Agenda and minutes

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Items
No. Item

1.

Election of Chair

2.

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.

 

 

Minutes:

None were declared.

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Minutes pdf icon PDF 186 KB

To approve and sign the minutes of the meeting held on 28 February 2019 as a correct record of the proceedings.

Minutes:

RESOLVED: That the minutes of the meeting held on 28 February 2019 be approved and signed by the Chair as a correct record of the proceedings.

 

4.

Licensing Applications for the Grant / Review of a Premises Licence pdf icon PDF 111 KB

 

Strategic Director, Residents Services

Contact: Bina Patel, Licensing Manager, 020 7926 4103

Email: bpatel@lambeth.gov.uk

 

 

4a

Pizza Go Go, 280 Streatham High Road, London, SW16 6HE (St Leonards) pdf icon PDF 279 KB

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    Presentation by the Licensing Officer

    The Sub-Committee was informed that this was an application for a variation of a premises licence. The Sub-Committee’s attention was drawn to chapters 2, 3, 8, 9 and 10 of the Statutory Guidance and Sections 5, Policy 1 and Policy 8 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 5.2 of the report on page 17 of the agenda papers.

    The Licensing Officer confirmed:

     

    ·      This was a variation application submitted on 12 December 2018.

    ·      The application was to vary the hours for late night refreshment.

    ·      The applicant had indicated that the additional requested hours were for delivery operations only.

    ·      The applicant had applied to extend their operating hours so that the premises would operate from 11:00 to 04:00 Monday to Sunday

    ·      The applicant had agreed to the suggested conditions in the agenda papers. However the applicant had not agreed to conditions 17 and 18.

     

     

    Presentation by the applicant

     

    The applicant and his representative informed the Sub-Committee that: 

     

    ·      Currently, the premises could operate until 00:30 on weekdays and until 01:30 on the weekends.

    ·      Most of the business was obtained through orders taken online.

    ·      When they stopped taking orders online after 00:30, much of the potential business would disappear.

    ·      The business did not perform any collection or take away services after the terminal hour for licensable activity.

    ·      The premises did not have any issues of public disturbance.

    ·      CCTV was available in the premises.

    ·      Notices had been put up at the premises notifying patrons that they should be quiet and should not make noise.

    ·      For the reasons outlined, they insisted that the licence be granted.

     

    In response to questions from Members, the applicant and his representative informed the Sub-Committee that:

     

    ·      The hours they had applied for in the application was for take away only.

    ·      They wanted extra hours to operate the premises. CCTV has been put up at the premises.

    ·      The business often received online orders, rather than by telephone.

    ·      Notices had been put up to inform patrons to be quiet.

    ·      At present, the premises closed at 00:30 on weekdays and at 01:30 during the weekends. No patron was allowed into the premises after the terminal hour.

    ·      They wanted the premises to be open to the public after 00:30 on weekdays and 01:30 on the weekends.

    ·      If the licence was granted, then patrons entering the premises after 00:30 during the weekdays and 01:30 during the weekends would be served. Most customers however would order online. There were very few people that came into the premises to order a pizza for collection.

     

    In response to further questions from Members, the applicant and his representative informed the Sub-Committee that:

     

    ·      If the Sub-Committee objected, then patrons arriving at the premises after 00:30 during the weekdays and after 01:30 during the weekends would not be served.

    ·      They understood that if the application was granted as it had been presented to the Sub-Committee, then they could  ...  view the full minutes text for item 4a

4b

Blues Bar, 260 Brixton Hill, London, SW9 6AQ (Vassall) pdf icon PDF 129 KB

4c

Costcutter, 98 Brixton Hill, London, SW2 1QN (Brixton Hill) pdf icon PDF 132 KB

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    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 6, 7, 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 115 of the agenda papers.

    The Licensing Officer confirmed:

     

    ·      The review application had been submitted by the Police.

    ·      The review was based on all four licensing objectives.

    ·      There was one representation in support of the review application from the Licensing team.

    ·      This application had been adjourned from a previous meeting of the Licensing Sub-Committee on 26 February 2019.

    ·      Further documents had been submitted by the Police and the premises licence holder.

                 

     

    Presentation by the applicant

     

    The representatives for the applicant, Mr James Rankin & PC Eldridge informed that the Sub-Committee that:

     

    ·      The application could be found on page 122 of the agenda papers.

    ·      The Sub-Committee should have additional papers. 

    ·      He would ask the Sub-Committee to ignore reference to the other premises to which in this premises may be connected.

    ·      The premises had been reviewed previously.

    ·      The premises previously had a 24-hour premises licence. These hours had been subsequently reduced due to review applications.

    ·      Mr Mohammed Mumtaz Khan on 29 July 2018 became the premises licence holder as a result of a transfer application and became the DPS on 6 November 2018.

    ·      The evidence in relation to the review application related to an incident that occurred on 26 October 2018 when PC Farrely and PC Watson had visited the premises. The DPS was not on the premises at the time Mr Arshad was present.

    ·      The premises licence had some duplication of conditions from an earlier premises licence which had previously been applied to the premises.

    ·      When the premises was visited, there was no staff member on the premises who could operate the CCTV as far as the Police were concerned. CCTV footage was useful for the Police to determine incidences that may have occurred, so it was important that the CCTV was functioning.

    ·      It was important for the premises to keep records.

    ·      No staff member being present to operate the CCTV at the premises was a breach of conditions, specifically condition 5 on page 140 of the agenda papers.

    ·      Condition 4 had also been breached as the refusal log had not been filled in. The staff member was unaware that he needed one.

    ·      It was the duty of the premises licence holder to ensure that any staff working at the premises were aware of the duties. They should have been briefed about their responsibilities.

    ·      Officers returned to the premises on 3 November 2018, one week later. The premises licence holder was on the premises and officers saw a recurrence of the issues that they had previously observed.

    ·      The CCTV was not operating and the  ...  view the full minutes text for item 4c