Greenwich Council

Agenda, decisions and minutes.

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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 absence were received from Councillor Maureen O’Mara.

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 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.

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.

Pope Street Bar & Kitchen, 396 Footscray Road, New Eltham, London, SE9 3TU pdf icon PDF 170 KB

Application to vary the 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.

 

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

 

Pope St Bar & Kitchen, 396 Footscray Road, New Eltham, London, SE9 3TU

 

as follows:

 

Non-Standard Hours:

 

“The addition of one hour to the finishing time for all permitted licensable activities and opening hours on the evenings preceding a Bank Holiday.”

 

The variation 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.    Save for consumption in any delineated external area, customers shall not be permitted to take glass bottles or glass containers beyond the perimeter of the premises.

2.    A Duty Manager’s log shall be kept at the premises, and made available on request to any Police Officer, Police Community Safety Officer, or authorised Local Authority Officer. This log shall record the following:

a.    all crimes reported to the venue;

b.    all ejections of patrons;

c.    any complaints received;

d.    any incidents of disorder;

e.    all seizures of drugs or offensive weapons;

f.     any faults in the CCTV system

g.    any visit by a relevant authority or emergency service

3.    The premises shall install a CCTV system, this CCTV shall continuously record whilst the premises is open for licensable activities and during all times when customers remain on the premises. The CCTV will cover all licensable areas. This CCTV will be stored for a minimum of 31 days with date time stamping.

4.    A staff member from the premises who is conversant with the operation of the CCTV system shall be on the premises at all times the premises is open to the public. This staff member must be able to show and/or download the footage upon request from a Police or authorised officer.

5.    A Challenge 21 proof of age scheme shall be operated on the premises at all times. All customers who appear under the age of 21 will be challenged to prove that they are over 18 when attempting to purchase alcohol. Acceptable forms of ID include a photo driving license, 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.

6.    All staff working at the premises shall be trained in the law about the sale of alcohol and must be over 18. Such training will include challenging  ...  view the full decision text for item 4.

Minutes:

In Attendance:

 

Applicant                                   Garry Mallen; Tony Lyons (Representative)

 

Making Representation

(in support of the application)

Mark Holmes; Robert Sayers

 

Making Representation

(against the application)

J P Scrafton (also on behalf of Dr Huma Mohammed, Aurelia Wong, Ratika Dayani, Stefania and Adrian Cruceru, Andrew Bullock, Isobel Hook, Ian and Sue Roy); James and Beata Barton; Peter Leaton & Annette Wright

 

The Chair welcomed all parties and ensured that introductions were made, all papers had been received, including the submission from the applicant, and that all parties were aware of their right to be represented.

 

The Sub-Committee considered an application made by Pope St Bar & Kitchen Limited for the variation of a Premises Licence in relation to Pope St Bar & Kitchen, 396 Footscray Road, New Eltham, London, SE9 3TU

 

The Licensing Officer gave an illustrated introduction to the report

 

The Sub-Committee was addressed by the applicant’s representative who detailed the application.  He referred to the submission they had made. It was noted that there were representations in support as well as against the application. He said misinformation, with unfounded allegations, had been disseminated encouraging residents to object to the application; he suggested that if the author of the misinformation had made representation they would be warned about making ‘false representation’. He refuted the claims made in the representations against the application. He said the proposed conditions should address any concerns.

 

The Sub-Committee was addressed by the applicant who explained his experience as an operator of licenced premises.

 

In response to questions from the Sub-Committee, the applicant and his representative replied there was no agreed design as yet for the external area, it would be upgraded and plans submitted in due course. It was clarified that the reason for the removal of the condition requiring the sale of alcohol to be made ancillary to food was to allow flexibility for customers, and so that they would have the ability to serve alcohol in the delineated external area. It was explained how they would manage the delineated external area.

 

The Sub-Committee was addressed by those making representation in support of the application. It was held that the applicant’s firm had a good reputation, and the application would be offering a provision that was not otherwise available in the local area. It was noted from the evidence from social media that there was huge support for the proposed premises.

