Greenwich Council

Agenda, decisions and minutes

Venue: Committee Room 4 - Town Hall, Wellington Street, Woolwich SE18 6PW. View directions

Contact: Nassir Ali  Email: Nassir.ali@royalgreenwich.gov.uk or tel: 020 8921 6160

Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies for Absence

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

Minutes:

There were no apologies for absence.

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 46 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.

Additional documents:

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 an accurate record the Minutes of the meeting held on 12 April 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.

Minutes:

Resolved -

 

That the minutes of the meeting of Licensing Sub-Committee ‘A’ held on 12 April 2018 be agreed and signed as a true and accurate record.

5.

Biang Limited, Unit 1 Aperture, 44 Chandlers Avenue, SE10 0GE pdf icon PDF 323 KB

Application for a premises licence

Additional documents:

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.

 

Upon consideration of all written representations, oral submissions and evidence, the Sub-Committee resolved to grant aPremises Licence as follows:

 

Hours for licensable activities:

 

Supply of alcohol ancillary to the sale of food, for consumption on and off the    premises  

 

Monday – Sunday

11:00 hours to 23:00 hours

 

The premises licence is granted subject to the conditions agreed by the Applicant, and conditions with RGB Trading Standards and the Police:

 

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 over 18 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, and using the refusal register. Such training (including any refresher training) will be logged and provided not less than every six (6) 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 shall be inspected on a monthly basis by the Designated Premises Supervisor 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:

·        the identity of the member of staff who refused the sale;

·        the date and time of the refusal;

·        the alcohol requested and reason for refusal;

·        a description of the person refused alcohol.

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

·        “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.    A CCTV system shall be installed and in operation during licensable hours 

Police conditions

 

1.    The CCTV shall continuously record whilst the premises is open for licensable activities and during all times when customers remain on the premises.

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

Minutes:

In Attendance:

 

Applicant                                 Fan Jia

 

Making Representation             John McGirr(Public Health), Valerie Wilson Trower, Alesandra Zorzato 

 

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.

 

The Sub-Committee considered an application made by Fan Jia for the grant of a new premises licence in relation to Biang Ltd, Unit 1 Aperture, 44 Chandlers Avenue, SE10 0EG.   

 

The Licensing Officer gave an illustrated introduction to the report and informed the Sub-Committee that in relation to section 6, it be noted that there was an additional licensed premises in the immediate area.

 

The Sub-Committee was addressed by the applicant, who introduced himself as the Director and then defined the nature of the business. He explained that the premises were located in a community hub building with a gym, nursery and grocery store. He stated that the intended reason for opening was mainly to provide service to local residents as there were no other restaurants in the area and he advised he would also be acting as the Designated Premises Supervisor(DPS). The opening hours sought was explained to allow service availability to accommodate the varying schedules of residents. 

 

In response to questions from the Sub-Committee the applicant clarified that food can be ordered via numerous methods, either pre-ordered from home, at the premises, mobile application and website for takeaway/delivery. He explained that the sale of alcohol would only be ancillary to food as per the condition agreed with the Police. With respect to the takeaway operations of the business the applicant stated that it would not be possible to deliver to the area from their production kitchen due to having to use Blackwall Tunnel, deliveries are intended to primarily be done by foot from the premises, however a final decision regarding this had not yet been decided.

 

The Sub-Committee was addressed by a representative from Public Health.

 

Public Health sought a reduction to the proposed alcohol sale hours stating that an increase in the number of licensed premises would negatively impact and increase the rates of antisocial behaviour, pointing out that the premises was in close proximity to a large student population. He advised that late night drinking had an impact on rates of domestic violence and would also likely contribute to increased noise intrusion in the residential area. 

 

The Sub-Committee received representations from local residents in relation to the protection of children from harm, public safety and public nuisance. It was stated that the area was largely residential and pedestrian with a nursery located on top of the premises. It was advised that the nursery children were often taken by nursery staff for walks in the area, which therefore raised safety concerns regarding delivery motorbikes and replenishment vehicles coming into the area. Local residents stated that residential parking in the area was already oversubscribed and any increased traffic to the area would only exacerbate parking problems.

 

The local residents expressed further concerns over the  ...  view the full minutes text for item 5.

6.

Rooftop Lounge UK (aka Da Place), 1D Parry Place, Woolwich, SE18 6AN pdf icon PDF 537 KB

Application for a premises licence

Additional documents:

Decision:

Application for a new Premises Licence

by Rooftop Lounge UK

(formerly Da Place)

1D Parry Place, Woolwich,

London, SE18 6AN

 

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.

