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Election of Chair
MOVED by Councillor Tim Windle, SECONDED by Councillor Irfan Mohammed
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.
There were none.
To approve and sign the minutes of the meeting held on 6 April 2022 as a correct record of the proceedings.
RESOLVED: That the minutes of the previous meeting held on 6 April 2022 be approved and signed by the Chair as a correct record of the proceedings.
Strategic Director of Residents Services
Contact: Bina Patel, Licensing Manager, 0207 926 4103
Presentation by the Licensing Officer
The Sub-Committee was informed that this was an application for a time-limited premises licence under section 17 of the Licensing Act 2003 to operate between 25 April 2022 to 23 December 2022. The Sub-Committee’s attention was drawn to chapters 2, 3, 8, 9, 10 and 16 of the Statutory Guidance, and to Sections 1, 3, 4, 5, 8, 13, 15 and 17 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 of the report on page 15.
In response to questions from Members, the Licensing Officer confirmed:
· This was an application for a Time-Limited Premises Licence from 25 April 2022 to 23 December 2022 for Between The Bridges at Hungerford Car Park.
· The applicant sought authorisation for the provision of a range of regulated entertainment.
· The applicant sought authorisation for the Sale of Alcohol on and off the premises on Monday to Sunday from 10:00 to 22:45.
· The opening hours for the premises were proposed as Monday to Sunday from 09:00 to 23:30.
· Representing the applicant, Mr Nathan Chambers, Mr Simon Taylor and Ms Meg John were in attendance.
· One representation has been received against the application from a local resident, Mr Simon Stewart, who was in attendance.
· Subsequent to the publication of the report, additional information had been shared with all relevant parties including a video to support the representation.
· Two separate Temporary Events Notices (TEN) applications had previously been submitted by the applicant.
Presentation by the Applicant
Mr Simon Taylor informed the Sub-Committee that:
· The application was for a capacity of 3000 persons, but this had been reduced to 2000 and was requested that the proposed condition be amended to reflect this.
· The first stage of the application was for the summer event, which developed into the autumn / winter session beginning at Halloween.
· There was a wide range of programming for the event, from mainly recorded music two days a week to a showcase cinema, comedy, sporting events and cabaret, particularly during half term.
· From Friday to Sunday were showcase primary music events.
· There was a food and drink offering available throughout the day and patrons were able to purchase food before moving on to other activities.
· There were two separate maximum music noise levels. The first was 59 decibel (dB) and the higher level was 64 dB which applied from Thursday to Saturday.
· These were maximum levels with target levels 3 dB below that, due to wind direction changes or other factors.
In response to questions from Members, the applicant confirmed that:
· Noise limiters had not been referenced within the conditions as they were not seen as appropriate for outdoor events, but controlled environments such as clubs.
· There was a noise management plan, in which the acoustic expert must respond if requested to by any complainant.
· Contact details would be made available to all residents and in the event of complaint, there would be ... view the full minutes text for item 4a
Presentation by the Licensing Officer
The Sub-Committee was informed that this was an application for a. The Sub-Committee’s attention was drawn to chapters 7, 9 and 15 of the Statutory Guidance, and to Sections 1, 3, 4, 5, 8, 13, 15 and 17 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 of the report on page 15.
Mr Ola the Licensing Officer confirmed:
· This was an application by the Council’s Public Protection Service for a counter-notice to be issued against a Temporary Event Notice (TEN).
· Mr John Ferreira submitted a TEN to the Licensing Authority on 12 April 2022 and was in attendance.
· The Notice would authorise the sale by retail of alcohol for consumption on the premises and the provision of regulated entertainment and late-night refreshment to 200 persons at the premises on 4 June 2022 from 18:00 to 01:00 and 5 June 2022 from 13:30 until 20:00.
· Details of the TEN could be found on pages 9 to 14 of the report.
· Mr Henry Umeh was in attendance representing Public Protection.
Presentation by the Applicant
Mr Henry Umeh, representing Public Protection, informed the Sub-Committee that:
· While the venue had been used for a long time for social events, the first complaint of noise nuisance was received in November the previous year.
· Prior to investigating two noise disturbance at the venue, the music had stopped and there were two further complaints following this incident.
· Following a complaint from a local resident on the 27 November 2021, Public Protection attended the venue at 00:45 and witnessed loud music.
· The second visit took place on 4 December 2022 at 21:50 and Public Protection witnessed a cultural event with loud music and ensured the sound level was reduced.
· One further official complaint that the Council had not adequately dealt with an issue that had been submitted by a local resident in January. An official response was issued, and the resident assured that Public Protection was investigating and that adequate notice was needed to investigate the noise disturbance in real time.
· The local resident sent an email to the Leader of the Council at 18:45 on 2 April 2022 regarding noise reverberating around property, specifically in the bathroom and bedroom and a recording had been attached as evidence.
· Public Protection liaised with the Licensing Authority and a further discussion took place with Scalabrini Fathers which uncovered that the club licence had lapsed and they were invited to apply or another licence.
· Public Protection had been in receipt of approximately eight TENs applications at the venue and this application had been submitted to negate the impact of noise nuisance on the residents.
· The venue owner was encouraged to submit a full premises licence application and it was noted that further noise complaints could impact on this application.
In response to questions from Members, the applicant confirmed:
· One complaint had been received from a resident who lived ... view the full minutes text for item 5b