Agenda and minutes

Licensing Sub-Committee
Thursday, 15th August, 2019 10.00 am

Venue: Council Chamber. View directions

Contact: Jemma Duffield  Democratic Services Officer

Items
No. Item

18.

Apologies for Absence

To receive any apologies for absence.

Minutes:

An apology for absence was received from Councillor K Mills.

19.

Appointment of Substitute Members

To note appointment of Substitute Members.

Minutes:

It was noted that, in accordance with Council Procedure Rule 4, that Councillor D G Beaney had been appointed as substitute for Councillor K Mills.

20.

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.

21.

Licensing Act 2003 - Application for the grant of a premises licence in respect of Goodwins Suite, Kingsdown Holiday Park, Upper Street, Kingsdown

The Sub-Committee is requested to determine the application.

 

Applicants:   Jayne Rayner and Dawn Bennett

 

The following papers are attached:

 

(i)         Licensing Team Leader’s report

(ii)        Appendix A – Application and plan

(iii)       Appendix B – Map of the area

(iv)       Appendix C – Amendments to the operating schedule

(v)        Appendix D – Copies of the representations

 

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

Minutes:

The sub-committee considered an application from Jayne Rayner and Dawn Bennett in respect of Goodwin’s Suite, Kingsdown Holiday Park, Upper Street, Kingsdown for a premises licence as follows:

 

Supply of Alcohol (for consumption on the premises)

 

Every Day

13:00 – 00:00 hrs

Non-Standard Timings

New Year’s Eve

13:00 – 02:00 hrs

 

Live Music (Indoors)

 

Every Day

19:00 – 23:00 hrs

 

Recorded Music (Indoors)

 

Every Day

19:00 – 23:00 hrs

 

Films (Indoors and Outdoors)

 

Every Day

19:00 – 23:00 hrs

Non-Standard Timings

Wet weather film during school holidays 16:00 – 19:00 hrs

 

On the basis of the representations of the applicants and their representative, the sub-committee found the following facts to be established:

 

(i)            ‘The Kingsdown Social Club’ was administered by J Rayner, D Bennett (the applicants) and S Chattenden. They were chalet owners at the holiday park and would be responsible for the running of the Goodwin’s Suite. They were volunteers who between them were highly experienced and qualified and abreast of the relevant legislation surrounding a premises licence. They had bar work experience, experience in running a café and had worked with children and vulnerable adults, as well as having valid DBS checks.

 

(ii)           Kingsdown Holiday Park had been operational since 1934 and had historically held events and activities at the park within the two bars on the site. The Goodwin’s Suite was a purpose built modern building designed to hold events, discos, weddings and family entertainment.

 

(iii)         All events on the site were family orientated and were advertised on site only. Residents and guests of residents were able to attend the planned entertainment, which was centred around family entertainment.

 

(iv)         At least one of the premises licence holders (the social club’s administrators) would be in the bar whilst it was open. There was a security entry system into the Goodwin’s Suite of which the administrators were the only ones with access.

 

(v)          There would be volunteers, who were residents of the park, working behind the bar also. The volunteers would be trained and a Challenge 25 policy would be in place. They would be trained not to serve anyone who was intoxicated.

 

(vi)         The drinks in the bar were either bottled or in cans. No children would be served at the bar unless they were purchasing food items and were accompanied by an adult.

 

(vii)        Bar rules and posters would be displayed asking residents and guests to leave quietly. Those who left the site would be the entertainers or guests of residents.

 

(viii)       The entrance to the holiday park was a shared access and each chalet on the site had its own designated parking space. Additional parking would be required for the entertainers when an event was being held. There would be no additional pressures on parking.

 

(ix)         There had been no representations made by any of the Responsible Authorities, including the Police. There was no evidence of any noise disturbances or disruption at the site.

 

 

In reaching its findings the sub-committee took into account the following:

 

(i)  ...  view the full minutes text for item 21.

22.

Licensing Act 2003 - Application for the grant of a premises licence in respect of Lillyroos, Lookers Cottage, Foulmead Farm, Sandwich Road, Hacklinge

The Sub-Committee is requested to determine the application.

 

Applicant:        Sarah Jayne Brown

 

The following papers are attached:

 

(i)         Licensing Team Leader’s report

(ii)        Appendix A – Application and plan

(iii)       Appendix B – Map of the area

(iv)       Appendix C – Amendments to proposed conditions

(v)        Appendix D – Copies of the representations

 

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

 

Minutes:

The sub-committee considered an application from Sarah Brown in respect of Lillyroos, Lookers Cottage, Foulmead Farm, Sandwich Road, Hacklinge. The application was for a premises licence as follows:

 

 

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

 

Sunday – Thursday

12:00 – 23:00 hrs

Friday – Saturday

12:00 – 01:00 hrs

 

Late Night Refreshment

 

Sunday

23:00 – 00:00 hrs

Friday – Saturday

23:00 – 01:00 hrs

 

Live Music

 

Sunday

12:00 – 22:00 hrs

Friday – Saturday

12:00 – 00:00 hrs

 

Recorded Music

 

Sunday - Thursday

12:00 – 22:00 hrs

Friday – Saturday

12:00 – 00:00 hrs

 

Films

 

Sunday – Thursday

12:00 – 22:00 hrs

Friday – Saturday

12:00 – 23:00 hrs

 

 

On the basis of the representations of the applicant, their witnesses, and other persons, the sub-committee found the following facts to be established:

 

(i)            The application was for a premises licence on a family glamping site. The site was an open field with six 5 metre bell tents and provision for camping, caravans and motorhomes, accommodating 100 people.

 

(ii)           There was an outbuilding and covered communal area with an open bar area and seating for up to 30 people. There was a small area where music would take place. Music was not intended to go beyond 23:00 hours and would only be played when a private event was taking place.

 

(iii)         The applicant had a converted mobile van with provision to serve hot and cold refreshments along with alcohol. This would be offered as an option to clients who booked the site for events. The van, if required, could move to anywhere within the site.

 

(iv)         There had been eight Temporary Event Notices (TENs) utilised at the premises since April 2019. These events did not go beyond 23:55hrs and there were no complaints made.

 

(v)          Two representations were received objecting to the application. Mrs Bowkett and Ms Dewen were present at the hearing. There were no representations made by any of the Responsible Authorities, including the Police.

 

(vi)         Following the eight events authorised under the TENs the objectors were concerned by the increase and speed of traffic entering and leaving the premises along with the loud music and wandering people late at night. They were reluctant to sit in the garden and it had caused distress to the neighbours’ livestock. Mrs Dewen was unable sleep at the back of her house during events and her windows must remain closed.

 

(vii)        For clarity Mrs Bowkett and Mrs Dewen annotated the map provided in the agenda pack to clearly identify the location of their properties and a riding school adjacent to Foulmead Cottage. This was agreed by all parties.

 

(viii)       The access to the properties annotated on the map was via a private road, as well as a public road. There were two commercial buildings beyond the premises which also had the use of these roads.

 

(ix)         Following complaints from neighbours the applicants have installed signage directing traffic to the glamping site by an alternative route and ‘drive  ...  view the full minutes text for item 22.