Agenda and minutes
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Election of Chairman
It was moved by Councillor E Allman, seconded by Councillor M Hay and
Councillor J Clarke 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.
Councillor E Allman declared a non-pecuniary interest in the matter before the Hearing as his father is the Mayor of Ashby Town Council, adding that he was not pre-determined.
Application for Variation of a Premises License PDF 278 KB
PREMISES: Ashby Ivanhoe Football Club, Lower Packington Road, Ashby de la Zouch, Leicestershire, LE65 1TS
APPLICANT:Ashby Ivanhoe Football Club
To determine an application for a variation of a premises licence in respect of the above.
Representations have been received from Ashby Town Council and twenty-nine residents. 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 state that the Authority must allow parties an equal period of time in which to present their evidence. He advised that he was minded to allow a maximum time limit for each presentation of ten minutes. Mr Brian Everitt advised that he was speaking on behalf of a number of local residents and he anticipated that he would require an approximate time of fifteen minutes. There being no objections from the floor, the Chairman agreed this subject to all parties present being given the same opportunity to extend their maximum time limit to fifteen minutes, should they require it.
The Licensing Enforcement Officer presented the report to members, highlighting background information and representations received.
In response to a question from Councillor E Allman, the Licensing Enforcement Officer confirmed that, should the applicant wish to extend the hours of opening at some time in the future, an application would be required which would follow the same process as this one. In response to questions from Councillor M Hay, the Licensing Enforcement Officer confirmed that no lengthy conversations had been held with the applicant in relation to door security or off sales.
The Chairman asked for details of the capacity of the premises to which the Licensing Enforcement Officer advised he did not have the number to hand; and he asked if there was an ‘Ashby Pub Watch Scheme’ to which he advised that there was.
Mr Brian Everitt sought clarification on the implementation of the terms of the Live Music Act and the imposition of conditions on the licence in the event of noise nuisance and it was confirmed that if there were issues with the premises, the licence can be placed under review and the Licensing Sub-Committee can overrule the Live Music Act and revoke any permissions relating to it.
Mr Andrew Thomas considered that the plans did not accurately show the premises in question and asked the Committee if they were familiar with the location of nearby premises in relation to the application site. Members confirmed that they were familiar with the area by virtue of either living nearby or having undertaken a site visit. Mr Thomas also sought clarification on the extent of the licensed premises in terms of whether these related to the building only, the building and the garden. i.e. the designated area, or the whole of the area of land on which the building occupies. It was confirmed that the sale of alcohol related to the plan as on the premises licence set out in the report. In relation to live and recorded music this was both inside and out covering the entire premises in accordance with the Live Music Act.
Mr Frank Bedford sought clarification on the above point and asked what was meant by the whole premises. The Licensing Enforcement Officer reaffirmed that this was set out in the plan within the licence and confirmed that there ... view the full minutes text for item 4.