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Introductions and procedure


Councillor Phil Graham welcomed everyone to the meeting and introduced members of the Sub-Committee and officers.  The licensing officer introduced the applicant’s representative and the applicant.  The procedure for the meeting was outlined.


Apologies for absence


Apologies for absence were received from Councillors Cutler and Nathan.


Declarations of substitute members


Councillor Nick Wayne substituted for Councillor Vivien Cutler and Councillor Marian Spall substituted for Councillor Matt Nathan.


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There were no declarations of interest.


Order of Business


The order of business would be as set out in the agenda.


Minutes of Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 81 KB




That the minutes of the meeting held on 29 April 2020 be confirmed as an accurate record of proceedings and the Chair be authorised to sign them.


Tayer and Elementary, 152 Old Street, EC1V 9BJ - Premises Licence Variation pdf icon PDF 2 MB


The licensing officer reported that the dispersal policy, a plan of the seating area, menus and press reviews had been circulated to members. 


The licensee’s representative stated that the applicant was one of the best mixologists in the world and the premises, which had opened in May 2019, served cocktails with snacks, meals or with a tasting menu.  His business partner had introduced a policy on equalities and anti-bullying.  The application was for one extra hour of trading on Thursday, Friday and Saturdays with general off sales and also to an external seating area. The application for tables and chairs was currently on hold. He stated that the exception to the cumulative impact policy was found for the previous application for a new licence.  This was a premises that supported people visiting the area during the day and to stay in the area in the evening as set out in the policy. The applicant had joined Pubwatch. There had been no representations from the responsible authorities. There would be 80 customers inside and 20 outside the premises. He stated that, as outlined in Licensing Policy 2, the applicant was able to demonstrate high standards of management and that the operation would not add to the cumulative impact. He asked that the Sub-Committee consider the principle of flexibility in the approach to licensing hours to minimise the impact of all customers leaving the premises at the same time.  He stated that the dispersal policy had been circulated which had been approved by the licensing authority and the police and had taken into account the later hours. The review procedure was available to the resident and the Sub-Committee needed to consider whether the premises would add to the cumulative impact.  There had been no issues that had arisen, either directly or indirectly, from the premises. The quietness of the area due to Covid 19 was a reason to grant in order to support the hospitality industry.


In response to questions the applicant stated that it was proposed that tables and chairs would be rendered unusable at 11pm.  He stated that there had been no issues with customer behaviour inside since May 2019 and he considered that there was no reason that patrons would behave differently outside the premises. He advised that any off sales, except at the seating area, would be in sealed containers. He also advised that customers would not be permitted to drink outside except for at the seating area. The seating area would be on the Old Street side of the premises.


In summary, he advised that the premises was good for the community. He considered that condition 5 could remain as the original, although condition 13 would need to be amended to include the external seating area.



1)     That the application for a premises licence variation, in respect of Tayer and Elementary, 152 Old Street, EC1V 9BJ be granted to allow:-


a)        the sale of alcohol, off supplies, from the start of permitted hours until 10  ...  view the full minutes text for item 142.