Agenda and minutes

Licensing Sub-Committee - Monday, 8th October, 2018 10.00 am

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No. Item




In the absence of the Chairman, the Democratic Services Officer asked Members to elect a Chairman for the meeting.


It was moved by Councillor M J Ovenden and duly seconded that


RESOLVED:   Councillor S F Bannister be appointed as Chairman for the remainder of the meeting.


Apologies for Absence

To receive any apologies for absence.


An apology for absence was received from Councillor P M Brivio.


Appointment of Substitute Members

To note appointment of Substitute Members.


It was noted that, in accordance with Council Procedure Rule 4, Councillor M J Ovenden was appointed as substitute for Councillor P M Brivio.


Declarations of Interest

To receive any declarations of interest from Members in respect of business to be transacted on the agenda.


Councillor M J Ovenden declared a Voluntary Announcement of Other Interests (VAOI) by way of her knowing some of the objectors, although they were not friends. She would base her decision on the evidence and legal advice provided and without bias.


Licensing Act 2003 - Application to vary a Premises Licence at Crispin Inn, 4 High Street, Sandwich

The Sub-Committee is requested to determine the application.


Applicant:   Punch Partnerships (PTL) Limited


The following papers are attached.


(i)         Licensing Team Leader’s report.

(ii)        Appendix A – Application to vary the premises licence.

(iii)       Appendix B – Existing licence.

(iv)       Appendix C – Map of the area.

(v)        Appendix D – Representations.

(vi)       Appendix E – Letters of support.


The procedure to be followed by the Sub-Committee is attached to this agenda.


The sub-committee considered an application from Punch Partnerships (PTL) Limited in respect of Crispin Inn, 4 High Street, Sandwich. The application was for the variation of a premises licence to increase the hours allowed for alcohol sales and to include the provision of late night refreshment as followed:


Supply of Alcohol (for consumption ON and OFF the premises


Monday – Wednesday

NO CHANGE – 00:00 hrs



Friday – Saturday

NO CHANGE – 01:00 hrs


11:00 – 23:30 hrs

Non-standard timings


To retain the existing non-standard timings and add the following:


Terminating an hour later on Bank Holiday Saturdays and Sundays, St George’s Day, St David’s Day, St Patrick’s Day, St Andrew’s Day, Burns night, Valentine’s Night, Halloween, Bonfire Night and 27, 28, 29 and 30 December.


NB It was noted that the report had omitted the following non-standard timing on the current licence for the Sale of Alcohol:


‘New Year’s Eve start of permitted hours to close of business at the terminal hour on New Year’s Day’.


Late Night Refreshment


Monday – Thursday

23:00 – 00:30 hrs

Friday – Saturday

23:00 – 01:30 hrs


23:00 – 00:00 hrs

Non-standard timings


An additional hour to the terminal hour on all Bank Holiday Friday to Mondays, Maundy Thursday




The application also sought to remove all existing conditions under Annexes 2 and 3 of the premises licence as follows:




Alcohol shall not be sold or supplied except during permitted hours.


The restrictions do not prohibit:


(a)         During the first twenty minutes after the above hours, the taking of the alcohol from the premises unless the alcohol is supplied or taken in an open vessel;

(b)         Consumption of the alcohol on the premises or the taking of sale or supply of alcohol to any person residing in the licensed premises;

(c)          The ordering of alcohol to be consumed off the premises or the despatch by the vendor of the alcohol so ordered;

(d)         The sale of alcohol to a trader or club for the purposes of the trade or club;

(e)         The sale or supply of alcohol to any canteen or mess, being a canteen in which the sale or supply of alcohol is carried out under the authority of the Secretary of State or an authorised mess of members of Her Majesty’s naval, military or air forces;

(f)           The taking of alcohol from the premises by a person residing there; or

(g)         The supply of alcohol for consumption on the premises to any private friends of a person residing there who are bona fide entertained by him at his own expense, or the consumption of alcohol by persons so supplied; or

(h)         The supply of alcohol for consumption on the premises to persons employed there for the purposes of the business carried on by the holder of the licence, or the consumption of liquor so supplied at the expense of their employer or of the person carrying on or in charge of the business  ...  view the full minutes text for item 22.