Greenwich Council

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Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies for Absence

To receive apologies for absence from Members of the Sub-Committee.

Minutes:

Apologies for absencewere received from Councillor Stephen Brain.

2.

Urgent Business

The Chair to announce any items of urgent business circulated separately from the main agenda.

Minutes:

There was no urgent business.

3.

Declarations of Interest pdf icon PDF 35 KB

Members to declare any personal and financial interests in items on the agenda.  Attention is drawn to the Council’s Constitution; the Council’s Code of Conduct and associated advice.

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Minutes:

Resolved –

 

That the list of Councillors’ memberships as Council appointed representatives on outside bodies, joint committees and school governing bodies be noted.

4.

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Members are requested to confirm as accurate records the Minutes of the meetings held on 10 January and 6 February 2018.

 

No motion or discussion may take place upon the Minutes except as to their accuracy, and any question on this point will be determined by a majority of the Members of the body attending who were present when the matter in question was decided.  Once confirmed, with or without amendment, the person presiding will sign the Minutes.

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Minutes:

Resolved -

 

That the minutes of the meetings of Licensing Sub-Committee ‘A’ held on 6 January and 6 February 2018 be agreed and signed as true and accurate records.

5.

Westmount Cafe,142 Westmount Road, London, SE9 1XA pdf icon PDF 264 KB

Application for a premises licence

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Decision:

In reaching its decision the Sub Committee considered the Council’s statement of Licensing Policy, the Licensing Act 2003, the Regulations made there under and the Guidance issued by the Secretary of State under S.182 of that Act. In discharging its functions, the Sub Committee did so with a view to promoting the licensing objectives of the prevention of crime and disorder, public safety, the prevention of public nuisance and the protection of children from harm.

 

Having considered all the evidence put before it the Sub-Committee decided to grant the Premises Licence under the Licensing Act 2003 in respect of the

 

Westmount Café, 142 Westmount Road, Eltham, SE9 1XA

 

as follows:

 

That the hours for licensable activities

 

the supply of alcohol shall be

 

Monday – Sunday

11:00 - 20:00

 

the hours that the premises shall be open to the public shall be:

 

Monday - Sunday

08:00 - 20:00

 

The licence is granted subject to the conditions as are consistent with the Operating Schedule and the conditions volunteered by the applicant as set as follows:

 

1.    The Challenge 25/Think 25 proof of age scheme shall be operated at the premises. All customers who appear under the age of 25 will be challenged to prove that they are over18 when attempting to purchase alcohol. Acceptable forms of ID include a photo driving licence, passport, or home office approved identity card bearing the holographic ‘PASS’ mark. If the person seeking alcohol is unable to produce an acceptable form of identification, no sale or supply of alcohol shall be made to or for that person.

2.    All staff shall be trained in the law about the sale of alcohol. Such training will include challenging every individual who appears to be under 25 years of age and to refuse service where individuals cannot produce acceptable means of identification, acceptable forms of ID and using the refusals register. Such training (including any refresher training) will be logged and provided not less than every six months. The training log will be made available for inspection by Police and “authorised persons”

3.    A refusals log must be kept at the premises, and made immediately available on request to the police or an "authorised person". The refusals log is to be inspected on a monthly basis by the DPS and noted in the log and a record made in the log of any actions that appear to be needed to protect young people from harm. The log must record all refused sales of alcohol and include the following:

a.    the identity of the member of staff who refused the sale;

b.    the date and time of the refusal;

c.    the alcohol requested and reason for refusal; and

d.    the description of the person refused alcohol.

4.    The following poster shall be displayed conspicuously on the premises in customer facing areas:

a.    ‘Think 25’ or similar poster to advise potential purchasers that suitable proof of age will be required for all purchasers who appear to be under 25.

5.    Alcohol  ...  view the full decision text for item 5.

Minutes:

In Attendance:

                  

Applicant                        Yeliz Polat; Beiza Tzivelek (representative)

 

Making Representation   Sinead O’Reilly-Butt

 

The Chair welcomed all parties and ensured that introductions were made, all papers had been received and that all parties were aware of their right to be represented.  A number of additional documents from the applicant had been circulated. Those making representation did not agree to the submission of a letter from the resident above the premises that the applicant sought to submit to the meeting.

 

The Sub-Committee considered an application made by Yeliz Polat for the grant of a premises licence for the Westmount Café, 142 Westmount Road, Eltham, SE9 1XA.

 

The Licensing Officer gave an illustrated introduction to the report

 

The Sub-Committee was addressed by the applicant and her representative. The aim of the premises and its expected clientele was detailed. How the premises if licensed would be operated and also the type of alcohol that would be sold was explained.

 

In response to questions from the Sub-Committee the applicant’s representative clarified the number of tables inside and outside the premises and stated that no complaints had been received about the operation of the premises.

 

The applicant agreed to an additional condition, that:

   All alcohol to be consumed in the outdoor area of the premises shall be provided in non-glass containers, such as plastic or similar cups.

 

The Sub-Committee was addressed by those making representation. It was stated the objection was not to the premises itself but to the use of the outdoor area, particularly in the evening. The concern was that the outside area would be a source of noise in the evening.

 

In response to questions from the Sub-Committee those making representation reiterated that the concern was the use of the outdoor area up to 8pm.

 

During discussion of the matter the applicant emphasised that the premises would be a café and not a public house and thus the usage of the outside area would be different. Those making representation suggested that irrespective of the type of clientele the outside area would be a source of noise.

 

All parties, with the exception of the Legal Advisor and Committee Officer, withdrew to allow the Sub-Committee to deliberate at 6.55pm. All parties returned at 7.00pm.

 

The Chair informed those present of the decision of the Sub-Committee, and stated that the full details would be given in the formal decision notice.

 

In reaching its decision the Sub Committee considered the Council’s statement of Licensing Policy, the Licensing Act 2003, the Regulations made there under and the Guidance issued by the Secretary of State under S.182 of that Act. In discharging its functions, the Sub Committee did so with a view to promoting the licensing objectives of the prevention of crime and disorder, public safety, the prevention of public nuisance and the protection of children from harm.

 

Having considered all the evidence put before it the Sub-Committee Resolved –

to grant the Premises Licence under the Licensing Act 2003 in respect of the

 

Westmount Café, 142 Westmount  ...  view the full minutes text for item 5.