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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 37 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.


Rox, 190-194 Eltham High Street, London, SE9 pdf icon PDF 207 KB

Application for a premises licence

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The Rox Bar, 190-194 Eltham High Street, Eltham,

London, SE9 1BJ



In reaching its decision the Sub-Committee considered the Council’s Statement of Licensing Policy, the Licensing Act 2003, the Regulations made thereunder 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 of the written evidence and representations and submissions received during the hearing, the Licencing Sub-Committee resolved to grant a Premises Licence.


The hours for licensable activities shall be as follows:


The provision of recorded music and anything of a similar description to live music, and recorded music shall be  


Sunday to Thursday

10am to 11pm

Friday and Saturday

10am – Midnight


The provision of Late Night Refreshment shall be


Friday and Saturday only

11pm to Midnight


The supply of alcohol, for consumption on the premises only shall be


Sunday  to Thursday

10am to 11pm


Friday and Saturday

10am to Midnight


Non-standard timings for the licensable activities on Christmas Eve, New Year’s Eve, Boxing Day, St Valentine’s Day, and the Thursday preceding Good Friday shall be


 From 10am to 2am the next day



The Premises Licence is granted subject to the Mandatory conditions for sale of alcohol as set out in the Licensing Act 2003 as amended by the Licensing Act 2003 (Mandatory Licensing Conditions) Order 2010 and Order 2014.


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


1.    The premises shall install and maintain a comprehensive CCTV system. All public areas of the licensed premises, including all public entry and exit points, and the street environment, shall be covered enabling frontal identification of every person entering in any light condition. The CCTV system shall continually record whilst the premises is open for licensable activities and during all times when customers remain on the premises. All recordings shall be stored for a minimum period of thirty-one (31) days with date & time-stamping. Recordings shall be made available immediately upon the request of a Police Officer, Police Community Safety Officer, or authorised Local Authority Officer. The CCTV system should be updated and maintained according to Police recommendations.

2.    A staff member who is conversant with the operation of the CCTV system shall be present on the premises at all times when the premises are open to the public. This staff member must be able to retrieve CCTV footage to show to a Police Officer, Police Community Safety Officer, or authorised Local Authority Officer upon request.

3.    No alcohol shall be sold at any time when the CCTV system is inoperative.

4.    Alcohol shall only be sold to persons having a substantial table meal or those waiting to be seated immediately prior to having a table  ...  view the full decision text for item 4.


In attendance:


Applicant:                        Mr Tansu Ozsoycal

                                       Mr Elalp Semi – Legal Representative


Making representation:  Mr Simeon Murray

                                      Mr L McGuire and Mrs Pauline McGuire

                                      Mr Jonathan Morris and Mrs Diane Morris


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 Mr Tansu Ozsoycal for the grant of a premises licence for Rox Bar, 190-194 Eltham High Street, SE9 1BJ.


The Licensing Officer gave an illustrated introduction to the report.


The applicant addressed the Sub-Committee.  He explained he had grown up in Eltham and been schooled in the area.  He wanted to expand the business [formerly known as Rixos] to incorporate an additional 70 covers upstairs.  He felt it was important for the longevity of his business to expand given that he was competing with other similar businesses in the same locale.  He confirmed he had had no licencing issues with any of his other premises and cited other businesses in the locale of Rox which stayed open until 1am.


The applicant submitted that he had spent a substantial sum to bring the Rox Bar up to a good standard including windows being blocked up and completion of sound insulation works required for planning permission. The Applicant submitted that he was creating a fine place to dine in the area for families, birthdays and others just attending for a meal.


In response to questions from the Panel, the applicant confirmed that:


·        Customers would be eating when alcohol was served with the exception of those who were waiting for a table. 

·        The alcohol service would be an add on to the food service.

·        The space upstairs was a continuation of the restaurant [formerly known as Rixos] downstairs.

·        The restaurant had been branded as a “club” with the intention of creating a members’ club offering a VIP service and was in no way indicative of a nightclub offering.  The applicant said he would be happy to remove “club” from the signage. 

·        Sound and noise tests had been passed, and noise insulation added. 


The Sub-Committee received submissions from residents and two Councillors.


Mr Murray withdrew his objection after hearing from the Applicant.


Mr McGuire stated he lived next door and did not need the noise and music until 2am in the morning, and did not wish to be disturbed. 


In response to a question from the Panel, the Applicant’s legal representative confirmed that a noise impact assessment had been conducted but that no sound tests had been carried out in Mr McGuire’s property.


Mr and Mrs Morris addressed the Sub-Committee and highlighted the number of establishments already in the locality.  They felt the Rox Bar would increase disturbance from cars because of the lack of available parking in the area.  The premises was portraying the image of a nightclub, and had a different entrance to the restaurant downstairs. Mrs Morris expressed she was glad the issue  ...  view the full minutes text for item 4.


Congress of Igbo Leaders, Charlton Park, Charlton, London, SE7 pdf icon PDF 176 KB

Application for a premises licence

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Application withdrawn at the request of the Applicant.