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No. Item


Election of Chair


    MOVED by Councillor Rezina Chowdhury, SECONDED by Councillor Linda Bray and


    RESOLVED:  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.


Minutes pdf icon PDF 173 KB

To approve and sign the minutes of the meeting held on 9 May 2019 as a correct record of the proceedings.




That the minutes of the previous meeting held on 9 May 2019 be agreed and signed as a correct record of the proceedings.



Licensing Applications for the Grant / Review of a Premises Licence pdf icon PDF 109 KB


Strategic Director, Neighbourhoods and Growth

Contact: Bina Patel, Licensing Manager, 020 7926 4103





Savannah Caribbean, 14 Clapham High Street, London, SW4 7UT (Ferndale) 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 and 10 of the Statutory Guidance and Sections 5, 6, 13 and 14 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 30 of the agenda papers.


    The Licensing Officer confirmed:


    ·      This was an application for a premises licence and was located in a cumulative impact zone in Clapham.

    ·      The applicant had applied to serve alcohol from 11:00 to 22:30.

    ·      The premises would be open to the public from 11:00 to 23:00.

    ·      An application for the playing of recorded music had been withdrawn.

    ·      Representations had been submitted by Police and the Licensing team.

    ·      Details of the application could be found from page 31-48 of the agenda papers.

    ·      The plans could be found on page 49 of the agenda papers.

    ·      Representations could be found on pages 51-60 of the agenda papers.

    ·      Proposed conditions could be found on pages 61-62 of the agenda papers.

    ·      The applicant had also submitted additional papers and proposed no off sales and had agreed to curtail the terminal hour for licensable activity to 22:30 (originally, the applicant had requested 23:00).


    Presentation by the applicant


    The representative for the applicant Mr John Darosha and the applicant Mr Henry informed the Sub-Committee that:


    ·      The premises was the registered applicant.

    ·      Off sales for alcohol had been withdrawn from the application.

    ·      The premises was a small restaurant that fit 16 patrons plus staff.

    ·      The premises would not have any negative impact such as loitering, nuisance or antisocial behaviour as a result of patrons leaving the premises.

    ·      A big pub was situated opposite Clapham Park station. This pub was near a block of residential flats in the area and the main purpose of the pub was to serve alcohol, unlike the applicant’s premises which was a restaurant to serve food.

    ·      At most, 10% of patrons would be requesting alcoholic drinks. The majority of patrons to the premises would eat a meal with soft drinks only.

    ·      Approximately 2 to 3 blocks on the left of the building there was a purpose-built pub / bar with six times the capacity of the premises.

    ·      The security at the premises coupled with the staff monitoring policy meant that the likelihood of disturbance being caused by patrons to residence as a result of crime, drunkenness, littering (and the expansion of littering) as a result of drinking alcohol at the premises was unlikely.

    ·      If patrons appeared to be intoxicated, then the applicant would stop serving drinks to those individuals. They would also be asked to leave peacefully and in a tactful way rather than in an agitated manner (which may lead patrons causing disturbance outside of the premises).

    ·      Whilst patrons were in the premises, their alcohol intake would be monitored.

    ·      Patrons only coming to drink  ...  view the full minutes text for item 4a