Greenwich Council

Agenda, decisions and minutes.

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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.

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Members are requested to confirm as an accurate record the Minutes of the meeting held on 9 October 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.

Minutes:

Resolved -

 

That the minutes of the meeting of Licensing Sub-Committee ‘C’ held on 9 October 2018 be agreed and signed as a true and accurate record.

5.

Ibis Hotel, 30 Stockwell Street, Greenwich SE10 9JN pdf icon PDF 418 KB

Application to vary the premises licence

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Decision:

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 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 the evidence put before it the Sub-Committee decided to grant the variation to the Premises Licence under the Licensing Act 2003 in respect of the Ibis Hotel, 30 Stockwell Street, London, SE10 9JN as follows:

 

That the hours for the following licensable activities are modified:-

 

·       Supply of Alcohol(Both On and Off Sales)

(to hotel residents and their bona fide guests):

-        Monday to Sunday 24 hours each day of the week.

 

·       Supply of Alcohol (Both On and Off Sales)

(to non-hotel residents)

-        Monday to Sunday from 09:00 hours to 23:00 hours; save for

-        New Year’s Eve from 09:00 hours until 00:30 hours the following day.

 

·       Late Night Refreshment (Indoors Only)

-        As existing, save for New Year’s Eve;

-        New Year’s Eve from 23:00 hours until 00:30 hours the following morning.

 

·       Regulated Entertainment

-        As existing, following withdrawal of the proposed changes by the applicant.

The variation is granted subject to the conditions as are consistent with the Operating Schedule and the conditions volunteered by the applicant. The operating schedule refers to the existing conditions that are in place, which will continue to apply to the licence, with the exception of conditions 1, 4 and 7, which have been removed. The conditions to be carried over are:

 

1.          No statutory regulations for music and dancing shall apply to licensed premises so as to require any licence for the provision in the premises of public entertainment by the reproduction of wireless (including television) broadcasts [or of programmes included in any programme service (within the meaning of the Broadcasting Act 1990) other than a sound or television broadcasting service] or of public entertainment by way of the reproduction of recorded sound.

 

2.          Suitable non-alcoholic beverages, including drinking water, shall be equally available for consumption with or otherwise as an ancillary to meals served in the licensed premises.

 

3.          The premises must be bona fide used for the purpose of habitually providing for reward board and lodging including breakfast and one other at least of the customary main meals.

 

4.          There shall be afforded in the premises, for person provided with board and lodging for reward adequate seating accommodation in a room not used or to be used for sleeping accommodation for the service of substantial refreshment or for the supply or consumption intoxicating liquor.

 

5.          The above restrictions do not prohibit:

·       during the first twenty minutes after the above hours the consumption of the alcohol on the premises;

·       during the first twenty minutes after the above hours, the taking of  ...  view the full decision text for item 5.

Minutes:

In Attendance:

 

Applicant                         Sebastien Ardaillou (DPS / applicant)

Ewen Macgregor (legal representative)

 

Making Representation:   John Fokes

 

 

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 Accor UK Economy Hotels Limited for the granting of a variation of a Premises Licence in relation to Ibis Hotel, 30 Stockwell Street, London, SE10 9JN.

 

The Licensing Lead Officer gave an illustrated introduction to the report.

 

The Sub-Committee was addressed by the legal representative for the applicant, who detailed the application and advised that having spoken to the representatives, prior to the meeting, it had been agreed that an additional condition that no alcoholic drinks would be allowed off the premises after midnight.  That alcoholic drinks could not be taken out to, or consumed, in the seating area directly outside the premises which would not be used after 11pm.

 

In response to Members questions the applicants legal representative confirmed that the area to be designated as the bar was in a small lobby area and there was no intention to hold events.  Music would be background only.  Café Rouge leases the restaurant area from the applicant and provided breakfast and dinner service for guests, by mutual agreement.  Café Rouge had their own, separate licence and were, otherwise, independent from the hotel. 

 

He confirmed that the existing license for the Hotel allowed for the playing of live music, though this had never been used and assured Members that there was no intention to create a music and dance venue.

 

He confirmed that the applicant would be happy to put up signage that alcoholic drinks were not permitted off the premises after 11pm.  Signage would be posted advising that anyone leaving the building should do so quietly and to respect the peaceable habitation of neighbours.

 

Mr Fokes addressed the Sub-Committee to confirm that the agreement to prohibit consumption of alcohol outside of the premises after 11pm and the posting of notices to leave the premises quietly, allayed his concerns.

 

All parties, with the exception of the Legal Advisor and Corporate Governance Officer, withdrew to allow the Sub-Committee to deliberated at 11.45am.  All parties returned at 11.50am.

 

The Chair informed those present of the decision of the Sub-Committee and that full details would be given in the formal decision notice.

 

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 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 the evidence put before it the Sub-Committee decided to grant the variation to the Premises Licence under the Licensing Act 2003 in respect  ...  view the full minutes text for item 5.