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Election of Chair
MOVED by Councillor Linda Bray, SECONDED Councillor Rezina Chowdhury and
RESOLVED: 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.
There were no declarations of pecuniary interest.
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 [part 5]) requires a minimum of two days’ notice to be given. The event is due to take place on 10 March 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 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.
At 7.05 pm, the Chair explained that although the applicant, Mr Nicardo Peynado was not present, the application would be heard in his absence. He further explained that as the TEN needed to be considered as a matter of urgency (because the event was scheduled to take place on 10 March 2019), the application should proceed. Therefore, he felt that the applicant’s rights had not been affected to proceed without his presence.
Presentation by the Licensing Officer
The Sub-Committee was informed that a Temporary Event Notice (TEN) had been submitted and the Sub-Committee was being asked to consider objections received by Lambeth Police Licensing and Public Protection and Regulatory Services. The Sub-Committee’s attention was drawn to Chapters 7, 9 and 15 of the Statutory Guidance, and to Sections 5, 6, 8, 14 and Appendices 6, 7 and 9 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 paragraphs 5.1 to 5.10 of the report, pages 3 to 4 of the agenda.
The Licensing Officer confirmed:
A map and photographs of the premises were circulated to members.
Presentation by the Applicant
The applicant, Mr Nicardo Peynado was not present at the meeting.
Presentation by Interested Parties
PC Hannah Eldridge, Licensing Office for the Metropolitan Police Service, said that:
· The premises was well known to the police as a result of serious violent offences associated with the premises, such as firearms and gang activity, which lead to the licence subsequently being revoked in 2012.
· Since the ... view the full minutes text for item 3a