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Appointment of Chairman
It was proposed by Councillor R Brunton and seconded by Councillor N Symonds that Councillor B Deering be appointed Chairman of the Licensing Sub-Committee for the meeting.
RESOLVED – that Councillor B Deering be appointed Chairman of the Licensing Sub-Committee for the meeting.
To approve the Minutes of Previous Sub-Committee meetings:
27 November 2017
RESOLVED – that the Minutes of the meeting held on 27 November 2017 be confirmed as a correct record and signed by the Chairman.
The Chairman outlined the procedure to be followed. All those present were introduced. The Licensing Officer advised that the case related to an application for Temporary Event Notices (TENs) at The Mixer, 6 Baldock Street, Ware, Herts, SG12 9DZ.
Members were advised that the dates for the proposed temporary events were 31 March and 7 April 2018. The TENS had both been contested and were for regulated entertainment and the sale of alcohol.
The Licensing Officer detailed the opening hours of the premises and advised Members that the application had been received on 9 March 2018. The closing date for representations had been 14 March 2018 and an objection had been made by Environmental Health to both notices on the grounds of public nuisance. The objection was detailed on pages 45 and 46 of the report submitted.
Members were advised that the applicant had been in contact with Environmental Health and there had been an agreement that all Licensing conditions would be carried over from the Premises Licence and applied to both TENs.
The applicant confirmed that he did not hold regular music events at The Mixer and the premises was not a nightclub. He confirmed that The Mixer was a community establishment and he would comply with all licensing conditions.
The Environmental Health Officer confirmed that she was content that applying the licensing conditions from the premises licence to the TENs would help to prevent issues of public nuisance at both events and in future. She also highlighted that a number of complaints has been received from past events which was why environmental health had raised concerns. A local resident and interested person confirmed that music had been too loud on occasion. He referred in particular, to the summer when he would be more likely to have windows open. He confirmed, however, that he was prepared to act as a go-between with the applicant and the local community as required going forward. The applicant and Officers were given the opportunity to make closing comments.
At the conclusion of closing submissions, the Sub-Committee, the Democratic Services Officer and the Interim Legal Services Manager withdrew to allow Members to consider the evidence.
Following this the Members and Officers returned and the Chairman announced that the Sub-Committee had listened to the comments of the Licensing Officer, the Environmental Health Officer, the applicant and a local resident and had approved the application for Temporary Event Notices (TENs). Members had been very pleased that an agreement had been reached between the applicant and Environmental Health to apply to the TENs all the licensing conditions from the Premises Licence.
RESOLVED – that for the reason now detailed, the application for Temporary Event Notices for The Mixer, 6 Baldock Street, Ware, Hertfordshire, SG12 9DZ on 31 March and 7 April 2018 be approved, subject to all the licensing conditions being carried over from the current premises licence.