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Chairman for the meeting

The Sub-Committee is required to elect its Chairman for this meeting.


It was moved by Councillor Smith, seconded by Councillor Kotz and:-


RESOLVED that Councillor Casey be elected as Chairman for the meeting.


Apologies for Absence and Substitutions

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



There were no apologies for absence or substitutions submitted on this occasion.


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 Sub-Committee, held on Friday 10 March 2023.


The minutes of the meeting of the Premises/Personal Licences Sub-Committee held on Friday, 10 March 2023 were approved as a correct record and signed by the Chairman.


Declarations of Interest

Councillors are invited to declare any Disclosable Pecuniary Interests, Other Registerable Interests of Non-Registerable Interests, and the nature of it, in relation to any item on the agenda.



There were no Declarations of Interest submitted for this meeting on this occasion.


Report of Assistant Director (Governance & Legal) - A.1 - Temporary Event Notice - The Esplanade Hotel, 27 - 29 Marine Parade East, Clacton-on-Sea: Reference: TENOP/4852/23 pdf icon PDF 215 KB

To provide information in order that the Premises/Personal Licenses Sub-Committee can determine an objection to a Temporary Event Notification (TEN). The objection has been lodged by Essex Police.

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The Council’s Licensing Manager (MC) 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 Assistant Director (Governance & Legal), a request for the Sub-Committee to determine an objection to a Temporary Event Notification (TEN) which was lodged by Essex Police.


The Sub-Committee heard that a Temporary Event Notification (TEN) had been sent to the Licensing Authority of Tendring District Council in accordance with Section 100 of the Licensing Act 2003 by Mr Paul Cowley.


Members were told that Essex Police, the Responsible Authority within the Tendring District area had submitted an objection notice with reference to the prevention of crime and disorder, public safety and the prevention of public nuisance.


Officers mentioned that the Sub-Committee are asked to determine the matter in accordance with the Licensing Act 2003. Tendring District Council Licensing Police and the Home Office Guidance issued under Section 182 Licensing Act 2003, having due regard to the applicant’s submissions and objections by the statutory body.


Members heard that when carrying out the functions the licensing authority gave regards the four licensing objectives. Those objectives are:


-        The prevention of crime and disorder

-        Public Safety

-        The prevention of public nuisance

-        The protection of children from harm


The Sub-Committee were informed that Temporary Event Notices are intended to allow an individual to use premises for one or more licensable activities on an infrequent basis. There is no application process but the premises user must give at least 10 working days notice to the relevant Licensing Authority, the relevant Chief Officer of Police, and Environmental not including the day of the event or the day of receipt of the Notice.


Mr Cowley (referred to in the Licensing Act as the ‘Premises User’) had submitted a Temporary Event Notification to cover the sale by retail of alcohol on and off the premises, the provision of regulated entertainment, and the provision of late night refreshment to take place on the 18 August 2023 between the hours of 2100 and 0300 on 19 August 2023.


The Committee were also told that the address of the event was The Esplanade Hotel, 27 – 29 Marine Parade East, Clacton-on-Sea, Essex, CO15 1UU. Within the notification it was requested that the licensable activities for the event would be restricted to the Ground floor Bar & Function Room area of the premises.


The premises held a valid premises licence under the Licensing Act 2003 for the sale of alcohol on and off the premises and performance of recorded music, which would cover Friday 18 August 2023 between the hours of 1000 and 2300 only. The conditions on the premises licence were the standard conditions which had been converted from the old justices licence, none of which could be carried forward onto the Temporary Event Notice.


Officers explained that the notification stated the nature of the event as ‘Private function involving the consumption of alcohol and  ...  view the full minutes text for item 5.