Agenda and draft minutes

Licensing Sub-Committee - Monday, 7th June, 2021 2.30 pm

Venue: Council Chamber. View directions

Contact: Jemma Duffield, Democratic Services Officer 

Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies for Absence

To receive any apologies for absence.

Minutes:

There were no apologies for absence from Members.

2.

Appointment of Substitute Members

To note appointment of Substitute Members.

Minutes:

There were no substitute Members appointed.

3.

Declarations of Interest

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

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest made by Members.

4.

Licensing Act 2003 - Application for the grant of a Premises Licence in respect of The Attic Bar, First Floor and Second Floor, 8-9 Church Street, Dover

The Sub-Committee is requested to determine the application.

 

The following papers are attached.

 

(i)         Licensing Manager's report.

(ii)        Appendix A – Application and plan.

(iii)       Appendix B – Map of the area.

(iv)       Appendix C – Amendments to the operating schedule requested by the applicant following discussions with the police.

(v)        Appendix D – Copies of representations.

 

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

Minutes:

The Sub-Committee considered an application for the grant of a premises licence in respect of The Attic Bar, First Floor and Second Floor, 8-9 Church Street, Dover for:

 

Supply of Alcohol (for consumption ON the premises)

 

Sunday – Wednesday

11:00 – 01:45 hrs

Thursday – Saturday

11:00 – 03:45 hrs

New Year’s Eve, Christmas Eve, Bank Holidays

Until 03:45 hrs

 

Late Night Refreshment

 

Sunday – Wednesday

23:00 – 01:45 hrs

Thursday – Saturday

23:00 – 03:45 hrs

 

Recorded Music

 

Sunday – Wednesday

23:00 – 01:45 hrs

Thursday – Saturday

23:00 – 03:45 hrs

 

Opening Hours

 

Sunday – Wednesday

11:00 – 01:45 hrs

Thursday – Saturday

11:00 – 03:45 hrs

 

On the basis of the representations of the applicants, their representatives and other persons, the Sub-Committee found the following facts to be established.

 

(i)               The application for The Attic Bar sought the grant of a premises licence for a first and second floor premises, that was previously a bar and nightclub. The first floor would be used as a late-night bar and nightclub (hereafter referred to as nightclub), open until 04:00 hrs every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. The second floor would be used as a bar and pool room and open daily until midnight. When the nightclub was open the pool room would close at 22:00 hrs. The capacity of the premises was 107 people.

 

(ii)             Ten representations were received objecting to the application. The sub-committee took into account all written representations; the representations of those present at the hearing; an additional statement read out at the hearing that was submitted by Theresa Hardy; and an additional statement, omitted from the printed agenda, from Mr and Mrs Thomas.

 

(iii)            There were no representations made by any of the Responsible Authorities, including the police.

 

(iv)            The licensing objectives cited to be undermined by the objectors were Prevention of Public Nuisance and Prevention of Crime and Disorder. The objectors were all residents of Stembrook Court, which contained 34 residential flats, including housing vulnerable and elderly people and children, and was located adjacent to The Attic Bar.

 

(v)             The objectors advised that their primary concern was the excessive noise from the premises until closing time at 04:00 hrs and beyond as the patrons were leaving the premises. Mr Pilott advised that the closing time of 04:00 hrs was considered in line with Dover District Council’s Licensing Policy which sought to stagger patrons leaving premises in the town. The Lava Lounge and The Funky Monkey closed at 03:00 hrs. Mr Pilott confirmed that it was now proposed that the nightclub would only operate on Friday and Saturday nights.

 

(vi)            There was no consensus from the objectors when asked what an acceptable closing time might be. It was however accepted by all objectors that 04:00 hrs was too late.

 

(vii)          When the premises operated a nightclub, as the Party Bar (a licensed premises) the objectors would hear shouting, swearing, fights, laughing, taxis arriving, car doors closing – all of which contributed to their disturbed and  ...  view the full minutes text for item 4.

5.

Licensing Act 2003 - Application to vary a Premises Licence at Phoenix Railway Club, Crabble Road, Dover

The Sub-Committee is requested to determine the application.