 

Upon consideration of all written representations, oral submissions and evidence, the Sub-Committee resolved to grant aPremises Licence as follows:

 

 

Hours for licensable activities:

 

Supply of alcohol for consumption on the premises 

Friday or Saturday only

14:00 hours to 01:30hours the next day

 

Playing of Recorded Music

Friday or Saturday only

14:00hours to 01:30hours the next day

 

Provision of Late Night Refreshment

Friday or Saturday only

 23:00hours to 01:30hours the next day

 

 

Permitted opening times to members of the public  

Friday or Saturday only

14:00hours to 02:00hours the   next day

 

 

 

 

 

The premises licence is granted subject to the conditions volunteered by the Applicant, and the two conditions agreed with the Police:

 

 

1.            The premises shall only be permitted to open for licensable activities for

one day each week commencing either on Friday or on a Saturday. When the premises open for licensable activities on a Friday, then no licensable activities shall take place on the next day on Saturday after 2am.

 

2.       Induction training shall be provided to all staff whose duties include conducting and or managing licensable activities, including:

                   a. The responsible sale of alcohol.

              b. The prevention of under-age sales of alcohol, the “Challenge 25” policy, and in checking and authenticating accepted forms of

                   identification, which include a photo driving licence, passport, or                  Home Office approved identity card bearing the holographic                       ‘PASS’ mark.

                   c. The responsibility to refuse the sale of alcohol to any person                    who is drunk.

                   d. Fire safety & emergency evacuation procedures.

 

3.    (i)The premises shall maintain written reports and registers. These shall be kept for a minimum of twelve (12) months and made available promptly upon request to the Police and any authorised officer of the licensing authority (as defined by Section 13 of the Licensing Act 2003).

Records shall be maintained of the following:

                   a. Any complaint against the premises in respect of any of the                          licensing objectives.

                   b. Any crime reported at the premises.

                   c. Any use or seizure of offensive weapons.

                   d. Any illegal drug-related incident.

                   e. A register of refusals, highlighting any refusal of  sale of age-                         restricted products, for any reason.

                   f. Any fault in or malfunction of the CCTV system.

 

(ii) All written reports and registers shall be regularly checked by the       DPS.           Where required, reports shall detail any follow-up action taken by the premises licence holder.     

 

4.       A CCTV system shall be installed and maintained within the premises. The CCTV system  ...  view the full decision text for item 6.

Minutes:

In Attendance:

 

Applicant                                 Oladapo Oyegbite, Peter Mayhew (representative)

 

Making Representation             Elizabeth Getova (local resident)

 

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.

 

The Sub-Committee considered an application made by Rooftop Lounge UK (aka Da Place) for the grant of a new premises licence in relation to 1D Parry Place, Woolwich, SE18 6AN.   

 

The Licensing Officer gave an illustrated introduction to the report.

 

The Sub-Committee was addressed by the applicant’s representative, who confirmed he was not a lawyer but was an advisor acting on the applicant’s behalf. He accepted and agreed that the Licensing Officer’s report on the premises was accurate. He highlighted the new application was fundamentally different from previous applications, in that it only sought a license for one day a week whereas prior applications had been seeking a license for 7 days.

 

The applicant’s representative highlighted that there were no representations being made by responsible authorities. He expressed that the applicant had agreed to all conditions set by the Police and would advise them no later than Forty-eight (48) hours of the day on which the event would be held. 

 

The applicant’s representative stated that noise and nuisance in the area were wrongly being attributed to the premises and believed that the nearby barbershop and churches were in fact the responsible parties. He explained that the noise complaint in March 2018 was as a result of music from within the premises escaping via the fire exit which had been opened by patrons going to smoke. He stated this had now been resolved as the applicant had since agreed to keep the fire exit closed and had designated a smoking area to the front of the premises. 

 

The applicant’s representative informed the Sub-Committee that there were no conditions attached to a Temporary Event Notices (TENs), which the premises currently operated under, and that granting a license would in actuality give the premises a framework to be held to account. He stated that the representations received had been exaggerated and drew focus to the use of emotive language; he pointed out there had been no Police call outs to the premises. He stated the applicant cooperated with the Police and provides CCTV footage to assist with investigations.

 

He advised that the premises would have 2 Security Industry Authority (SIA) Door Supervisors and expressed that with a venue capacity of 40, this would mean a door supervisor to every 20 people. He stated that in his experience this was above the norm for a venue of this size. He stated that at the time of the magistrate’s appeal against an earlier license refusal, the premises had only hosted 3 events under TENs, to date they had now hosted 26. He was therefore of the view that this did not provide much in the way of premises history for an informed decision to be reached and possibly constituted to the refusal.  ...  view the full minutes text for item 6.