Greenwich Council

Agenda, decisions and minutes.

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Contact: Clare Chapman  Email: clare.chapman@royalgreenwich.gov.uk tel: 020 8921 4350

Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies for Absence

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

Minutes:

There were no apologies for absence.

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.

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Minutes:

Resolved –

 

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

4.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 69 KB

Members are requested to confirm as accurate records the Minutes of the meetings held on 14 February 2019 and 9 April 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.

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Minutes:

Resolved -

 

That the minutes of the meetings of Licensing Sub-Committee ‘B’ held on 14th February 2019 and 9th April 2019 be agreed and signed as true and accurate records.

5.

Taksim Bistro, 7 Blackheath Hill, London, SE10 8PB pdf icon PDF 131 KB

Application to vary the premises licence

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Decision:

Taksim Bistro, 7 Blackheath Hill, London, SE10 8PB

 

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 the application to vary the Premise Licence and all written and oral submissions, the Sub-Committee resolved to reject the variation application in its entirety.

 

Basis of Decision:

 

The Sub-Committee, being satisfied that notice of the hearing had been provided to the Applicant, the Sub-Committee resolved to hear the application in the applicant’s absence. No application for an adjournment of the hearing had been received.  

 

The Sub-Committee heard representations from pc Balestrini, on behalf of the police. PC Balestrini referred to the police written representations at page 91-92 of the Agenda papers and submitted that the police always have concerns regarding these type of premises whereby there are pubs nearby and there are nightclubs towards Lewisham, and the premises would attract custom from those patrons late at night. Police concerns are noise from motorbikes, relating to deliveries and collections from the premises and the resulting public nuisance.  Customers from pubs and nightclubs, late at night are likely to be intoxicated and police are concerned that it will lead to fights and anti-social behaviour, especially at weekends. The applicant had failed to engage with the police regarding the variation application, and the premises licence holder had not tried the use of Temporary Event Notices before seeking to vary the existing premises licence.   

 

The Sub-Committee then heard from Ella Smallcombe from Environmental Health.  The Sub-Committee were referred to the written submissions from Environmental Health at pages 93 – 94 of the Agenda papers.  The extended hours would have a noise impact upon local residents and there would be an increase in activity in the vicinity. There would also be noise from motorbikes attending and leaving the site for collection and deliveries of food. There are flats above the premises and there would also be continued ambient noise levels generally from the restaurant.

 

In response to a question from the Sub-Committee to both the police and Environmental Health, regarding whether the recommendation was to limit the extension of licensable activity to 2am, if the variation were to be granted, both the Police and Environmental Health confirmed that that recommendation was a last resort, if the Sub-Committee were minded to grant the application but that the preference was that the Sub-Committee refuse the application to vary the premises licence.  

 

The Sub-Committee gave due weight to the written representations from the residents, in respect of public nuisance relating to litter and disturbance.

 

The Sub-Committee noted that the premises were situated within a Cumulative Impact Zone, gave due regard and weight to the representations  ...  view the full decision text for item 5.

Minutes:

In Attendance:

 

Making Representation          PC Giles Balestrini, Metropolitan Police

                                             Ella Smallcombe, Environmental Health

 

In the absence of the applicant, the Sub-Committee proceeded under s20 of the Licensing Act 2003 (Hearings) Regulations 2005.

 

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 Ali Riza Dogon for the variation of a Premises Licence in respect of Taksim Bistro, 7 Blackheath Hill, London, SE10 8PB.

 

The Licensing Officer gave an illustrated introduction to the report

 

The Sub-Committee was addressed by PC Giles Balestrini who reiterated the concerns laid out in his written representation.  He informed the Sub Committee that there had been no engagement with Greenwich Licensing Police from the applicant.   

 

The Sub-Committee was addressed by Ella Smallcombe whose main concern was that of noise nuisance from delivery bikes early in the morning and late at night, and noise from patrons.

 

All parties, with the exception of the Legal Advisor and Corporate Governance Officer, withdrew to allow the Sub-Committee to deliberate at 2.45pm. The Sub-Committee announced their decision at 2.50pm.

 

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 the application to vary the Premise Licence and all written and oral submissions, the Sub-Committee resolved to reject the variation application in its entirety.

 

Basis of Decision:

 

The Sub-Committee, being satisfied that notice of the hearing had been provided to the Applicant, the Sub-Committee resolved to hear the application in the applicant’s absence. No application for an adjournment of the hearing had been received.  

 

The Sub-Committee heard representations from PC Balestrini, on behalf of the police. PC Balestrini referred to the police written representations at page 91-92 of the agenda and submitted that the police always have concerns regarding these type of premises whereby there are pubs nearby and there are nightclubs towards Lewisham, and the premises would attract custom from those patrons late at night. Police concerns are noise from motorbikes, relating to deliveries and collections from the premises and the resulting public nuisance.  Customers from pubs and nightclubs, late at night are likely to be intoxicated and police are concerned that it will lead to fights and anti-social behaviour, especially at weekends. The applicant had failed to engage with the police regarding the variation application, and the premises licence holder had not tried the use of Temporary Event Notices before seeking to vary the existing premises licence.   

