Greenwich Council

Decisions.

Decisions published

17/05/2019 - Award Young People's Supported Housing Contracts (Lots 2) ref: 7089    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of Housing and Safer Communities

Decision published: 17/05/2019

Effective from: 24/05/2019

Decision:

1.    Awarded Single Homeless Project (SHP) a contract to provide Supported Accommodation, which will include 5 units for Children Looked After (CLA) The contract price of £744,398 per annum; There is an annual contribution of £132,000.00 from Children’s Services for the 5 units of accommodation for CLA and £612,398 from Housing Services for the remaining annual contract cost for the service.  The contract will commence around the 1st September 2019 and expire in 4 years on 31st August 2023 with an option for the council to extend for additional periods up to a maximum of 2 years. The total value of the contract over the course of funding, including the option to extend for 2 years, will be £4,466,388.  This is presented as a below.

 

1September 2019 – 31 August 2025

 

Supported Housing Accommodation

Children’s Services 5 units

£132,000

 

Housing Services x 100 units

 

£612,398 

 

Total Annual Contract Value

£744,398

 

 

 

 

Total Contract Value

£4,466,388.

 

2.    Noted that current incumbent for this service is Depaul UK and their contract is due to expire on the 30th June 2019.  To ensure continuity of service and allow sufficient time to mobilise the new service, the Chief Officer agreed to grant an extension of at least 2 months to the current contract at the cost of £178,150 (including Children Services Contribution) and the contract will then expire around the 31st August 2019.  This will bring the overall value of the contract from the start date of the 1st February 2014 to the 31st August 2019 to £5,968,025.

 

 

 

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Nicholas Bresler


15/05/2019 - Appointment of Licensing Sub-Committees 2019/20 ref: 7088    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Licensing Committee

Made at meeting: 15/05/2019 - Licensing Committee

Decision published: 16/05/2019

Effective from: 15/05/2019

Decision:

Agreed to establish and approve the Terms of Reference of the Licensing Sub-Committees for 2019/20 as set out in Appendix 1 of the report.

 

Appointed Members to serve on the Licensing Sub-Committees as set out in the amended Appendix 2 of the report

 

 

 


15/05/2019 - Appointment of Cabinet Members ref: 7079    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Council Annual Meeting

Made at meeting: 15/05/2019 - Council Annual Meeting

Decision published: 16/05/2019

Effective from: 15/05/2019

Decision:

Noted the Members of Cabinet, as appointed by the Leader of the Council, as follows:

 

Councillor Danny Thorpe - Leader of the Council and Chair of Cabinet

Councillor David Gardner - Deputy Leader and Vice-Chair of Cabinet

Councillor Christine Grice

Councillor Denise Hyland

Councillor Sizwe James

Councillor Chris Kirby

Councillor Averil Lekau

Councillor Denise Scott-McDonald

Councillor Jackie Smith

Councillor Miranda Williams

 

 


15/05/2019 - Dispensation from the Six Month Rule: Councillor O'Mara ref: 7087    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Council Annual Meeting

Made at meeting: 15/05/2019 - Council Annual Meeting

Decision published: 16/05/2019

Effective from: 15/05/2019

Decision:

Agreed a dispensation for Councillor Maureen O’Mara from the six month rule until 15 May 2019

 

 

 

 


15/05/2019 - Overview and Scrutiny - Annual Work Programme 2019/20 ref: 7086    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Council Annual Meeting

Made at meeting: 15/05/2019 - Council Annual Meeting

Decision published: 16/05/2019

Effective from: 15/05/2019

Decision:

Agreed the proposed work programme for the Overview and Scrutiny Committee and its Scrutiny Panels for 2019-20 as set out at Appendix 1 of the report, put forward in accordance with the Council’s Constitution.

 

Agreed that the Chief Executive be given delegated authority to vary the programme in consultation with the Chair of the Overview and Scrutiny Committee.

