Agenda and draft minutes

Licensing Sub-Committee - Tuesday 2 February 2021 7.00 pm

Venue: Microsoft Teams

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No. Item


Election of Chair


    MOVED by Councillor Linda Bray, SECONDED by Councillor Joshua Lindsey

    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.



Licensing Applications for the Grant / Review of a Premises Licence pdf icon PDF 220 KB



Strategic Director, Sustainable Growth and Opportunity

Contact: Bina Patel, Licensing Manager, Public Protection and Regulatory Services, 020 7926 4103





Balham Farmers Market, Henry Cavendish Primary School, Hydethorpe Road, London, SW12 0JA (Thornton) pdf icon PDF 463 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 Sections 5, 6 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 6.1 of the report on page 10 of the agenda papers.

    The Licensing Officer confirmed:


    ·      This was an application for a new premises licence.

    ·      The applicant sought permission for the sale of alcohol from 09:00 to 13:00.

    ·      A copy of the application could be found on pages 13-21 of the agenda papers.

    ·      A copy of the site plan could be found on page 22 of the agenda papers.

    ·      Three objections had been received in respect to the application. These were all from Responsible Authorities consisting of Licensing, Police and Public Protection. The representations were based on all four licensing objectives.

    ·      Representations could be found on pages 23–32 of the agenda papers.

    ·      The applicant had been provided copies of the objections and had responded to them all.

    ·      An additional copy of the site plan had been provided and could be found in the additional agenda papers.

    ·      The representation recorded on pages 23–25 of the agenda papers was incorrect, and a correct copy of the representation had been served to all parties.


    The Chair thanked the applicant for responding and working with the Responsible Authorities as it benefited the local community. In response to questions from Members, the applicant, Ms Cheryl Cohen informed the Sub-Committee that:


    ·      There was an average of one or two stalls selling alcohol each week. They would never be more than four in total at any point. However, different stalls operated differently. For example, some stalls operated seasonally.

    ·      There would be approximately 25 to 30 stalls in total.

    ·      The sale of all goods at the market fell under strict rules. All sellers needed to sell products that they themselves had made in some way. For example, one individual sold German alcohol that he brewed himself. Another seller sold apples which he had grown himself.

    ·      Most of the sale of products would be taken away by patrons for them to consume at home. It was rare that a customer would sit and drink at the premises.

    ·      Most of the revenue for alcohol would be drawn from the off sales of alcohol.

    ·      There was one entry and one exit onto the premises and it could only be accessed by pedestrians from the street. Under the current circumstances, the premises had clearly delineated one side for entry and the other side the exit. There was also a steward at the gate.

    ·      Delivery vehicles arrived at 07:00. The premises operated a noise policy and the individual who opened up the premises made sure that the area was clean before allowing any vehicles to enter the premises.

    ·      The difference between a farmer’s market and other  ...  view the full minutes text for item 3a


Tropix, 10 Clapham High Street, London, SW4 7UT (Larkhall) pdf icon PDF 461 KB