Agenda and minutes

Venue: Council Chamber - Town Hall, Maidenhead

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Items
No. Item

1.

APPOINTMENT OF CHAIRMAN

To appoint a Chairman for the duration of the meeting.

Minutes:

Councillor Bhangra proposed a motion to appoint Councillor Haseler as Chairman. The motion was seconded by Councillor Baldwin.

 

RESOLVED: That Councillor Haseler be appointed Chairman.

2.

APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

To receive any apologies for absence.

Minutes:

Apologies were received from Councillor Hill. Councillor Baldwin was attending as a substitute.

3.

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST pdf icon PDF 219 KB

To receive any declarations of interest.

Minutes:

None.

4.

PROCEDURES FOR SUB COMMITTEE pdf icon PDF 141 KB

To note the procedural details for the meeting.

Minutes:

Members noted the procedure for the Sub Committee.

5.

CONSIDERATION OF APPLICATION FOR A NEW PREMISES LICENCE UNDER THE LICENSING ACT 2003 pdf icon PDF 3 MB

To consider an application for a new premises licence under the Licensing Act 2003 for Braywick Leisure Centre, Braywick Road, Maidenhead, SL6 1BN.

Minutes:

Craig Hawkings, Licensing Team Leader, introduced the item and outlined the application and the issues for the Sub Committee members to consider. He stated the application was to licence a leisure centre and outlined the facilities that were included within the leisure centre. He summarised the various aspects of the application and the timings each point was applicable for. He stated that activities did not fall outside of framework hours and therefore considered acceptable. Craig Hawkings confirmed that the application had been advertised in the correct manner by local newspaper and by notification notices being placed in the locality. He stated that there had initially not been enough notices put up but following engagement with the applicant more had been provided. Members were told that the application had to have regard for the four licensing objectives: public safety, prevention of public nuisance, prevention of crime and disorder, and protection of children from harm.

 

Craig Hawkings told Members that the application had come to the Sub Committee for determination as three objections had been received. One of these, at page 46 of the agenda, had been withdrawn since publication and Craig Hawkings stated that its contents should be disregarded. The other two objections remained relevant. Members were informed that a number of conditions that would help promote the four licensing objectives had been agreed between the applicant, Trading Standards and Thames Valley Police, and these were included in Appendix D of the report pack. It was noted that no objections had been received from any of the responsible authorities. Craig Hawkings reminded Members of the options open to them in relation to the application, which were to reject it; refuse to specify a person in the licence as the premises’ supervisor; grant the application but modify the activities and/or hours and/or the licence conditions; or grant the application in full.

 

Councillors Baldwin asked if the objections that had been raised by residents should be read into the record. Members were told there was no capacity to do this, and in any event the objections were available publicly on the Council website and had been so for some time. The Sub Committee members and applicant indicated they had no further questions for the Reporting Officer.

 

Mark Camp-Overy, on behalf of the applicant, stated that the terms of the application were the same as those currently in place at the Magnet Leisure Centre. He said the conditions had been agreed with the authorities and would be adhered to. He said the applicant had met with those residents who had made objections. From this it had been agreed to install additional signage to remind centre users to be respectful to neighbours when leaving the site, and a staff member had been nominated as a single point of contact for residents wishing to raise concerns.

 

Councillor Haseler asked how frequent events such as live music and plays would take place. Mark Camp-Overy said it would be on a regular basis and the  ...  view the full minutes text for item 5.