 

 


15/05/2019 - Appointment of Members to serve on Outside Bodies for 2019/2020 ref: 7085    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Council Annual Meeting

Made at meeting: 15/05/2019 - Council Annual Meeting

Decision published: 16/05/2019

Effective from: 15/05/2019

Decision:

Agreed the appointment of Members to serve on outside bodies for the Municipal Year 2019/20, in accordance with the Chief Whip’s Nominations as listed in the appendix to the report with an amendment that Councillor Leo Fletcher shall be appointed to Greenwich Bluecoat Foundation.

 

 

 


15/05/2019 - Approval of an outline Calendar of Meetings of the Council, and other Member-level bodies for 2019/2020. ref: 7084    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Council Annual Meeting

Made at meeting: 15/05/2019 - Council Annual Meeting

Decision published: 16/05/2019

Effective from: 15/05/2019

Decision:

Approved the outline calendar of meetings of the Council and other Member-Level Bodies for the Municipal Year 2019/20

 

 

 


15/05/2019 - Appointment of Members to serve on Member-level Bodies, and the appointment of Chairs and Vice-Chairs for 2019/2020 ref: 7083    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Council Annual Meeting

Made at meeting: 15/05/2019 - Council Annual Meeting

Decision published: 16/05/2019

Effective from: 15/05/2019

Decision:

Noted the Members appointed to the Member-Level Bodies that deal with matters which are neither reserved to the Council nor are executive functions for the 2019/20 Municipal Year, as detailed in the report.

 

 


15/05/2019 - Establishment of Member-level Bodies for 2019/2020 to deal with matters neither reserved to the Council nor are executive functions. ref: 7082    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Council Annual Meeting

Made at meeting: 15/05/2019 - Council Annual Meeting

Decision published: 16/05/2019

Effective from: 15/05/2019

Decision:

Agreed to establish the following Member-level Bodies for 2019/20 to deal with matters which are neither reserved to the Council nor are executive functions:

 

          Standing Member-Level Bodies

 

Audit and Risk Management Panel

Borough-wide Housing Panel (Vice-Chair only)

Corporate Parenting Board

Eltham and Kidbrooke Area Planning Committee

General Purposes Committee

Greenwich Area Planning Committee

Health and Well-Being Board

Highways Committee

Leaseholders Forum (Vice-Chair only)

Licensing Committee

Local Housing Panels (Vice Chairs only)

Margaret McMillan Field Study Centre Sub-Committee

Overview and Scrutiny Committee

Overview and Scrutiny Call In Sub-Committee

Pension Fund Investment and Administration Panel

Planning Board

Scrutiny Panels (x6)

Standards Committee

Standing Advisory Council on Religious Education (SACRE)

Woolwich Area Planning Committee

 

Consultative Bodies

 

Greenwich Council Joint Committee

Schools Forum

 

Agreed the allocation of seats on Member-level bodies as set out in Appendix A of the report.

 

Agreed the terms of reference of all Member level bodies for 2019/20 (Appendix B of the report) and that Part 3 of the Constitution (Responsibility for Functions) be updated accordingly.

 

Agreed the Chairs of the Scrutiny Panels for 2019/20 (Appendix C of the report).

 

Agreed that Dr Susan Blackall be appointed as Chair of the Standards Committee (and consequently Vice-Chair of the Audit and Risk Management Panel) and that Dr Susan Blackall (vice-chair) be appointed as an independent member of the Standards Committee.

 

Agreed that the Chief Executive be authorised to (a) establish, in consultation with the Party Group Leaders, individual Appointment Panels based on the requirements of the post; and (b) appoint, in consultation with the Leader and Party Whips, Members to Appointment Panel.

 

Agreed that the Chief Executive, in consultation with the Leader of the Council and the relevant Party Whip, be authorised to appoint to any vacancies on the bodies listed above or any that may arise during the Municipal Year 2019/20.


