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27.

Chairman of the Meeting

Minutes:

It was moved by Councillor Henderson, seconded by Councillor Davis and :-

 

RESOLVED – that the Councillor Winfield be elected as Chairman for the meeting.

 

28.

Apologies for Absence and Substitutions

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

 

Minutes:

Apologies received from Councillor Coley, substituted by Councillors V Guglielmi.

 

29.

Minutes of the Last Meeting pdf icon PDF 91 KB

To confirm and sign as a correct record, the minutes of the last meeting of the Committee, held on

Minutes:

The minutes of the meeting of the Premises/Personal Licences Sub-Committee held on 12 February 2021 were approved as a correct record.

 

30.

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.

 

Minutes:

There were none.

31.

Report of the Corporate Director (Operations and Delivery) A.1 - Application for the Grant of a Premises License - Oakmead Social Club, Oakmead Road, St Osyth, CO16 8NW pdf icon PDF 260 KB

The Sub-Committee will determine an application for the grant of a Premises Licence in respect of the above premises.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

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

 

The Council’s Temporary Licensing Manager (Michael Cook) 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 (Operations and Delivery), an application for the grant of a Premises Licence in respect of Oakmead Social Club, Oakmead Road, St Osyth, CO16 8NW.

 

This application was made under the Licensing Act 2003 for a Premises Licence to include indoor sporting events, live music, recorded music, late night refreshment and the sale of alcohol on the premises.

 

The premises was a bar and Chinese restaurant, with smoking area, beer garden and large car park.  Situated off the main road in a residential area.

 

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

 

Sundays to Thursday                          1200 to 0000

Fridays and Saturdays                       1200 to 0200

 

PROPOSED LICENSABLE ACTIVITIES

 

Indoor Sporting Events

Mondays to Thursdays                       1900 to 2300

 

Live Music

Wednesdays                                       1900 to 2300

Fridays and Saturdays                       1900 to 2300

Sundays                                              1400 to 1600

                                                1900 to 2200

Recorded Music

Mondays to Thursdays                       1200 to 2300

Fridays to Sundays                             1200 to 0000

 

Late Night Refreshment

Sundays to Thursdays                        2300 to 0000

Fridays and Saturdays                       2300 to 0200

 

Sale of Alcohol on the Premises

Sundays to Thursdays                        1200 to 0000

Fridays and Saturdays                       1200 to 0200

 

STEPS THAT APPLICANTS PROPOSED TO TAKE TO PROMOTE THE LICENSING OBJECTIVES WITHIN THEIR OPERATING SCHEDULE

 

The applicant stated the following steps in the application to promote the licensing objectives. These measures were reproduced as shown in the application form and are detailed below for ease of reference. These were:

 

Crime and Disorder

Premises and outside areas are monitored by CCTV.  Any suspicious activity will be reported to the Police.

 

Public Safety

Premises and outside areas are monitored by CCTV.  Appropriate fire safety is in place with regard to exits and fire control equipment.  First Aid equipment is available on the premises.

 

Prevention of Public Nuisance

Noise from any live or recorded music will be contained within the premises which has double glazed windows and a lobby.

When drinking in the beer garden, customers will be monitored on noise level.

 

Protection of Children from Harm

Children with only responsible adults will be admitted to the premises.

No alcohol will be sold to under 18 year olds and proof of age will be asked for when appropriate.

When children are present appropriate language and behaviour will be expected and monitored from other customers.

 

General Information in support of the application in relation to all of the licensing objectives.

Staff are aware of contacts to be made in case of any emergencies.  Staff will be instructed and made aware of other steps listed.

 

21 letters of representations/objections and 2 letters of support were received.

 

As standards procedure, all relevant authorities were consulted. No representations were received from any other Responsible  ...  view the full minutes text for item 31.

32.

Adjournment of Meeting

The press and public will be re-admitted and the meeting will resume in order to allow interested parties to hear the Sub-Committee’s decision.

Minutes:

The meeting was adjourned whilst the Sub-Committee made its deliberations.

 

33.

Report of the Corporate Director (Operations and Delivery) A.1 - Application for the Grant of a Premises License - Oakmead Social Club, Oakmead Road, St Osyth, CO16 8NW

The Sub-Committee will determine an application for the grant of a Premises Licence in respect of the above premises.

Minutes:

After a period of time, the Sub-Committee, the Council’s Solicitor and the Leadership Support Officer returned to the meeting.

 

The Chairman read the following statement:-

1.    The Sub-Committee gave careful consideration to this application. In reaching their decision, they took into account the views expressed by the applicant, the representations received from residents and the Parish Council and the Resident’s Association along with Guidance issued by the Secretary of State and other matters set out in the Licensing Authority’s own Statement of Licensing Policy.

The Sub-Committee DID NOT AGREE to grant the application in full but agrees to the sale of alcohol on the premises and late refreshments until 0000 Mondays to Sundays, in relation to Indoor Sporting Events, Live and Recorded Music, these were agreed as the applicant asked for. The Sub-Committee noted what the application said about her previous record and the issues in the last year were primarily down to a tenant that she had let the premises to. However, the running of the Social Club is still this applicant’s responsibility.

2.    Whilst the Sub-Committee accept that the applicant would not be responsible for littering the area around the premises, she was to encourage people to dispose of little in receptacles around the premises or to take it home to safely dispose of, and also to undertake regular little picks around the exterior of the premises to improve the area for all.

3.    If residents have any concerns in the future with reference to Anti-Social Behaviour and noise to contact the Licensing Team.

 

Finally, the Chairman advised that all parties who were aggrieved at the decision of the Sub-Committee, they have the right of appeal to the Magistrates’ Court.

 

The decision was made today, 14 June 2021 and would be confirmed in writing to all parties.

 

REVISED LICENSABLE ACTIVITES:

 

Indoor Sporting Events

Mondays Thursdays               1900 to 2300

 

Live Music

Wednesdays                           1900 to 2300

Fridays and Saturdays           1900 to 2300

Sundays                                  1400 to 1600

1900 to 2200

 

Recorded Music

Mondays to Thursdays           1200 to 2300

Fridays to Sundays                 1200 to 0000

 

Late Night Refreshments:

Mondays – Sundays               2300 to 0000

 

Sale of Alcohol on the Premises:

Mondays – Sundays               1200 to 0000

 

The Chairman then formally closed the meeting.