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RESOLVED that the minutes of the meeting of the Licensing Committee held on 10 August 2021 be confirmed and signed.



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Good Friend Chinese Takeaway 2a Douglas Way SE8 4RJ pdf icon PDF 254 KB

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In the matter of this application for a new Premises Licence,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 was GRANTED with the following conditions attached to the licence:


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 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, apart from within toilet cubicles.


4.  The Allocated smoking area must be covered by CCTV that is to the same standards as the internal CCTV system.


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

a)  All persons entering the premise will produce identification when asked to do so.

b)  Police may be called if drugs or weapons are found.

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

d)  Management reserve the right to refuse entry.

e)  Customers are to respect local residents and leave the area quietly.


6.  Outside seating area is to be closed at 2200hrs, and not permitted to be used until the following day when the business reopens.


7.  No customers will be allowed to take drinks to the outside seating area after 2200hrs. 


8.  After 2200hrs, no more than 4 customers to be allowed outside the front of the premises to smoke when seating area is closed.


9.  Any outside area must not cause an obstruction to the public highway, and barriers are to be used if required to ensure public safety or prevent obstruction.


10.  Notices shall be prominently displayed at all exits requesting patrons to respect the needs of local residents and businesses and  ...  view the full decision text for item 20.


3.1      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 and Regulatory Manager to introduce the application.


            Crime, Enforcement and Regulation Manager          


3.2     The Crime Enforcement and Regulatory (CER) Manager said that members were being asked to consider an application for a premises licence for Good Friend Takeaway 2a Douglas Way SE8 4AG. She outlined the application. Following a representation from the CER Service on the grounds of public nuisance, the application was amended to include late night refreshment 11pm until midnight and sale of consumption on the premises 11am to 11pm Monday to Sunday. Four representations had been received from interested parties on the grounds of public nuisance, public safety and the prevention of crime and disorder.


3.3      The CER Manager said that conditions had not been agreed between the applicant and Police, or CER Service. She outlined the steps available to members of the Committee having considered all the evidence presented to them and when making their decision.


3.4      The Chair reminded those present that this application had been postponed from the last meeting on 10 August 2021 to allow further discussion between the parties. Apart from the application, she asked whether there had been any further changes. The CER Manager said that she was not aware of any other changes.




3.5      Ms Hou addressed the Committee on behalf of the applicant. She said that Covid19 had had a significant impact on the business and as a result of this negative effect, the applicant wanted to change the style of the business. In doing so, the nature of the complaints received from local residents, had been considered. The application had been changed to include late night refreshment and the sale of alcohol only.


3.6      Ms Hou said that there had been discussions with the Police with regard to their recommended conditions. The applicant agreed with all conditions except for numbers 20 and 21. Item 20 related to the need for a noise limiter and item 21 referred to the need for a qualified acoustic engineer. These conditions were not considered to be appropriate because the application had been amended and there would not be an application for Karaoke


3.7      Ms Hou said that the applicant was addressing issues raised by residents and admitted that mistakes had been made in the past regarding unnecessary noise that neighbours had to ensure. The applicant apologised for the noise nuisance and would be willing to meet with neighbours to assure them that this would not happen again. It was for this reason that Ms Hou said that the sound limiter would not be required and would be very costly to install.


3.8      Ms Hou confirmed that the applicant agreed with the installation of the CCTV and had discussed the matter with P.C Butler. It would be installed if the application was granted.

3.9      Councillor Elliott asked whether the applicant still  ...  view the full minutes text for item 20.