Agenda and minutes

Licensing Sub-Committee - Tuesday, 2nd May, 2023 2.00 pm

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Items
No. Item

22.

Apologies for Absence

To receive any apologies for absence.

Minutes:

There were no apologies for absence from Members.

23.

Appointment of Substitute Members

To note appointment of Substitute Members.

Minutes:

There were no substitute Members appointed.

24.

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.

25.

Licensing Act 2003 - Application to vary a Premises Licence at Rhino & Bull's, 10 King 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 to vary the premises licence

(iii)       Appendix B – Existing premises licence

(iv)       Appendix C – Map of the area

(v)        Appendix D – Email thread between Kent Police and applicant confirming additional door supervisor

(vi)       Appendix E – Email thread from Environmental Health

(vii)      Appendix F - 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 in respect of Rhino & Bull’s, 10 king Street, Dover, to: increase the licensable hours for alcohol sales; increase the licensable hours for recorded music and increase the licensable hours for late night refreshments, remove a condition on the current licence with regard to background music.

 

Supply of Alcohol (for consumption ON the premises)

 

Friday – Saturday

08:00 – 03:00 hrs

Non-Standard Timings

2hrs extension on Bank Holiday

 

Recorded Music (Indoors)

 

Friday – Saturday

23:00 – 03:00 hrs

Non-Standard Timings

2 hrs extension on Bank Holiday

 

Late Night Refreshment

 

Friday – Saturday

23:00 – 03:00 hrs

 

Non-Standard Timings

Christmas Day, Boxing Day until 02:00 hrs

New Years Eve until start of business the next day

 

During the consultation period, Kent Police had discussed the variation with the applicant and an amendment to the operating schedule in relation to door supervisors on Fridays and Saturdays had been agreed as follows:

 

There will be one SIA door supervisor on duty from 20:00 hrs until 30 minutes after closing time, with a second SIA door supervisor on duty from 22:00 hrs until 30 minutes after closing time.

 

The following documentary evidence and/or other information was taken into account by the Sub-Committee:

 

(i)               The Licensing Manager’s report including, the options available to the Sub-Committee.

 

(ii)              Application from Rhino & Bull’s to vary the premises licence (appendix A of the agenda)

 

(iii)            Existing premises licence (appendix B of the agenda)

 

(iv)            Map of the area (appendix C of the agenda)

 

(v)             Email thread between Kent Police and the applicant confirming additional door supervisor (appendix D of the agenda)

 

(vi)            Email thread from Environmental Health (appendix E of the agenda)

 

(vii)          Representation (appendix F of the agenda)

 

On the basis of the representations of the applicant, and the written representation from Other Persons, the Sub-Committee found the following facts to be established:

(i)               The variation application was made by Rhino & Bull’s represented by Carl Ambrose and Luke Marsh at the hearing and sought to increase the licensable hours for alcohol sales, increase the licensable hours for recorded music, to increase the licensable hours for late night refreshment and to remove a condition on the current licence with regards to background music.

 

(ii)              During the consultation process one representation objecting to the application was received from Other Persons, however the licensing manager informed the Sub-Committee that numerous attempts had been made to contact the representative in order that mediation was attempted but this was unsuccessful.

 

(iii)            The Sub-Committee noted the written representation but also noted that it was not authenticated or verified.

 

(iv)            The applicant explained that this application was made as a result of their customers’ request.

 

(v)             The Sub-Committee queried the capacity of the venue. The applicant stated that this was a one floor venue with a capacity of 90 people however they limited this to 50 people and the last entry was 01:00 hrs.

 

(vi)            The Sub-Committee queried whether there would be live music  ...  view the full minutes text for item 25.