Greenwich Council

Agenda and decisions

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Contact: Daniel Wilkinson  Email: daniel.wilkinson@royalgreenwich.gov.uk tel: 020 8921 5102

Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies for Absence

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

2.

Urgent Business

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

3.

Declarations of Interest pdf icon PDF 137 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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4.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 84 KB

Members are requested to confirm as an accurate record the Minutes of the meeting held on 19 July 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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Euro Food & Wine, 12 Plumstead Road, Woolwich SE18 7BZ pdf icon PDF 182 KB

Application to review the existing Premises Licence

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Decision:

In reaching its decision, the Licensing Sub-Committee considered the Council’s Statement of Licensing Policy, the Licensing Act 2003, the Regulations, and Statutory Guidance issued by the Secretary of State under section 182 of the 2003 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.

 

The Sub-committee considered the review application by the police, CCTV footage relating to incidents at the premises, all written representations, oral submissions, evidence from all interested parties, and noted the prohibition under a Public Space Protection Order.

 

Mr Sithamparappillai Thavaseelan, the licensee (Designated Premises Supervisor and joint licenceholder), attended unrepresented.

 

The Sub-Committee resolved to modify the premises licence, in the form of a reduction in the hours for licensable activity as follows:

 

Hours for licensable activities

 

Sale of alcohol, for the consumption off the premises, shall be

 

Monday to Sunday

09.00 hours to 23:00

 

Further, the Sub-Committee agreed the amendments proposed by Police in their review to add conditions to the premises licence and to amend and replace or delete conditions in Annex 2 of the operating schedule as follows:

 

Annex 2. Amend Condition 2 to read:

 

1.    All staff shall be trained in the law about the sale of alcohol. Such training shall 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; understanding acceptable forms of ID; and using the refusals register. Such training, including any refresher training, shall be logged and provided not less than every six (6) months. The training log shall be made available for inspection by Police and authorised persons (as defined by section 13, Licensing Act 2003)

 

Annex 2. Remove Condition 3 and replace with the wording:

 

1.    A CCTV shall be installed and continuously record whilst the premises is open for licensable activities and during all times when customers remain on the premises. The CCTV will cover inside and outside of the premises.

2.    All entry and exit points shall be covered by CCTV, enabling front identification of every person entering in any light condition. The CCTV system shall be capable of obtaining clear facial recognition images and a clear head-and-shoulders image of every person entering or leaving the premises.

3.    The CCTV system shall display on any recording the correct time and date of the recording.

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

5.    All recordings shall be stored for a minimum period of thirty-one (31) days with date and time-stamping. Recordings shall be made available immediately upon request of the Police or an authorised person (as defined by Section 13 of the Licensing Act 2003)

6.    A staff member from the premises who is conversant with the operation of the CCTV system shall  ...  view the full decision text for item 5.

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Cutty Sark Tavern, 4-6 Ballast Quay, Greenwich SE10 9PD pdf icon PDF 173 KB

Application to review the existing 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 the 2003 Act. In discharging its statutory duty 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.

 

After consideration of all the written representations and submissions, and documentary evidence received and viewing of video footage, received during the hearing, the Sub-Committee resolved to amend conditions 10 and 11 of the Premises Licence in respect of the outside seating area of the premises.

 

The amended conditions now read as follows:

 

Condition 10: Staff shall ensure that the outside area named as “private quayside with seating for use by customers of the tavern” is cleared of plates and glasses by 22:00 hours each night.

 

Condition 11: The outside of the premises, including the “private quayside seating” area, shall not be used by customers after 22:00 hours.

 

The Sub-Committee also imposed additional conditions upon the Premises Licence as follows:

 

1.    Management shall make regular checks outside the premises to ensure that noise from the premises or patrons is not affecting neighbouring residential properties.

 

2.    Notices shall be displayed at all exits from the Premises and by the quayside area requesting the public to respect local residents and leave the premises and area quietly.

 

3.    Suitable receptacles shall be provided and maintained to permit customers to dispose of cigarette litter in the areas used, or likely to be used, for smoking.

 

4.    Only polycarbonate or toughened glass vessels shall be used for dispensing drinks to customers using the outside seating area of the premises.

The Sub-Committee’s decision was based on issues raised concerning prevention of public nuisance and noise, public safety, and prevention of harm to children. 

 

Basis of the Sub-Committee’s Decision:

 

Councillor Lloyd, as a preliminary matter, confirmed he was representing the residents of Ballast Quay. He further informed the hearing that he would be calling Mr Nunneley as a witness, being a resident in the vicinity. Mr Nunneley produced a video for the Sub-Committee to view.

 

Mr Anderson, solicitor for the licence holder, confirmed he did not object to the witness being called and that he had viewed the video footage on his mobile telephone.

 

Councillor Lloyd then made submissions to the Sub-Committee and referred to his written Review Application. Councillor Lloyd highlighted the increase in footfall in the locality with increased residential and commercial development in the area, that there were elderly residents, young children and teenagers living close by. It was emphasised that there was no objection to the pub itself, it had been there since 1795 and he himself uses the pub. Councillor Lloyd stated he had also worked in pubs, including the Gypsy Moth and others, and that there is no bar to outside areas being closed earlier at  ...  view the full decision text for item 6.