 

The Sub-Committee was addressed by those making representation against the application. There was no objection to an application for a restaurant only against a pub or bar. It was questioned how the application would operate in practical terms. It was a concern that the condition that alcohol be served ancillary to food was to be removed. It was questioned how much of the premises trade would be food and how much would be alcohol sales. Concern was expressed about the use of the external area. It was felt that the premises would generate noise and nuisance, littering and possibly fighting. It was commented that there  ...  view the full minutes text for item 4.

5.

Aces One Stop, 148-150 Felixstowe Road, Abbey Wood, London SE2 9RN pdf icon PDF 130 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.

 

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

 

Aces One Stop, 148-150 Felixstowe Road, London SE2 9RN

 

as follows:

 

That the hours for licensable activities

 

the supply of alcohol shall be

 

Monday – Sunday

08:00 hours – 23:00 hours

 

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

 

Monday - Sunday

06:00 hours – 23:00 hours

 

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)  A CCTV recording system shall be installed that is compliant with, and capable of, capturing an image of evidential standard of every person who enters the premises.

 

2)  All CCTV recordings shall be maintained for a minimum of thirty-one (31) days with days with date & time-stamping. Cameras shall be installed so as to cover both internal and external areas of the premises. At least one camera shall cover ingress/egress points and at least one other camera shall cover the alcohol display area.

 

3) Notices shall be displayed advising that CCTV is in operation.

 

4) Staff shall be fully trained in the operation of the CCTV system and there shall be at least one member of staff on duty during trading hours who is able to provide copies of CCTV recordings to the Police and authorised officers of the Local Authority. Such copies shall, in any event, be provided within three (3) days.  

 

5) When CCTV is not operating, no supply of alcohol shall be made on the premises. If a fault develops with the CCTV system, the duration and nature shall be recorded in a log to be made available for inspection by Police and authorised officers of the Local Authority upon demand.

 

6) All staff shall be instructed to record in an incident book/register all incidents of crime and disorder occurring at the premises, and details of any occasion when the police are called. These records shall include the time and date of any incident and the identities of staff members involved. The incident book/register shall be made available for inspection by Police and authorised officers of the Local Authority upon demand.

 

7) The premises licence holder shall participate in the Alcohol reducing the strength scheme therefore no beer, lager or cider above 6.5% ABV shall be sold from the premises, apart from select premium products agreed in advance with the police.

 

8) Staff shall not purchase any alcohol goods  ...  view the full decision text for item 5.

Minutes:

In Attendance:

 

Applicant                        Ranjeev Thapar; Kay Kaur; Gary Grant (legal representative)

 

Making Representation   Councillor Clive Mardner (on behalf of Councillor Ann-Marie Cousins)

 

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 Ranjeev Thapar for the grant of a new Premises Licence in relation to premises to be known as Aces One Stop Limited, 148-150 Felixstowe Road, London SE2 9RN

 

The Licensing Officer gave an illustrated introduction to the report. In response to a question from the Sub-Committee the Licensing Officer confirmed that the resident who had objected lived above the premises.

 

The Sub-Committee was addressed by the applicant’s legal representative. He explained the applicants’ experience, and their investment in the area. He detailed the application.

 

The Sub-Committee was addressed by Councillor Clive Mardner, who presented the representation made by Councillor Ann-Marie Cousins. 

 

The applicant’s legal representative objected to Councillor Mardner referring to material from the Police as the Police had withdrawn their representation.

 

In response to questions from the Sub-Committee, Councillor Clive Mardner said the issues were the early hours and the contact details if there were problems. He referred to the problems encountered in Wilton Road. 

 

In response to the issues raised the applicant’s legal representative highlighted that the Police were happy with the early hours and commented that the products sold were not those for street drinkers. He clarified that the contact details of the DPS would be visible.

 

All parties, with the exception of the Legal Advisor and Corporate Governance Officer, withdrew to allow the Sub-Committee to deliberate at 8.17pm. All parties returned at 8.21pm.

 

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

 

Aces One Stop, 148-150 Felixstowe Road, London SE2 9RN

 

as follows:

 

That the hours for licensable activities

 

the supply of alcohol shall be

 

Monday – Sunday

08:00 hours – 23:00 hours

 

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

 

Monday - Sunday

06:00 hours – 23:00 hours

 

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)  A CCTV recording system shall be installed that is compliant with,  ...  view the full minutes text for item 5.