Agenda and minutes

Licensing Sub-Committee - Wednesday, 8th June, 2022 10.00 am

Venue: Virtual Teams Meeting

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No. Item


Election of Chair

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


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


Voting: Unanimous




To receive any apologies for absence from Members.


The Chair gave an apology for absence for Councillor Sarah Anderson and Councillor David Brown, as a reserve member, assumed the role as a Licensing Sub-Committee member, in her absence.


Declarations of Interest

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.


There were no declarations of interest.


Cherries Cafe, 65a Curzon Road, Bournemouth, BH1 4PW pdf icon PDF 225 KB

An application has been received for a new premises licence for the premises known as ‘Cherries Café’, 65a Curzon Road, Bournemouth, BH1 4PW


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



Additional documents:




From BCP Council:

Sarah Rogers, Senior Licensing Officer

Mary Almeida, 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 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 consider an application for a new Premises Licence to permit the sale of alcohol between the hours of 11:00 and 21:30, each day of the week, for on sales only at the premises known as ‘Cherries Café’, 65a Curzon Road, Bournemouth, BH1 4PW, submitted on 5 April 2022.


The Licensing Authority had received 3 residential representations against this application on the grounds that it would undermine the prevention of crime and disorder and prevention of public nuisance licensing objectives. No representations were received from any of the other responsible authorities.


During the consultation period Dorset Police medicated and agreed a number of conditions with the applicant. Should the application be granted these conditions would be imposed on the premises licence when issued.


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


Ms Amanda S c’erri, Applicant

Mr Nigel Dunn, Objecting


The following condition was put forward by the applicant during the hearing ‘No alcohol is to be consumed on the outside decking area after 19:00hrs’. 


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 permit the sale of alcohol between 11:00hrs and 21:30hrs each day of the week, for “on sales” only, for the premises known as ‘Cherries Café’ 65a Curzon Road, Bournemouth BH1 4PW dated 5th April 2022, be GRANTED.

This Premises Licence is granted subject to the conditions listed below, which have been agreed between the Applicant and Dorset Police in advance of the hearing through mediation.

1.         All staff working at the premises concerned with the sale of alcohol shall be trained in accordance with an accredited training scheme on the law relating to prohibited sales, the age verification policy adopted by the premises and the conditions attaching to the premises licence. Refresher training shall be provided at least once every 6 months. A record shall be  ...  view the full minutes text for item 24.