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Appointment of Chairman
It was moved by Councillor D Andrews and seconded by Councillor T Hall, that Councillor N Symonds be appointed Chairman for the meeting. After being put to the meeting and a vote taken, the motion was declared CARRIED.
RESOLVED – that Councillor N Symonds be appointed Chairman for the meeting.
To approve the Minutes of Previous Sub-Committee meetings:
21 October 2019
11 November 2019
It was moved by Councillor D Andrews and seconded by Councillor T Hall that the Minutes of the meetings held on 21 October and 11 November 2019 be confirmed as correct records and signed by the Chairman. After being put to the meeting and a vote taken, this motion was declared CARRIED.
RESOLVED – that the Minutes of the meetings held on 21 October and 11 November 2019 be confirmed as correct records and signed by the Chairman.
The Chairman outlined the procedure to be followed. All those present were introduced. The Senior Licensing and Enforcement Officer summarised the application for a new premises licence which had been submitted on 2 October 2019.
The Sub-Committee was advised that the application was for the supply of alcohol for consumption on and off the premises at the following times:
Tuesday 9 am to 6 pm
Wednesday 9 am to 10 pm
Thursday 9 am to 6 pm
Friday 9 am to 10 pm
Saturday 9 am to 5 pm
Sunday 10 am to 4 pm
The Senior Licensing and Enforcement Officer said that the applicant had offered a set of terms and conditions and steps to be taken to promote the 4 licensing objectives. The Officer detailed these for the Members of the Sub-Committee.
The Sub-Committee was advised that 3 representations had been received from interested parties in respect of all 4 of the licensing objectives. The Senior Licensing and Enforcement Officer said that no representations had been received from the responsible authorities.
Members were advised that it was for the Sub-Committee to determine whether the application promoted the 4 licensing objectives. The Senior Licensing and Enforcement Officer said that Members could grant the licence as requested, limit the hours, refuse the application or attach conditions. Members were reminded that the decision of the Sub-Committee had to be evidence based, justified and appropriate.
The applicant made his submission on the basis that he was the proprietor of Perrins Barbers and he had the reputation of his business at heart and had been trading in Hertford for 20 years. He said that his shop was well maintained and he did not have a criminal record.
The applicant advised Members that that he had not had any previous licences revoked and was a father of 6. He stated that he was strictly anti-drugs and was seeking to make his business different by offering a small range of bottled beers, spirits and wine and hot beverages to those customers who were members of his “300 Club”.
The applicant confirmed that condition 4 of the 300 Club’s terms and conditions would ensure the safeguarding of children. He stated that the bar would not open to the general public and would be discreetly separate to the main area of Perrins Barbers.
The applicant said that the bar would not become overcrowded and no outside space was required. He said that his clientele was older men and they were unlikely to be going out drinking. An incident and refusals book would be maintained but this was unlikely to be needed.
The applicant concluded that he believed the 300 Club terms and conditions would prevent any crime and disorder and he would adopt a zero tolerance approach to drug use. He emphasised that he was a family man and would never tolerate the exploitation of women as had been suggested by an objector.
In response to questions from Councillor D Andrews, the applicant detailed his proposed business ... view the full minutes text for item 37.