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11.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 24 KB

Minutes:

RESOLVED that the minutes of the meeting of the Licensing Committee held on 31 October 2019be confirmed and signed.

 

12.

Declaration of interests pdf icon PDF 207 KB

Minutes:

None.

13.

Joyce, 294 Brockley Road SE4 2RA pdf icon PDF 223 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

In the matter of the application for a new Premises Licence, the Committee considered the relevant representations made.

 

The Committee made the following determination:

 

With a view to ensuring the promotion of the licensing objectives, in accordance with the provisions of the statutory guidance and the principles of our licensing policy, the application for a new premises licence was GRANTED subject to the following conditions being added to the premises licence:

 

CCTV

The premises shall install and maintain a comprehensive CCTV system. All entry and exit points of the public serving area will 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 upon reasonable request of Police or authorized officer throughout the preceding 31-day period.

 

A staff member from the premises who is conversant with the operation of the CCTV system shall be on the premises at all times when the premises are open. This staff member must be able to show a Local Authority or Police Officer recent data or footage upon reasonable request.

 

Notices shall be displayed advertising that CCTV is in operation

 

Incident book

An incident log shall be kept at the premises, and made available on request to an authorized officer of the Council or the Police, which will record the following:

(a) All crimes reported to the venue.

(b) Any complaints received.

(c)  Any faults in the CCTV system.

(d) Any refusal of the sale of alcohol.

(e) Any visit by a relevant authority or emergency service.

 

Underage sales

A proof of age scheme, such as Challenge 25, shall be operated at the premises where the only acceptable forms of identification are (recognized photographic identification cards, such as a driving license or passport / Holographical marked PASS scheme identification cards).

 

Children will only be allowed access to the premises if accompanied and supervised by an adult.

 

Drugs

A zero tolerance to illegal drugs shall be operated at the premises.

 

General

No live music or entertainment in the in the form of a DJ is to be undertaken at the premises

 

The outside seating area of the premises must be closed by 22:00hrs, this area must not re-open until the start of the following days trading.

 

Noise from Patrons

Notices shall be prominently displayed at the premises requesting patrons to respect the needs of local residents and businesses and leave the area quietly.

 

Notices shall be prominently displayed at any area used for smoking, requesting patrons to respect the needs of local residents and to use the area quietly.

 

Patrons permitted to temporarily leave and then re-enter the premises (including the smoking area) e.g. to smoke, shall not be permitted to take drinks or containers with them.

 

The premises must take all reasonable steps to  ...  view the full decision text for item 13.

Minutes:

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 a new premises licence for Joyce 294 Brockley Road SE4 2RA. She outlined the application for the licensable activities which had been made by Caton Pubs Ltd. One representation had been received from a local resident based primarily on the grounds of the prevention of public nuisance. The resident had been in contact with officers today to confirm that they would not be attending the meeting. They had sold their property where they live and were moving out of the area. However they wanted their objection to stand because part of their reason for moving out of the area was the close proximity of the proposed licensed premises.

 

3.3      Ms Hooper said that conditions had been agreed between the applicant, Licensing Authority and the Police. She outlined the options available to members of this Committee when making their decision.

 

3.4      Ms Hooper advised the Chair that representations had not been received from any of the relevant authorities.

 

Applicant

 

3.5      Mr Salthouse said that he had sent a letter to local residents after an objection to his application was received. It gave a lot of detail about how they operate within a space. The premises will be a bar; the hours applied for were reasonable and similar to other establishments in the area. They had avoided activities that could cause a public nuisance: regulated entertainment and films for example, and had agreed to close the outside space at 10pm. However, there was a dispute about the closing time. They had compared the opening hours with other establishments in the area, and with his business partner Mr Brown, he considered that they have the experience and capability for running a successful establishment. The premises will be managed as a bar; there will not be any food.

 

3.6      Councillor Howard asked where the premises are situated in Brockley Road. Mr Salthouse said it is located between Crofton Park and Brockley Station. He said that the premises is on Brockley Road which is a main road. One of the points raised by the objector was that they live on residential street, but this road is very close to the main road and was the reason why they are close to a commercial premises.

 

3.7      There are not a lot of licensed premises near them. One bar is 100 metres away; another is 15 metres away and has a licence until midnight and it has outside seating which faces directly down residential streets.

 

3.8      Councillor Campbell asked how many other similar establishments there are in the area. Mr Salthouse said that Brockley does not have many drinks led businesses, most are food led or restaurants.

 

3.9      Councillor Wise was pleased that the applicants had addressed one of the objector’s issues by agreeing to close the outside  ...  view the full minutes text for item 13.

14.

Planet 68, 68 Rushey Green SE6 4JD pdf icon PDF 223 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

In the matter of the application for the variation of a Premises Licence, the Committee has considered the relevant representations made.

