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Election of Chair
MOVED by Councillor Irfan Mohammed, SECONDED by Councillor John Kazantzis and
That Councillor Fred Cowell 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 5 February 2019 as a correct record of the proceedings.
RESOLVED: That the minutes of the previous meeting held on 5 February 2019 be approved and signed by the Chair as a correct record of the proceedings.
Strategic Director, Residents Services
Contact: Bina Patel, Licensing Manager, 020 7926 4103
Presentation by the Licensing Officer
The Sub-Committee was informed that this was an application for a new premises licence. The Sub-Committee’s attention was drawn to chapters 2, 3, 8, 9 and 10 of the Statutory Guidance and Sections 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 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 27 of the agenda papers.
The Licensing Officer confirmed:
· This was an application for a new premises licence.
· The applicant was seeking late night refreshment from 23:00 -05:00 all week.
· Representations made against the application had come from the Licensing team and Public Protection.
· The application could be found on pages 29-45 of the agenda papers.
· Representations could be found on pages 57 – 82 of the agenda papers.
Mr Tony Purcell and Mr Andre Glaze, the applicants, informed the Sub-Committee that:
· They were joint owners of the premises.
· They had started the business before Christmas 2018.
· They had gone into business based on the advice given by a licensing consultant who they had hired and had spoken to at great length. The consultant had assured them that they would not have a problem obtaining a 24-hour licence. This had been based on two other premises operating in the area, both of which had 24-hour licences.
· They spent £150,000 pounds to extensively refurbish the premises.
· The money that had been spent was their life savings.
· They had carried out a survey of 500 people in the area of what they thought of the premises and the feedback provided to them was positive.
· The menu at the premises was healthy and appealing to young people.
· The premises was not selling alcohol but was selling bagels, soft drinks and patties.
· The premises had a diverse menu.
· They simply wanted to be in business.
· They had found that the bulk of the business revenue was attained after 21:00.
· The business did not get much trade from 09:00 to around after 20:00.
· The business could not survive without a 24-hour licence.
· The business had expenses that needed to be paid such as bills, wages, rent and utilities.
· The premises had not experienced any considerable trouble.
· When the business first started, security staff had been employed from 21:00 onwards. This was not cheap, but security staff would be employed from 23:00 to 05:00 if the application was granted.
· The premises would employ measures to avoid any potential trouble being caused at the premises.
· Staff will be properly trained and money had been spent on CCTV cameras.
· The CCTV cameras could be accessed on a phone internationally.
· They could not think of anything else to make the premises more secure.
· Mr Purcell was a personal license holder and had a licence for a nightclub which he ran for over ten years.
· He previously never had any issues with the Council.
· They were happy to work closely with the Police.
Presentation by the Licensing Officer
The Sub-Committee was informed that this was an application for a review of a premises licence. The Sub-Committee’s attention was drawn to chapters 2, 3, 9, 10 and 11 of the Statutory Guidance and Sections 1, 5, 6, 8, 10, 11 and 19 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 86 of the agenda papers.
The Licensing Officer confirmed:
· This was an application to review a premises licence.
· The review had been submitted by the Licensing team following the employment of an individual who did not have the right to work in the UK.
· The application had initially been scheduled to be heard on 5 February 2019, but was adjourned to allow the sale of the business and the transfer of the premises licence to be completed.
· Additional information had been provided by the new premises licence holder regarding the sale of the premises.
· The new premises licence holder had also proposed two additional conditions in order to promote the licensing objectives.
· No objection had been made by the Police with regard to the transfer of the premises licence or the variation of the DPS applications and these had been subsequently granted.
· The representative for the new premises licence holder was Mr David Dadds.
· The review was being supported by the Police.
· Details of the application could be found from pages 89-132 of the agenda papers.
Presentation by the applicant
· The application had been submitted subsequent to a joint visit that had been conducted with the Licensing team, Immigration and Public Protection in November 2018.
· During the visit, an individual had been identified working at the premises who did not have the right to work in the UK.
· The individual’s status was checked by Immigration and was liable to be removed from the UK.
· In accordance to section 11.26 – 11.28 of the revised guidance of the Licensing Act, a review could be submitted based on the licensing objectives of crime and disorder.
· The Licensing team had originally sought revocation of the premises licence when the application was first submitted, but they had recently been informed that the premises had transferred to a new company and that there had been a change of DPS.
· The new premises licence holder had also offered additional conditions to be added to the premises licence.
Presentation by interested parties
PC Eldridge informed the Sub-Committee that:
· The Police were aware of the transfer application and the change of DPS.
· They had no reason to believe that the previous holders of the premises licence were in any way related to the new premises licence holders.
· The Police were happy with the new arrangements, however they would like to add some additional conditions.
At this point in the proceedings, PC Eldridge circulated the proposed conditions to the Sub-Committee and informed that the conditions had already been circulated ... view the full minutes text for item 4b