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Items
No. Item

198.

Introductions and procedure

Minutes:

Councillor Nick Wayne welcomed everyone to the meeting. Members of the Committee and officers introduced themselves.

199.

Apologies for absence

Minutes:

There were no apologies for absence.

200.

Declarations of substitute members

Minutes:

There were no declarations of substitute members.

201.

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.

202.

Order of Business

Minutes:

The order of business would be as the agenda.

203.

Minutes of Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 162 KB

Minutes:

 

RESOLVED:

That the minutes of the meeting held on 12 September 2017 be confirmed as an accurate record of proceedings and the Chair be authorised to sign them.

204.

Vins, 93 Grosvenor Avenue, N5 2NL - New premises licence pdf icon PDF 3 MB

Minutes:

The licensing officer reported that the premises was not in a cumulative impact area.  The licensing team had not received any further communication from the interested parties.

 

The applicant stated that the representations were speculative rather than evidence based.  This would be a restaurant and alcohol would be served with food.  This was not the type of venue that would be associated with noise or crime issues. The police and the noise team had not made objections and proposed conditions should satisfy concerns from residents.

 

In summary, the applicant stated that he considered that the presence of the restaurant would aid police and prevent problems in the area.

 

RESOLVED

1)       That the application for a new premises licence, in respect of Vins, 93 Grosvenor Avenue, N5 2NL, be granted to allow:-

 

a)     The sale of alcohol, on and off supplies, from 11am to 11pm Monday to Sunday.

 

b)     The premises to be open to the public from 11am to 11.30pm Monday to Sunday.

 

2)       That conditions detailed on pages 43 and 44 of the agenda be applied to the licence.

 

REASONS FOR DECISION

The Sub-Committee listened to all the evidence and submissions and read all the material. The Sub-Committee reached the decision having given consideration to the Licensing Act 2003, as amended, and its regulations, the national guidance and the Council’s Licensing Policy.

 

Four local resident objections had been received.  Conditions had been agreed with the noise team and the police and they had therefore made no representations.

 

The Sub-Committee noted that the premises were not in a cumulative impact area and was a restaurant which was food led rather than alcohol led. The applicant considered that the proposed conditions would satisfy the concerns of residents.

 

The Sub-Committee concluded that granting the application with the agreed conditions would promote the licensing objectives.  Conditions proposed, the hours sought and the nature of the business was such that the Sub-Committee was satisfied that the grant of the licence was appropriate and proportionate.

205.

St Paul Islington, 274B St Pauls Road, N1 - New premises licence pdf icon PDF 15 MB

Minutes:

The licensing officer reported that the premises was not in a cumulative impact area.  There was one resident objection and the licensing team had received no response from the notice of hearing.  The applicant had reduced the hours applied for by 30 minutes.  It was noted that the planning situation had been clarified and there was no formal objection from the planning team.

 

The applicant’s representative stated that all the details for the application were in the papers.

 

RESOLVED

1)       That the application for a new premises licence, in respect of 274B St Pauls Road, N1, be granted to allow:-

 

a)     The sale of alcohol, on and off sales, Monday to Thursday from 8am to 10.30pm, Friday and Saturday from 8am to 11.30pm and Sunday from 9am to 10.30 pm.

 

b)     Late night refreshment from 11 pm to 11.30 pm Friday and Saturday. 

 

c)     Opening hours to be:- Monday to Thursday 8am to 11pm, Friday and Saturday from 8am until midnight and Sunday 9am until 11pm 

 

2)       That conditions detailed on pages 95 and 96 of the agenda be applied to the licence.

 

REASONS FOR DECISION

The Sub-Committee listened to all the evidence and submissions and read all the material. The Sub-Committee reached the decision having given consideration to the Licensing Act 2003, as amended, and its regulations, the national guidance and the Council’s Licensing Policy.

 

The Sub-Committee noted that two resident objections had been received, one of which had been withdrawn after speaking with the applicant. The Sub-Committee noted that the planning situation had been clarified and there was no formal objection from the Planning team.

 

The Sub-Committee noted that the premises were not in a cumulative impact area and the hours sought were within the hours specified in licensing policy 8.

 

The Sub-Committee concluded that granting the licence was justified as appropriate and proportionate for the promotion of the licensing objectives.

 

206.

Best Mangal/Club Reina, 85 Charterhouse Street, London, EC1M 6HJ - Premises licence review pdf icon PDF 6 MB

Minutes:

The licensing officer reported that a response from the licensee’s representative had been circulated. This would be interleaved with the agenda papers.

 

Counsel for the police reported that the review had been brought following a number of incidents at the premises culminating in a serious incident on the 1 September 2017. 

There had been a total of 9 reported crimes between 2014 and the 1 September 2016.  One of these was actual bodily harm.  From September 2016 there had been a total of 17 crimes at the venue including affray and actual bodily harm.  The police were not seeking revocation but the objectives of crime and disorder needed to be addressed.  There had been a history of breaches and conditions were not considered to be sufficient.  Eight conditions had been agreed with the licensee’s representative as detailed in the tabled response however there were three areas of disagreement concerning the number of door staff, the limitation of hours and the removal of the designated premises supervisor (DPS).

There had been a number of meetings with the management of the premises including one on the 1 February following a number of complaints and an allegation of assault by the doormen.  The minutes of this meeting were at page 120 of the agenda and recommendations agreed as detailed at page 122. There was a further meeting held (details on page 124) following an incident on the 25 February where there had been a serious assault on a female and where the security staff had not tried to prevent any incident. There was a further incident on the 20th August and patrons had been witnessed dispersing in a disorderly fashion and a male patron threatened officers with a bottle. These issues were raised at a meeting on the 31 August between the licensee, the police and the licensing team. At this meeting the police spoke about the use of promoters but the very next evening, on the 1 September, the police were then called to an incident at the club where a promoter, who had been linked with another club disorder, had been used.  If the licensee had mentioned this at the meeting on the 31 August, it was considered that this incident could have been prevented.  On the 1 September there had been the same issues as highlighted previously by the police.  Door staff had not been easily identifiable. It was proposed that conditions as detailed on pages 110 and 111 be added to the licence.  Regarding condition 1, Mr Kurt had been the DPS since May 2016 and since then problems had arisen.  The venue had used three different security companies since December 2016. Events had changed at the venue.  Offenders had been allowed to leave and no calls had been made to the police or the ambulance service. The police stated that had no confidence in Mr Kurt. Regarding condition 2 the police stated that evidence suggested that Mr Sirorem had been more involved in the day to day  ...  view the full minutes text for item 206.

207.

Amy News, 1 Hillmarton Terrace, N7 9JR - Licence Transfer

Minutes:

The Sub-Committee noted that this item had been withdrawn.