Greenwich Council

Agenda item.

1 Tidemill Square, London SE10 0UF

Application for a premises licence


1 Tidemill Square, London, SE10 0UF

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:


Supply of alcohol, on the premises only,


Sunday to Wednesday

7am to 10pm

Thursday to Saturday

7am to 11pm


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.    The Challenge 25/Think 25 proof of age scheme shall be operated at the Premises. All customers who appear to staff to be under the age of 25 will be challenged to prove that they are over 18 when attempting to purchase alcohol. Acceptable forms of ID include a photo driving licence, passport, or home office approved identity card bearing the holographic ‘PASS’ mark. If the person seeking alcohol is unable to produce an acceptable form of identification, no sale or supply of alcohol shall be made to or for that person.


2. All staff involved in the sale or supply of alcohol shall be trained, as part of their induction, in the responsible sale of alcohol. Such

training will include challenging every individual who appears to staff to be under 25 years of age and to refuse service where individuals cannot produce acceptable means of ID, and using the Refusals Log. Such training (including any refresher training) will be recorded in the Training Log.


3. Signage shall be displayed conspicuously on the premises in customer facing areas to advise customers that suitable proof of age documentation will be required for all purchasers who appear to staff to be under 25.


4. Water and non-intoxicating beverages will be readily available during the hours that alcoholic beverages are available for purchase.


5. A Refusals/Complaints/Incident Log(s) must be maintained and

accessible at the Premises, and made available for inspection on

reasonable request, to the Police or to an Authorised Person. The

Logs are to be inspected regularly by the DPS (or his nominated

deputy) and noted in the log with a record made of any appropriate follow up actions. Without limiting the above, the following shall apply to the Refusals and Incidents logs:


Refusals: The Log must record all refused sales of alcohol and

include the following:

a) the identity of the member of staff who refused the sale

b) the date and time of the refusal

c) the alcohol requested and reason for refusal

d) description of the person refused alcohol


Incidents: The Log must record:

a) all crime reported to the Premises;

b) all ejections of patrons;

c) any incident of disorder;

d) all seizures of drugs and/or offensive weapons;

e) any faults in the CCTV system (if the Premises has CCTV);

f ) any visit by a Responsible Authority officer or officer of the

    Emergency Services.


6.   The Premises shall risk assess its own requirements as to the need (If any) for SIA door staff.



7.   The Premises shall install and maintain a comprehensive CCTV

system as per the minimum requirements of a Metropolitan Police

Crime Prevention Officer.


8.   All entry and exit points will be covered enabling front identification of every person entering in any light condition. The CCTV system will be capable of obtaining clear facial recognition images and a clear head and shoulders image of every person entering or leaving the Premises.


9.   The CCTV system shall display on any recording the correct time

and date of that recording


10. The CCTV shall continuously record when the Premises is open for licensable activities and during all times when customers remain on the Premises.


11. All recordings shall be stored for a minimum period of 31 days with date time stamping. Recordings shall be made available immediately upon reasonable enquiries of the Police or authorised officer, through the preceding 31days period.


12.A staff member from the Premises who is conversant with the

operation of the CCTV System shall be on the Premises at all times the premises is open to the public. This staff member must be able to show a Police or authorised officer recent data or footage with the absolute minimum of delay when requested.


13. Finalisation Condition – This condition will apply to the Unit until

such time as it is fulfilled. Once satisfied, it will automatically be

removed from the Licence:

(a). No licensable activities shall take place under the terms of this

Licence until the Tenant/Operator (or authorized Third Party) has

lodged with the Police; Licensing Authority; Environmental Health

Team and/or the Fire Authority a copy of its fit out/final layout

plan and such plan has been agreed by them.


14. There shall be no off sales of alcohol from the premises.




Basis of Decision:


The LSC noted and gave due weight to the absence of representations from Responsible Authorities.


The LSC also took note of and gave due weight to the fact that the premises are not located within a Cumulative Impact Zone.


The LSC noted the written representations of the 3 residents, none of whom attended the hearing.


The LSC heard representations from Mr Hughes on behalf of the applicant. Mr Hughes submitted that the application was a landlord application and that there would be a lot more such applications from Knight Dragon. If the licence were granted it would then be for the operator to seek any changes.  The applicant had responded to the objections to the applicant and had revised the end of day times, originally to midnight. As a result, Late Night Refreshment was no longer sought or required. In addition, the operator was now further revising the application and not seeking a licence to supply alcohol for consumption off the premises.  The applicants had contacted Mr Davies, one of the objectors, and had discussed preventing customers from smoking in anywhere on the premises. Mr Davises however, did not want to prevent smoking by customers this way as they would then do so in other parts of the vicinity. Knight Dragon also have Estate Management Guidelines in addition to various restrictions within leases of occupiers and thereby would ensure there is no, e,g. public nuisance.


The LSC considered that the revised application, and the further concession to not seek a licence for the supply of alcohol for consumption off the premises, gave effect to and promoted the licensing objectives.


An appeal against this decision may be made to the Magistrates’ Court. 


Any appeal must be made within 21 days from date of written notification of this decision.

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