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Apologies for absence
To receive any apologies for absence.
There were no apologies for absence.
Declarations of interest
To receive any declarations of interest.
There were no declarations of interest.
To note the attached procedure note which will be followed by the Licensing & Regulatory Sub-Committee, at the discretion of the Chairman, when considering the application at agenda item 4.
RESOLVED to note the procedure note to be followed at the discretion of the Chair.
In attendance and speaking at the hearing:
Applicant: Ian Sandwell, Surrey Police
Peter Savill, Surrey Police Legal Representative
Responsible Authority: Eugenia Govett, Environmental Services Officer
Premises Licence Holder: Sean Cummins, Joules Wine and Cocktail Bar
Michael Carey, Joules Wine and Cocktail Bar
Lisa Freeman, Joules Legal Representative
Chris Waters, Joules Legal Representative
The Sub Committee was requested to review the premises licence for Joules Wine and Cocktail Bar, 85 Bell Street, Reigate, RH2 7AN.
Full details of the application to review the licence were as set out in the report. The Sub Committee also received a letter of representation from the premises licence holder which sought to respond to the concerns raised by the police and other evidence filed in support of the application to review the premises licence.
The Chair asked if any agreement had been reached in relation to the issues in dispute. No agreement was identified.
The Licensing Officer presented the report and provided an outline of the application and the issues for consideration by the Sub Committee. It was identified that the Council had received representations from the police in relation to the licensing objectives. The Council had also received representations from the responsible authority for environmental protection in relation to the public nuisance licensing objective.
The Chair invited the parties in attendance to make their representations to the Sub Committee.
Mr Savill, on behalf of the applicant, made statements with regard to the following points:
· The proposed conditions were laid out in the report
· The application to review came at the end of three consecutive years where the police have spoken to the premises licence holder in connection with alcohol related violence on the premises
· The concern that in the view of the police the licensing objectives were being undermined
· The police concern over ongoing escalation of alcohol related violence which had led them to have no confidence in the management of the premises without the steps proposed in the application
Ms Govett, addressed the Sub Committee, and made statements with regard to the following point:
· That the suggested environmental protection conditions listed in the report were made in response to noise complaints in relation to the premises from 2018 and 2019, and that they were designed to mitigate future complaints from neighbours of the premises
Ms Freeman address the Sub Committee, and made statements with regard to the following points:
· That in respect of the conditions proposed by the police, 4 of those conditions were agreed:
· condition 1 in respect of ID scanning
· condition 2 in respect of filming or recording ID in the event that the ID scanner is not working
· condition 4 in respect of a written search policy
· condition 6 in respect of a written dispersal policy
· That the following conditions were not agreed by the premises licence holder:
· condition 3 in respect of no-admittance to patrons under the age of 21 which was agreed for Friday and Saturdays but not agreed for Thursday and Sundays
· condition 5 in respect of ... view the full minutes text for item 18.
If necessary, to consider passing the following resolution:
That, pursuant to Section 100A of the Local Government Act 1972, the press and public be excluded on the grounds that the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosing it, and therefore that exempt information is likely to be disclosed, as defined in paragraphs 1 and 7 of Schedule 12A of the Act.
RESOLVED that members of the public and press be excluded from the meeting for agenda item 6 on the grounds that the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosing it.
Exempt Report - Item 4 - Joules Wine and Cocktail Bar
RESOLVED that the exempt information in relation to Joules Wine and Cocktail Bar is noted.
To note and confirm the following application determined through mediation without the need for a hearing.
Application reference: 20/00279/LAPNEW for a new premises licence: Lebnani, 11 Church Street, Reigate, RH2 0AA.
A copy of the conditions agreed through mediation is attached at Annex 1.
RESOLVED, that the following application determined through mediation be NOTED AND APPROVED:
Application reference: 20/00279/LAPNEW for a new premises licence at Lebnani, 11 Church Street, Reigate, RH2 0AA.