire Police. The Premises Licence holder sent word that they had sold the premises and would not be attending the hearing. 


Policy and Guidance:


In reaching their decision, the Sub-Committee had due regard for all that they read and heard, along with the licensing objectives, the Section 182 Guidance, the Council’s Statement of Licensing Policy and their duty under Section 149 of the Equality Act 2010.




Decision and Reasons:


Having due regard for all that they have read and heard, the Sub-Committee have decided that it is reasonable and proportionate to the promotion of the licensing objectives to revoke the premises licence.


Of particular concern to the Sub-Committee was the fact that despite all the

assurances given by the premises licence holder at the hearing in January

2023, that there is no evidence of their take-over of the premises from Mr

Dinler being legitimate. Lincolnshire Police presented evidence of how

number 10 Red Lion Street and the premises remain, on the balance of

probabilities, linked, and how Mr Dinler still retains an element of control over the running of the premises. 


Additionally, the Sub-Committee were gravely concerned about the multiple

breaches of the premises licence conditions since the premises re-opened in May 2023 following the suspension imposed in January 2023. There has also been failed under-age test purchases of vapes and illegal cigarettes and vapes have been found at the premises. 


The Sub-Committee have no confidence in the premises licence holder’s

ability to comply with the conditions of the licence, nor do they feel, on the

balance of probabilities, he has any interest or intention to uphold the

licensing objectives.


In considering their options the Sub-Committee felt that revocation of the

premises licence is the only reasonable and proportionate option that will

ensure the licensing objectives are safeguarded. 


Accordingly the Sub-Committee have decided to revoke the premises licence.







There is a right of appeal to the Magistrates’ Court under Section 181 of the

Licensing Act 2003.


The appeal must be commenced by notice of appeal to the Justices’ Chief

Executive for the Magistrates Court within the period of 21 days beginning

with the day on which the appellant was notified by the Licensing Authority of the decision being appealed against.


Any appeal should be sent to: Lincoln Magistrates Court, 358 High St, Lincoln LN5 7QA


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