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Election of Chair


    MOVED by Councillor Emma Nye, SECONDED by Councillor John Kazantzis.


    RESEOLVED: 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.


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

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    RESOLVED: That the minutes held on 12 and 28 November 2019 be approved as a correct record of the proceedings.


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


Strategic Director, Sustainable Growth and Opportunity


Contact: Bina Patel, Licensing Manager, 020 7926 4103





MC Grill, 260 Brixton Road, London, SW9 6AQ (Vassall) pdf icon PDF 296 KB


Friends of Mine, 382 Coldharbour Lane, SW9 8LF (Coldharbour) pdf icon PDF 280 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 to section 5 of the Statement of Licensing Policy (policies 1, 3, 4 and 8), as the ones particularly relevant to this application. The options available to the Sub-Committee were set out in paragraphs 6.2 of the report on pages 97 of the agenda papers.


    The Licensing Officer confirmed:


    ·      This was an application for a new premises licence.

    ·      The application was seeking authorisation for the sale of alcohol on the premises Monday to Sunday from 12:00 to 23:00.

    ·      The application could be found on page 99 of the agenda papers.

    ·      The plans could be found from page 107 of the agenda papers.

    ·      There were three representations submitted regarding the application. These were from Police, Licensing and a resident.

    ·      The representations could be found on pages 109 to 119 of the agenda papers.

    ·      26 conditions had been proposed and the applicant had agreed to these. These can be found on page 121 of the agenda papers.

    ·      The resident had submitted additional supporting documents photos and links to videos and these could be found in the additional agenda papers.


    Presentation by the applicant


    The applicant,Mr Gazmir Metushi informed the Sub-Committee that: 


    ·      The premises would open early in the morning and would sell sandwiches.

    ·      An application had been made to sell alcohol for greater business viability as rents and general expenses were already high.

    ·      He already ran other licensed premises and was aware of the general rules and restrictions regarding licensed premises.

    ·      He was an experienced operator and no problems had ever occurred at any of the premises which he operated.

    In response to questions from Members,Mr Metushiinformed the Sub-Committee that: 


    ·      The premises would be a seated establishment and was not a big premises.

    ·      The alcohol that would be sold would be beers and wines.

    ·      If the Sub-Committee felt that a reduction of the operating hours was necessary, then he would be happy to offer a terminal hour of 22:00 (rather than 23:00).

    ·      He had read the conditions requested by the Licensing team and had agreed to them.

    ·      He had a degree and was the DPS.

    ·      He would train staff how to deal with patrons to ensure effective dispersal. The premises would have signs put up so that patrons would be aware of when they had to leave.

    ·      The rules in relation to smoking at the premises would be followed by patrons and staff would be adequately trained to ensure that patrons followed those rules. Patrons would be clearly directed to the designated smoking area and they would not be allowed to take drinks with them.

    ·      CCTV cameras would be in place in case of any trouble.

    ·      He understood that he could only sell alcohol for consumption on the premises.

    ·      He understood that alcohol could only be supplied by waiter and waitress service.  ...  view the full minutes text for item 4b