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London Market, 188 Old Christchurch Road

Meeting: 28/09/2021 - Licensing Sub-Committee (Item 25)

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An application has been received for a variation of the premises licence for the premise known as ‘London Market’, 188 Old Christchurch Road, Bournemouth.


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



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The Licensing Sub-Committee adjourned for a period of 5 minutes between 10:05am and 10:10am due to technical issues




From BCP Council:


Linda Cole, Legal Advisor to the Sub-Committee

Sarah Rogers, Senior Licensing Officer

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 the report at Agenda Item 5, a copy of which had been circulated to all parties prior to the meeting and a copy of which appears as Appendix 'A' to these Minutes in the Minute Book.


The Sub-Committee was asked to consider an application for a variation of the premises licence for the premise known as ‘London Market’, 188 Old Christchurch Road, Bournemouth. The application for a variation was made to extend the permitted hours and allow the business to operate 24 hours, 7 days a week, for the supply of off sales of alcohol and to add late night refreshment between the hours of 23:00 and 05:00 each day. Current conditions 2.5 and 2.6 were requested to be amended and a number of additional conditions had been offered within the application to be imposed on the licence if granted. The premises also requested approval of a new proposed layout plan to replace the current newspaper shelving with a new chiller unit within the licensed area.


The Sub-Committee was advised that a representation had been received from one Responsible Authority, Dorset Police, on the grounds that to grant the application would undermine the prevention of crime and disorder and public safety licensing objectives


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


Steve Wright, Licensing Consultant, representing the Applicant

Anamaria Popa, representing the Applicant, Popa Distribution Ltd

Louise Busfield, Licensing Officer, Dorset Police

Gareth Gosling, Drug and Alcohol Harm Reduction Team, Dorset Police


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 ‘London Market’, 188 Old Christchurch Road, Bournemouth, BH1 1NU’ be GRANTED in part, as follows

  • The supply of, off sales of alcohol within the premises to be permitted 7 days a week between 08:00hrs and 23:00hrs
  • The supply of, off sales of alcohol for home delivery with food be permitted from the premises 7 days a week between 00:01hrs and 00:00hrs
  • The provision of late-night refreshment to be permitted 7 days a week between 23:00hrs and 05:00hrs
  • Condition 2.5 be amended to read “All spirits and high value alcohol products such as champagne shall only be stored behind the sales counter and shall not be directly accessible to customers”
  • Condition 2.6 be amended to read “Notices shall be displayed behind the sales  ...  view the full minutes text for item 25