Agenda and minutes

Licensing Sub Committee - Tuesday, 30th March, 2021 1.30 pm

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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.



No disclosures of interest were declared.


To consider a Temporary Event Notice (TEN) for Delta Force Paintball, Old Lane, Ockham, Cobham, Surrey, KT11 1NL to be used as a premises for a) the sale by retail of alcohol, and b) the provision of regulated entertainment pdf icon PDF 220 KB

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In arriving at its decision, the Sub-Committee took into account the relevant representations submitted both in writing and orally at the hearing. The Sub-Committee was also made aware that the following were relevant:  The following sections of the Council’s Licensing Policy:

· Section 4 – Fundamental Principles

· Section 10 – Temporary Event Notices

· Section 12.1 – The Licensing Objectives – Prevention of crime and disorder

· Section 12.2 – The Licensing Objectives – Public safety

· Section 12.3 – The Licensing Objections – Prevention of public nuisance

The following sections of the Guidance issued by the Secretary of State under

Section 182 of the Licensing Act 2003 were relevant:


· Paragraphs 2.1 to 2.6 – Crime and disorder

· Paragraphs 2.7 to 2.14 – Public safety

· Paragraphs 2.15 to 2.21 – Public nuisance

· Paragraphs 7.1 to 7.40 – Temporary Event Notices.


The Sub-Committee received a report from the Licensing Officer that a Temporary Event Notice (TEN) had been received on 15 March 2021 from a Mr Nicholas Baker.  The notice was for an event to be held on Saturday 31 July 2021 from 12:00 hrs to 23:00 hrs.  The licensable activities included in the notice were the sale by retail of alcohol, and the provision of regulated entertainment at Delta Force Paintball, Old Lane, Ockham.  The Sub-Committee noted that events held under the authority of a temporary event notice were not subject to conditions, unlike those that could be volunteered or imposed on a premises licence.  Surrey Police and Environmental Health had objected to the event on the grounds that the prevention of crime and disorder, public safety and prevention of public nuisance licensing objectives would not be met.  This was owing to the lack of details relating to the management and controls of this event.  Also, there was no information supplied regarding set up of the event, volume of the music and whether any consideration had been given to preventing a nuisance to residential properties in the locality.


The Sub-Committee was advised that if it did not consider it appropriate to give a counter notice, the premises user would be entitled to hold the event as stated in the notice. No conditions could be attached to the notice because conditions can only be attached if they are already on an existing premises licence for that premises, and the existing condition would address any of the concerns raised by the relevant parties.  There was no existing premises licence in respect of the premises. If the Sub-Committee decided to give a counter notice it must give the counter notice and a notice stating the reasons for the decision to the premises user, Surrey Police and Environmental Health.


The Sub-Committee noted the following points made by the applicant in support of the notice:


·         In relation to concerns raised by Surrey Police regarding drunkenness and anti-social behaviour, contact had been made with Churchill Security who would provide 5 security guards.   They would be accompanied by stewards who would consist of friends or family.

·         A twelve-foot security fence was  ...  view the full minutes text for item 7.