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Election of 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.



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To approve and sign the minutes of the meeting held on 12 March 2019 and 22 March 2019 as a correct record of the proceedings.

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RESOLVED: That the minutes of the previous meeting held on 22 March 2019 be approved and signed by the Chair as a correct record of the proceedings.



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The Legal Officer stated that the parties relating to Blues Bar had agreed a position.

The Sub-Committee decided that they would take items 4b and 4c together and hear both applications first, before hearing application 4a. 



Mighty Hoopla, Brockwell Park, Dulwich Road, London, SE24 (Herne Hill) pdf icon PDF 278 KB

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    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, 15 and 10 of the Statutory Guidance and Sections 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 19 (appendices 6, 7, 8, 9, 10) 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 37 of the agenda papers.

    The Licensing Officer confirmed:

      This was an application for a time-limited premises licence.

      The event would be held on 8 and 9 June 2019.

      The event would take place at Brockwell Park.

      Entry to patrons to the premises would be via the gates.

      There were 9 representations made against the application, seven of which were from residents.

      In order to assist the subcommittee, subsequent to the publication of agent papers, revised list of conditions had been circulated to all parties and the majority of these conditions had been agreed. These conditions superseded those in the agenda papers.

      There were two errors in the Licensing Officer’s report. Firstly, the opening hours would be Saturday 11:00-23:00 and the opening hours on Sunday would be 11:00-22:15. Secondly, 7 representations were made against the application and not 3.

      The application can be found on pages 39-70 of the agenda papers.


    Presentation by the applicant

    MrSimon Taylor, the Legal representative for the applicant, Mr Dan Craig, Ms Beth Smith and Ms Jess Noakes, Festival Organisers, informed the Sub-Committee that:

      A set of proposed conditions had been received earlier in the day.

      Those conditions had been considered by the applicant.

      The applicant had agreed to the most recent set of conditions.

      The event had been held previously last year.

      The event would be a family friendly event.

      The event focused on different forms of music such as Motown and R&B.

      The applicant had applied for maximum capacity of 19,999, but fewer people were expected to attend event.

      Licensing officers had undertaken a thorough review of the event that was held last year and had made recommendations from their review. All these conditions had been implemented in the planning session of the forthcoming event.

      The key changes included a reduced number of event days (only two days had been applied for this year compared to 3 in 2018) and the capacity in 2018 had been 37,500 people.

      The footprint of the event had been significantly reduced. In 2018 it was 160 thousand m², for 2019 it would be 85 thousand m².

      The period of occupancy for the site had been reduced. Last year it was for 22 days, this year it would be for 18 days.

      A new management company was running the event this year, who had run events in London Parks  ...  view the full minutes text for item 4a


Blues Bar, 260 Brixton Road, London, SW9 6AQ (Vassall) - Review application pdf icon PDF 129 KB

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    Presentation by the Licensing Officer

    The Licensing Officer confirmed:

      There were two review applications for the premises. 

      One had been submitted by the Licensing team in January 2019. A summary review had been submitted by the Police in March 2019.

      Both applications received 6 representations in support of the application.

      After the initial hearing of the summary review, the Sub-Committee suspended the premises license on 22 March 2019.

      Subsequent to the publication of the report, additional papers had been submitted.  These had been circulated to all parties. 


    Presentation by the applicant

    Representative for the Licensing team, Mr Coleman informed the Sub-Committee that:

      He supported the application in its entirety.

      The original review application had been submitted on 8 January 2019 due to crime and disorder and public nuisance.

      He had seen all the representations and there were no representations in favour of the premises.

      The premises licence holder did not appear to oppose the application to revoke the premises licence.


    Mr.  Birch, representative for the Police, informed the Sub-Committee that:

      The Police had submitted an application for an expedited review and sought revocation of the premises licence.


    Presentation by interested parties

    Mr Sean Biggart, Public Protection Officer, informed the Sub-Committee that:

      Multiple complaints regarding anti-social behaviour had been received in relation to the premises.

      He supported the application.



    Presentation by the premises licence holder

    The representative for the premises licence holder, Mr Robert Sutherland and the premises licence holder Mr Mamady informed the Sub-Committee that:

      The licence holder did not oppose the requests for revocation.

      The Sub-Committee needed to consider if the interim steps that had been put in place should continue.

      They did not oppose the continued suspension of the premises licence.

      MrMamady was sorry for what had happened and wished to apologise for the issues that had occurred at the premises. 



    Adjournment and Decision

    At 7.43pm, the Sub-Committee withdrew from the meeting together with the Legal adviser and clerk to deliberate in private. The Sub-Committee had heard and considered representations from all those who spoke.

    Legal advice was given to the Sub-Committee on the options open to them and the need for any decision to be proportionate. The Sub-Committee decided to grant the review applications and revoke the licence. The interim step of suspension of the licence was to continue

    RESOLVED: To grant the review applications and revoke the licence. The interim step of suspension of the licence was to continue.

    Announcement of Decision

    Members returned to the meeting and the Chair informed those present of the decision to grant the review applications and revoke the licence. The interim step of suspension of the licence was to continue. Full written reasons would follow in due course.



Blues Bar, 260 Brixton Road, London, SW9 6AQ (Vassall) - Summary Review application pdf icon PDF 129 KB