Venue: Civic Suite Catford SE6 4RU
Contact: Clare Weaser
RESOLVED that the minutes of the meeting of the Licensing Committee held on 9 July 2014 be considered at the next meeting.
All Interested Parties
Licensing Committee 22 July 2014 – The Green Man 355 Bromley Road SE6 2RP
In the matter of the application for a 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 a variation of the premises licence was GRANTED subject to the following modification;
Live Music & Recorded Music Friday & Saturday 0900 to 0000
There will be a minimum of 2 SIA staff at private events where alcohol is sold and where the numbers exceed 100 one SIA staff per 50 people
All doors and windows at the rear of the premises shall be kept shut during private events.
A risk assessment shall be carried out for each private event including sale of alcohol 28 days in advance of an event.
There shall be no publicity either through leafleting or social media of private events including the sale of alcohol.
CCTV shall be in operation.
The application for seasonal variation was rejected.
In coming to a determination the Committee considered the following matters;
1. The Committee considered the representations made by the Applicant and the measures offered in the operating schedule. These included live and recorded music would only permitted be at private events and an age verification policy would operate.
2. The Committee considered the objections of the residents. The concerns included noise from music and from visitors leaving the premises late at night in a residential area. The sale of alcohol could lead to anti social behaviour. Concerns were also expressed about sleep disturbance to children and poor security at the premises.
3. The Committee considered the fact that the premises is already licensed. There had only been one complaint since the premises licence was granted in December 2013. The Committee noted that there had not been any representations from Responsible Authorities. It considered that the premises is well run and the licence holder was receptive to concerns expressed by residents.
4. The Committee considered that the additional conditions would address the concerns raised by the residents and were appropriate to promote the licensing objectives.
An appeal may be made against this decision to the Magistrates Court within 21 days from the date of this letter
3.1 The Chair welcomed all parties to the meeting and introductions were made. She then invited the Licensing Services Manager to speak.
Licensing Services Manager
3.2 The Licensing Services Manager said that this was an application for the variation of a premises licence for the Green Man. Phoenix Community Housing had applied for a licence which included the sale of alcohol and the extension of an entertainment licence. No objections had been received from the responsible authorities and Sgt Abbott was in attendance on a partnership basis. She then outlined the process for the evening.
3.3 The Licensing Services Manager said that still pictures of the site had been circulated to members at the meeting. Several videos were shown of the inside of the premises and the area around outside. The Chair then invited the applicant to speak.
3.4 Ms Miller said that Phoenix Community Housing owns and manages over 6,000 homes in the borough and she gave a brief history of its background. It is a community hub and café. It provides information and advice and has an IT workshop. She said that there had been an increasing demand for the facilities at The Green Man for family celebrations, weddings and community events. In January 2014, a premises licence was granted for entertainment until 11pm. At the time, residents had complained about possible noise, antisocial behaviour and safety at the premises. Alcohol has been consumed on the premises, mostly on a Saturday evening. Only one complaint had been received since January from Fr Michael in the adjacent church. He had complained about noise emanating from the rear of the premises in the evening. Doors and windows at the rear now remain closed when functions are held.
3.5 Ms Miller said that she contacts local residents, and recently invited them to an open evening in March. She had written to Fr Michael regarding this application to vary the licence, a copy had been circulated to all members of the Committee. She had also contacted him by telephone on 30 April 2014.
3.6 Ms Miller said that although alcohol had been consumed on the premises, there had not been any reports of bad behaviour as a result.
3.7 In preparation for this application, 8 members of staff had obtained personal licences. An age verification will be in place so that there will not be any underage drinking. Staff will receive training. Alcohol will not be available in public areas including the café, it will be provided at private and ticketed events only. All events serving alcohol will be risk assessed.
3.8 CCTV, SIA staff and a noise limiter will be included on the premises licence. Patrons will sign a policy document when they hire one of the rooms; a deposit will be charged for each private event and will not be returned if patrons do not adhere to the rules of the premises.
3.9 Ms Miller said that staff will encourage the public to take public transport to the Green ... view the full minutes text for item 19.