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The Noisy LobsterAvon Beach Christchurch

Meeting: 12/05/2021 - Licensing Sub-Committee (Item 15)

15 Application for a Variation of a Premises Licence , Noisy Lobster, Avon, Christchurch pdf icon PDF 150 KB

An application has been received for a variation of the premises licence for the premise known as ‘Noisy Lobster’, Avon Beach, Mudeford, Christchurch, BH23 LAN.


This matter is brought before the Sub-Committee for determination.



Additional documents:


From BCP Council:


Sarah Rogers, Senior Licensing Officer

Tanya Coulter, Legal Advisor to the Sub Committee

Michelle Cutler, Clerk to the Sub Committee


The Chairman made introductions and explained the procedure for the Hearing, which was agreed by all parties.


The Senior Licensing Officer presented a report, a copy of which had been circulated and a copy of which appears as Appendix A to these minutes in the Minute Book.


The Sub-Committee was asked to consideran application to vary the current premises licence to include the supply of alcohol for off sales from a hatch attached to the current premises. The hours for the off sales from this hatch would be 11:00hrs to 21:00hrs daily.


The following persons attended the Hearing and addressed the Sub Committee to expand on the points made in their written submissions:


Peter Hayward, Applicant

Cllr Paul Hilliard, Objecting

Joanne Rimmer , Objecting

Cllr Paul Hilliard also read out a statement on behalf of Mr Pollard (objector), as Mr Pollard was unable to attend the Hearing.

The Sub Committee asked various questions of all parties present and were grateful for the responses received.


All parties were invited to sum up before the Sub Committee retired to make its decision. Before concluding the Hearing, the Legal Advisor advised all parties of the right of appeal.


It was RESOLVED that the application to vary the premises licence of the premises known as ‘Noisy Lobster’, Avon Beach, Christchurch, dated 18 March 2021, to include the off sale of alcohol Monday to Sunday from 11:00 hrs to 21:00hrs from a takeaway food hatch at the premises, be GRANTED. The off sales of alcohol will be subject to the current licence conditions andsubject to the inclusion of the conditions proposed by Dorset Police and agreed with the Applicant, as set out in the papers published with the Sub-Committee Report and listed below:

  • A CCTV system, shall be installed to cover all entry and exit points of the premises enabling frontal identification of every person entering in any light condition. The CCTV system shall continually record and cover areas where alcohol is kept for selection and purchase by the public, whilst the premises is open for licensable activities. It shall operate during all times when customers remain on the premises. All recordings shall be stored for a minimum period of 31 days with correct date and time stamping. Recordings shall be made available immediately upon the request of Police or an authorised officer of the council throughout the preceding 31 day period. The CCTV system shall be updated and maintained according to police recommendations.


  • CCTV shall be installed above the bar in the take away outlet enabling frontal identification of customers when placing their order.


  • A staff member from the premises who is conversant with the operation of the CCTV system shall be on the premises at all timeswhen the premises are open to the public. This staff member must be able to show a Police or authorised  ...  view the full minutes text for item 15