Agenda and 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 proposed that Councillor Luxton be Chairman of the Sub-Committee. This was seconded by Councillor Hill.
RESOLVED UNANIMOUSLY: That Councillor Luxton be Chairman of the Sub-Committee.
APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE
To receive any apologies for absence.
No apologies for absence had been received.
To receive any declarations of interest.
There were no declarations of interest made.
To note the procedural details for the meeting.
Members noted the procedures for the Sub-Committee.
To consider an application for a new premises licence under The Licensing Act 2003 for Epic Bars and Clubs Berkshire Limited, Labyrinth, Unit 15a, Windsor Royal Station, Windsor, SL4 1PJ.
Craig Hawkings, Licensing Team Leader, introduced the item and outlined the application and the issues for the Sub Committee members to consider. He stated that this application was to license a town centre bar and nightclub.
A summary of the application was as follows:
· Films Indoors Monday to Sunday 11:00 – 03:00
· Live Music Indoor Monday to Sunday 11:00 – 03:00
· Recorded Music Indoors Monday to Sunday 11:00 – 03:00
· Performance of dance Indoors Monday to Sunday 11:00 – 03:00
· Late night refreshments Indoor Monday to Sunday 23:00 – 03:00
· Supply of alcohol on & off (Both) the premises Monday to Sunday 11:00 – 03:00
· Hours premises are open to the public Monday to Sunday 11:00 – 03:30
· Seasonal Variation: On the commencement of British Summertime and on that day only, opening hours will be extended by one hour On New Year’s Eve opening hours will be extended until the start of permitted hours on New Year’s Day.
The Designated Premises Supervisor (DPS) was Mr Duncan Squires.
Craig Hawkins said that where, relevant representations had been made, the licensing authority must hold a hearing to consider them, unless agreed by the parties.
The Licensing and Public Space Protection Order Sub-Committee could take steps as are appropriate for the promotion of the Licensing Objectives as relevant.
To be “relevant”, the representation had to relate to the likely effect of the grant of the licence on the promotion of at least one of the four licensing objectives which were set out in the Licensing Act 2003.
The four licensing objectives were:
· The prevention of crime and disorder.
· Public safety.
· The prevention of public nuisance.
· The protection of children from harm.
In this case the representations received from the responsible authorities were as follows;
· Environmental Health: None
· RBFRS: None.
· Planning Officer: None.
· Local Safeguarding Children's Board (LSCB): None.
· Public Health: None.
· Trading Standards: None.
· Thames Valley Police: Representation.
· RBWM Licensing: None.
2 Representations had been received altogether, one from a resident and one from Thames Valley Police, which were in appendix C.
The Reporting Officer went through the options that the Sub-Committee had.
Questions to the Reporting Officer from Members:
Councillor Bowden asked what the operating hours were for other bars and nightclubs in that local area.
Craig Hawkins stated the following:
Scotch Bar (Times restricted by planning)
· 11:00 – 02:00 Monday – Thursday
· 11:00 – 03:00 Friday – Saturday
Boom Bar (Times restricted by planning)
· 11:00 – 01:00 Monday – Thursday
· 11:00 – 02:00 Friday – Saturday (02:30 close)
· 10:00 – 01:00 Monday – Thursday
· 10:00 – 02:00 Friday – Saturday (02:30 close)
· 11:00 – 03:00 Friday – Saturday
Councillor Bowden expressed concern that there was no representation from Environmental Health and asked if there was any comment from them with regards to litter in that area specifically.
Craig Hawkins confirmed that this was correct, and no representation was received.
Councillor Bowden asked if it was normal for bars and nightclubs to apply for a license for alcohol on and ... view the full minutes text for item 25.