requested a review of the Premises Licence for Tauras, 44 West
Street Boston, on 20 March 2019. No
representations in respect of the review were received. The Licence holder and Designated Premises
Supervisor is Mr Raimondas Umaras.
Policy and Guidance:
In reaching its
decision the Sub-Committee has considered the statutory guidance
issued under section 182 of Licensing Act 2003 and Boston Borough
Council’s Statement of Licensing Policy.
Objectives: The Sub-Committee has found that the licensing objectives of
Crime and Disorder and Public
Safety are relevant to this application.
Decision and Reasons:
has read and heard all of the information before them.
The Sub Committee
is aware of and has taken into account any implications that may
arise from the Human Rights Act 1998.
in reaching its decision has had due regard for its public sector
equality duty under section 149 of the Equality Act 2010 and
consider that in reaching their decision today, that they have had
due regard for the duty placed upon them by s.149.
heard from the Licensing & Land Charges Manager, Lincolnshire
Police and Mr Umaras (the Designated Premises Supervisor –
DPS – and the Premises Licence Holder – PLH – for
the premises) .
During the hearing
it was clarified to the Sub-Committee that the information
presented by Lincolnshire Police regarding the company Taurus LT
Ltd and Ignas Pucks was in fact incorrect, and now that the correct
spelling of the company name had been inputted to the Companies
House website, it had been confirmed that Mr Umaras is the sole
director of the company “Tauras Ltd". Therefore the wageslips encountered at the
premises were wholly correct.
heard from Lincolnshire Police how in less than a year of the
premises licence being granted they had already received 5 pieces
of intelligence relating to illegal cigarettes and tobacco at the
premises. Additionally, how they had
carried out 3 test purchases at the premises, and each time had
been able to purchase illegal cigarettes and had witnessed the
money from the sale being placed in the till.
It was confirmed to
the Sub-Committee that a search of the premises had uncovered a
black sports bag under the premises counter containing
approximately 6820 unlawful cigarettes and 850g of unlawful
tobacco. Further foreign branded
medicine was found to be on display in contravention of the
premises licence condition, which the police informed the
Sub-Committee Mr Umaras offered up to be imposed on the premises
licence at the time of his application.
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