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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.
There were no disclosures of interest declared.
In arriving at its decision, the Sub-Committee took into account the relevant representations submitted in writing at the meeting. The Sub-Committee was also made aware that the following were relevant: The following sections of the Council’s Licensing Policy:
The following sections of the Guidance issued by the Secretary of State under
Section 182 of the Licensing Act 2003 were relevant:
· Paragraphs 2.1-2.6 –Crime and Disorder
· Paragraphs 2.7-2.14 – Public Safety
· Paragraphs 2.15-2.21 – Public nuisance
· Paragraphs 2.22-2.32 – Protection of children from harm
· 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
The Sub-Committee noted that they had convened a meeting, not a hearing. This was owing to the fact that they were considering a mirror application and licence for GUPLA0535 - premises, Oktoburfest, 2-3 The Quadrant, Bridge Street, Guildford, Surrey, GU1 4SG. The application had attracted representations from both Surrey Police and the Licensing Authority, following which all parties had agreed that the conditions attached to GUPLA0535 should be attached to the licence, that this would address Surrey Police and the Licensing Authority’s concerns and that a hearing was not necessary. Licensing Officers did not have delegated authority powers to grant the application and therefore the Sub-Committee had to consider the application for a grant of the premises licence on its merits. The new premises licence was sought to allow the following licensable activities:
· The provision of films;
· The provision of live music;
· The provision of recorded music;
· The provision of performance of dance;
· The provision of anything of a similar description to provision of music or performance of dance.
· The provision of late night refreshment.
· The supply of alcohol for consumption on and off the premises.
The Sub-Committee noted that the premises had a number of existing premises licences which had been suspended owing to non-payment of the annual fee. Licence GUPLA0535 was first granted in October 2014. The Sub-Committee was concerned regarding an apparent lack of prohibition and control on children attending the premises when GoGo Dancing was taking place. The Licensing Officer confirmed that as part of the conditions, children were restricted from attending the premises after 7pm when the dancing would take place. It was also noted that the premises would also require a Sexual Entertainment Venue (SEV) licence which it did not have currently.
The Sub-Committee RESOLVED that the premises licence in respect of Oktoburfest, 2-3 The Quadrant, Bridge Street, Guildford, Surrey, GU1 4SG be granted as a mirror licence of GUPLA0535 and the following conditions be applied to the licence as follows:
Conditions attached to GUPLA0535:
Conditions relating to noise and light