Agenda and draft minutes

Licensing Sub-Committee - Wednesday, 11th May, 2022 10.00 am

Venue: Virtual Meeting on MS Teams

Contact: Michelle Cutler at Email: michelle.cutler@bcpcouncil.gov.uk Democratic Services  Email: democratic.services@bcpcouncil.gov.uk

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6.

Election of Chair

To elect a Chair of this meeting of the Licensing Sub-Committee.

Minutes:

RESOLVED that Councillor Judes Butt be elected Chairman of the Sub-Committee for the duration of the meeting.

 

Voting: Unanimous

 

7.

Apologies

To receive any apologies for absence from Members.

Minutes:

There were no apologies for absence.

8.

Declarations of Interests

Councillors are requested to declare any interests on items included in this agenda. Please refer to the workflow on the preceding page for guidance.

Declarations received will be reported at the meeting.

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest.

9.

Hospitality Marquee, Bournemouth Seafront pdf icon PDF 222 KB

An application has been received for a new premises licence to permit live and recorded music and the sale of alcohol on the premises between the hours of 10:00 to 23:00 on Sunday to Thursday and 10:00 to 00:00 on Friday and Saturday.

 

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

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Present:

 

From BCP Council:

Tania Jardim, Licensing Officer

Alan Parr, Legal Advisor to the Sub-Committee

Michelle Cutler, Clerk to the Sub-Committee

  

The Chair made introductions and explained the procedure for the hearing which was agreed by all parties.

 

The 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 consider an application for a new Premises Licence to permit live and recorded music and the sale of alcohol on the premises between the hours of 10:00 to 23:00 on Sunday to Thursday and 10:00 to 00:00 on Friday and Saturday, submitted by  the Head of Destination and Events, Bournemouth, Poole and Christchurch (BCP) Council, on 18 March 2022.

 

The Licensing Authority had received 15 residential representations against this application on the grounds that it would undermine the licensing objectives. No representations had been received from any of the responsible authorities.

 

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

 

Jon Weaver, Head of Resort Marketing and Events, BCP Council, representing the Applicant 

Helen Wildman, Events Manager (Commercial), BCP Council, representing the Applicant

Barbara Gomez Del Olmo , Objecting (also representing Mr and Mrs Greenfield)

Peter Chadwick, Objecting (also representing Edward Wokakowski)

 

When making his representation, Jon Weaver advised that Eastcliff Beach and Toffs Beach  were omitted from the application in error but were to be included within the Application. Jon Weaver proposed  a reduction in the hours requested to permit the following:

 

  • Live music between the hours of 10:00 and 22:00 daily for a maximum of 8 private functions, for background live restaurant music and the Bournemouth Air Festival Dates.
  • Recorded music between the hours of 10:00 and 22:00 daily.
  • Sale of alcohol between the hours of 10:00 and 23:00 daily for a maximum of 8 private functions, and the Bournemouth Air Festival Dates. At all remaining times within the licence period the sale of alcohol will be permitted between 10:00 and 22:30.

 

He also confirmed that the temporary licence was requested between the dates of 1st August and 4th September 2022 inclusive.

 

The Sub-Committee asked various questions of all parties present and was grateful for the responses received. All parties had the opportunity to ask questions. 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.

 

The Legal Adviser explained that all parties to the application had the right to Appeal to the Magistrates Court within the period of 21 days beginning with the day on which the Applicant was notified by the Licensing Authority of this decision in writing, and that the decision would not come into effect until the expiry of said 21 days.

RESOLVED that the application for a new temporary Premises Licence dated 18 March 2022, for  ...  view the full minutes text for item 9.

10.

Application to Vary Premises Licence at Conroys Bar, 33 Sea Road, Bournemouth, BH5 1DH pdf icon PDF 155 KB

An application has been received to vary the premises licence for the premises known as ‘Conroys Bar’, 33 Sea Road, Bournemouth, BH5 1DH.

 

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

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Present:

 

From BCP Council:

Tania Jardim, Licensing Officer

Alan Parr, Legal Advisor to the Sub-Committee

Michelle Cutler, Clerk to the Sub-Committee

  

The Chair made introductions and explained the procedure for the hearing which was agreed by all parties.

 

The 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 consider an application made by Mr Philip Day of Lacey’s Solicitors on behalf of Conroy’s Bar Limited to vary the Premises Licence.

 

The Licensing Authority had received 11 representations from other persons in objection to the application on the grounds that to grant the application would undermine the licensing objectives. Representations in objection to the application had also been received from BCP Council’s Environmental Health and Dorset Police on the grounds of Prevention of Crime and Disorder, Public Safety and Prevention of Public Nuisance respectively, however, the representation made by Environmental Health had been withdrawn following successful mediation with the Applicant.

 

The Licensing Authority also received 7 representations in support of the Application.

 

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

 

Philip Day, Solicitor, representing the Applicant

Connie O’Gormeley, Applicant, Designated Premises Supervisor and Joint Owner of the Premises

Royston Thorne, Joint Owner of the Premises

Sergeant Gareth Gosling, Dorset Police, Objecting

Louise Busfield, Licensing Officer, Dorset Police, Objecting

Miss Aleksandra Mackiewics, Objecting

Cllr Anne Filer, speaking on behalf of Cllr Kelly, Objecting on behalf of residents

Bill Hughes, speaking in support of the Application.

 

The Sub Committee asked various questions of all parties present and was grateful for the responses received. All parties had the opportunity to ask questions. 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.

 

The Legal Adviser explained that all parties to the application had the right to Appeal to the Magistrates Court within the period of 21 days beginning with the day on which the Applicant was notified by the Licensing Authority of this decision in writing, and that the decision would not come into effect until the expiry of said 21 days.

 

RESOLVED that the Application  to vary the Premises Licence for the premises known as ‘Conroy's Bar’, 33 Sea Road, Bournemouth, BH5 1DH, dated 22 March 2022,  be GRANTED, as amended, to permit the following:

To add live and recorded music as follows:- Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 23:00 hours until 24:00 hours only.

That the opening hours of the premises are from 08:00 daily, with no change to the closing times.

That there be no change to the permitted hours for the sale of alcohol and the provision of late night refreshment.

 

In addition, that the following conditions, offered by the Applicant, be attached to the Licence:

·         Live and Recorded music provided as regulated  ...  view the full minutes text for item 10.