Agenda and minutes

Licensing Sub-Committee
Wednesday, 16th May, 2018 10.00 am

Venue: Council Chamber, Civic Offices, High Street, Epping

Contact: V Messenger (Direct Line 01992 564265)  Email:  democraticservices@eppingforestdc.gov.uk

Items
No. Item

93.

Declarations of Interest

(Director of Governance) To declare interests in any item on this agenda.

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest made pursuant to the Council’s Member Code of Conduct.

94.

Procedure for the Conduct of Business pdf icon PDF 73 KB

Minutes:

The Sub-Committee noted the agreed procedure for the conduct of business.

95.

Application for a Temporary Event Notice - The Sun Inn, Common Road, Nazeing EN9 2DE pdf icon PDF 101 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Licensing Sub-Committee agreed to bring forward this item.

 

The three Councillors that presided over this item were Councillors P Keska (Chairman), L Hughes and A Lion.

 

The Chairman introduced the members and officers present and outlined the procedure that would be followed for the determination of the application. The Chairman welcomed Mr P Gould and Mr K Crunkhurn, the applicant, for the Sun Inn, and M Richardson, the Council’s Environment and Neighbourhoods (EN) Officer.

 

(a)          Application before the Sub-Committee

 

The Licensing Compliance Officer, D Houghton, introduced the application. The application had been made by Mr K Crunkhurn for a Temporary Event Notice (TEN) under the Licensing Act 2003 for the Sun Inn, Common Road, Nazeing EN9 2DE. This was for a temporary event on 2 June 2018 from 14.00 – 22.00 hours with a maximum of 400 people that would be allowed to be present at any one time. The TEN application was also for the sale by retail of alcohol, the provision of regulated entertainment and the provision of late night refreshment. The application had been received on 18 April 2018.

 

The responsible authorities, Essex Police and the Council’s Environment and Neighbourhood Team, had been consulted. The Council had received a Counter Notice detailing an objection from the EN Officer, which related to the prevention of public nuisance.

 

The Legal Officer advised that under the Licensing Act 2003, the Licensing Sub-Committee could not impose any conditions. The EN Officer could ask for conditions to be changed with the applicant but she had no knowledge of any consent to change from Essex Police.

 

(b)       Presentation of the Applicant’s Case

 

The applicant’s representative and the Designated Premises Supervisor (DPS), Mr P Gould, said that the applicant, Mr K Crunkhurn, was the manager of the Sun Inn Public House. Last year three summer events were organised at the premises and they were very successful and had helped sustain the pub during the winter. Therefore they wanted to organise three similar events this year. An event had been held on 5 May 2018, which had gone ahead as the Council had not raised an objection.

 

(c)       Questions for the Applicant from the Sub-Committee

 

The Sub-Committee asked what had transpired from the site visit that the EN Officer had carried out in April 2018. The DPS replied they had discussed several options and he had implemented some of the suggestions, such as reducing the event hours from 14.00 – 22.00 hours to 15.00 – 20.30 hours and used directional speakers, but the stage had not been re-positioned. This time he would re-site the stage further away from residential properties. The Sun Inn was licensed to play music from the patio and, as the speakers had been positioned to play away from the premises, he had thought the noise level was fine.

 

The Sub-Committee said that an EN Officer had visited on the night of 5 May 2018 and asked if the stage could be moved to the middle of the field.  ...  view the full minutes text for item 95.

96.

Application for a New Premises Licence for Abridge Village Hall Grounds, 39 Ongar Road, Lambourne, Romford RM4 1UD pdf icon PDF 116 KB

(Director of Neighbourhoods) To consider the attached report.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The three Councillors that presided over this item were Councillors P Keska (Chairman), L Hughes and R Morgan.

 

The Chairman introduced the members and officers present and outlined the procedure that would be followed for the determination of the application. The Chairman welcomed Mr T Miall, the applicant and Mr L Sennett, an objector.

