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No. Item


Introductions and procedure


Councillor Nick Wayne welcomed everyone to the meeting and officers and members introduced themselves.  The procedure for the conduct of the meeting was outlined.


Apologies for absence


Apologies for absence were received from Councillor Alice Clarke-Perry.


Declarations of substitute members


Councillor Woodbyrne substituted for Councillor Clarke-Perry.


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.



There were no declarations of interest.


Order of Business


The order of business would be as the agenda.


Minutes of Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 124 KB




That the minutes of the meeting held on 4 April 2019 be confirmed as an accurate record of proceedings and the Chair be authorised to sign them.


The Pregnant Man, 11 Crawford Passage, EC1R 3CP - New premises licence pdf icon PDF 9 MB


The Sub-Committee noted that this application had been withdrawn by the applicant.


Bourne's Fishmongers, Ground Floor, 13 Highbury Park, N5 1Qj - New premises licence pdf icon PDF 2 MB


The licensing officer reported that the applicant had sent a response to the objections to both interested parties.  Hours had been amended to reduce the hours to 9.30pm Sunday to Wednesday.  The premises would be closed on Mondays.  The applicant had stated that he would install sound proofing by the 5 September.

Conditions had been agreed with the police, trading standards and the noise team. It was noted that representation number 2 had been withdrawn. 


In response to questions it was noted that condition 16 regarding bottling out could be amended to reflect the change in hours.  Music would be played at background levels only.  The planning team had raised no concerns.  Members stated that they would like to see the planning department confirm for applications that there was a valid planning consent for the hours and correct use of the premises.


The applicant reported that this was a fishmongers selling fresh fish with the potential to offer small cold dishes with suitable wines at approximately 6pm.  There was a small seating area of 20 people and was not a bar.  A chef had been employed and it was expected to have a premium food offering with wine.  They had agreed to all conditions and hoped to answer all concerns. 


In response to questions it was noted that the current opening hours were 9.30am to 6.30 pm.  The shop would close at approximately 6pm to prepare for the evening trade.  The licensing officer reported that the planning department had seen the application and had not raised any concerns.  It was noted that if the applicant was in breach of planning consent it would be his own business at risk.  It was noted that there would be a different set of staff during the evening.  He had a personal licence and experience bar staff would be trained for the evening.  The premises would remain as a fishmongers during the day.  The applicant agreed that the licensing hours could operate in the evening and also agreed to no off sales. He had another premises in Camden and could see that this was the way this premises could operate.


The applicant stated that he had spent two years building up the business and would not want to jeopardise that position.



1)     That the application for a new premises licence, in respect of Bourne’s Fishmongers, 13 Highbury Park, be granted to allow:-


a)    To allow the sale of alcohol, on sales only, Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday from 6pm until 9.30pm and from Thursdays to Saturdays from 6pm until 11pm.


b)    The premises to be open to the public, Sundays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 9.30am until 10pm and Thursdays to Saturdays from 9am until 11pm.


2)     That conditions as tabled at the meeting and interleaved with the agenda papers shall be applied with the following amendment:-


Deletion of condition 18.


Condition 16 to read.  There shall be no bottling out after 10pm on Sunday, Tuesday and Wednesday and after 11pm on Thursday to Saturday.


REASONS  ...  view the full minutes text for item 51.