Agenda and minutes

Licensing Sub-Committee - Wednesday, 21st December, 2022 10.00 am

Venue: Virtual Teams Meeting

Contact: Jill Holyoake Email: Democratic Services  Email:


No. Item


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.


Voting: Unanimous




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

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 none.


Ratio Bar (formerly known as Xchange) 4 The Triangle Bournemouth pdf icon PDF 234 KB

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.

Additional documents:




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:


  • Supporting information from Dorset Police
  • Supporting information from the applicant which had been provided at the time of application but omitted in error from the report
  • Supporting information from the Environmental Health Officer, including copies of two sound reports provided on behalf of the applicant.


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


  • Mr Steve Wright, Licensing Consultant on behalf of Ratio Bars Limited
  • Mr William Mouhana – Designated Premises Supervisor
  • Sergeant Gareth Gosling and Ms Vanessa Rosales, Dorset Police Licensing, objector
  • Mr Andrew Hill, BCP Council Environmental Health, objector


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:


  • The Premises Licence Holder shall be a member of Pub Watch and shall attend meetings regularly.
  • An additional CCTV camera shall be fitted inside the lobby facing the front entrance.
  • Amendment to proposed condition 14 under the prevention of crime and disorder, to replace “glass champagne flutes” with “polycarbonate champagne flutes”.
  • A fully developed Drugs Policy shall be included as part of the operating schedule.
  • A Personal Licence Holder shall be present on the premises at all times during trading hours.
  • A suitable and sufficient sound engineer’s report shall be submitted to the Council for approval by Environmental Health.
  • A suitable and sufficient schedule of works shall be submitted to the Council for approval by Environmental Health.
  • All works shall be completed in accordance with the documents submitted to the Council and approved by Environmental Health, prior to the opening of the premises.
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