Licensing (Activities) Sub-Committee – 11 October 2018
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 variation of a premises licence at Lord Roberts, 6 Wells Street, Scunthorpe.
4. Any other items which the chairman decides are urgent by reason of special circumstances which must be specified.
PRESENT: – Councillors Clark, Ellerby and K Vickers.
The sub-committee met at the Civic Centre, Scunthorpe.
1544 CHAIRMAN – Resolved – That Councillor K Vickers be and he is hereby appointed chairman for the meeting.
Councillor K Vickers thereupon took the chair.
1545 DECLARATIONS OF DISCLOSABLE PECUNIARY INTERESTS, PERSONAL OR PERSONAL AND PREJUDICIAL INTERESTS AND SIGNIFICANT CONTACT WITH APPLICANTS, OBJECTORS OR THIRD PARTIES (LOBBYING) – There were no declarations of disclosable pecuniary interests or personal or personal and prejudicial interests.
No lobbying was declared.
1546 (19) LICENSING ACT 2003 – APPLICATION FOR THE VARIATION OF A PREMISES LICENCE AT THE LORD ROBERTS, 6 WELLS STREET, SCUNTHORPE – The Director: Operations submitted a report advising members of an application for the variation of a premises licence at the Lord Roberts, 6 Wells Street, Scunthorpe.
Details of the application were outlined in the report, together with the application for the variation of a premises licence (Appendix B), FOUR letters of objection from Interested Parties (Appendix C, D, E and F), s representation received from Humberside Police (Appendix G), a representation received from Humberside Fire and Rescue Service (Appendix H) and a location map (Appendix I).
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 vary the licence.
- To vary the licence with additional conditions
- To vary the licence without additional conditions
- To vary the licence but restrict the licensable activities
- To very the licence with restricted times
The applicant and three 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 – After careful consideration of all the information contained within the agenda bundle, listening to all the information presented before it at the hearing and taking into account the statutory guidance under s182 of the Licensing Act and the council’s Licensing Policy, the sub-committee agreed that the Premises Licence be varied as applied for subject to the following conditions:
- Condition 1 – that signs be erected within the locality of the beer garden reminding patrons to be respectful of the noise level to residents when outside the premises.
- Condition 2 – that boundary checks shall be undertaken and recorded in a log book every 2 hours during the hours the premises are open to ensure the noise volume outside the premises was not excessive. The log book shall be made available for inspection when requested by a Responsible Authority.
- Condition 3 – that patrons were only to use the outside drinking area when served with polycarbonate or plastic drinking vessels
These conditions were to protect the amenities of local residents and minimise any disturbance from activities at the premises and to adhere to the prevention of public nuisance and public safety Licensing objectives.