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RESOLVED that the minutes of the meeting of the Licensing Committee held on 15 November and 21 December 2018 be confirmed and signed.



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Mordens Wine Bar 7-9 Montpelier Vale London SE3 0TA pdf icon PDF 229 KB

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3.1      The Chair welcomed all parties to the meeting and introductions were made. She then invited Ms Hooper to introduce the application.


            Licensing Officer   


3.2      Ms Hooper said that members were being asked to consider this application for the variation of a premises licence for Mordens Wine Bar 7-9 Montpelier Vale London SE3 0TA. She outlined the current licence and the proposed variation. She said that a review hearing this evening, had agreed conditions to be added to the licence to alleviate concerns raised by the Police. Those members of the public present had seen a copy of the conditions. Four objections from members of the public and the Blackheath Society had been received. She outlined the powers available to members of the Committee.


3.3      The Chair asked for clarity about the licence and whether the hours will remain but will include all floors. Ms Hooper said that there are different activities at different times across the floors. Regulated entertainment is predominantly in the basement and there are different times for alcohol in the basement and the ground floor. This application will ensure that one licence covers the whole of the premises.




3.4      Mr Dadds said that the application is summarised on page 11 of the agenda and allows all of the floors to operate with the same licence conditions. It will allow a better management of the flow, and gradual dispersal of patrons. The Police agree that this is good management of premises and no other responsible authority has objected to the application.


3.5      Mr Dadds said that this application is strengthened, because since this application, further conditions have been added to the licence. In future, anyone admitted to the premises will go through the club scanner after 10pm on a Friday and Saturday and ID taken. This normally reduces crime by 70% because identification is given. In addition a noise limiter will be fitted and the limit set by environmental health. Most music will be played in the basement. Although complaints have been made by residents, environmental health have investigated but did not have any objections.


3.6      Mr Dadds said that with regard to the outside area, Police agree with the PLH that it will be better for smokers to be in the rear garden rather than at the front of the property. No more than eight patrons will be allowed outside at one time. Management will ensure that they are only on the terrace nearest the premises and no drinks will be allowed outside. The limiter will be set so that when the rear door opens any noise that escapes will not be above the ambient level.


3.7      Mr Dadds said that he has read the complaints to the application. He does not know whether the Blackheath Society had discussed this application, made a resolution, and produced minutes. He does not know whether the society has made any complaints in the last 12 months. Mr Comber had given hearsay evidence from a tenant who used to  ...  view the full minutes text for item 58.


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RESOLVED that in accordance with Regulation 4 (2) (b) of the Local Authorities (Executive Arrangements) (Meetings and Access to Information) (England) Regulations 2012 and under Section 100(A)(4) of the Local Government Act 1972, the press and public be excluded from the meeting for the following items of business on the grounds that they involve the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in paragraphs 1 and 3  of Part 1 of Schedule 12(A) of the Act,  and the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information:



The following is a summary of the item considered in the closed part of the meeting.


5.         Mordens Wine Bar 7-9 Montpelier Vale London SE3 0TA


The interim steps were lifted and a raft of conditions added to the premises licence.



Mordens Wine Bar Summary Report