Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames:

Minutes for Licensing Sub-Committee meeting, Jul 26 2012, 3.30PM official page

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7.

APPOINTMENT OF CHAIR

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Councillor Ken Smith was appointed as Chair for the meeting.

8.

FIGHTING COCKS - 56 LONDON ROAD, KINGSTON UPON THAMES, KT2 6QA PDF 3 MB

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APPLICATION FROM FIGHTING COCKS, 56 LONDON ROAD, KINGSTON UPON THAMES, KT2 6QA, FOR A VARIATION OF A PREMISES LICENCE UNDER THE LICENSING ACT 2003.

 

The application before the Licensing Sub-Committee sought a variation of a premises licence to permit:

 

·        Exhibition of films, Monday to Thursday from 10:00 until 00:00, Friday and Saturday from 10:00 until 01:00 the morning following and Sunday from 12:00 until 00:00.

 

·        Provision of facilities for making music, Monday to Thursday from 10:00 until 00:00, Friday and Saturday from 10:00 until 01:00 the morning following and Sunday from 12:00 until 00:00.

 

·        The removal of all of the conditions, with the exception of mandatory conditions, from the premises licence.

 

·        The amendment of the layout of the premises in accordance with the plans submitted

 

The following people addressed the Sub-Committee:

 

Licensing Officer:                                    Ms Carol Jones

 

Other Persons            Mr Jonathan Wilkes on behalf of United Charities Almshouses.

 

Applicant:                                           Mr Rathore, legal representative on behalf of Admiral Taverns

 

                                                            Ms Nicola Reeves, Business Development Manager, Admiral Taverns

           

 

Ms Carol Jones, Licensing Officer, outlined the application and confirmed that the application sought a variation of an existing  premises licence to permit the exhibition of films, Monday to Thursday from 10:00 until 00:00, Friday and Saturday from 10:00 until 01:00 the morning following and Sunday from 12:00 until 00:00. Provision of facilities for making music, Monday to Thursday from 10:00 until 00:00, Friday and Saturday from 10:00 until 01:00 the morning following and Sunday from 12:00 until 00:00. The application also sought the removal of all of the conditions, with the exception of mandatory conditions, from the premises licence and the amendment of the layout of the premises in accordance with the plans submitted.

 

The Licensing Officer confirmed that all responsible authorities had received copies of the application. The Metropolitan Police as responsible authority for the prevention of crime and disorder and the Councils Environmental Health team as responsible authority for the promotion of public safety and prevention of public nuisance, made representations to the application, but had subsequently agreed conditions with the applicant and therefore withdrawn their representations.

 

The Licensing Officer confirmed that in accordance with the Councils Licensing Policy, four hundred and forty six residents were consulted in writing and informed that the application had been made, subsequently, two representations were received from local residents and one from the United Charities Almshouses on behalf of 25 of their residents.

 

Written objections included:

 

  • The increase in the number of persons allowed on the premises will increase noise levels when patrons exit the premises at closing time.
  • Increased anti social behaviour in the vicinity of the premises

 

 

It was noted that the premises fell within the Council’s Cumulative Impact area

 

Having considered the written representations from the parties, and heard the oral representations from the objector and the applicant having regard to the Councils Licensing Policy, Secretary of State’s Guidance and the licensing objectives, in particular ensuring that the prevention of Public Nuisance and Crime and Disorder licensing objectives are met, the Sub-Committee RESOLVED  ...  view the full minutes text for item 8.

9.

EXCLUSION OF THE PRESS AND PUBLIC

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RESOLVED that, under Section 100(A)(4) of the Local Government Act 1972, the public are excluded from the meeting on the grounds that it is likely that exempt information, as defined in paragraphs 1 and 3 of Part I of Schedule 12A to the Act, would be disclosed. These paragraphs cover information relating to any individual and the financial or business affairs of any particular person. 

10.

BENTO HOUSE - 121 MANOR DRIVE NORTH, NEW MALDEN, KT3 5PD

SUMMARY REVIEW APPLCIATION UNDER THE LICENSING ACT 2003

 

The following matter may be considered in private if the Committee agrees that, under Paragraph 1, part 1 of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972, the public are excluded from the meeting on the grounds that it is likely that exempt information, as defined in paragraph 1 of Part I of Schedule 12A to the Act, would be disclosed.

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BENTO HOUSE, 121 MANOR DRIVE NORTH, NEW MALDEN, KT3 5PD. REVIEW OF A PREMISES LICENCE UNDER THE LICENSING ACT 2003.

 

Members were asked to consider a review of the premises licence relating to Bento House, 121 Manor Drive North, New Malden, KT3 5PD.

 

The following people addressed the Sub Committee:

 

Licensing Officer:                                    Ms Carol Jones

 

Metropolitan Police:                        Sgt David Armstrong

 

Respondent:                                      Alex Wright, Respondents legal representation.

                                                           

                                                            Wha Lim, premises licence holder.

                                                           

                                                            Steve Price, designated premises supervisor.

 

The Licensing Officer outlined the information contained within the report. The Metropolitan Police then had an opportunity to outline the basis for the review and the respondent was able to address the points raised by Sgt Armstrong. The Sub Committee questioned all parties throughout the hearing.

 

Having considered written and oral representations from the police and on behalf of the licence holder in connection with the application for a review of the premises licence for Bento House,121 Manor Drive North, New Malden the Council has decided under Section 52(4)(d)Licensing Act 2003 to suspend the licence for three months on the basis of the evidence of the breaches of the licence that have occurred, staff working at the premises who have no right to work in this country and the continuing problems of crime and disorder associated with the premises notably the serious assault at the premises in 2011 .

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URGENT ITEMS AUTHORISED BY THE CHAIR

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None.

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