 

The following papers are attached.

 

(i)         Licensing Manager's report.

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

(iii)       Appendix B – Existing licence.

(iv)       Appendix C – Existing Club Premises Certificate.

(v)        Appendix D – Map of the area.

(vi)       Appendix E – Copy of representation.

 

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

 

Minutes:

The Sub-Committee considered an application for the variation of a premises licence for Phoenix Railway Club, Crabble Road, Dover. The application sought to extend the licensable area and amend the times as follows:

 

Supply of Alcohol (for consumption ON and OFF the premises)

 

Sunday – Thursday

09:00 – 23:59 hrs

Friday - Saturday

09:00 – 01:00 hrs

Non Standard Timings

Christmas Eve

New Years Eve

Bank holiday weekends

Annual Darts Competition

 

09:00 – 01:30 hrs

09:00 – 02:00 hrs

09:00 – 01:30 hrs

09:00 – 00:30 hrs

 

Plays (Indoor and Outdoor)

 

Sunday – Thursday

09:00 – 23:59 hrs

Friday - Saturday

09:00 – 01:00 hrs

 

Films (Indoor and Outdoor)

 

Sunday – Thursday

09:00 – 23:59 hrs

Friday - Saturday

09:00 – 01:00 hrs

 

Indoor Sporting Events

 

Sunday – Thursday

09:00 – 23:59 hrs

Friday - Saturday

09:00 – 01:00 hrs

 

Boxing or wrestling entertainments (Indoor and Outdoor)

 

Sunday – Thursday

09:00 – 23:59 hrs

Friday - Saturday

09:00 – 01:00 hrs

 

Live Music (Indoor and Outdoor)

 

Sunday – Thursday

09:00 – 23:59 hrs

Friday - Saturday

09:00 – 01:00 hrs

Non Standard Timings

Christmas Eve

New Years Eve

Bank holiday weekends

 

09:00 – 01:30 hrs

09:00 – 02:00 hrs

09:00 – 01:00 hrs

 

Recorded Music (Indoor and Outdoor)

 

Sunday – Thursday

09:00 – 23:59 hrs

Friday - Saturday

09:00 – 01:00 hrs

Non Standard Timings

Christmas Eve

New Years Eve

Bank holiday weekends

 

09:00 – 01:30 hrs

09:00 – 02:00 hrs

09:00 – 01:00 hrs

 

Performance of Dance

 

Sunday – Thursday

09:00 – 23:59 hrs

Friday - Saturday

09:00 – 01:00 hrs

Non Standard Timings

Christmas Eve

New Years Eve

Bank holiday weekends

 

09:00 – 01:30 hrs

09:00 – 02:00 hrs

09:00 – 01:00 hrs

 

Late Night Refreshment

 

Sunday – Thursday

23:00 – 23:59 hrs

Friday - Saturday

23:00 – 01:00 hrs

Non Standard Timings

Christmas Eve

New Years Eve

Bank holiday weekends

Annual Darts Competitions

 

23:00 – 01:30 hrs

23:00 – 02:00 hrs

23:00 – 01:30 hrs

23:00 – 00:30 hrs

 

In addition to increased times for the current licensable activities and additional activities, the applicant also sought to increase the licensable area to include the garden and an additional bar.

 

On the basis of the representations of the applicants, their representatives and other persons, the Sub-Committee found the following facts to be established.

 

(i)               The premises was currently licensed under a Premises Licence and a Club Premises Certificate. The variation application sought to incorporate the whole premises under the one premises licence.

 

(ii)              In addition, the application sought to include: a new outdoor bar, including the garden; add licensable activities; alcohol sales both on and off the premises; and to change the times of the existing licensable activities, including entertainment.

 

(iii)            One representation from Dover Town Council (DTC) was received objecting to the application. DTC cited the Licensing Objective – Prevention of Public Nuisance and stated that the club was in an area already blighted by noise from the nearby train line and the long hours and private  ...  view the full minutes text for item 5.

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