15/05/2019 - Notification from Party Groups as to Members appointed as Council Chief Whip and Deputy Chief Whip, Leader and Deputy Leader of the Opposition (largest Minority Group), other party leaders and party whips. ref: 7081    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Council Annual Meeting

Made at meeting: 15/05/2019 - Council Annual Meeting

Decision published: 16/05/2019

Effective from: 15/05/2019

Decision:

Noted the appointment of Members by their Party Groups to the offices listed below for the 2019/20 Municipal Year:-

 

Council Chief Whip                           Councillor Angela Cornforth  

Deputy Chief Whip                           Councillor Linda Perks            

Leader of the Opposition                  Councillor Matt Hartley          

Deputy Leader of the Opposition      Councillor Nigel Fletcher        

Chief Whip of the Opposition           Councillor Geoffrey Brighty


15/05/2019 - Delegations and Executive Responsibilities ref: 7080    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Council Annual Meeting

Made at meeting: 15/05/2019 - Council Annual Meeting

Decision published: 16/05/2019

Effective from: 15/05/2019

Decision:

Noted the allocation by the Leader of the Council of Cabinet portfolios, as detailed in appendix 1 of the report.

 

Noted the Leader’s General Scheme of Delegation for 2019/20, as detailed in appendix 2 of the report.

 

Noted the appointments made by the Leader of the Council to serve on joint committees and outside bodies which exercise executive functions or which advise on executive matters, as detailed in appendix 3 of the report.

 

 


15/05/2019 - Appointment of Deputy Mayor ref: 7078    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Council Annual Meeting

Made at meeting: 15/05/2019 - Council Annual Meeting

Decision published: 16/05/2019

Effective from: 15/05/2019

Decision:

Noted that Councillor Mick Hayes had given notice that he intended to appoint Councillor Linda Bird as his Deputy Mayor for the Municipal Year 2019/20.

 

 


15/05/2019 - Election of Mayor ref: 7077    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Council Annual Meeting

Made at meeting: 15/05/2019 - Council Annual Meeting

Decision published: 16/05/2019

Effective from: 15/05/2019

Decision:

Agreed that Councillor Mick Hayes be appointed as the Mayor of the Royal Borough of Greenwich for 2019/20, to take up office on 23 May 2019

 


14/05/2019 - Designation of the Woolwich Conservation Area and approval of additions to the Local Heritage List ref: 7076    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 14/05/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 15/05/2019

Effective from: 22/05/2019

Decision:

Noted the comments received in response to the public consultation and the Royal Borough’s responses, set out in Appendix 1.

 

Noted the views of the Woolwich and Thamesmead Planning Committee, set out in paragraph 6.9 and Appendix 2.

 

Noted the results of the final assessment of the area proposed for conservation area designation and the buildings proposed for local heritage listing, provided at Appendix 3.

 

Agreed to designate a new conservation area in Woolwich Town Centre, to be known as the “Woolwich Conservation Area”, whose finalised boundary is shown in the map at Appendix 4.

 

Agreed to add 51 buildings in Woolwich Town Centre to the Royal Borough’s Local Heritage List, listed within the assessment at Appendix 3 and shown in the map at Appendix 5.      

 

 

 

 

Wards affected: Woolwich Common; Woolwich Riverside;

Lead officer: Rebecca Duncan


14/05/2019 - Physical activity and Sport Strategy and Action Plan ref: 7075    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 14/05/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 15/05/2019

Effective from: 22/05/2019

Decision:

Approved the adoption of the Physical Activity and Sport Strategy, known as Greenwich Get Active, which has been developed jointly by the directorates of Communities and Environment with Health and Adult Services.

 

Noted that an action plan sets out the key short, medium and longer term actions that will be delivered by the Greenwich Get Active Partnership to achieve the aims of the strategy.

