Agenda and minutes
Venue: Council Chamber, Council Offices, Coalville
Contact: Democratic Services Licensing Enforcement Officer (01530 454596)
Election of Chairman
It was moved by Councillor A C Saffell, seconded by Councillor D Everitt and
Councillor P Purver take the chair for the remainder of the meeting.
Apologies for Absence
There were no apologies for absence received.
Declaration of Interests
Under the Code of Conduct members are reminded that in declaring disclosable interests you should make clear the nature of that interest and whether it is pecuniary or non-pecuniary.
No interests were declared.
PREMISES: Ibstock Town Cricket and Social Club, Ibstock, Leicestershire
APPLICANT:Mr Jason Lingard
To determine an application for the grant of a premises licence in respect of the above.
Representations have been received from 8 interested parties. A Notice of Hearing inviting them to attend has been sent to each of them. If they fail to attend, the hearing can be held in their absence or adjourned.
The following documents are attached: -
a) Report of the Licensing Enforcement Officer
At the beginning of the Hearing, the authority shall explain to the parties the procedure it is proposed to follow. The Hearing shall take the form of a discussion led by the authority and cross-examination shall not be permitted unless it is required to consider the representations.
The Chairman introduced the parties and outlined the procedure to be followed.
The Hearing Regulations 2005 stated that the Authority must allow parties an equal period of time in which to present their evidence. It was agreed that the maximum time limit for each presentation be ten minutes.
The Licensing Team Leader presented the report. He advised Members that the suggested conditions from Environmental Health and Environmental Protection as detailed in the report at appendices 4 and 5 had been accepted.
There were no questions to the Licensing Team Leader.
Mr J Lingard, applicant, addressed the Committee. He advised Members that the cricket club had been established for over 100 years and had an excellent reputation within the village as being a family friendly club. He stated that the club played host to 11 different charities and that the club had been approached by the Royal British Legion to hold an event to mark the 100 year centenary to raise funds. He informed the Committee that it was the intention of the club to use professional companies in relation to security, car parking and noise management and that before submitting the application had met with a police officer who was used to dealing with events to discuss and walk through the event and possible attendance numbers. In relation to the concerns that had been raised over parking he advised Members that it was proposed to use other locations in and around the village for parking therefore encouraging visitors to walk to the site and any site used outside the village, talks had been held with a local bus company to shuttle visitors to and from the site. He highlighted that tickets and parking would be sold on-line only allowing staff to keep on top of numbers. In relation to noise control he informed the Committee that the company providing the sound system for the event would provide a member of staff to monitor the noise on the neighbouring estates and should the noise exceed the level they would be to remedy the issue on the spot. He confirmed that the club was happy with the conditions put forward by Environmental Health and Environmental Protection, that the club only intended to hold one event per year and would not do anything to put the reputation of the club in jeopardy and therefore would do whatever it took to mitigate any impact on the neighbours.
Mr M Davenport, on behalf of the Royal British Legion, addressed the Committee. He advised the Members that the Royal British Legion was self-funding and the proposed concert was away for the charity to raise additional funds to be distributed with in the area.
In response to questions from Members, the applicants advised that
- they would be happy to accept a condition that limited the number of events to one a year,
- by using the professional company for the sound they would be able to reduce the sound level as required and that the music ... view the full minutes text for item 4.