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Election of Chair
MOVED by Councillor Philip Normal, SECONDED by Councillor Irfan Mohammed
That Councillor Fred Cowell be elected Chair for the meeting.
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.
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Strategic Director, Neighbourhoods and Growth
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Presentation by the Licensing Officer
The Sub-Committee was informed that this was an application for a new a premises licence. The Sub-Committee’s attention was drawn to chapters 2, 3, 8, 9 and 10 of the Statutory Guidance and Sections 6 and 16 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 6.2 of the report on page 10 of the agenda papers.
The Licensing Officer confirmed:
· This was an application to extend the hours for the sale of alcohol.
· Representations in relation to the application had been made by the Licensing team and the Police.
· The application could be found on pages 13-25 of the agenda papers.
· Representations could be found on pages 27-33 of the agenda papers.
In response to questions from Members, the Licensing Officer informed the Sub-Committee that:
· The applicant wished to extend the hours of licensable activity so that alcohol could be served from 12:00 – 00:00.
Presentation by the applicant
The applicant, Mr Henry Nicholls-Iggulden accompanied by Ms Christina Zhovnaruk informed the Sub-Committee that:
· He took over the premises in 2011 when it used to be a sexual entertainment venue. At the time, the premises had barbed wire, CCTV, was boarded-up and had graffiti. The premises was a ‘black hole’ in Vauxhall.
· In the last eight years, the premises had become re-integrated into the neighbourhood. The barbed wire, CCTV, graffiti and anything unwelcoming to the community had been taken down.
· He put up glass on the building and Police had told him that it would become vandalised and broken but the premises had not suffered from a single broken pane of glass.
· The approach taken by him was fundamental to the premises.
· Both he and his family lived in the area and were present in the area 24 hours a day.
· The premises went from being a sexual entertainment venue to become a place that welcomed women and children to drink tea and cake.
· The premises became something different to what it originally was and this had been celebrated by those connected to the Tea House and the community.
· The premises was part of the Vauxhall Gardens Estate and he knew everybody who lived around the area.
· He was being asked to install back-up CCTV, not regular CCTV.
· He was a coordinator for the Neighbourhood Watch in the area.
· The general area had changed; previously the area had been populated with knives and needles which could be found in the surrounding Vauxhall Gardens.
· He had worked with the local people and the local businesses in the area.
· He considered himself native to the Vauxhall area as he had been there so long.
· The previous operation at the premises which had been present in the area for 60 years was gone.
· There appeared to be a misunderstanding that he wanted to extend the hours of licensable activity so that the premises could perform christenings and serve alcohol ancillary to ... view the full minutes text for item 4.
Special circumstances justifying urgent consideration
A meeting of the Licensing Sub-Committee has been convened as a result of an objection raised by the Police regarding a Temporary Event Notice (TEN). Section 105 (2)(a) (of the Licensing Act 2003 [part5]) requires a minimum of two days’ notice to be given. The first event is due to take place on 18 January 2019.
The Chair is of the opinion that although the meeting has not been convened with at least five clear days’ notice, it should proceed now as a matter of urgency to consider the objections to the TEN because of the special circumstances of the need to comply with the statutory requirements of the Licensing Act 2003.
Special circumstances justifying urgent consideration
A meeting of the Licensing Sub-Committee has been convened as a result of an objection raised by the Police regarding a Temporary Event Notice (TEN). Section 105 (2)(a) (of the Licensing Act 2003 [part5]) requires a minimum of two days’ notice to be given. The first event was due to take place on 18 January 2019.
The Chair was of the opinion that although the meeting has not been convened with at least five clear days’ notice, it should proceed now as a matter of urgency to consider the objections to the TEN because of the special circumstances of the need to comply with the statutory requirements of the Licensing Act 2003.
This application was withdrawn.