Agenda and minutes

Licensing Sub Committee - Thursday, 3rd October, 2019 2.30 pm

Venue: Room 1- Chantries, Millmead House, Millmead, Guildford, Surrey GU2 4BB. View directions

Contact: Sophie Butcher  Tel: 01483 444056

No. Item


Local Code of Conduct - Disclosable Pecuniary Interests

In accordance with the local Code of Conduct, a councillor is required to disclose at the meeting any disclosable pecuniary interest (DPI) that they may have in respect of any matter for consideration on this agenda. Any councillor with a DPI must not participate in any discussion or vote regarding that matter and that they must also withdraw from the meeting immediately before consideration of the matter.


If that DPI has not been registered, you must notify the Monitoring Officer of the details of the DPI within 28 days of the date of the meeting.


Councillors are further invited to disclose any non-pecuniary interest which may be relevant to any matter on this agenda, in the interests of transparency, and to confirm that it will not affect their objectivity in relation to that matter.



Application to vary premises licence GUPLA0326 - Kings Head, 27 Kings Road, off Stoke Road, Guildford, Surrey, GU1 4JW pdf icon PDF 132 KB

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In arriving at its decision, the Sub-Committee took into account the relevant representations submitted verbally and in writing. The Sub-Committee was also made aware that the following were relevant:


Guildford Borough Council’s Statement of Licensing Policy

·             Section 4 – Fundamental Principles

·             Section 12.4  – Public Nuisance

·             Section 13 – Licensing Conditions


Guidance issued by the Secretary of State under Section 182 of the Licensing Act 2003

·             Paragraphs 2.15 – 2.21 – Public Nuisance

·             Paragraphs 9.31 - 9.41 – Hearings

·             Paragraphs 9.42 - 9.44 – Determining actions that are appropriate for the promotion of the licensing objectives

·             Paragraphs 10.1-10.66 – Conditions attached to premises licences.


The Sub-Committee received a report from the Licensing Officer who stated that the application was to extend the opening hours and the hours for the sale of alcohol from 10am to 8am daily including the non-standard timings.  There were no proposed changes to activities, conditions or the plan.  The application sought to:


1.    Extend the opening hours of the premises to open daily from 10:00 to 08:00 and

2.    Extend the start time for the sale of alcohol on a daily basis from 10:00 to 08:00, and

3.    To extend non-standard timings for opening hours and sale of alcohol to commence from 10:00 to 08:00.


The King’s Head is a public house located in a largely residential area of Guildford, with other commercial properties, including other public houses, also in the vicinity. 


One representation had been received from a local resident on the grounds of the prevention of public nuisance. 


The Sub-Committee was reminded that they must consider the application for the grant of a premises licence on its merits.  Having regard to the relevant representations received, the Sub-Committee must take such steps (if any) as it considers appropriate for the promotion of the licensing objectives. 


The Chairman invited the applicant’s solicitor to address the Sub-Committee and he made the following points:


·             The current manager of the King’s Head had been in position since April of this year.  It was a Fuller’s managed premises and was a popular community pub with a strong local following and was managed well. 

·             The proposal to open the pub at 8am and sell alcohol from that time was to cater for sporting events such as football and rugby as well as the current Rugby World Cup in Japan.  The times of the games for the World Cup were early owing to the event being hosted in Japan. 

·             The intention of the proposed variation to the opening hours was not to open the pub at 8am on a daily basis to sell alcohol but rather to have the ability to cater for the community when sporting events were held.

·             It was confirmed that fifty tickets had been sold for this Saturday’s rugby game, England vs Argentina. 

·             ·        A Temporary Events Notice (TEN) prevented spontaneity as it only permitted 15 events to take place in one year.  The pub anticipated to hold potentially a maximum of 50 events in  ...  view the full minutes text for item 2.