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Apologies for Absence

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


There were no apologies for absence.


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.


Minutes pdf icon PDF 81 KB

Members are requested to confirm as an accurate record the Minutes of the meeting held on 12th June 2019.


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 ‘A’ held on 12th June 2019 be agreed and signed as a true and accurate record.


Sky Bar, 168-176 Eltham High Street, SE9 1BJ pdf icon PDF 224 KB

Application for a premises licence

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The Sky Bar, Second Floor (above Vue Cinema), 168-176 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 (LSC) resolved to grant a Premises Licence.


The hours for licensable activities shall be as follows:


The provision of recorded music   


Sunday to Thursday

10am to 11pm

Friday and Saturday

10am – 12.30am the next day


The provision of Late Night Refreshment shall be


Friday and Saturday only

11pm to 12.30am the next day


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


Sunday  to Thursday

10am to 11pm


Friday and Saturday

10am to 12.30am the next day



The application for 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 is refused.


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, agreed or imposed by the Sub-Committee 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 from the premises who is conversant with the

operation of the CCTV system shall be on the premises at all times when the premises are open to the public. This staff member must be able to retrieve 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



4.    Alcohol shall only be sold to persons having a table meal or those

waiting to be seated immediately prior to having a table meal. Thereshall be  ...  view the full decision text for item 5.


In attendance:


Applicant:                       Mr Tansu Ozsoykal


Making representation:   Councillor Patricia Greenwell

Miss Hayley Irving – local resident     

Mr John McGirr – Public Health, Royal Borough of Greenwich

Mr Jonathan Morris – local resident

Mr Peter Roberts – local resident


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


The Sub-Committee considered an application made by Mr Tansu Ozsoykal for the grant of a premises licence at Sky Bar, 168-176 Eltham High Street, London, SE9 1BJ. 


The Licensing Officer gave an illustrated introduction to their report.


The applicant addressed the Sub-Committee.  He explained that he had been selected by the Royal Borough of Greenwich to set up and run the Sky Bar. The name – Sky Bar – was assigned by the Royal Borough and Vue Cinema.  The premises would have a fully functioning kitchen and a small bar area from which food would be prepared and served alongside alcoholic beverages.  He planned to offer a brasserie-style operation providing breakfast, lunch and evening dining. 


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


·          The Police had never responded to any complaints of nuisance at any of his other premises.

·          The hours applied for reflected what the landlord had required to be sought.

·          Alcohol would only be supplied with food.

·          The balcony area would offer al fresco dining in the summer months.  Mr Ozsoykal was agreeable to a condition that the balcony should not be used after 10pm. 

·          He was agreeable to a condition that noise should not be audible at the nearest residential dwelling. 


The Sub-Committee then heard a submission from John McGirr from Public Health.  The submission was based on the recommendations in his written representation.  He highlighted a correction regarding the GLA proximity data at page 111 of the agenda.  Copies of the correct data were circulated.  The Sub-Committee noted the submission regarding ambient noise levels, use of the roof terrace, and the conditions proposed by Public Health. 


The Sub-Committee heard from Jonathan Morris, Hayley Irving, John Hayes, and Councillor Patricia Greenwell. The general tenure of the objections centred on general anti-social behaviour increasing in the immediate vicinity, the late opening attracting crime to the area, the noise and disturbance from the use of the external roof terrace, noise from vehicles at closing time, people shouting and talking loudly when leaving the area, and litter.   


A discussion took place regarding Condition 15 as set out at page 34 of the agenda.  The Applicant advised that only ambient background music would be played on the premises.  The Senior Lawyer confirmed that the Applicant was not obligated to police the behaviour of his patrons once they had left the premises. 


All parties with the exception of the Senior Lawyer and Corporate Governance Officer, withdrew to allow the Sub-Committee to deliberate at 7.32pm.  All parties returned at 7.45pm. 

The Chair informed those present of the decision of the Sub-Committee and advised that full  ...  view the full minutes text for item 5.