Agenda and minutes

Online Meeting, Licensing Sub-Committee
Monday 14 December 2020 9:45 am

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No. Item


Appointment of Chair


Moved by Councillor Lidbetter, seconded by Councillor Self and Resolved, that Councillor Wehring be appointed as Chair for the meeting.


Declarations of Interest


There were no declarations of interest.



To confirm that the minutes of the meetings held on 30 November 2020 are a correct record.


Resolved, that the minutes of the meetings held on 30 November 2020 was approved as a correct record.


Kingston Workmen's Club and Institute - 25 Old London Road, Kingston Upon Thames, KT2 6ND pdf icon PDF 3 MB

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The Licensing Officer introduced the matter for determination and informed the Licensing Sub-Committee that Kingston Workmen's Club and Institute had applied for a New Premises Licence on behalf of Kingston Workmen’s Club and Institute in respect of the premises known as Kingston Workmen's Club and Institute at 25 OLD LONDON ROAD, KINGSTON, KT2 6ND.


The applicant sought the grant of the following:

?       Sale by Retail of Alcohol ( on the premises only):

o  Monday to Saturday from 11:00 hours to 00:00 Midnight, and

o  Sunday from 12:00 hours to 22:30 hours.

?       Opening hours

o  Monday to Saturday from 11:00 hours to 00:30 am the day following, and

o  Sunday from 12:00 hours to 23:00 hours.


The Licensing Officer informed the Licensing Sub-Committee that the proposed hours of licensable activities and the hours of operation were set 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 472 addresses were consulted in writing and informed that an application had been received. 2 valid representations were received from Other Persons. The representations referred to matters that related to the Prevention of Crime and Disorder, Prevention of Public Nuisance and Public Safety Licensing Objectives.


The Licensing Officer confirmed that copies of the original representations were attached at Annex 4, and that following publication of the Agenda there had been an additional submission from one of the objectors in the form of video files, 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 Metropolitan Police as the Responsible Authority for the Prevention of Crime and Disorder licensing objective, and Council’s Environmental Health (Noise Pollution) Officer as the Responsible Authority for the Prevention of Public Nuisance licensing objective raised concerns regarding the application. Following further consultation the applicant had addressed the concerns by making amendments to their operating schedule and offering further conditions to address those concerns. 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 Responsible Authorities were withdrawn.

The Licensing Sub-Committee then heard the application presented by the applicant’s agent, Stewart Gibson, who explained the reason for the application was to enable the club to hire out the premises for private functions to non-members, which they were unable to do with the current Club Premises Certificate they held, where it could only be used by members or their bona fide guests. The Police conditions agreed, were conditions to restrict entry to members of the public to pre-booked private functions only, with the premises keeping and maintaining a members book on site and a limit to members so they would only be able to sign in three guests. Both the  ...  view the full minutes text for item 9.


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 the press and public was not required.