 

 

 

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Tim Hetherington


08/05/2019 - Mullai Food & Wine (formerly Euro), 12 Plumstead Road, Woolwich, SE18 7BZ ref: 7074    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Licensing Sub-Committee C

Made at meeting: 08/05/2019 - Licensing Sub-Committee C

Decision published: 14/05/2019

Effective from: 08/05/2019

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 Premises Licence under the Licensing Act 2003 in respect of the

 

Mullai Food & Wine (formerly known as Euro Food & Wine), 12 Plumstead Road, Woolwich, London SE18 7BZ

 

as follows:

 

That the hours for licensable activities for:

 

The supply of alcohol shall be

 

Monday – Sunday

09:00 until 23:00

 

The licence is granted subject to the conditions as are consistent with the Operating Schedule and the conditions volunteered by the applicant as set as follows:

 

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.

 

2.            There shall be no sales of single cans of beer, lager or cider.

 

3.            The premises shall operate the ‘Challenge 25’ Scheme. Under the Scheme, all 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 passport;

c)    A Home Office approved ID card.

 

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

 

5.            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).

 

6.            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. The Refusals 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 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.

 

7.            The CCTV shall continuously record whilst the premises is open for licensable activities and during all times when customers remain on the premises. The CCTV shall cover inside and outside of the premises (precise positions may be agreed with Police from time-to-time). The recorded CCTV images shall be stored for a minimum of thirty-one (31) days with the correct date & time-stamping.

 

8.            A member of staff who is able to operate the CCTV system and download copies of recordings shall be present on the premises during all hours that the premises remains open to members of the public.

 

9.            Signs shall be displayed stating that the premises are monitored by CCTV. Such signage shall be displayed on the front door and inside.

 

10.      An Incident Book shall be maintained at the premises to record details of any incidents relating to the four licensing objectives pursuant to the Licensing Act 2003. Such entries shall include, but not be limited to, the following:

a) All crimes at the venue, e.g. shoplifting, damage, threats to staff;

b) Removal of patrons from the premises;

c) Any complaints received from members of the public;

d) Any incidents of disorder;

e) Any faults in the CCTV system;

f) Any visit by a relevant authority or emergency service.

 

11.         All spirits shall be displayed behind the shop service counter.

 

12.         The area immediately outside the premises shall be maintained in a clean and tidy manner at all times it is open for licensable activity.

 

13.         The premises licence holder shall ensure compliance at all times with the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005, and any other direction that may be made from time-to-time by an officer of the relevant Fire Authority.

 

14.         Neither Mr Sithamparappillai Thavaseelan or his wife Mrs Vimilara Thavaseelan, or any company that they are associated with directly or indirectly, shall be involved with the day-to-day running of the premises.

 

15.         The Designated Premises Supervisor or a personal licence holder shall be present at the premises at all times during licensable hours.

 

16.         All alcohol that is displayed within the licensable area, other than the spirits placed behind the shop service counter (pursuant to Condition 11), shall be covered during non-licensable hours.

 

The Sub-Committee also agreed the following additional condition(s):

 

17.     That the hatch in the frontage of the premises shall not be used for sale of alcohol at any time.

 

The 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 Sub Committee’s decision was based on issues raised concerning the Prevention of Crime & Disorder, Prevention of Public Nuisance and the Public Safety licensing objectives.

 

In reaching their decision the Sub-Committee considered the representations put forward by the Applicant’s representative who stated that he had met with the Police before the making of the application to discuss the failures of the previous premises licence holder to manage the premises properly. The applicant’s representative also informed the Sub-Committee that two dates were arranged for a meeting with residents where any concerns could be discussed and addressed. However, despite notices being sent to every premises around the vicinity, none of the residents had attended.

 

The Applicant’s representative informed the Sub-Committee that there had been three local residents objecting to the application. However, two local residents no longer had objections as their concerns regarding disturbances outside the premises had been addressed by the proposed licensing hours.  The Sub-Committee accepted the representation.

 

With regards to the outstanding written objection from another local resident making representations on basis of the Public Nuisance and Public Safety licensing objectives, the applicant’s representative stated that the concerns raised by him related to anti-social behaviour occurring after 11pm. He argued that as the proposed licensing hours ended at 11pm, many of the issues experienced by the remaining resident were largely irrelevant.

