Greenwich Council

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Apologies for Absence

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


Urgent Business

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


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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Minutes pdf icon PDF 69 KB

Members are requested to confirm as accurate records the Minutes of the meetings held on 2nd May 2019 and 5th 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.

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The Rusty Bucket, 11 Court Yard, Eltham, SE9 5PR pdf icon PDF 207 KB

Application to vary the premises licence

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The Rusty Bucket, 11 Court Yard, Eltham, London, SE9 5PR


In reaching its decision, the Licensing Sub-Committee (“LSC”) 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 LSC 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 representations, evidence and submissions put before it, the LSC resolved to grant the application to vary the Premises Licence as follows:


A.   The permitted hours for the sale of alcohol shall be extended by one hour.

B.   The opening hours of the premises shall be extended to 30 minutes after the extended terminal hours for licensable activities.

C.   Condition 3 of Annex 2 of the Premises Licence shall be amended with the addition of “e) Any unaccompanied children or children accompanied by those deemed irresponsible by management”.

D.  Condition 10 of Annex 2 of the Premises Licence shall be amended to read: “ Licensable activities including the consumption of alcohol in the outside area to the front of the premises as indicated on the plan of the premises shall cease at 10pm daily.”

E.    Conditions 13, of Annex 2 of the Premises Licence shall be amended to read: “Children are not permitted on the premises after 21:00 latest. Unless the premises is holding a private function and is not open to the general public, children will be permitted to remain after 21:00 at the licensee’s or duty managers discretion. Any private function with children in attendance after 21:00 should be notified to the police and/or local authority two weeks prior to the event taking place. 


The LSC imposed a further condition on the Premises Licence as follows: “The external outside drinking area to the front of the premises shall be cordoned off from the public highway, at all times it is in use, by ropes or other non-intrusive appropriate means.”  


Basis of Decision:


The LSC considered all written representations, submissions and evidence from and for the Applicant and the objectors, Mr and Mrs Morris.


The LSC received submissions from the Applicant, that the variation sought was not to increase capacity of the premises, but to have the freedom to open later, and to not have to apply for Temporary Event Notices, which had been used by the premises with no complaints being received. There had been no complaints since the premises opened a year and half ago, that there will be no seating in the outside front area of the premises when in use, just small barrels for customers to put drinks down on. There will be no obstruction of the footpath, being 3.5 metres wide outside the premises, with the outside drinking area being 1.5 metres wide. 


The LSC received submissions from Mr Morris that the outside  ...  view the full decision text for item 5.