Agenda and draft minutes

Escape / Brothers Pub Co, Licensing Sub-Committee - Friday 1st October 2021 10.00 am

Venue: Virtual Meeting via Zoom

Contact: Richard Woods / Maisie McInnes, Democratic Services 

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Items
No. Item

17.

Appointment of Chairman for the meeting of the Sub-Committee

Minutes:

The Democratic Services Officer opened the meeting and invited Councillors to appoint a Chair of the Sub-Committee Hearing. It was proposed by Councillor Jake Roberts and seconded by Councillor Keith Holland-Delamere that Councillor Mike Warren be appointed Chair of the Sub-Committee Hearing.

 

Resolved

 

(1) That Councillor Mike Warren be appointed Chair of the Sub-Committee Hearing.

18.

Declarations of Interest

Members are asked to declare any interest and the nature of that interest that they may have in any of the items under consideration at this meeting.

 

Note: Any Member with a disclosable pecuniary interest will not be able to participate in the hearing, and should therefore notify Democratic Services in advance so that arrangements may be made for an alternate Member to attend.

 

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest.

19.

Review of Premises Licence - Escape pdf icon PDF 12 MB

Report of the Senior Licensing Enforcement Officer

 

Purpose of Report

 

To consider a request from Northamptonshire Police for the review of the Premises Licence for Escape, a nightclub at 5 Horseshoe Street, Northampton.

 

Recommendations

 

1.1      To determine the review application in accordance with the Licensing Act 2003.

Minutes:

The Senior Licensing Enforcement Officer submitted a report which requested that the Sub-Committee Hearing consider an application for a review of the Premises Licence for Escape, a nightclub at 5 Horseshoe Street, Northampton.

 

The Sub-Committee Hearing heard representations from interested parties both in favour of and in objection to the application, and gave due consideration to these representations in making their deliberations.

 

Resolved

 

(1)    That, having given due consideration to all of the evidence presented, the Sub-Committee deemed that it was not appropriate or proportionate to revoke or suspend the Premises License on this occasion.

 

(2)    That further conditions be added to the Premises Licence in order to promote the Licensing Objectives of the prevention of crime and disorder and the prevention of public nuisance. These conditions have been copied to all relevant parties and are detailed as follows:

 

CCTV

 

  1.  A fully working and maintained CCTV system capable of recording and storing images must be installed on the premises. In selecting and maintaining the system, regard shall be had to any advice offered by the police and the Home Office document “UK Police Requirements for Digital CCTV Systems” and “Surveillance Camera Code of Practice” and “CCTV supporting small business”. The system must record at all times whilst the premises are open to the public for and immediately after licensable activities are provided and images must be stored for a minimum of 31 days with date & time stamping. As a minimum this must cover all entry and exit points, both sides of all areas where the sale/supply of alcohol takes place.

 

  1. A person conversant with the retrieval and down loading of CCTV footage must be present on the premises at all times whilst it is open to the public, or available to attend the premises within a period of 24 hours.

 

  1. The system shall incorporate a means of reproducing copies of recorded images onto media that is capable of being played on domestic grade video equipment or a computer. All CCTV recordings must be made available to an officer from a responsible authority upon reasonable request and in line with the provisions of the current Data Protection Legislation and guidance issued by the Information Commissioner.

 

SIA

 

  1. The licence holder shall conduct a risk assessment to consider the need for door supervision, which shall take account of any advice offered by the Police or Door Security Company that is engaged, as well as the audience profile and nature of any event taking place. This assessment shall require on that Fridays, Saturdays, bank holidays and organised events days a minimum of 2 SIA licensed door supervisors shall be on duty at the premises from when the premises opens at 22:00. At least a further 1 SIA licensed door supervisor will be on duty from midnight until the venue has closed.

 

  1. A Search Wand will be provided at the premises and will be in use when the venue is open to the public for the conduct of licensable activities.

 

  1. A search policy shall be  ...  view the full minutes text for item 19.

20.

Premises Licence Application - Brothers Pub Co pdf icon PDF 2 MB

Report of the Senior Licensing Enforcement Officer

 

Purpose of Report

 

To consider an application for a new Premises Licence at 1 Abington Street, Northampton, NN1 2AN submitted by Josh Fitzgerald.

 

Recommendations

 

1.1      To determine the application for a Premises Licence in accordance with the Licensing Act 2003.

Minutes:

The Senior Licensing Enforcement Officer submitted a report which requested that the Sub-Committee Hearing consider an application for a new Premises Licence under the Licensing Act 2003 submitted by Joshua Fitzgerald on behalf of his company, Brothers Pub Co Venues Ltd, in respect of 1 Abington Street, Northampton. 

 

The Sub-Committee heard representations in favour of the application from the Mr Fitzgerald and gave due consideration to these representations in making their deliberations.

 

Resolved

 

(1)  That the Premises Licence be granted, subject to the inclusion of the following agreed conditions:

 

1.    The premises license holder will take all necessary steps to ensure that noise or vibration is not noticeable at the façade of any noise-sensitive premises/nearest residential property.

2.    When any 'regulated entertainment' is provided on the premises, all ground floor doors and windows shall remain closed except for the purposes of access and egress.

3.    The placing of bottles into receptacles outside the premises shall take place at times that will minimise disturbance to nearby properties and will not take place between 22.00 and 09.00hrs.

4.    The premises license holder shall implement a system to ensure that offensive smells from the licensed premises are not permitted so as to cause a nuisance to nearby properties and the premises are properly vented.

5.    Receptacles for waste shall be emptied regularly to minimise nuisance smells.

6.    A notice will be displayed at the exit door requesting customers to leave quietly.

7.    At the request of a customer, the operator will call (free of charge) for a taxi/private hire.

8.    Litter shall be prevented at all times and where identified regularly cleared from the immediate vicinity of the premises.