 

The Sub-Committee noted that the applicant had agreed conditions with the Police, Environmental Health and Public Health which had addressed their concerns under the Prevention of Crime and Disorder and Public Safety licensing objectives. The Sub-Committee was mindful of paragraph 2.1 of the Guidance which states “Licensing authorities should look to the Police as the main source of advice on crime and disorder” and placed substantial weight on the fact that conditions had been agreed that promoted the Prevention of Crime and disorder and Public Safety licensing objectives.

 

In response to a question of whether the previous members of staff would still have involvement in the business, the applicant’s representative gave assurances that they would not. The applicant’s representative explained that, as part of negotiations with the Police it had been agreed that the applicant’s parents would have no involvement in the running of the business. The applicant’s representative stated that the applicant would be involved in the day to day running of the business and had a personal licence. It was also confirmed that there were no plans for a hatch on the premises to be re-opened to sell alcohol.

 

The Sub-Committee noted that the premise was in a cumulative impact zone and under paragraph 10.7 of the Royal Borough of Greenwich’s Licensing Policy “…. the Royal Borough will refuse applications for new premises licence…..whenever it receives relevant representations unless an applicant can demonstrate why the grant or variation involved will not add to the cumulative impact experienced”.

 

The Sub-Committee were persuaded and satisfied that -

·        the previous premises licence holders (who were the parents of the applicant) had retired and no longer had any involvement in the business

·        the applicant would be employing new members of staff

·        the applicant had no intention of re-opening the hatch to sell alcohol

 

The Sub-Committee were minded to grant the premises licence for the hours requested with the conditions set out on page 38 to 41 of the Agenda. The Sub-Committee also determined that it was proportionate and appropriate to impose an additional condition that ‘the hatch shall not be used for sale of alcohol at any time’ in order to promote the licensing objectives of Prevention of Crime & Disorder, Prevention of Public Nuisance and the Public Safety licensing objectives.

 

If the applicant or those making representations are aggrieved by the Council’s decision, they have the right to appeal to the Magistrates’ Court.  Such an appeal must be submitted to the Magistrates’ Court within 21 days of the date from when the appeal period is deemed to have started, which will be stated in the cover email or letter to the Notice of Decision.

 

 


13/05/2019 - Appointment of a professional services consultant to support LANB programme ref: 7073    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of Regeneration, Enterprise and Skills

Decision published: 13/05/2019

Effective from: 18/05/2019

Decision:

Agreed to the appointment of Blakeney Leigh Limited as the Multi-Disciplinary Consultant to support the delivery of the Local Authority New Build (LANB) Programme on behalf of the Royal Borough of Greenwich.

 

Noted that the indicative contract sum for evaluation purposes of £9,668,050 is not a fixed contract price but agrees that it is approved for budget purposes such that if this sum is exceeded then further approval will be sought to expend a higher figure.

 

Agreed to treat the information presented at the Confidential Appendix as exempt under the provisions of the Local Government Act 1972, Schedule 12A on the basis of “Information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person (including the authority holding that information)”.

 

Agreed that the exempt information, presented in the Confidential Appendix is not subsequently released to the press or public.

 

 

 

 

 

Lead officer: Barbara Ringer


01/05/2019 - Milano's Pizza, 106 Trafalgar Road, London, SE10 9UW ref: 7072    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Licensing Sub-Committee A

Made at meeting: 01/05/2019 - Licensing Sub-Committee A

Decision published: 08/05/2019

Effective from: 01/05/2019

Decision:

Milano’s Pizza, 106 Trafalgar Road, London SE10 9UW

 

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 Provision of Late Night Refreshment as follows:

 

Permitted hours for Late Night Refreshment:

 

Sunday – Thursday

23:00hours to Midnight

Friday  and Saturday

23:00hours to 01:00 hours the next day

 

The Sub-Committee rejected the application for extended opening hours for the Provision of Late Night Refreshment from 1st December to 3rd January.

 

The Sub-Committee rejected the application for extended opening hours for the Provision of Late Night Refreshment from 11pm on New Year’s Eve to 5am on New Year’s Day.

