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Declarations of Interest PDF 208 KB
Fox and Firkin 316 Lewisham High Street, London, SE13 6JZ PDF 213 KB
In the matter of this application for a Temporary Event Notice,the Committee has considered all the relevant representations made by all parties.
The Committee has made the following determination to ensure 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 AGREED, subject to the following conditions:
In coming to a determination the Committee considered the following matters:
1. Members of the Committee noted the objection made by Police. They had attended the premises because of noise complaints. It was noted that there had been a considerable extension to the outside area with a bar and marquee which was not licensed. As a result, a Section 19 closure notice was issued.
2. A serious GBH had taken place at the premises and was of concern to Police. CCTV had not been available and the suspect could not be identified. If 250 patrons were on the premises, the safety of the public would be at risk, particularly if CCTV was not available.
3. Members of the Committee also noted that increasing numbers of noise complaints were being received. There was a risk that with regulated entertainment over the Jubilee celebration period, these complaints could increase. Police were also concerned about the possible increase of crime and disorder, as alcohol was introduced in this large area during the Jubilee festivities, where there was no control over CCTV images or any conditions relating to the land they intended to use. On 22 March 2022, the applicant was advised to apply for a variation of a licence to include the extension of the land as part of 316 Lewisham High Street, which had been overlooked by management. The Police did not believe that the premises was being managed properly and were concerned that the licensing objectives of the prevention of crime and disorder and public nuisance would not be upheld if the application was granted..
4 The Committee noted the presentation from the applicant. They addressed the objections raised by the Police:
· Following a section 19 notice, it was recommended that steps be taken to ensure that the extra land which expanded the garden at the rear of the premises should be licensed. A full licence application had been applied for this area on 27 April 2022
· The application had been applied for under the address that would form part of the brewery and tap room. The applicant considered that this was the appropriate address because it made most sense in the context ... view the full decision text for item 52.
2. Fox and Firkin 316 Lewisham High Street SE13 6JZ
2.1 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 Safer Communities Senior Officer to introduce the application.
Safer Communities Senior Officer
2.2 Mr Lockett said that the meeting was being held in relation to representations received to a Temporary Event Notice (TEN) at the land to the rear of Fox and Firkin 316 Lewisham High Street SE13 6JZ. The proposed event site was in the rear of the premises, located outside the licensed area of the pub itself. The sale of alcohol was not permitted in this area, as well as amplified live and recorded music. He outlined the application as applied for and the existing licensed activities at the premises. He said that representations had been received from the Metropolitan Police on the grounds of public safety and the prevention of Crime and Disorder and of Public Nuisance.
2.3 The Mr Lockett then outlined the powers available to members when making their decision.
2.4. Lenny Watson then addressed the Committee on behalf of the applicant. She addressed the objections outlined in the objection letter received from P.C Butler of the Metropolitan Police:
· The premises had acquired extra land which extended the garden to include a marque and bar. Following a section 19 notice, it was recommended that steps be taken to ensure that the extra land, which expanded the garden at the rear of the premises, should be licensed. A full licence application had been applied for this area on 27 April 2022.
· The application had been applied for under the address 15 Whitburn Road because the marque and the outside bar would form part of the brewery and tap room. It had been suggested that the TENs application had been made under this address in order not to highlight it as part of the premises at 316 Lewisham High Street. This was not correct, the application had been made under Whitburn Road because it was considered that this was the appropriate address because it made most sense in the context of the licensing situation for the overall area and the garden area shared with the Fox and Firkin.
· Incidents at the premises had been dealt with by staff to ensure that Licensing Objectives were upheld. An example was given that on 16 April 2022, staff asked a patron to stop smoking Marijuana. The patron became angry and assaulted the staff member. The Police were called for the safety of staff, and members of the public.
· In the letter, it stated that staff had not assisted Police with their enquiries. However, Mr Sidders the DPS, had spoken to the Police following an incident at the premises, offering any assistance required. CCTV had not been available that day because the system had been removed to carry out structural works to facilitate sound proofing measures in the venue. These measures ... view the full minutes text for item 52.
Ilderton Wharf TENs Space 1, Ilderton Road/Rollins Street, London, SE15 1EP PDF 209 KB
This item was withdrawn.
Ilderton Wharf TENs Space 2, Ilderton Road/Rollins Street, London, SE15 1EP PDF 209 KB
This item was withdrawn.