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Introductions and procedure

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


Apologies for absence

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Apologies for absence were received from Councillors Shaikh and Croft.


Declarations of substitute members

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Councillor Nick Wayne substituted for Councillor Asima Shaikh and Councillor Anjna Khurana substituted for Joseph Croft.


Declarations of interest

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§  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;

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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.


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(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.

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(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.


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There were no declarations of interest.


Order of Business

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The order of business would be as the agenda.


The Compton Arms, 4 Compton Avenue, N1 2XD - Review of premises licence pdf icon PDF 7 MB

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The licensing officer reported that there had been additional submissions circulated following the publication of the agenda.  These included conditions on other pub licences submitted by the applicant, correspondence relating to the cctv, a case outline from the licensee, additional photos, a letter from the freeholder and an email from the police with conditions agreed.

All evidence had been shown to all parties. The police representation had been withdrawn following agreed conditions detailed on pages 51-53 of the agenda. The noise conditions had also been discussed with the licensee but one remaining condition had not yet been agreed. The members of the Sub-Committee had seen all the videos submitted by the applicants.


In response to a question, it was noted that the applicants had not yet seen the noise conditions.


The meeting adjourned for ten minutes for the applicants for the review to consider the proposed noise conditions. It was noted that the police conditions were detailed in the report and there were no other police conditions. The noise officer had raised a number of issues that he considered should be addressed by the applicant and these were detailed on page 41 of the agenda.


Following the adjournment, one of applicants stated that she had lived opposite the premises for over twenty six years. She stated that she wished to portray the experience of the immediate neighbours around the Compton Arms.  She said that the applicants did not want to the pub to shut but wanted peace in their own homes and to be given equal consideration. Other local residents also supported the review but they did not wish to attend the meeting as they did not wish to be identified due to the media campaign which had caused personal distress. She raised concerns about the drinkers outside urinating and leering at young women, often the daughters of neighbours. The pub should be part of the community but should not be about excess profit and greed.  She stated that it was not the pub it once was before the current licensee had taken over. The residents wanted to live without fear, with nobody urinating outside and without customers shouting and screaming and blocking the highway. She stated that the issues were getting worse.  The applicants cared for both the pub and the community.

A second applicant stated that the video evidence that members had seen did not contravene GDPR regulations. All evidence submitted was indicative of what living in the area was like on a regular basis.  There had been no complaints about the premises until the latest licensee. He stated the pub would be viable in the future. They were not asking for a change in hours but asked that the licensee stop breaching their licence conditions. It was acknowledged that there was huge support for this pub but this matter was a licensing issue between its neighbours and the pub. Many commentators did not know the effect the pub had on neighbours.  The pub was much noisier than  ...  view the full minutes text for item 25.


Exclusion of Press/Public

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That the press and public be excluded during consideration of the appendices of the report as the presence of members of the public and press would result in the disclosure of exempt information within the terms of the Local Government Act 1972 for the following reason:-


Category 1 – information relating to any individual.


The Compton Arms - Exempt Appendix

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RESOLVED that the appendices to the report be noted.