 

The Premises Licence is granted subject to the following conditions:

 

1.            The premises shall install and maintain a comprehensive CCTV system. All public areas of the licensed premises, including all public entry and exit points and the street environment shall be covered, enabling frontal identification of every person entering in any light condition. The CCTV system shall continually record whilst the premises is open for licensable activities and during all times when customers remain on the premises. All recordings shall be stored for a minimum period of 31 days with date and time stamping. Recordings shall be made available promptly upon the request of a Police Officer, Local Authority Officer or other authorised person. The CCTV system should be updated and maintained according to Police recommendations.

 

2.            A staff member from the premises who is conversant with the operation of the CCTV system will be available at all times when the premises are open to the public. This staff member must be able to retrieve footage and show to a Police Officer, Local Authority Officer or other authorised person on request and in any case within 72 hours.

 

3.            A Duty Manager’s Log shall be kept at the premises, and made available on request to any Police Officer, Local Authority Officer or other authorised person. It shall be checked, signed and dated by the premises licence holder monthly. This log shall record the following:

 

a)       all crimes reported to the venue;

b)      Removal of patrons from the premises;

c)       any complaints received;

d)      any incidents of disorder;

e)       any faults in the CCTV system or searching equipment or scanning equipment;

f)       any child safeguarding concerns;

g)       any safety checks performed;

h)      any visit by an authorised person, or emergency service.

 

4.            All exits doors shall be maintained to be easily operable without the use of a key, card, code or similar means and shall be regularly checked to ensure that they function satisfactorily and a record of the check shall be kept in the log book.

 

5.            Adequate and appropriate supply of first aid equipment and materials shall be available on the premises.

 

6.            In the absence of adequate daylight, suitably bright lighting shall be fully in operation in any area of the premises that is accessible by patrons at all times that the premises are open to the public.

 

7.            The approved arrangements at the premises, including means of escape provisions, emergency warning equipment, the electrical installation and mechanical equipment, shall at all material times be maintained in good condition and full working order.

 

8.            The means of escape for the premises shall be maintained unobstructed, free from trip hazards, be immediately available and clearly identified in accordance with the plans provided.

 

9.            Notices shall be prominently displayed at all exits requesting patrons to respect the needs of local residents and businesses and leave the area quietly, and to dispose of their food packaging appropriately without causing litter.

 

10.         Management shall make regular checks outside the premises to ensure that noise from the premises or patrons is not affecting neighbouring residential properties.

 

11.         Management shall make regular litter patrols immediately outside the premises and ensure the immediate area is clear of litter and hazards.

 

12.         No fumes, steam or odours shall be emitted from the licensed premises so as to cause a nuisance to any persons living or carrying on a business in the area where the premises are situated.

 

13.         To promote awareness around child protection, the premises shall provide suitable safeguarding awareness training to all staff and provide refresher training no less than every 6 months. A record of this training shall be made available on request to any Police Officer, Local Authority Officer or other authorised person.

 

14.         Safeguarding Concerns shall be recorded in the Duty Manager’s Log, along with any action taken to report concerns to the Royal Greenwich MASH team or the Police.

 

15.         All Pizza Boxes shall be branded or otherwise marked with the name of the business

 

 

Basis of Decision:

 

The Sub-Committee, being satisfied that notice of the hearing had been provided to the Applicant and his solicitor, and the solicitor having indicated by email that he may not be attending and being informed that the applicant was present upon the Milano premises at 6.30pm at the time for the commencement of the hearing, determined 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 against the application from Mr Billington, being the only party to attend the hearing. Mr Billington highlighted his written representations, that there was severe public nuisance within the vicinity because of littering and noise associated with existing business premises. The littering comprised of bottles and food packaging. Further, that there is regular noise and music from cars and taxis late at night which disturbs sleep. There is a particular problem in Lassell Street from customers visiting and leaving food and alcohol outlets in Trafalgar Road.     

