Agenda and minutes

Online Meeting, Licensing Sub-Committee
Tuesday 3 November 2020 9:45 am

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Items
No. Item

53.

Appointment of Chair

Minutes:

It was moved by Councillor Thompson, seconded by Councillor George and

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

 

 

54.

Declarations of Interest

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest.

 

55.

Minutes

To confirm that the minutes of the meeting held on 6 October 2020 are a correct record.

Minutes:

Resolved, that the minutes of the meeting held on 6 October 2020 was approved as a correct record.

 

56.

Maverick Bar Company - 39 Avenue Road, Kingston, KT1 2RD pdf icon PDF 3 MB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Licensing Officer introduced the matter for determination and informed the Sub-Committee that Corrine Hopwood had applied for a new Premises Licence in respect of the premises known as 39 Avenue Road, Kingston, KT1 2RD

 

The applicant sought the grant of the following:

?       The sale by retail of alcohol (off the premises only), from 09:00 to 23:00 daily. The sale of alcohol will be for delivery only, there will be no public access to the premises at any time.

 

The Licensing Officer informed the Licensing Sub-Committee that the proposed hours of licensable activities and the hours of operation were laid out in Annex 2.

The Licensing Officer explained that the applicant had advertised the application, as required, by way of a poster 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 75 addresses were consulted in writing and informed that an application had been received. 1 valid representation was received from Other Persons. The representations referred to matters that related to the prevention of public nuisance and protection of children from harm licensing objectives.

The Licensing Officer confirmed that a copy of the original representation was attached at Annex 4, and that following publication of the Agenda there had been additional correspondence between the applicant and the objector, and that this had been made available to the Licensing Sub-Committee as late and supplementary material.

It was confirmed that all Responsible Authorities received a copy of the application. The Council’s Trading Standards Officer, as the Responsible Authority for the protection of children from harm, raised concerns regarding the application. Following further consultation the applicant had addressed the concerns by making amendments to their operating schedule. These amendments are reflected in the conditions shown in Appendix A, Page A17, Annex 3 of the licensing report. In light of these amendments, the representations made by the Trading Standards Officer had therefore been satisfied.

The Licensing Sub-Committee then heard the application, and Ms Hopwood explained that The Maverick Bar Company is an events business that uses a vintage 1967 Citroen H van that has been converted into a cocktail bar, and this is used at events to provide cocktail services. The applicant explained that she had 75 events booked for 2020, but due to the circumstances with the coronavirus pandemic she had lost a lot of her business since the lockdown, providing services at only 5 events.

The applicant explained that in order to earn a source of income she decided to adapt the business to a cocktail delivery service, and after discussion with the Licensing Team at Kingston Council, was advised she could apply to run a trial of a cocktail delivery service off a series of Temporary Event Notices (TENS). Since the 22nd May 2020 the applicant has obtained a series of 9 TENS giving her 18 trading days, and that as these are almost concluded, a Premises Licence is needed to enable the operation to  ...  view the full minutes text for item 56.

57.

Smokings Kitchen - 234 Kingston Road, New Malden, KT3 3RN pdf icon PDF 4 MB

Minutes:

The Licensing Officer introduced the matter for determination and informed the Licensing Sub-Committee that Clive Pennant had applied for a new Premises Licence in respect of the premises known as 234 Kingston Road, New Malden, KT3 3RN.

The application sought the grant of the following:

?       The sale by retail of alcohol (for consumption on the premises only), from 12:00 hours to 21:30 hours daily;

?       The provision of recorded music (indoors), from 12:00 hours to 22:00 hours daily.

 

The Licensing Officer informed the Sub-Committee that the proposed hours of licensable activities and the hours of operation were laid out in Annex 2 of the licensing report.

The Licensing Officer explained that the applicant had advertised the application, as required, by way of a poster at the premises and by advertisement in a local newspaper and that the application had also been published on the Council’s website. In addition, some 128 addresses were consulted in writing and informed that an application had been received. 1 valid representation was received from Other Persons. The representation referred to matters that related to the prevention of crime and disorder and prevention of public nuisance licensing objectives. The Licensing Officer confirmed that a copy of the original representation was attached at Annex 4.

It was confirmed that all Responsible Authorities had received a copy of the application. The Metropolitan Police as the Responsible Authority for the Prevention of Crime and Disorder licensing objective and Trading Standards as the Responsible Authority for protection of children from harm licensing objective, raised concerns regarding the application. It was confirmed that following further consultation the applicant had addressed the concerns by making amendments to their operating schedule. These amendments are reflected in the conditions shown in Annex 3 of the licensing report. In light of these amendments, the representations made by the Metropolitan Police and Trading Standards had been satisfied.

The Licensing Sub-Committee then heard a submission from the applicant, Mr Pennant, who explained that his business mainly provides food, and initially had little interest in providing alcohol until some of his customers asked him if he could apply to serve alcohol as they liked to have a drink with their meal.

The applicant addressed the concerns that had been raised by the objector relating to urinating, loud noise and parking issues. The applicant explained he doesn’t have customers that stay for long, as his business is approximately 60% takeaway with 40% eating in, and due to limited space only around 12 people can be seated inside, with the outdoor seating rarely used especially when the weather is cold. In relation to the parking, the applicant explained that customers are able to use the Aldi car park, and he also stated that he has toilets that are available for customers to use.

The applicant stated his focus is mainly on his food, but the intention for applying to serve alcohol is so that responsible customers are able to have a drink. In relation to music, Mr Pennant explained that he  ...  view the full minutes text for item 57.

58.

Urgent Items Authorised by the Chair

Minutes:

There were no urgent items.

 

59.

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:

The motion for exclusion of press and public was not required.