Agenda and minutes

Online Meeting, Licensing Sub-Committee
Tuesday 25 August 2020 9:45 am

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No. Item


Appointment of Chair


Moved by Councillor Lidbetter, seconded by Councillor Edwards and


Resolved, that Councillor Wehring be appointed Chair for the meeting.


Declarations of Interest


There were no declarations of interest.



To confirm that the minutes of the meeting held on 14 July 2020 are a correct record.


Resolved, that the minutes of the meeting held on 14 July 2020 be confirmed and signed as correct.


Al Forno – 1-3 Townend Parade, High Street, Kingston, KT1 1LY pdf icon PDF 24 MB


The Licensing Officer introduced the matter for determination and informed the Sub-Committee that the applicant had applied for a variation to the existing premises licence in respect of the premises known as Al Forno, 1-3 Townend Parade, High Street, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey KT1 1LY. 


The application sought variation of the Premises Licence to include the following:


?     the sale by retail of alcohol for consumption off the premises Monday to Saturday from 11:00 hours to 22:00 hours, and Sundays from 12:00 hours to 22:00 hours, which would cover both collections and deliveries

?     no changes proposed to any existing conditions, other permitted activities or hours.

The Licensing Sub-Committee noted in the officer’s report that the current and proposed hours of operation were laid out in Annex 3 of the report and that whilst this application sought to amend the Premises Licence permanently to offer 'off-sales', as opposed to the temporary nature of the Business and Planning Act 2020 which came into force on 22 July 2020 and if on-sales were granted, allowed a premises to have the ability to provide off-sales for a temporary period until 30 September 2021. The variation sought for off-sales was made whilst the premises would be open for the purposes of selling alcohol for consumption on the premises, subject to the Premises Licence that sees the end of licensed hours at 23:00 or the closure time of an existing outside area before then.


The Licensing Officer explained that the applicant had advertised the application, as required, by way of a public notice at the premises and by advertisement in a local newspaper and that the application had also been advertised on the Council’s website. In addition some 310 addresses were consulted in writing and informed that an application had been received, with 6 valid representations received from Other Persons. The representations referred to all four Licensing Objectives, the prevention of crime and disorder, public safety, the prevention of public nuisance and the protection of children from harm. One representation was received in support of the application.


It was confirmed that all Responsible Authorities received a copy of the application. The Trading Standards Officer as the Responsible Authority for the protection of children from harm initially raised concerns regarding the application. Following further consultation the applicant had addressed those concerns by making amendments to their operating schedule. These amendments were reflected in the conditions shown in Annex 4. In light of these amendments, the concerns were satisfied and no representations were received from Responsible Authorities.


The Licensing Sub-Committee heard a submission from the applicant, Fabio Frusciante (Designated Premises Supervisor (DPS)) and Manuel Rocha (representative), confirming details of the application, and advising members that the application was to assist the restaurant financially at a difficult time for businesses, with the Covid-19 restrictions limiting current table space in the premises. The applicant also confirmed that the price of beer off-sales (Peroni and Moretti) was £5.50 for a pint and £3.50 for a bottle (sold in a plastic  ...  view the full minutes text for item 27.


Urgent Items Authorised by the Chair


There were no urgent items.


Exclusion of the Press and Public

The following matters may be considered in private if the Committee agrees that, under Section 100(A)(4) of the Local Government Act 1972, the public are excluded from the meeting on the grounds that it is likely that exempt information, as defined in paragraph 1 ofPart I of Schedule 12A to the Act, would be disclosed.  This paragraph covers information relating to any individual.



The motion to exclude public and press was not required.