 

The Committee has made the following determination:

 

With a view to ensuring the promotion of the licensing objectives, in accordance with the provisions of the statutory guidance and the principles of our licensing policy, the application for the variation of a Premises Licence, was agreed subject to the following conditions being added to the premises licence:

 

 Conditions

 

The premises shall install and maintain a comprehensive CCTV system. All entry and exit points of the public serving area will 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 upon reasonable request of Police or authorized officer throughout the preceding 31- day period.

 

A staff member from the premises who is conversant with the operation of the CCTV system shall be on the premises at all times when the premises are open. This staff member must be able to show a Local Authority or Police Officer recent data or footage upon reasonable request.

 

Notices shall be displayed advertising that CCTV is in operation

 

An incident log shall be kept at the premises, and made available on request to an authorized officer of the Council or the Police, which will record the following:

(a) All crimes reported to the venue.

(b) Any complaints received.

(c) Any faults in the CCTV system.

(d) Any refusal of the sale of alcohol.

(e) Any visit by a relevant authority or emergency service.

 

A minimum of one (1) SIA registered door supervisor must be on duty when the premises is conducting licensable activity after midnight. When open past midnight the door supervisors must be on duty from 2200hrs until closure of the premises.

 

A proof of age scheme, such as Challenge 25, shall be operated at the premises where the only acceptable forms of identification are (recognized photographic identification cards, such as a driving license or passport / Holographical marked PASS scheme identification cards).

 

A zero tolerance to illegal drugs shall be operated at the premises.

Notices shall be prominently displayed at the premises requesting clients and delivery drivers to respect the needs of local residents and businesses and leave the area quietly

 

Notices shall be prominently displayed at any area used for smoking requesting patrons to respect the needs of local residents and use the area quietly.

Patrons permitted to temporarily leave and then re-enter the premises (including the smoking area) e.g. to smoke, shall not be permitted to take drinks or containers with them.

 

Smoking will only be permitted outside the front of the premises.

 

Patrons will not be permitted to access the area at the back of the premises as this  ...  view the full decision text for item 14.

Minutes:

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

 

            Licensing Officer   

 

4.2      Ms Hooper said that members were being asked to consider this application for the variation of a premises licence for Planet 68, 68 Rushey Green SE6 4JD. She outlined the application for the licensable activities which had been made by Amoge Isabelle Okeke. Representations had been received from three local residents within relatively close proximity of the premises on the grounds of public nuisance. Conditions had been agreed between the applicant, the Licensing Authority and the Police. Ms Hooper outlined the options open to members when making their decision.

 

            Application

 

4.3      Ms Okeke said that she runs an African restaurant. Customers attend the restaurant late and also like to eat late. It was for this reason that she had applied to extend her licensable hours.

 

4.4      In the past, she hosted parties and applied for Temporary Event Notices to remain open beyond their licensed hours. However, she can only apply for 10 of these events in the year, and demand exceeded this.

 

4.5      Ms Okeke said that objectors referred to problems they had suffered in the past, but she has only run this restaurant for 18 months. These problems relate to the previous owners. She referred to an’ L’ shaped area at the back of the premises. She said that it is a public area and the activities that take place in that area were not in her control.

 

4.6      A party was held in the area recently that created a lot of noise. She had CCTV evidence to prove that their restaurant was closed when the party was taking place.

 

4.7      It was not expected that the restaurant would be open every night of the week. If there are no customers, the restaurant would be closed. The rear of the premises is not used for the delivery of food, so there would never be motorcycles at the rear of their property waiting to deliver food for the restaurant.

 

4.8      The Chair asked when Ms Okeke took over the business. Ms Okeke said that she has managed the restaurant since May 2018.

 

4.9      The Chair was advised that representations had not been received from relevant authorities.

 

4.10    Councillor Campbell asked whether officers had received any noise complaints. Ms Hooper said that the licensing team had not made a representation so she did not have any information to give the member upon which a decision could be made.

 

4.11    Councillor Campbell said that residents had complained about the noise from bottles clattering into refuse bins all hours of the night. She asked whether bottles could be disposed of at a reasonable hour. Ms Hooper said this could be included as a condition on the premises licence. Ms Okeke said that they do not dispose of bottles at night, they are packed into small boxes as they use them during the day.

 

4.12    Councillor Campbell asked whether  ...  view the full minutes text for item 14.

15.

Exclusion of the Press and Public pdf icon PDF 25 KB

Minutes:

RESOLVED that under Section 100 (A) (4) of the Local Government Act1972, 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 paragraph 3 of Part 1 of Schedule 12 (A) of the Act, as amended by the Local Authorities (Executive Arrangements) (Access to Information) (Amendments) (England) Regulations 2006 and the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighed the public interest in disclosing the information:

 

            6. Club Vibes 1001014 Lewisham High Street, London SE13 5JH

 

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

 

The premises licence was revoked

 

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Club Vibes 100-104 Lewisham High Street London SE13 5JH