Agenda and draft minutes
Venue: Grey Room - York House
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APPOINTMENT OF CHAIRMAN
To appoint a Chairman for the duration of the meeting.
Councillor Bowden nominated Councillor Cannon as Chairman, this was seconded by Councillor Brar.
RESOLVED UNANIMOUSLY: That Councillor Cannon was elected as Chairman for the meeting.
APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE
To receive any apologies for absence.
There were no apologies for absence received.
To receive any declarations of interest.
Councillor Brar declared a personal interest as she was a licensee.
To note the procedural details for the meeting.
The clerk read out the procedures that the Sub Committee would follow.
To consider an application of a new premises licence under The Licensing Act 2003 for 365 Services (UK) LTD.
The Reporting Officer to outline the application and the decision to be taken
Craig Hawkings, Licensing Team Leader, set out the application. This meeting of a Licensing Sub-Committee was convened to hear an application for a new premise licence located within the Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead. In line with the Licensing Act 2003, when relevant representations were made against an application, a hearing had to be held to consider them. A relevant representation made against an application for a new premises licence had to relate to at least one of the four licensing objectives set out in the Licensing Act 2003. These were; ‘The Prevention of Crime and Disorder’, ‘Public Safety’, ‘The Prevention of Public Nuisance’, and ‘The Protection of Children from Harm’.
The purpose of this hearing was for the Sub-Committee to hear the application, receive written and oral representations from other parties and then to make a decision in respect of the application.
The Applicant was 365 Services (UK) Ltd and the DPS was Mr Blerim Pacolli for the premises 88 Maidenhead Road, Windsor, SL4 5EJ. 365 Services (UK) Ltd had applied, under the Licensing Act 2003, for a new premises licence to be granted. The application was to licence a café. A summary of the application was as follows:
· Sale of Alcohol on and off the premises
Monday – Saturday 10:00 – 18:00
Sunday 10:00 – 16:00
The Designated Premises Supervisor (DPS) was Mr Blerim Pacolli.
This application had received no representations from the responsible authorities which included; Environmental Health, Royal Borough Fire and Rescue Service, Planning, Local Safeguarding Children’s Board, Public Health, Trading Standards, Thames Valley Police and RBWM Licensing. There had been 13 individual representations from residents that were relevant to the application as they related to one or more of the four licensing objectives.
The Licensing Panel Sub Committee was obliged to determine the application with a view to promoting the four licensing objectives which were:
· The prevention of crime and disorder
· Public safety
· The prevention of public nuisance
· The protection of children from harm
In making its decision, the Sub-Committee was also obliged to have regard to national guidance and the Council’s own Licensing Policy. The Sub-Committee had to have regard to all of the representations made and the evidence that it heard.
The Sub-Committee must, having regard to the application and to the relevant representations, take such step or steps as it considered appropriate for the promotion of the licensing objectives.
The steps that were available to the Sub-Committee were:
(a) Reject the application;
(b) Refuse to specify a person in the licence as the premise’s supervisor;
(*Note – not all of these will be relevant to this particular application)
(c) Grant the application but modify the activities and/or the hours and/or the conditions of the licence;
(d) Grant the application.
Where conditions were attached to a licence then reasons for those conditions had to be given.
The Sub-Committee were reminded that any party to the hearing could appeal ... view the full minutes text for item 20.