Licensing (Activities) Sub-Committee – 18 December 2017
Chairman: To be appointed
Venue: The Council Chamber, Civic Centre, Ashby Road, Scunthorpe
Time: 10 am
E-Mail Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
1. Appointment of Chairman.
2. Declarations of disclosable pecuniary interests, personal or personal and prejudicial interests, and significant contact with applicants, objectors or third parties (lobbying), if any.
3. Licensing Act 2003 –Application for the grant of a premises licence at Gunness Village Hall, Old Vicarage Street, Gunness.
4. Any other items which the chairman decides are urgent by reason of special circumstances which must be specified.
PRESENT: – Councillors Clark, Ellerby and Rowson.
The sub-committee met at the Civic Centre, Scunthorpe.
1482 CHAIRMAN – Resolved – That Councillor Clark be and he is hereby appointed chairman for the meeting.
Councillor Clark thereupon took the chair.
1483 DECLARATIONS OF DISCLOSABLE PECUNIARY INTERESTS, PERSONAL OR PERSONAL AND PREJUDICIAL INTERESTS AND SIGNIFICANT CONTACT WITH APPLICANTS, OBJECTORS OR THIRD PARTIES (LOBBYING) – The following members declared a personal interest –
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No lobbying was declared.
1484 (27) LICENSING ACT 2003 – APPLICATION FOR THE GRANT OF A PREMISES LICENCE, GUNNESS VILLAGE HALL, OLD VILLAGE STREET, GUNNESS – The Director: Operations submitted a report advising members of an application for the grant of a premises licence at Gunness Village Hall, Old Village Street, Gunness.
Details of the application were outlined in the report, together with the application for the grant of a premises licence and representations received from Humberside Police, Environmental Health (Commercial), Humberside Fire and Rescue Service, the council’s Food Safety Team, ten representations objecting to the application, six representations in support of the application and a petition in support of the application. In addition, Environmental Health (Commercial) and two Interested Persons submitted additional documentation with the return of their counter notice.
The Director in his report reminded the sub-committee that the options available to it under the Licensing Act 2003 when considering such applications were:
- To refuse to grant the licence.
- To grant the licence with additional conditions
- To grant the licence without additional conditions
- To grant the licence but restrict the licensable activities
- To grant the licence with restricted times
The applicant, Environmental Health (Commercial), Humberside Police and five Interested Persons addressed the sub-committee and responded to questions.
Following the summary of the case, the meeting was adjourned for deliberation by members and then reconvened when the decision of the sub-committee was stated as follows: –
Resolved – That after careful consideration of all the information contained in the agenda bundle, and after listening to all the information presented before it at the hearing, the sub-committee agreed that the application be granted subject to the following:
- That the agreed conditions for the prevention of crime and disorder, prevention of public nuisance and protection of children from harm contained within the agenda bundle at appendix C be adhered to and incorporated within the premises licence.
This was to protect all patrons and local residents.
- That the following agreed conditions be adhered to and incorporated within the premises licence:
- Boundary checks shall be undertaken and recorded during the period of entertainment to ensure the volume was not excessive.
- All external windows and doors shall be kept closed when indoor regulated entertainment was being provided, except for access and egress. All exterior windows and doors shall be maintained in a good state of repair.
This was to adhere to the prevention of public nuisance licensing objective. The condition would protect the amenities of local residents and minimise any disturbance from activities at the premises.
- That the operating schedule shall be as follows:
(i) Plays as applied for but only allowed for indoor events. (ii) Films as applied for but only allowed for indoor events. (iii) Indoor sporting events as applied for (iv) Boxing or wrestling as applied for but only allowed for indoor events. (v) Live music as applied for but only allowed for indoor events. (vi) Recorded music to be from 10:00 hours till 23:00 hours Monday to Sunday but only for indoor events. (vii) Performance of dance as applied for but only for indoor events. (viii) Anything of a similar description to that falling within live music, recorded music and performance of dance to be as applied for but only allowed for indoor events. (ix) Late night refreshment to be from 10:00 hours till 23:00 hours Monday to Sunday but only for indoor events. (x) Supply of alcohol to be from 10:00 hours till 23:00 hours Sunday to Thursday and 10:00 hours till 00:00 hours on a Friday and Saturday but only allowed for indoors events. (xi) Hour premises are open to the public to be from 09:00 hours till 23:30 hours Sunday to Thursday and 09:00 hours till 00:30 hours Friday and Saturday.
This was to minimise any late night disturbance to the local residents from activities at the premises and to adhere to the prevention of public nuisance licensing objective.