Greenwich Council

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Note: The application at Item 6 was deferred and then subsequently withdrawn 

No. Item


Apologies for Absence

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


There were no apologies for absence.


Urgent Business

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


There was no urgent business.


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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Resolved –


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


Minutes pdf icon PDF 115 KB

Members are requested to confirm as an accurate record the Minutes of the meeting held on 30 August 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.


Resolved -


That the minutes of the meeting of Licensing Sub-Committee ‘B’ held on ### be agreed and signed as a true and accurate record.


Greenwich Vintage Market, 2a Greenwich Church Street, Greenwich SE10 pdf icon PDF 155 KB

Application for a premises licence

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Greenwich Vintage Market

2A Greenwich Church Street, Greenwich SE10 9BQ


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 section 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, the prevention of public nuisance, public safety and the protection of children from harm.


The Licensing Sub-Committee considered an application for a Premises Licence by Mr Kevin Howes for the grant of a premises licence at Greenwich Vintage Market, 2A Greenwich Church Street, Greenwich SE10 9BQ for the supply of alcohol (for consumption on the premises only) on Saturday from 15:00 hours until 23:00 hours on any Saturday during the Summer Months (June to September inclusive) and at a singular Christmas Event in December on any day.


Having considered the written representations against the application, one oral submission at the meeting opposing the application and the conditions volunteered and agreed with the police in respect of the licensable activities the Sub-Committee decided to grant a Premises Licence as follows:


Hours for the Supply of alcohol shall be permitted during the following times:


15:00 hours until 21:00 hours on any Saturday during the summer months (June to September inclusive) and at a singular Christmas Event in December on any day.


The provision of live and recorded music is subject to section 177A of the Licencing Act 2003 was noted and in relation to the premises as follows:


Provision of live music (outdoors only) from19:00 hours – 21:00 hours on one Saturday only during the summer months (June – September inclusive) each calendar year and on a single event in December on any day.


Provision of Recorded music (outdoors only) from19:00 hours – 21:00 hours on any Saturday during the summer months (June – September

inclusive) each calendar year and on a single event in December on any day.


The premises licence is granted subject to the following conditions as volunteered by the Applicant, and agreed with the police, set out as follows:


(1)         There shall be a personal licence holder on duty on the premises at all times when the premises are open to the public for the provision of licensable activities.

(2)         No drinks, whether alcoholic or otherwise, shall be served in glass containers whilst licensable activities are taking place.

(3)         Equipment related to the provision of regulated entertainment will be kept out of public walkways so as not to obstruct any emergency egress route or create a tripping hazard. Where electrical cables need to be situated in public areas these shall be protected by proprietary cable ramps or suspended at least 2.4m above ground level (5.8m where passing over a possible vehicle route).

(4)         During licensable activities, no more than 100 persons shall be permitted on site. Where this number is exceeded, licensable activities shall immediately cease.  ...  view the full decision text for item 5.


In Attendance:


Applicant                        Kevin Howes, Sabrina Huntley, Tanya Ryder


Making Representation   Richard Brown


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 Kevin Howes for the grant of a new premises licence in relation to Greenwich Vintage Market, 2a Greenwich Church Street, Greenwich SE10.   


The Licensing Officer gave an illustrated introduction to the report.


The Sub-Committee was addressed by the applicants, who advised that the application for an alcohol license was not intended to transform the venue to a night club or late night drinking establishment but to facilitate running moonlight markets in summer months, a maximum of 5 nights a year. That this had previously been operated under Temporary Event Notices (TENs) in the past years. The applicants referred to the site plan in the licensing officers presentation indicating to the committee that the back area where residential properties were, was closed off to the public. It was stated that live music would be played between 19:00 – 23:00 hours.     


In response to questions from the Sub-Committee the applicant clarified that recorded music would be played in the background for the duration of alcohol sales and had been played daily for the past 4 years at a level were conversations can still be had. She advised that music was played to create atmosphere and that anyone intoxicated would be refused entry to the venue and refused sales.   


The Sub-Committee received a representation from a local resident in relation to public nuisance. He referred to Appendix B of the report indicating to the committee the location of his property. That the premises was in close proximity and his concerns were that the nature of the premises, namely it being an open-air market meant it lacked the ability to contain noise and would cause nuisance. Reference was made to the Human Rights Act, stating that he be entitled to peaceful enjoyment of his home. He advised that recorded music played from the premises can be heard throughout the property at least 3 days a week between 11:00 – 19:00 hours. He highlighted that there were a number of licensed premises nearby that played music, however they had walls and could contain noise. Adding that this was a key reason he felt the site was inappropriate as it was also situated in an already noisy area with noise coming from road traffic, trains and church bells.     


In response to questions, the local resident stated he had lived in his flat for 3 years and had been experience problems with noise in the last year. He confirmed that he had contacted the noise team to make a complaint however that this was not in relation to the premises. He stated that he owned his property and believed others in the block of flats to be renting therefore having the option to move if the situation escalated  ...  view the full minutes text for item 5.


Majestic Wine Warehouse, 123 Greenwich South Street, Greenwich SE10 pdf icon PDF 127 KB

Application for a premises licence

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The application was withdrawn.