 

The Sub-Committee noted that the premises are located within a Cumulative Impact Zone and that the grant of a new premises licence should not impact adversely upon the licencing objectives.

 

In reaching its decision the Sub-Committee took into consideration the conditions that had been offered by the Applicant through his solicitor and that there were no Responsible Authorities objecting to the application.

 

If the applicant or those making representations are aggrieved by the Council’s decision, they have the right to appeal to the Magistrates Court.  Such an appeal must be submitted to the Magistrates Court within 21 days of the date from when the appeal period is deemed to have started, which will be stated in the cover email or letter to the Notice of Decision.


02/05/2019 - Bert's Newsagents, 112 Timbercroft Lane, Plumstead, SE18 2SG ref: 7071    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Licensing Sub-Committee B

Made at meeting: 02/05/2019 - Licensing Sub-Committee B

Decision published: 08/05/2019

Effective from: 02/05/2019

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 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.

 

6.    The CCTV shall continuously record whilst the premises is open for licensable activities and during all times when customers remain on the premises. The CCTV shall cover inside and outside of the premises (precise positions may be agreed with Police from time-to-time). The recorded CCTV images shall be stored for a minimum of thirty-one (31) days with the correct date & time-stamping.

 

7.    A member of staff who can operate the CCTV system and download copies of recordings upon request by Police or an authorised person shall be present on the premises during all hours that the premises remains open to members of the public.

 

8.    The premises shall display signs stating that the premises are monitored by CCTV. Such signage shall be displayed on the front door and inside the premises.

 

9.     An Incident Book shall be maintained at the premises to record details of any incidents which compromise the licensing objectives pursuant to the Licensing Act 2003. Such entries shall include, but not be limited to, the following:

 

a) All crimes at the venue, e.g. shoplifting, damage, threats to staff;

b) Removal of patrons from the premises;

c) Any complaints received;

d) Any incidents of disorder;

e) Any faults in the CCTV system;

f) Any visit by an authorised officer or emergency service.

 

10.  The area immediately outside the premises shall be maintained in a clean and tidy manner at all times it is open for licensable activity.

 

Basis of Decision:

 

The Sub-Committee considered submissions from the Applicant’s representative and the applicant. The newsagency business has been operated by the applicant’s family and the applicant since 1958. The Applicant resides above the premises and he himself went to the primary school opposite. The concerns of the police had been addressed by agreement of conditions to be imposed upon the premises licence it were to be granted.

 

The Sub-Committee noted the written representations from 3 residents who were not present for the hearing.

 

There were no representations from any Responsible Authorities against the application.

 

The concerns regarding prevention of harm to children and the proximity of the primary school to the premises had been properly addressed by agreement with the police. 

 

The premises are not within a Cumulative Impact Zone.

 

The Sub-Committee considered that the conditions subject to which the Premises Licence is granted promote the licensing objectives and that the premises will be operated responsibly. 

 

Right of Appeal:

If the applicant or those making representations are aggrieved by the Council’s decision, they have the right to appeal to the Magistrates’ Court.

 

Any appeal must be submitted to the Magistrates’ Court within 21 days of the date of written notification of the decision.

 

 

 


02/05/2019 - Taksim Bistro, 7 Blackheath Hill, London, SE10 8PB ref: 7070    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Licensing Sub-Committee B

Made at meeting: 02/05/2019 - Licensing Sub-Committee B

Decision published: 08/05/2019

Effective from: 02/05/2019

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 from the Police and Environmental Health, gave due regard to the Applicant’s failure to attend the hearing and that the Applicant was not represented for the hearing.

 

The Sub-Committee resolved that the variation of the premises licence would adversely impact upon the licensing objectives, in particular there would be an exacerbation of public nuisance, noise and disturbance and increased impact upon crime and disorder.

 

If the applicant or those making representations are aggrieved by the Council’s decision, they have the right to appeal to the Magistrates Court.  Such an appeal must be submitted to the Magistrates Court within 21 days of the date from when the appeal period is deemed to have started, which will be stated in the cover email or letter to the Notice of Decision.