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 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:

Resolved –

 

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

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Mint, Building 20, Unit 2 River Gardens, SE10 pdf icon PDF 167 KB

Application for a premises licence

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Decision:

Mint (River Gardens Café) Unit 2, 20 River Gardens Walk, London SE10 0FZ

 

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 the evidence put before it the Sub-Committee resolved to grant a Premises Licence.

 

The hours for licensable activities shall be:

 

Sale & Supply of alcohol, on the premises only,

 

Monday to Sunday

11:00 to 21:00

 

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 following conditions:

 

1.    A CCTV system shall be installed that is capable of recording evidential standard images of the points of sale of alcohol and of persons purchasing alcohol.

2.    All CCTV recordings shall be maintained for a minimum of thirty-one (31) days with date/time stamping and in a format that can be readily viewed without the need for specialist software.

3.    The CCTV shall continuously record whilst the premises are open for licensable activities and during all times when customers remain on the premises.

4.    No alcohol shall be sold at any time that the CCTV system is inoperative for any reason.

5.    Notices shall be displayed advising that CCTV is in operation.

6.    An Incident/Accident Book shall be maintained at the premises and all records within the Book shall be retained for a period of three years. The Book shall be made available for inspection by Police and authorised officers of the Local Authority upon demand.

7.    The sale and supply of alcohol shall only be ancillary to the provision of a substantial table meal.

8.    The use of the front patio area of the premises shall cease and the area be cleared of all patrons at 7 pm.

9.    The external licensable patio area to the front of the premises shall be suitably barriered off during licensable hours.

10.Any outside seating shall be made unusable at all times when the premises are closed.

11.Notices shall be displayed to remind persons leaving the premises to do so in a quiet and orderly manner in order to minimise disturbance to neighbouring residential properties.

12.The Challenge 25/Think 25 proof of age scheme shall be operated at the premises.  All customers who appear under the age of 25 of age shall be challenged to prove that they are over 18 years of when attempting to purchase alcohol.  Acceptable forms of ID include a photo driving licence, passport, or Home Office approved identity card baring the holographic ‘PASS’ mark.  If  ...  view the full decision text for item 4.

Minutes:

In attendance

 

Applicant:                       Mr Hasan Mustafa and Mrs Mustafa

 

Making representation:   Ms Dana Pavel

 

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 Hasan Mustafa for a Premises Licence in respect of Mint (River Gardens Café) Unit 2, 20 River Gardens Walk, London, SE10 0FZ.

 

The Licensing Officer gave an illustrated introduction to the report.

 

The Sub-Committee was addressed by the Applicant who confirmed that, after consultation with local residents, he had reduced the closing time applied for to 9.00pm which had resulted in the withdrawal of a number representations.  He explained the concept of the restaurant was to offer a family friendly café for use by the community and that it was his intention to offer coffee, food, beer and wine in a bistro type environment. 

 

The Panel was addressed by Mrs Mustafa, the wife of the Applicant.  Mrs Mustafa understood the concerns of residents.  She advised that it was their desire to build a good relationship with residents as it was anticipated they would form their core customer base.  Mrs Mustafa was aware of the concerns raised regarding the children’s play area which she informed the Panel was locked up at 5.30pm. 

 

The Panel was addressed by Dana Pavel who was in support of the application.  She felt the application fitted in well with the community and would be a welcome addition. 

 

The Licensing Sub-Committee noted the condition regarding the use of the front external area ceasing at 7pm.  The Applicant appeared to be confused about this point and maintained that he had not offered this condition and it had not been agreed with the police.  The emails sent to objectors by the Licensing Officer following the undated letter by the Applicant to residents, at page 57 of the Agenda, referred to the application being revised and stated the external patio area would not be used after 7pm. Further enquiries of the Licensing Officer and a reading of the Application Form for the Premises Licence, completed by the Applicant’s Agent, revealed that under the heading of protection of children from harm, it was stated that “the use of the front patio will cease at19:00 hours”.

 

All parties, with the exception of the Legal Advisor and Corporate Governance Officer, withdrew to allow the Sub-Committee to deliberate at 7.17pm.  The Sub-Committee announced their decision at 7.29pm. 

 

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 the evidence put before it the Sub-Committee resolved to grant a  ...  view the full minutes text for item 4.