Conditions for Saltdean News and Application




Dear Sir/Madam


As per myrecent conversations with Becky Pratley (Licencing Officer) and Clair Abdelkader (Police Licencing Officer) I am applying for a new Premises Licence with regards to Saltdean News


Before I proceed, I would like to make it absolutely clear again that I have no relation or connection with current owner (Krunal Patel) and I find his actions abhorrent! 


I am an experienced retailer and have held my personal licence since August 2019 (I attach a copy). As a responsible retailer I would ensure that the follow licencing objectives are met:


(a) the prevention of crime and disorder; 

(b) public safety;

(c) the prevention of public nuisance; 

(d) the protection of children from harm.


I would make sure I offer the following conditions and areas of best practice and would be open to discussion with yourselves if you feel there are area's I may have missed:


         the installation of a digital CCTV system by liaison with, and to a standard

approved by Sussex Police including recording and playback features as required

         Challenge 25 policy

         Refusal's system and Logs

         Documented staff training including underage sales, drunkenness and proxy


         Voluntary restriction of high strength alcohol - operating schedules may be used to limit high ABV beers and ciders

         BCRP membership (or other accredited scheme)

         No sale of single cans

         Displays will not be located at the entrance/exit points or near checks out

         Signage–proxy sale–deterrence

         The premises would not be sold back to the current owner at any time in the future.



In addition to this please find the conditions outlined by the Police Licensing team which I will comply with.




1.     The previous managers, owners and occupants of the premises namely Krunal Chandrakant Patel and Kirma Krunal Patel shall have no involvement in the management or operation of these licensed premises and they shall not enter the premises during hours of operation.

2.     Authorised staff employed by Sussex Police shall have free access to all parts of the licensed premises at all times licensable activity is taking place or when open to members of the public, for the purpose of inspection to ensure compliance with the terms and conditions of the premises licence and to ensure the promotion of the licensing objectives.

3.     No beer, lager, perry or cider with an ABV of 6% or above shall be sold at the premises save that this shall not apply to premium beer, lager, perry or cider with an ABV of 6% or above such as craft or speciality brands or brands produced by a micro-brewery, or brands produced to commemorate a national or local event.

4.     All alcohol will be displayed/stored in full sight of the serving counter.

5.     All spirits in the public area of the shop will be displayed behind the counter and beyond arms reach of customers.

6.     Off sales will only be in sealed containers.

For the Prevention of Crime and Disorder:


         (a)  Digital CCTV and appropriate recording equipment to be installed in accordance
with Home Office Guidelines relating to UK Police Requirements for Digital CCTV System (PSDB Publication Number 09/05), operated and maintained throughout the premises internally and externally to cover the entrance to the premises and the locked fridges where alcohol is stored. The system shall be on and recording at all times the premises licence is in operation.

         (b)  The CCTV cameras and recording equipment must be of sufficient quality to work in all lighting levels inside the premises at all times.

         (c)  CCTV footage will be stored for a minimum of 31 days

         (d)  The management will give full and immediate cooperation and technical assistance to the Police in the event that CCTV footage is required for the prevention and detection of suspected or alleged crime.

         (e)  The CCTV images will record and display dates and times, and these times will be checked regularly to ensure their accuracy.

         (f)  Subject to GDPR guidance and legislation, the management of the premises will ensure that key staff are fully trained in the operation of the CCTV, and will beable to download selected footage onto a disk (or other electronic portable device acceptable to Sussex Police e.g. USB) for the police without difficulty or delay and without charge to Sussex Police.

         (g)  Any breakdown or system failure will be notified to the police immediately & remedied as soon as practicable.

         (h)  In the event of the CCTV system hard drive being seized as evidence as part of a criminal investigation by Sussex Police or for any other reason, the premises will be expected to install a replacement hard drive or a temporary replacement drive as soon as practicable.

Additional conditions as stated in original application or agreed with another Agency

For Public Safety:


         (a)  An incident log will be maintained by the premises showing a detailed note of
incidents that occur in the premises. The log will be inspected and signed off by the DPS (or a person with delegated authority) at intervals of no more than four (4) weeks.

         (b)  The log book should be kept on the premises and be available for inspection at all times the premises are open by authorised officers of the Licensing Authority or the police. An incident will be defined as being one which involves an allegation of a criminal offence.

         (c)  Feedback shall be given to staff to ensure these are used on each occasion that a refusal or incident occurs at the premises.

         (d)  Any refusals made for alcohol service e.g. underage, will also be recorded (either in electronic or written form) and feedback given to staff as relevant. The log will be kept for a minimum of twenty four (24) months.

Additional conditions as stated in original application or agreed with another Agency

For the Prevention of Public Nuisance:

Conditions as stated in original application or agreed with Environmental Protection


For The Protection of Children from Harm:


        (a) The Premises Licence Holder shall ensure that all staff                members engaged or to be

engaged, in selling alcohol at the premises shall receive the following induction training. This training will take place prior to the selling of such products:

*The lawful selling of age restricted products
*Refusing the sale of alcohol to a person who is drunk
*Refusing the sale of alcohol for consumption off the premises to people who may have alcohol dependency issues


         (b)  Further verbal reinforcement/refresher training covering the above will be carried out thereafter at intervals not to exceed 8 weeks, with the date and time of the verbal reinforcement/refresher training documented.

         (c)  All such training undertaken by staff members shall be fully documented and recorded. All training records shall be made available to Sussex Police, officers of the local authority and officers from the Trading Standards team upon request.

10.The premises will operate a "Challenge 25" policy whereby any person attempting to buy alcohol who appears to be under 25 will be asked for photographic ID to prove their age. The recommended forms of ID that will be accepted are passports, official Photographic Identity Cards issued by EU states bearing a hologram or ultraviolet feature, driving licences with a photograph, photographic military ID or proof of age cards bearing the ‘PASS’ mark hologram. The list of recommended forms of ID may be amended or revised with the prior written agreement of Sussex Police, the Licensing Authority and Trading Standards without the need to amend the licence or conditions attaching to it.

11.Signage advertising the ‘Challenge 25’ policy will be displayed in prominent locations in the premises.

12.A list of staff members who are authorised to sell alcohol on the premises shall be kept. This shall be endorsed by the DPS with the date such authorisation commences.

Additional conditions as stated in original application or agreed with another Agency.