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No. Item


Chairman for the Meeting

The Sub-Committee will elect its Chairman for the meeting.



It was moved by Councillor Henderson, seconded by Councillor Casey and:


RESOLVED – That Councillor Winfield be elected Chairman for the meeting.



Apologies for Absence and Substitutions

The Sub-Committee is asked to note any apologies for absence and substitutions received from Members.



There were no apologies for absence or substitutions.



Minutes of the Last Meeting pdf icon PDF 69 KB

To confirm and sign as a correct record, the minutes of the last meeting of the Sub-Committee, held on 2 April 2019.


The minutes of the meeting of the Premises/Personal Licences Sub-Committee held on 2 April 2019 were approved as a correct record and signed by the Chairman.



Declarations of Interest

Councillors are invited to declare any Disclosable Pecuniary Interests or Personal Interest, and the nature of it, in relation to any item on the agenda.



There were none.



Questions on Notice pursuant to Council Procedure Rule 37

Subject to providing two working days’ notice, a Member of the Committee may ask the Chairman of the Committee a question on any matter in relation to which the Council has powers or duties which affect the Tendring District and which falls within the terms of reference of the Committee.


There were none.



Report of the Corporate Director (Operational Services) - 5th Avenue, 2-4 Orwell Road, Clacton-on-Sea, Essex CO15 1PR pdf icon PDF 260 KB

The Sub-Committee is invited to consider an application for the variation of a Premises Licence in respect of the above premises.

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The Chairman (Councillor Winfield) welcomed everyone to the meeting and made introductory remarks.


The Council’s Licensing Officer (Emma King) then advised the Sub-Committee of some amendments to the Report in that the premises were incorrectly described as  an off licence/convenience store but were in fact a bar and hotel and also that under the Current Licensable Activities the activity for Performance of Live Music had been omitted from the report.  There was also an amendment to the Provision of Facilities for Dancing as this did not include Mondays to Wednesdays.  The Licensing Officer then gave a verbal summary of the written report and advised that the Sub-Committee had before it, for its consideration, as set out in Item A.1 of the Report of the Corporate Director (Operational Services), an application for the variation of a Premises Licence for 5th Avenue, 2-4 Orwell Road, Clacton-on-Sea.              


Section 2.2 of the written report set out the proposed opening hours for the premises which were:-


Monday to Wednesday                                             10:00 - 00:30

Thursday to Saturday                                               10:00 - 02:30

Sunday                                                                       10:00 - 00:30


Section 3.0 of the written report set out the current licensable activities which were:-


Sale of Alcohol on and off the premises

Monday to Wednesday                                               10:00 - 00:00  

Thursday to Saturday                                                  10:00 - 02:00

Sunday                                                                        10:00 - 00:00


Provision of facilities for dancing

Thursday to Saturday                                                  18:00 - 02:00


Performance of Recorded Music

Monday to Wednesday                                               10:00 - 00:00

Thursday to Saturday                                                  10:00 - 02:00

Sunday                                                                        10:00 - 00:00


Performance of Live Music

Thursday to Saturday                                                  18:00 - 00:00

Sunday                                                                        12:00 - 00:00


Late Night Refreshment

Monday to Sunday                                                      23:00 - 02:00


The applicant had stated the steps that they proposed to take to promote the statutory Licensing Objectives within the Operating Schedule and those steps were detailed in Sections 5.1 to 5.4 inclusive.


Members were further informed that one letter of representation/objection had been received from a resident in relation to this application.


It was reported that Essex Police has been consulted and submitted a representation on the grounds of noise disturbance.  However, this has not been upheld by the Licensing Authority due to the noise management plan that was submitted to Environmental Control; with which they were satisfied.


The Council’s Planning Authority had been consulted and no comments had been received.


The Sub-Committee had before it for its information the relevant extracts from the Council’s Statement of Licensing Policy in respect of planning considerations and the statutory ‘Prevention of Public Nuisance’ Licensing Objective.


Members also had before them for their assistance relevant paragraphs from the Home Office’s Section 182 Guidance that accompanied the Licensing Act 2003 in respect of the following –


         (1)     Prevention of Public Nuisance

         (2)     Prevention of Crime and Disorder

         (3)     Hours of Trading


The Members also had before them the Application Form and supporting documentation, a location plan and copies of the representation/objection letter.


The Chairman invited the Applicant, Ms Carol Pickett to give representations to the Sub-Committee.


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