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9.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 17 KB

Minutes:

RESOLVED that the Minutes of the meeting of the Licensing Committee, held on 15,22 and 26 January 2015 and 2 March 2015 be confirmed and signed.  (4 March 2015 was cancelled)

 

10.

Declaration of interests pdf icon PDF 33 KB

Minutes:

None.

 

11.

Pointers Bar 21 March 2015 pdf icon PDF 28 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

LONDON BOROUGH OF LEWISHAM LICENSING AUTHORITY

DIRECTORATE FOR COMMUNITY SERVICES

LICENSING TEAM

2 FLOOR LAURENCE HOUSE I CATFORD ROAD LONDON SE6 4RU

LICENSING ACT 2003 SECTION 105 (3)

COUNTER NOTICE-Permitted Temporary Activities

Mr Justin Popat

 

On 2nd March 2015, the licensing authority received from you , Mr J

Popat, a temporary event notice (“the notice”) in respect of proposed

temporary licensable activities due to take place between 22:00 hours

on 21st March 2015 to 05:00 hours on 22nd March 2015 at The Pointers

Bar, 286 Lewisham high Street, London 5E13 6JZ.

 

On 12th March 2015 the licensing authority of the London Borough of

Lewisham made the decision to issue a Counter Notice as it considers it

necessary to do so for the promotion of the prevention of public nuisance,

public safety and prevention of crime and disorder licensing objectives.

There is a right of appeal against this Notice to the Magistrates Court.

 

A copy of this Counter Notice will be sent to the chief officer of Police and for

the local authority exercising environmental health functions for the area in

which the premises specified in the temporary event notice you gave is

situated

 

Under section 136 of the Licensing Act 2003 a person commits an offence if

he carries on licensable activity on or from any premises otherwise than under

and in accordance with an authorisation; or if he knowingly allows a licensable

activity to be carried on. A person convicted of such an offence is liable on

imprisonment for a term not exceeding six months or to a fine not exceeding

£20,000-00, or to both.

 

Signature Date 12th Match 2015

Proper Officer for Licensing

 

LICENSING ACT 2003 section 105 (3)

 

Notice of reasons for issuing the Counter Notice

 

The event proposed as specified on the Temporary Event Notice is not

permitted for the following reasons;

 

 

Having heard the representations received, it has been decided that the Counter Notice should be issued to ensure the promotion of the licensing objective of the prevention of crime and disorder, public nuisance and of public safety.

 

Proper Officer of Licensing

12 March 2015

Minutes:

3.1      The Licensing Manager said that this was a hearing to determine the Temporary Event Notice for Pointers Bar 286 Lewisham High Street SE13 6JZ, for the supply of alcohol for consumption on the premises, regulated entertainment and the provision of late night refreshment between the hours of 1700 on 21 March 2015 to 0500 on 22 March 2015. She said that although there is a premises licence in place, the owners were refusing to allow the activities to take place under their premises licence.

 

Metropolitan Police

 

3.2      Sgt McGrath said that the MPS had submitted objections to the TEN because it would not uphold the licensing objectives of prevention of crime and disorder, public safety and prevention of public nuisance.

 

3.3      The TEN was for a promoted event where numerous DJs would be performing to provide regulated entertainment. The type of event would require a good risk assessment, good management and strict licensing conditions on a licence to ensure that the licensing objectives were being met.

 

3.4      Sgt McGrath said that it would be expected that such an event would be held at a venue where there was a current premises licence in force with strict conditions imposed to facilitate this. Unfortunately the current licensing conditions were not fit for purpose. There were no basic conditions as expected on a licence for such an event; there was no search policy, regulated door supervisors, or dispersal and drug policies.

 

3.5      Sgt McGrath said that it would also be expected, that such a venue would contact Police regarding a risk assessment for promoted events. This had not been submitted; in fact the venue had never approached Police with regard to the opening date, type of club and music, risk assessment etc, something that was expected of any new establishment.

 

3.6      This was such a concern to Police because of the previous firearms incidents and assaults at the venue; it had taken Police several weeks to make contact with Mr Popat and then his details had only been given to Police on a minor variation application.

 

3.7      Sgt McGrath said that a meeting had been held with Mr Popat. Mr Popat explained that he intended to operate under the current premises licence. It was highlighted that the licence was not fit for purpose and a list of proposed conditions provided to him, which were accepted at that stage and were expected to be added to the licence upon application for a full variation. It was at this point, after Police had made representation to the minor variation application, that the solicitors, acting on behalf of the licence holder, Mendoza Ltd, made contact with Police. They advised Police and the licensing authority, that they did not give authorisation for Mr Popat to operate under their premises licence, nor did they authorise the sale of alcohol.

 

3.8      Mendoza, the premises licence holder, had written to the Police, addressing their concerns that:

 

12.

Pointers Bar TEN 27 -29 March pdf icon PDF 28 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

LONDON BOROUGH OF LEWISHAM LICENSING AUTHORITY

DIRECTORATE FOR COMMUNITY SERVICES

LICENSING TEAM

2 FLOOR LAURENCE HOUSE I CATFORD ROAD LONDON SE6 4RU

LICENSING ACT 2003 SECTION 105 (3)

COUNTER NOTICE-Permitted Temporary Activities

Mr Justin Popat

 

On 27th February 2015, the licensing authority received from you, Mr J

Popat, a temporary event notice (“the notice”) in respect of proposed

temporary licensable activities due to take place between 22:00 hours

on 27th March 2015 to 05:00 hours on 28th March 2015, and from 22:00

on 28” March 2015 to 05:00 on 2gth March 2015 at The Pointers Bar, 286

Lewisham High Street, London SEI3 6JZ

 

On 12 Match 2015 the licensing authority of the London Borough of

Lewisham made the decision to issue a Counter Notice as it considers it

necessary to do so for the promotion of the prevention of public nuisance,

public safety and prevention of crime and disorder licensing objectives.

There is a right of appeal against this Notice to the Magistrates Court.

A copy of this Counter Notice will be sent to the chief officer of Police and for

the local authority exercising environmental health functions for the area in

which the premises specified in the temporary event notice you gave is

situated

Under section 136 of the Licensing Act 2003 a person commits an offence if

he carries on licensable activity on or from any premises otherwise than under

and in accordance with an authorisation; or if he knowingly allows a licensable

activity to be carried on. A person convicted of such an offence is liable on

imprisonment for a term not exceeding six months or to a fine not exceeding

£20,000-00, or to both

 

Signature Date

12th March 2015

 

Proper Officer for Licensing

LICENSING ACT 2003 section 105 (3)

Notice of reasons for issuing the Counter Notice

The event proposed as specified on the Temporary Event Notice is not

permitted for the following reasons;

Signature Date 12th March 2015

Proper Officer for Licensing

 

LICENSING ACT 2003 section 105 (3)

 

Notice of reasons for issuing the Council Notice

 

The event proposed as specified on the Temporary Event notice is not permitted for the following reasons;

 

Having heard the representations received, it has been decided that the Counter Notice should be issued to ensure the promotion of the licensing objective of the prevention of crime and disorder, public nuisance and of public safety.

 

Proper Officer of Licensing

12 March 2015

Minutes:

The Chair asked Sgt McGrath whether his evidence for item 3 was the same for this item. Sgt McGrath confirmed that it was.

 

It was, therefore,

 

RESOLVED that a counter notice be issued.

 

13.

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