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Election of Chair
RESOLVED: That Councillor Martin Tiedemann be elected as 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.
To approve and sign the minutes of the meeting held on 2 February 2021 and 2 March 2021 as a correct record of the proceedings.
RESOLVED: That the minutes of the previous meetings held on 2 February 2021 and 2 March 2021 be approved and signed by the Chair as a correct record of the proceedings.
Bayo Dosunmu: Strategic Director of Resident Services
Strategic Director, Neighbourhoods and Growth
Contact: Bina Patel, Licensing Manager, 020 7926 4103
The Licensing Officer confirmed:
· This was an application for the sale of alcohol for consumption off the premises from 20:00 to 00:00, Monday to Sunday.
· The premises would be open 24-hours a day, but not to members of the public.
· The representations received against application were from Licensing and three members of the public.
· There were additional submissions from the applicant including a response to the alleged breach of a Temporary Event Notice on 9 February 2021.
· Details of the application could be found on pages 29-38 of the agenda papers.
· The plan could be found on page 39 of the agenda papers.
· Representations could be found on pages 41-54 of the agenda papers.
· There were two representations that had been submitted that were not on the agenda papers. These had been sent to the applicant and following discussion, the applicant agreed to proceed with the meeting as scheduled.
Mr Chris Nixon and Ms Sana Warriach representing the applicant, informed the Sub-Committee that:
· The business was an online retailer dealing primarily with anything one could find in a supermarket.
· Deliveries would be made from select warehouses.
· The business had other licensed premises in London and was a deliverer of consumer items largely containing anything that one could find in your local supermarket.
· The business to did not have any provision for late night refreshment - just consumer items.
· The sales were completed by a bespoke app which was owned and operated by the business.
· The units are serviced by the business’ own staff which hired its own delivery and operation staff.
· The business had originally applied for a 24-hour licence, but had decided to reduce the hours of operation following mediation with Police and Licensing so that the hours for licensable activity sought were from 8:00 - 00:00.
· In relation to the breach of a temporary event notice on 9 February 2021, the business was apologetic about this.
· The applicant was ‘mortified’ and ‘embarrassed’ as despite safeguards having been put in place, a sale of alcohol had occurred unexpectedly.
· The applicant wished to be up-front in addressing the issue and to apologise for it.
· The issue occurred as a result of a ‘perfect storm’ of human and technological error.
· The applicant was taking the issue very seriously and had performed a thorough investigation of every order from the website since it had gone live.
· The electronic system in place for sales worked in most cases. There had been one instance where the system had placed an ... view the full minutes text for item 4a