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Minutes pdf icon PDF 92 KB


RESOLVED that the minutes of the meeting of the Licensing Committee held on 16 June be confirmed and signed.



Declarations of Interest pdf icon PDF 208 KB


Councillor Howard said that she lives in Sydenham quite near to the New Istanbul, 81 Sydenham Road, but had not received any information regarding this application, apart from the agenda papers. She confirmed that she did not have a prejudicial interest in this application.



Tai Kitchen 106 Foxberry Road, London, SE4 2SH pdf icon PDF 250 KB

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This item was postponed. (The objection was withdrawn and not submitted to a future meeting this Committee)



This item was postponed. (The objection was withdrawn and not submitted to a future meeting this Committee)



New Istanbul Ltd, 81 Sydenham Road, SE26 5EZ pdf icon PDF 251 KB

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In the matter of this new Premises Licence application,the Committee has considered all the relevant representations made by all parties.


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 Secretary of state’s guidance and the principles of our licensing policy:


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 sale of alcohol for consumption OFF the premises was GRANTED between the hours of 7am and 11pm.and subject to the following conditions:


1.  The premises shall install and maintain a comprehensive CCTV system. All entry and exit points 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 immediately upon the request of Police or authorized officer throughout the preceding 31 day period. The CCTV system should be updated and maintained according to police recommendations.


2.  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 to the public. This staff member must be able to show a Police or authorized council officer recent data or footage with the absolute minimum of delay when requested.


3.  The CCTV must cover all areas of the venue that the public have access to. There should be no obstructions to any internal camera that creates areas that are not wholly covered by CCTV.


4.  No consumption of Alcohol permitted on site at any time.


5.  The premises shall prominently display signage at all entrances informing customers: -

a)    All persons entering the premise may have to produce identification,

b)    CCTV is in operation throughout this premises and is made available to the police.

c)    Prominent signage will be on display telling customers to respect the local residents and leave quietly.

d)    No loitering outside the premises, do not disturb our neighbours.


6.  All Spirits are to be displayed and sold within direct sight of the till area to ensure staff can supervise the sales of spirits.


7.  All staff engaged in Sales of Alcohol must be trained and a training log must be kept showing the staff selling has been trained. This training must be refreshed every 6 months to ensure staff are current and up to date with training. This must reflect in the staff training log and dated when training was last conducted. DPS/ Personal Licence holder must sign to endorse/ date that training completed.


8.  Staff on duty after 2200hrs are to ensure that no groups gather outside the premises causing disturbances  ...  view the full decision text for item 11.


4.1      The Chair welcomed all parties to the Licensing Committee. She introduced those present, and outlined the procedure to be followed for the meeting. She then invited the Crime and Enforcement Manager to introduce the application.


            Licensing Officer   


4.2      Ms Hooper said that members were being asked to consider an application for a premises licence for New Istanbul 81 Sydenham Road SE26 5EZ.  She outlined the application and said that one representation had been received from the ward Councillor, Chris Best, on the grounds of public nuisance, public safety and prevention of crime and disorder.


4.3      Ms Hooper drew members’ attention to paragraph 1.4 on page 37 that had been included in error and was to be disregarded. She outlined the options open to members of the Committee having considered all the evidence presented to them and when making their decision.




4.4      The applicant said that she had been waiting for the last four weeks for her application to be considered before she opened her business. She said that they had been running a successful supermarket/off licence for the last 16 years at 91 Sydenham Road. It operates under grandfather rights which allows the sale of beer and ciders above 6.5% abv.


4.5      The applicant said that her long term aim was to move the business from 91 to 81 Sydenham Road. One of the main objections received was regarding the sale of super strength beers and ciders. She said that they would be adhering to the new licensing policy and had agreed that a condition be added to the licence preventing the sale of these drinks. She said that she did not want customers in her shop who were drunk.


4.6      The applicant said that she should not be held responsible for the bad behaviour of street drinkers. There was no evidence to suggest that alcohol had been bought from her shop by street drinkers. In an effort to help prevent street drinking, she would not sell alcohol to customers who were drunk, they would keep a refusal book, would not allow people to gather in the area after 10pm and CCTV would be installed. She said that residents had told her that they feel safer walking the streets late at night, knowing that her shop was open.


4.7      The licensing policy would be adhered to and the granting of the licence would not mean that they would be contributing to bad behaviour in the area. Alcohol would not be sold to those under 18 and she emphasised that super strength drinks would not be sold.


4.8      There had been a complaint regarding the noise of the fridges in the shop. The applicant did not understand why a closing hour of 11pm was being requested because these appliances would still have to be left switched on. Ms Yabaci said that she had contacted council officers who confirmed that the appliances were the same as in other shops and the noise was not too loud. These officers said  ...  view the full minutes text for item 11.