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Items
No. Item

119.

Introductions and procedure

Minutes:

Councillor Michelline Safi Ngongo welcomed everyone to the meeting and officers and members introduced themselves.  The procedure for the conduct of the meeting was outlined.

120.

Apologies for absence

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillor Flora Williamson and Diarmaid Ward.

121.

Declarations of substitute members

Minutes:

Councillor Gary Poole substituted for Councillor Flora Williamson and Councillor Aysegul Erdogan substituted for Councillor Diarmaid Ward.

122.

Declarations of interest

If you have a Disclosable Pecuniary Interest* in an item of business:

§  if it is not yet on the council’s register, you must declare both the existence and details of it at the start of the meeting or when it becomes apparent;

§  you may choose to declare a Disclosable Pecuniary Interest that is already in the register in the interests of openness and transparency. 

In both the above cases, you must leave the room without participating in discussion of the item.

 

If you have a personal interest in an item of business and you intend to speak or vote on the item you must declare both the existence and details of it at the start of the meeting or when it becomes apparent but you may participate in the discussion and vote on the item.

 

*(a)     Employment, etc - Any employment, office, trade, profession or vocation carried on for profit or gain.

(b) Sponsorship - Any payment or other financial benefit in respect of your expenses in carrying out duties as a member, or of your election; including from a trade union.

(c) Contracts - Any current contract for goods, services or works, between you or your partner (or a body in which one of you has a beneficial interest) and the council.

(d) Land - Any beneficial interest in land which is within the council’s area.

(e) Licences- Any licence to occupy land in the council’s area for a month or longer.

(f) Corporate tenancies - Any tenancy between the council and a body in which you or your partner have a beneficial interest.

 (g) Securities - Any beneficial interest in securities of a body which has a place of business or land in the council’s area, if the total nominal value of the securities exceeds £25,000 or one hundredth of the total issued share capital of that body or of any one class of its issued share capital. 

 

This applies to all members present at the meeting.

 

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest.

123.

Order of Business

Minutes:

The order of business would be as per the agenda.

124.

Minutes of Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 137 KB

Minutes:

RESOLVED

That the minutes of the meeting held on the 5 July 2016 be confirmed as a correct record and the Chair be authorised to sign them.

125.

City Food and Wine, 377 St John Street, EC1V 4LD - Application for premises licence variation pdf icon PDF 581 KB

Minutes:

The Sub-Committee were informed that the applicant’s representative had missed his flight and an adjournment was requested.  The Sub-Committee noted that the licensee was present at the meeting and considered that there were no grounds for an adjournment. The Sub-Committee noted that the licensee and the officer from the licensing consultants who had completed the application form, were present at the meeting.

The Sub-Committee agreed to continue with the application.

 

The licensing officer informed the Sub-Committee that the application was in a cumulative impact area.  The Sub-Committee noted that the licensee was first granted a licence for these premises in 23 February 2016.  The Sub-Committee granted a licence between the hours of 11 am and 8pm.  Following an appeal to the Magistrates court, a consent order was granted to allow alcohol to be sold between 11am to 11pm in June.  In July, a variation application was made to extend the hours further.  

 

The public health authority had concerns regarding the detrimental impacts on residents from alcohol related disturbance.  In the area within a 250m radius of the off licence, there were 42 alcohol related ambulance callouts during 2014/15.  Street drinking was a problem in the immediate area.  An extension to hours of licensed premises would increase the alcohol availability in the area and increase potential harm.  The premises were in a cumulative impact area.

 

The Licensing Authority reported that the applicant had made an application to vary the licence shortly after the consent order had been made. The applicant had shown disregard for the licensing policy and had not added additional measures in the operating schedule.  The Licensing Authority recommended refusal.

 

In response to questions, it was noted that the hours requested were outside the framework hours detailed in the licensing policy.

 

The licensee stated that he had nothing further to add to the application.  The Chair of the meeting stated that he wished to give him an opportunity to speak and asked them why the Sub-Committee should consider a variation request.

 

In response to questions, the licensee stated he needed the extra hours because business was slow.  He did not think it was right to sell alcohol in the morning but he might do more business if he did.  He currently had shutters which closed over the alcohol for the hours when it should not be sold.  He did not see that there would be a problem with the additional hours.  The licensee made no response when asked about framework hours and about the cumulative area.

 

RESOLVED

That the application for a new premises licence, in respect of City Food and Wine, 377 St John Street, EC1V 4LD be refused.

 

REASONS FOR DECISION

The Sub-Committee considered and refused the applicant’s representatives request for an adjournment based on the fact that the appellant’s chosen representative had been delayed abroad. This application was not agreed by the other parties. The Sub-Committee noted that the applicant was present and that the representative at the hearing had completed the application.  No exceptional reason  ...  view the full minutes text for item 125.