Venue: This meeting will be held virtually on Microsoft Teams
Contact: Sophie Butcher Democratic Services Officer
Note: Owing to the recent Covid-19 pandemic and government guidance issued to stay at home, it will not be possible to hold this Licensing Sub-Committee hearing in person. The Council has therefore made arrangements under the Coronavirus Act 2020 to hold the hearing virtually via Team Meetings, which will be recorded and uploaded onto the Guildford Borough Council website. If you are a member of the public, who would like to listen to the meeting live, you may do so by calling: 0203 855 4748. Please contact Sophie Butcher, Committee Officer on 01483 444056 to confirm the PIN code you will need to grant access to the meeting. Unless you have made a representation, you will not be able to speak or participate in the meeting, just listen. Many thanks.
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.
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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.
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 11: (Licensing Hours)
· Section 12. 2: (Prevention of Crime and Disorder)
· Section 12.3 (Public Safety)
· 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 are relevant:
Paragraphs 2.1 – 2.6 – Crime and Disorder
Paragraphs 2.7 – 2.14 – Public Safety
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 to 10.66 – Conditions attached to premises licences
The Sub-Committee received a report from the Licensing Officer explaining that the application was to vary premises licence no: GUPLA0574, Charcoal Grill. The applicant proposed changes to the terminal hours for alcohol, late night refreshment and the premises being open to the public for six days a week with a reduction in hours on a Tuesday. The premises was proposed to be open from 12:00 – 04:00 as opposed to 12:00 – 03:15 with the exception of a Tuesday when it was now proposed to be open from 12:00 – 03:00 and Sundays when it was now proposed to be open from 12:00 – 3:00 as opposed to 12:00 – 01:00.
The premises was located on the edge of the town centre within the vicinity of commercial and residential properties including 33Hz which was a popular nightclub. The licence had already been varied twice to extend the hours of operation as well as the inclusion of the sale of alcohol. A previous licence at the same venue had been revoked in 2013 following two reviews of the premises requested by Surrey Police.
The Sub-Committee noted that two representations had been received from Surrey Police and the Licensing Authority on the grounds of prevention of crime and disorder and public safety. No representations from other persons had been received. The applicant had put forward additional conditions to demonstrate that they were working in accordance with the licensing objectives by ensuring that they would have SIA Security staff in place on three days a week.
The Chairman invited Ms DebbieTumkaya, Licensing Officer of ESI to make her representation on behalf of the applicant:
· Mr Temur had taken over the running of the premises Charcoal Grill and was working with local police to ensure that customers would not cause a public nuisance.
· Mr Temur sent all customers away at 3:15 and adhered to the times that the premises were permitted to open. He wanted to serve food to help nullify the effects of alcohol.
· SIA security staff were currently employed until 3.00. They would be employed until closing time if the variation was agreed. · If any incident occurred at the premises, the SIA Security staff had walkie talkies and could contact the ... view the full minutes text for item 2.