 

The Sub-Committee then heard from Ella Smallcombe from Environmental Health.  The Sub-Committee were referred to the written submissions from Environmental Health at  ...  view the full minutes text for item 5.

6.

Bert's Newsagents, 112 Timbercroft Lane, Plumstead, SE18 2SG pdf icon PDF 144 KB

Application for a premises licence

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Decision:

Bert’s Newsagent, 112 Timbercroft Lane, Plumstead, London, SE18 2SB

 

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 the application for the Premise Licence and all written and oral submissions, the Sub-Committee granted a Premises Licence for the Supply of alcohol for consumption off the premises.

 

Permitted hours for the supply of alcohol:

 

Monday to Sunday

9am to 11pm

 

Note: The original application had sought permission to supply alcohol from 6am to 11 pm daily.

 

The Premises Licence is granted subject to the following conditions:

 

1.    The premises shall operate Greenwich Council’s ‘Reducing the Strength’ Scheme. This means that the premises shall not sell any beers, lager or cider with an ABV of 6.5% or above unless agreed in writing with the Police Licensing Team.

 

2.    The premises shall operate the ‘Challenge 25’ Scheme. Under the scheme, staff authorised for the sale of alcohol shall challenge every individual who appears to be under 25 years of age and shall refuse service where individuals cannot produce acceptable means of identification to prove they are over 18. Notices shall be displayed as to the age verification policy, advising customers that if they look under 25, they may be asked to provide evidence of age. Acceptable forms of ID shall be:

 

a)    A UK Driving Licence;

b)   A valid passport;

c)    A Home Office approved ID card.

 

3.     Signage informing customers of the age verification policy adopted at the premises shall be prominently displayed.

 

4.    All staff shall be trained in the law relating to 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 Refusal Register. Such training (including any refresher training) shall be recorded and provided not less than every twelve (12) months. The training record shall be made available for inspection by Police and “authorised persons” (as defined by Section 13 of the Licensing Act 2003).

 

5.    A Refusals Register shall be kept at the premises, and made immediately available on request to the police or authorised persons. The Refusals Register shall be inspected on a monthly basis by the Designated Premises Supervisor and the date of inspection noted in the register, and a record made in the register of any actions that appear to be needed to protect young people from harm. The register shall record all refused sales of alcohol and include, but not be limited to, the following:

 

a)    The identity of the member of staff who refused  ...  view the full decision text for item 6.

Minutes:

In Attendance:

 

Applicant:                              Mr Nicholas Lawrence

                                             Nira Suresh (Legal Representative)

 

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 Nicholas Lawrence for a Premises Licence in respect of Bert’s Newsagents, 112 Timbercroft Road, Plumstead, London, SE18 2SG.

 

The Licensing Officer gave an illustrated introduction to the report.

 

The Sub-Committee was addressed by the Applicant’s Legal Representative who summarised the application.  He confirmed that the concerns of residents had been addressed by reducing the hours applied for.  He advised that the hours of operation would now be 9am to 11pm. 

 

The Applicant addressed the Sub-Committee.  He explained that the newsagents had been run by his family since 1958 and that he lived above the premises.  He advised that as a resident of the area himself, he was keen to promote the licensing objectives.

 

All parties, with the exception of the Legal Advisor and Corporate Governance Officer, withdrew to allow the Sub-Committee to deliberate at 2.56pm. The Sub-Committee announced their decision at 3.00pm.

 

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 the application for the Premise Licence and all written and oral submissions, the Sub-Committee granted a Premises Licence for the Supply of alcohol for consumption off the premises.

 

Permitted hours for the supply of alcohol:

 

Monday to Sunday

9am to 11pm

 

Note: The original application had sought permission to supply alcohol from 6am to 11 pm daily.

 

The Premises Licence is granted subject to the following conditions:

 

1.    The premises shall operate Greenwich Council’s ‘Reducing the Strength’ Scheme. This means that the premises shall not sell any beers, lager or cider with an ABV of 6.5% or above unless agreed in writing with the Police Licensing Team.

 

2.    The premises shall operate the ‘Challenge 25’ Scheme. Under the scheme, staff authorised for the sale of alcohol shall challenge every individual who appears to be under 25 years of age and shall refuse service where individuals cannot produce acceptable means of identification to prove they are over 18. Notices shall be displayed as to the age verification policy, advising customers that if they look under 25, they may be asked to provide evidence of age. Acceptable forms of ID shall be:

 

a)    A UK Driving Licence;

b)   A valid passport;

c)    A Home Office approved ID card.

 

3.     Signage informing customers of the age verification policy adopted at the premises shall be prominently displayed.

 

4.    All staff shall be trained in the law relating to the  ...  view the full minutes text for item 6.