Venue: Virtual Teams Meeting
Election of Chair
To elect a Chair of this meeting of the Licensing Sub-Committee.
RESOLVED that Councillor Judes Butt be elected Chair of the Sub-Committee for the duration of the meeting.
To receive any apologies for absence from Members.
Apologies were received from Cllr J Bagwell. As first reserve, Cllr D Kelsey stepped up to replace Cllr Bagwell as a member of the sub committee.
The Chair thanked Cllr K Wilson for attending as second reserve in case he had been required.
Declarations of Interests
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Declarations received will be reported at the meeting.
There were none.
An application for a new premises licence has been received for the premises known as Ratio Bar (formerly known as Xchange), 4 The Triangle, Bournemouth.
This matter is brought before the Licensing Sub Committee for determination.
From BCP Council:
Tania Jardim – Licensing Officer
Linda Cole – Legal Advisor to the Sub-Committee
Jill Holyoake – 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 for Ratio Bar (formerly known as Xchange), 4 The Triangle, Bournemouth, submitted by Ratio Bars Limited, to permit regulated entertainment and the supply of alcohol between the hours of 21:00 and 05:00 each day of the week.
In response to the application Dorset Police and Environmental Health had made representations against the application on the grounds that granting the licence would undermine the prevention of crime and disorder and the prevention of public nuisance licensing objectives. No other representations had been received.
Following the publication of the Licensing Officer’s report, the following evidence was received and published in two supplements, copies of which appear as Appendix B to these minutes in the Minute Book:
The following persons attended the hearing and addressed the Sub- Committee to expand on the points made in written submissions:
The Sub Committee asked various questions of all parties present and were grateful for the responses received. All parties had the opportunity to ask questions.
During the hearing, Mr Wright offered the following additional/amended conditions on behalf of the applicant with a view to addressing concerns raised by Dorset Police, Environmental Health and Sub Committee Members: