Agenda and minutes

Licensing Sub Committee - Monday, 16th March, 2020 2.00 pm

Venue: Council Chamber, Millmead House, Millmead, Guildford, Surrey GU2 4BB. View directions

Contact: Sophie Butcher - Committee Officer  Tel no: 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.



There were no disclosures of interest.


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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 sections of the Licensing Policy were relevant:


·         Section 4: (Fundamental Principles)

·         Section 12.2: 12.2.1 – 12.2.14 (Prevention of Crime and Disorder)

·         Section 12.3: 12.3.1 – 12.3.6 (Public Safety)

·         Section 12.4: 12.4.1 – 12.4.6 (Prevention of Public Nuisance)

·         Section 12.5: 12.5.1 – 12.5.14 (Protection of Children from Harm)

·         Section 13 (Licence Conditions)


The following sections of the Guidance issued in April 2018 by the Secretary of State under Section 182 of the Licensing Act 2003 were relevant:


·         Paragraphs 2.1 – 2.6 – Crime and Disorder

·         Paragraphs 2.7 – 2.9 – Public Safety

·         Paragraphs 2.15 – 2.21 – Public Nuisance

·         Paragraphs 2.22 – 2.31 – Protection of Children from Harm


The Sub-Committee received a report from the Licensing Officer who stated that the Sub-Committee had been convened to consider an application for a new club premises certificate at Shalford Cricket Club.  The premises was a sports pavilion and cricket pitch.  The application proposed to carry out the following licensable activities:


1.    The supply of alcohol by or on behalf of a club to, or to the order of, a member of the club;

2.    The sale by retail of alcohol by or on behalf of a club to a guest of a member of a club for consumption on the premises where the sale takes place.


The Sub-Committee noted that the cricket club was located off Horsham Road and residential properties were located nearby.  Nine other commercial premises were in the vicinity that sold alcohol.  The cricket club had been established in 1864.  The proposed hours of operation for the supply of alcohol were 16:00 – 23:00 Monday – Friday and 10:00 – 23:00 Saturday – Sunday.  The following four additional conditions had been proposed in order to promote the four licensing objectives:


1.    The bar will be used by the cricket club and not promoted for general use by the public.

2.    All alcohol will be securely and discreetly stored whilst the pavilion is not in use.

3.    The club will enforce a Challenge 21 policy for the sale and supply of alcohol.

4.    Conditions laid out in the club rules must be adhered to at all times whilst licensing activities are taking place. 


Surrey Police had also agreed with the applicant an additional condition in relation to the use of plastic as opposed to glassware:


1.      Plastic receptacles will be used for drinks taken away from the pavilion area indicated on the premises plan submitted on 28 January 2020. 


A total of four additional representations had been received from other persons including Shalford Parish Council with regards to potential crime and disorder, public nuisance, concerns over public safety and potential harm to children. 


The Sub-Committee noted the following submissions made by the applicant Mr Alastair Lidster (Chairman of Shalford Cricket Club) and Mr David Shilcock (Shalford Cricket Club  ...  view the full minutes text for item 2.