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Licensing Committee 30 June 2020 –Badger Badger 139-145 Deptford High Street SE8 3NU


I am writing in respect of the application made for a Premises Licence forBadger Badger 139-145 Deptford High Street SE8 3NU to confirm that the Committee made the determination shown below.


In the matter of the application for 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 a premises licence was GRANTED as follows subject to the conditions, attached to this letter, being added to the licence:


Live Music

23:00 – 00:00 Sunday – Thursday

23:00 – 01:00 Friday - Saturday

Recorded Music

23:00 – 00:00 Sunday – Thursday

23:00 – 01:00 Friday - Saturday

Late Night Refreshment

23:00 – 00:00 Sunday – Thursday

23:00 – 01:00 Friday - Saturday

Sale of Alcohol for consumption on the premises

09:00 – 23:30 Sunday – Thursday

09:00 – 00:30 Friday - Saturday

Seasonal Variation

Licensable activity from the end of permitted hours on New Years Eve to the start of permitted hours on New Year’s Day.


It was also agreed that in the conditions, the two references to drinking outside the premises shall be replaced with ‘no drinks shall be taken outside the premises’ and the recommendations outlined in the noise report shall be implemented.


In coming to a determination the Committee considered the following matters;


1.    The Committee noted the representation made by the applicants. They are both experienced in the hospitality business, having managed several high end venues. Badger Badger will be a community hub.


2.    The Committee noted that the applicants are committed to the area and want to be involved in the local community. They have a 20 year lease on the building and intend to spend several thousand pounds on renovation.


3.    The Committee noted that the applicants had been in contact with local residents including the Deptford Society. Recognising that noise is an issue for residents, a noise report was commissioned. Applicants intend to continue to work with local residents to ensure that the licensing objectives are upheld.


4    It was also noted that the applicants had agreed to the proposed conditions and if a licence is granted, they had considered the measures that will need to be taken to keep patrons safe during the covid pandemic.


5.    The Committee considered the representations made by residents. Night life in Deptford High Street is welcomed, but it is also a residential area. The increasing number of late night establishments is eroding home life for people living in Deptford High Street and surrounding areas.


6.    The Committee noted Deptford Society’s concerns about the classification of Deptford High Street as a district hub rather than a local hub in the draft licensing policy. It recommends a closing time of midnight during the week  ...  view the full decision text for item 3.