Agenda and minutes

Online Meeting, Licensing Sub-Committee
Monday 21 September 2020 9:45 am

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41.

Appointment of Chair

Minutes:

Moved by Councillor Dunstone, seconded by Councillor Heap.

 

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

42.

Declarations of Interest

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There were no declarations of interest.

43.

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To confirm that the minutes of the meeting held on 10 September 2020 are a correct record.

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Resolved, that the minutes of the meetings held on 3 September 2020 and 10 September 2020 were approved as a correct record.

44.

Stir 777 - 48 High Street, Kingston, KT1 1HN pdf icon PDF 2 MB

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The Licensing Officer introduced the matter for determination and informed the Licensing Sub-Committee that Stir 777 limited (“the applicant”) had applied for a new Premises Licence in respect of the premises known as Stir 777 – 48 High Street, Kingston, KT1 1HN.

The applicant sought a new premises licence to permit the provision of regulated entertainment (playing of recorded music and performance of dance) and the sale by retail of alcohol, for consumption on the premises, from 22:00 to 03:00 on Thursdays and from 22:00 to 04:00 on Fridays and Saturdays.

The Licensing Officer explained that the applicant had advertised the application, as required, by way of public notice at the premises and in a local newspaper. The application was also made available on the Council’s website. 713 addresses were consulted in writing and informed that an application had been received, with 8 valid representations received from other persons. The representations referred to the prevention of public nuisance as well as the prevention of crime and disorder Licensing Objectives.

The Metropolitan Police, as the Responsible Authority for the prevention of crime and disorder, initially raised concerns regarding the application. Following further consultation, the applicant addressed the concerns by making amendments to their operating schedule. These amendments are reflected in the conditions shown in Annex 3 of the report. In light of these amendments, the concerns raised by the Metropolitan Police were satisfied.

The Licensing Sub-Committee heard from Damon Wellman on behalf of the applicant, who outlined details of the application. An application for a Sexual Entertainment Venue (SEV) had been granted for the premises on 17 March 2020 and the new premises licence application was to reflect the change in hours granted for the SEV licence.

In response to the Licensing Sub-Committee seeking clarification on the premises operating hours, the applicant explained that, prior to the Coronavirus pandemic, the premises was operating on Fridays and Saturdays 2200 hours - 0300 hours. The applicant confirmed that the entire capacity for the premises is 225 people but goes down to 90 for operating as an SEV. During usual operations, the estimated number of people on site was usually around 40. The Licensing Sub-Committee queried whether there would be any alcohol sold for consumption outside of the premises. The applicant confirmed that, although off-sales are permitted under the current premises licence, they do not plan to allow alcohol to be sold and taken outside of the premises. The Licensing Sub-Committee also sought clarification on whether there would be a policy for a ‘drinking-up’ period for customers to finish their beverages prior to the closing time. The applicant explained that their usual operating procedure is to not sell alcohol close to the premises closing time and retain the flexibility to monitor each situation and more easily spread the dispersal of customers. The applicant also clarified that they do not operate on a booking or membership basis, instead focusing on repeat customers and drawing on experienced door staff to permit customers they deem appropriate.

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45.

Urgent Items Authorised by the Chair

Minutes:

There were no urgent items.

46.

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.

 

Minutes:

This item was not required.