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23.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 17 KB

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RESOLVED that the minutes of the meeting of the Licensing Committee held on 4 September 2014 be confirmed and signed.

 

24.

Declaration of interests pdf icon PDF 33 KB

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None.

 

25.

Payless Food and Wine 496 New Cross Road SE14 6TJ pdf icon PDF 45 KB

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The Licensing Manager advised members that the objections received for the applications made by Payless Food and Wine and Montague Arms had been withdrawn after Licensing Officers mediated between parties and the issues were resolved

26.

Montague Arms 289 Queens Rd SE15 2PA pdf icon PDF 51 KB

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The Licensing Manager advised members that the objections received for the applications made by Payless Food and Wine and Montague Arms had been withdrawn after Licensing Officers mediated between parties and the issues were resolved.

27.

Zanzibar 291-330 Kirkdale,Sydenham, SE26 4QD pdf icon PDF 32 KB

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5.1      The Chair welcomed all parties to the meeting and introductions were made. She then invited the Licensing Manager to speak.

 

Licensing Manager

 

5.2      The Licensing Manager said that this was an application for Zanzibar 291-330 Kirkdale, for a Temporary Event Notice for supply of alcohol for consumption on the premises, regulated entertainment and the provision of late night refreshment between the hours of 0100hrs on 19 October 2014 to 0600hrs on 19 October 2014. The notice had been served by the current licensee Mr Gayle who was present.

 

5.3      The Licensing Manager said that these premises were subject to a review earlier in the year and this Committee restricted its hours for licensable activities to 2am along with a raft of conditions. This decision was subsequently appealed to the magistrates’ court. The licence was also transferred in to Mr Gayle’s name during this period. The evidence produced for the appeal hearing by Licensing Officers, was basically the bundle 2 that had been served and on which the Police intended to rely at this meeting. This evidence had been received since the current licensee had taken over the business and based on this, along with the historical evidence, the court confirmed the decision of the Committee by way of a consent order agreed by the licensee.

 

  Applicant

 

5.4      Mr Gayle said that Zanzibar night club had been in operation for 5 years. He believed that there were problems associated with the club when it was managed by John Wright.

 

5.5      Mr Gayle said that he became the owner of the club at the end of May 2014. He believed that he could manage the club well and had made several changes at the premises. A fence had been erected outside the club to control those queuing to enter and he had blocked off the petrol station adjacent to the club at night to prevent parking or food being prepared on the forecourt. Mr Wright previouslyemployed two stewards to police parking in the surrounding roads; Mr Gayle nowemployed 12 stewards to ensure that traffic flows through the area and that there is no congestion or car horns blowing.

 

5.6      Mr Gayle said that he had updated his dispersal policy. It had been designed by a solicitor to help the dispersal of crowds throughout the night and help to reduce noise. Up to six SIA security staff are employed on the entrance; they do not allow bottles or cups to leave the premises.

 

5.7      Mr Gayle said that they were expanding their music policy to embrace all genres and would be holding charity - comedy evenings and poetry reading.

 

5.8      The Licensing Manager reminded Mr Gayle that the premises licence was not being reviewed and that this hearing related to the specifics of the Temporary Event Notice. Mr Gayle said that he wanted to advise members about the measures that he had put in place to improve the general running of the club.

 

5.9      Mr Gayle said that staff had  ...  view the full minutes text for item 27.