Agenda and minutes
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Appointment of Chair for this meeting
In accordance with the terms of reference of the Licensing Committee, the Chief Legal Officer invited nominations for the appointment of Chair for the duration of the meeting. Councillor Batsford moved that Councillor Street should take the Chair. This was seconded by Councillor Howard.
RESOLVED (unanimously) that Councillor Street be appointed as Chair for the duration of the meeting.
Apologies for Absence
Declarations of Interest
Notification of any additional urgent items
- Appendix A - Application for a Premises Licence , item 33. PDF 441 KB
- Appendix B - Map of venue , item 33. PDF 125 KB
- Appendix C - Representations , item 33. PDF 705 KB
Members of the Committee, Officers, the applicant and the manager of Goldfish Restaurant introduced themselves. Councillor Street set out the procedure that the Sub-Committee would adopt (in accordance with Standard Practice).
The Corporate Director, Environmental Health, submitted a report on an application for a premises licence at Goldfish Restaurant, 67 Eversfield Place, St. Leonards on Sea, as a result of an objection from the Environmental Health Team under the licensing objective “public safety”. Mr Scrase, Senior Licensing Officer, presented the report.
Mr Peter Smith, Environmental Health Officer, spoke on behalf of Mrs Sally Nicholls, Deputy Environmental Health Team Manager. He referred to the history of events listed in Mrs Nicholl’s representation on page 19, Appendix C of the agenda. He said he had serious concerns regarding the management of the business in respect of food safety issues. The owner of the premises failed to register the food operation with Hastings Borough Council after two requests to do so. It is a legal requirement to register any food business 28 days before opening. Two inspections were made at the premises which identified a number of additional concerns such as the absence of any food safety documents and lack of training documents for staff and management, and poor cleaning. He said the applicant was given a timescale for compliance and advised to complete the level 2 Chartered Institute of Environmental Health Food Safety course. He advised that the on-line training course which the applicant had completed was not sufficient.
Mr Scrase read the objections received from local residents, these were appended to the report under Appendix C of the agenda. The objections referred to the sale of alcohol on the premises evidenced by the venues’ own on-line advertising stating they sell alcohol, plus an on-line review from a customer who was served Bulgarian beer with their meal. Further objections amongst others referred to noise; litter; BBQ’s; cars blocking access and children unsupervised in the roadway. In addition a petition against the premises licence was received and signed by 46 residents of Waverley Court immediately adjacent the premises.
Ms Silviya Savova, applicant, explained that customers had brought their own alcohol into the premises. They had served it but did not sell it. Ms Savova said the on-line advertisement advised customers to ‘bring your own bottle’. She explained that they were taking measures and following procedures to keep the BBQ safe and had been in contact with Environmental Health regarding the waste disposal/sewage outlet pipe.
Councillor Batsford asked Ms Savova to expand on her ability to run the business correctly in respect of concerns regarding the management of the premises and health and safety issues. Ms Savova said she was taking advice from Environmental Health; such as replacing the seal on the fridge door and had improved the cleanliness of the kitchen and restaurant. She went on to say she had undertaken relevant training and the current chef had been fully trained.
Councillor Howard sought clarification on what qualifications the manager and her staff ... view the full minutes text for item 33.
Additional urgent items (if any)