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Election of Chair
Moved by Councillor Linda Bray, Seconded by Councillor Fred Cowell
RESOLVED: That Councillor Michelle Agdomar be elected chair.
Declaration of Pecuniary Interests
Under Standing Order 4.4, where any councillor has a Disclosable Pecuniary Interest (as defined in the Members’ Code of Conduct (para. 4)) in any matter to be considered at a meeting of the Council, a committee, sub-committee or joint committee, they must withdraw from the meeting room during the whole of the consideration of that matter and must not participate in any vote on that matter unless a dispensation has been obtained from the Monitoring Officer.
None were declared.
To approve and sign the minutes of the meeting held on 26 October 2017 and 9 November 2017 as a correct record of the proceedings.
RESOLVED: That the minutes of the previous meetings held on 26 October 2017 and 9 November 2017 be approved and signed by the Chair as a correct record of the proceedings.
Strategic Director, Neighbourhoods and Growth
Contact: Ola Owojori, Licensing Manager, 020 7926 1649
Presentation by the Licensing Officer
The Sub-Committee was informed that this was an application for a review of a club premises certificate. The Sub-Committee’s attention was drawn to Chapters 2, 3, 9, 10, and 11 of the Statutory Guidance, and to Sections 5, 6, 7 and 17 of the Statement of Licensing Policy, as the ones particularly relevant to this application. The options available to the Sub-Committee were set out in paragraph 6.1 of the report on page 31 of the agenda papers.
The Licensing Officer confirmed:
· This was an application by the Police for the review of the club’s premises certificate.
· The premises was located in Coldharbour.
· The application considered the licensing objectives for the prevention of crime and disorder and public safety.
· The application could be found on pages 33-43 of the agenda papers.
· The review received three representations in support of the application. These were from the Licensing team, Public Health Trust and Community Safety.
· Copies of the representations could be found on page 51-75 of the agenda papers.
· The representations had been made available to the club premises certificate holders on 14 November 2017. Hard copies of these had been hand delivered to the premises certificate holder.
In response to questions from Members, the Licensing Officer informed the Sub-Committee that:
· The premises was located in a residential area. The Licensing Policy did not address clubs but she suggested that an analogy be drawn with off-licences. The terminal hour for licensable activity for such a premises located in such an area was 23:00.
Presentation by the applicant
The applicant, Sgt David Smith and his representative, Ms Sarah Le Fevre, informed the Sub-Committee that:
· All parties shared the view that the operation of this premises should promote public safety, the prevention of crime and disorder and the prevention of public nuisance. The Police were supportive of the continuing existence of the premises and did not want it closed down.
· The premises should operate safely and with adequate control, particularly for people attending the premises or living near it.
· A club premises certificate had some privileges over an ordinary premises licence such as lighter regulation and no requirement for a DPS. The premises’ activities was primarily based on patron membership.
· A recent history of incidents with the premises was summarised in annex A’of the agenda papers. The nature and frequency of these events were such that the premises would have to be brought to the attention of the Licensing team.
· It was up to the Sub-Committee what controls needed to be put in place at the premises.
· There had been instances where premises staff had called Police to report weapons found inside the premises such as a knife and a replica firearm.
· There was no complaint about how the premises responded to these incidents as they had called the Police. However, it was not clear how the weapons got into the premises or how arrangements could be made to stop it from happening again.
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