Agenda and minutes
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Items No. Item
Appointment of Chair for this meeting
In accordance with the terms of reference of the Licensing Committee, the Principal Solicitor invited nominations for the appointment of Chair for the duration of the meeting. Councillor Webb 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
- Enc. 1 for Application for a Premises Licence with representations. , item 5. PDF 842 KB
- Enc. 2 for Application for a Premises Licence with representations. , item 5. PDF 607 KB
- Enc. 3 for Application for a Premises Licence with representations. , item 5. PDF 935 KB
Members of the Committee, Officers, Statutory Consultees, the applicants and their representative, introduced themselves. Councillor Street set out the procedure that the Sub-Committee would adopt (in accordance with Standard Practice).
The Licensing Manager, Mr Brown, presented the report of the Assistant Director of Environment and Place in respect of an application made to Hastings Borough Council on 27th July 2016 under Section 17 of the Licensing Act 2003 for a new Premises Licence at SEED, 50 George Street, Hastings.
An amendment to the officer’s report was noted on page 5 of the agenda, paragraph 9 ‘To have Recorded Music, Monday to Sunday, 10.00hrs to Sunday 00.00hrs’. The words 00.00hrs were corrected to read 02.00hrs.
Previously trading as Pomegranate, the premises has held a full premises licence in the company name Pomegranate Food and Drink House Limited since 2005. This company was dissolved on 26th April 2016 and SEED Hastings Ltd created.
Due to an administrative oversight, the company directors omitted to inform the Licensing Department of the change within the statutory 28 days and therefore the premises licence became lapsed. Subsequently, a new Premises Licence application was submitted on 27th July 2016 which requested the following conditions:-
To have supply of alcohol for On and Off sales, Monday to Sunday from 10.00hrs to 01.30hrs. New Year’s Eve from the end of permitted hours to the start of permitted hours on New Year’s Day.
To have Plays, Films, Live Music, performance of Dance and similar events, Monday to Sunday from 12.00hrs to 00.00hrs.
To have Recorded Music, Monday to Sunday, 10.00hrs to Sunday 02.00hrs.
Hours open to the public, Monday to Sunday, 10.00hrs to 02.00hrs.
These hours and licensable activities are the same as the ones that were licensed under the old premises licence.
Following agenda publication, the following supplementary information was received from Peter Mayhew of Beyond the Blue (representative of the applicant):-
Date received: 15 September 2016 – Email received from Peter Mayhew entitled: ‘Representation response’, stating that the applicant had considered the representations received and would be willing to offer the following changes in the times of the licensable activities from the application:-
Hours proposed by the applicant:
- Opening Hours - Sunday to Thursday 10.00 to 00.00
Friday & Saturday 10.00 to 01.00
- Sale of Alcohol - Sunday to Thursday 10.00 to 23.40
Friday & Saturday 10.00 to 00.40
· Live Music - No Change
- Recorded Music - Sunday to Thursday 10.00 to 00.00
Friday & Saturday 10.00 to 01.00
- Late Night Refreshment - Sunday to Thursday 23.00 to 00.00
Friday & Saturday 23.00 to 01.00
- Exhibition of Films - No Change
- Performance of a Play - Removed
- Performance of Dance - Removed
- Entertainment Related to Dance Live or recorded Music - Removed
- Additional Hours for New Year’s Eve - Removed
General – All Four Licensing Objectives
1. Staff Training - Appropriate induction training will be undertaken with all relevant staff to cover appropriate subjects for their role including:
a. The responsible sale of alcohol
b. The prevention ... view the full minutes text for item 5.
Additional urgent items (if any)