Agenda and draft minutes

Licensing Sub-Committee - Thursday, 8th July, 2021 2.00 pm

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Contact: Jemma Duffield, Democratic Services Officer 

Items
No. Item

14.

Apologies for Absence

To receive any apologies for absence.

Minutes:

There were no apologies for absence from Members.

15.

Appointment of Substitute Members

To note appointment of Substitute Members.

Minutes:

There were no substitute members appointed.

16.

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.

17.

LICENSING ACT 2003 - APPLICATION TO VARY A PREMISES LICENCE AT FALLOW FIELDS CAMPING, DRAINLESS ROAD, EASTRY

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 – Map of the area.

(v)        Appendix D – Representations from other parties.

 

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

Minutes:

The Sub-Committee considered the variation of a premises licence for Fallow Fields Camping, Drainless Road, Eastry. The variation sought to include the provision for the supply of alcohol for consumption on the premises and incorporate a mobile bar. The hours requested were

 

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

 

Every Day

12.00 – 21.00 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 variation application was for the supply of alcohol on and off the premises from 12.00 – 21.00 hrs every day and the inclusion of a mobile bar at Fallow Fields Camping. The existing licence at the site permitted the supply of alcohol for consumption off the premises every day from 08.00 – 20.00 hrs.

 

(ii)             The Licensing Manager advised that there was an error in the report at paragraph 2.2 and clarified that the licence had been correctly advertised with the correct hours.

 

(iii)            Fallow Fields Camping was a tent only , 7-acre, family campsite. and did not permit adult or single-sex groups. Planning permission permitted the site to operate from 1 April –to 30 September although generally the season was from May bank holiday to mid-September. The site had operated since 2018 with no problems or complaints.

 

(iv)            There was capacity for 250 guests and due to the family nature of the site, there was quiet time from 22.30 hrs. The site was patrolled until midnight to ensure there was no disruption to campers or neighbouring residents and there was no amplified music at any time on the site. The campsite manager was an experienced hospitality manager with 10 years’ experience and an experienced Designated Premises Supervisor (DPS).

 

(v)             The existing licence permitted the sale of alcohol from the campsite shop. The mobile bar would minimise the number of customers in and out of the shop and cut down on queuing. It was hoped the bar would add value to the site and the alcohol was locally sourced from Kent, except for one drink. All customers were residents of the campsite and were permitted to supply their own alcohol.

 

(vi)            From 22 May to 3 July 2021 the mobile bar had operated under Temporary Event Notices (TEN) with no complaints made to the licensing authority.

 

(vii)          There was a cinema on the campsite that was located within a safari tent. The cinema showed children’s films only and these were shown between 17.00 -19.00 hrs on Saturdays and also on Wednesdays during the school holidays.

 

(viii)         There were five representations objecting to the application and were made under the licensing objective Prevention of Public Nuisance. The Licensing Manager advised at the Hearing that Michelle Brown had withdrawn her representation as she was satisfied the sale of alcohol would cease at 21.00 hrs. The remaining objectors were concerned there would be an increase in noise, litter, and potentially, anti-social behaviour and their representations were considered in full  ...  view the full minutes text for item 17.

18.

LICENSING ACT 2003 - APPLICATION FOR THE GRANT OF A PREMISES LICENCE IN RESPECT OF 68 - 72 PENCESTER 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 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 at 68-72 Pencester Road, Dover as follows:

 

Supply of Alcohol (for consumption OFF the premises)

 

Monday – Saturday

08.00 – 23.00 hrs

Sunday

10.00 – 22.30 hrs

Good Friday

08.00 – 22.30 hrs

Christmas Day

12.00 – 15.00 hrs

19.00 – 22.30 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 a premises licence was for an international supermarket including butchers, off-licence, fruit and vegetables, and general grocery store.

 

(ii)             The applicant, Yilson Sayin, was an experienced retailer, having operated similar businesses in the Thanet district for more than 10 years. She was a Personal Licence holder and would be the Designated Premises Supervisor at the premises.

 

(iii)            At the Hearing Ms Sayin amended the hours for the sale of alcohol (for consumption off the premises) on Sundays to 10.00 – 22.00 hrs, reducing the licensable hours by thirty minutes.

 

(iv)            The shop would initially open with three experienced members of staff from the Thanet premises with the addition of some more local staff. There would be another three Personal Licence holders working in the premises.

 

(v)             All staff would be fully trained in the sale of alcohol and would adopt a Challenge 25 policy with notices being displayed to advise customers that Challenge 25 was in force. A refusals book would operate, and staff would be trained again at 6 monthly intervals, on the job.

 

(vi)            There would be a Security Industry Authority (SIA) licence holder on the premises and 62 CCTV cameras monitoring the 3000 square metres of the shop floor and outside. In the application it was said that an SIA licence holder would be supervising during trade hours. At the Hearing Mr Tiktiklar advised that the SIA licence holder would in fact be on the premises every Friday and Saturday from 15.00 – 21.30 hrs and on three other days during the week from 15.00 – 22.00 hrs. A personal licence holder would be on the premises during trade hours.

 

(vii)          There were two representations received from Joanna Povey and Jean Lait regarding the application for a premises licence making representation under all four Licensing Objectives. There were no representations made by any of the Responsible Authorities, including the police. The written representations noted the existing problems with nuisance alcohol drinkers in Pencester Park, which was located directly opposite the premises, and that the extensive hours of the proposed licence would be irresponsible.

 

(viii)         Ms Sayin and Mr Tiktiklar were aware of the problems in Pencester Park and had liaised with the police and Licensing Authority to impose additional conditions to their operating schedule to help to satisfy these concerns. There would be no alcohol sold in the shop that was above 5% abv and having been made aware by PC D Rolfe of the Dover Partnership Against Crime (DPAC) scheme and they would  ...  view the full minutes text for item 18.

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