 

(a)          Application before the Sub-Committee

 

The Licensing Compliance Officer, D Bastick, introduced the application. The application had been made by Mr T Miall for a new premises licence under the Licensing Act 2003 at Abridge Village Hall and Grounds, 39 Ongar Road, Lambourne, Romford RM4 1UD. This application for a ‘Sunday Best Scooterfest’ included the provision of regulated entertainment, live music, amplified recorded music or performance of dance. The application did not include the sale of alcohol and was for Sundays only from 10.00 – 18.00 hours. The application had been received on 21 March 2018.

 

The responsible authorities had been consulted, it was also advertised at the premises and in a local newspaper. All residences and businesses within 150 metres radius of the premises had been individually consulted. The Council had received two representations from local residents, which related to the prevention of public nuisance, crime and disorder and public safety. Responses of no objection had been received from Essex Police and Essex County Fire and Rescue and the Public Health Department. The Licensing Compliance Officer confirmed that Essex Police had agreed the following conditions with the applicant prior to this meeting, which were:

‘This licence was for a Scooterfest and was only valid for one Sunday per calendar year. The date of the event would be advised to Essex Police via email (licensing.applications@essex.pnn.police.uk)and the Licensing Authority (licensing@eppingforestdc.gov.uk) a minimum of three months in advance. The Event Management Plan would be sent to Essex Police via email (as above) and the Licensing Authority via email (as above) a minimum of two months in advance’.

 

(b)       Presentation of the Applicant’s Case

 

The applicant, Mr Miall explained that this application was for a Scooterfest, one day a year from 10.00 to 17.00 and that the site would be cleared by 18.00 hours. Five hundred scooters had attended last year. Pedestrian access would only be allowed via a designated gate, therefore no underage people would be able to arrive, as the organisers were mindful of the consumption and availability of alcohol at the venue. There would be two live bands and three DJs that would let people have the opportunity to dance, plus around forty stalls, mostly selling vintage clothes and scooter accessories. The event would be covered by the organiser’s public liability insurance. Marshals would be provided and this year, subject to affordability, professional security provided.

 

(c)       Questions for the Applicant from the Sub-Committee

 

The Sub-Committee asked if the event was going to be held on 8 July 2018, to which the applicant confirmed.

 

The Sub-Committee asked about rubbish collection. The applicant replied that there would be  ...  view the full minutes text for item 96.

97.

Application for a Premises Licence for New House Farm, Sheering Lower Road, Sawbridgeworth CM21 9LE pdf icon PDF 128 KB

(Director of Neighbourhoods) To consider the attached report.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The three Councillors that presided over this item were Councillors P Keska (Chairman), L Hughes and R Morgan.

 

The Chairman introduced the members and officers present and outlined the procedure that would be followed for the determination of the application. The Chairman welcomed Ms K Bone, the applicant, and Ms M Ray for PX Plus Hospitality Ltd, and Mr O Harding, the venue representative. Also in attendance was the Essex Police Licensing Officer, Mr P Jones.

 

(a)          Application before the Sub-Committee

 

The Licensing Compliance Officer, D Houghton, introduced the application. The application was made by Ms K Bone of PX Hospitality Plus for a new premises licence under the Licensing Act 2003 at New House Farm, Sheering Lower Road, Sawbridgeworth CM21 9LE. The application was for a four-day event from Friday 24 August 2018 to Monday 27 August 2918 and for the provision of the following:

 

Live Music

Friday 17.00 to 23.00

Saturday 12.00 to 14.00 then 17.00 to 23.00

Sunday 12.00 to 14.00 then 17.00 to 23.00

Monday 12.00 to 18.00

 

Recorded Music

Friday 10.00 to 01.00am

Saturday 10.00 to 01.00am

Sunday 10.00 to 01.00am

Monday 10.00 to 23.00

 

Late night Refreshment

Friday 23.00 to 02.00am

Saturday 23.00 to 02.00am

Sunday 23.00 to 02.00am

 

Sale of Alcohol

Friday 15.00 to 01.30am

Saturday 10.00 to 01.30am

Sunday 10.00 to 01.30am

Monday 10.00 to 15.00

 

The application had been received on 26 March 2018. The Operating Schedule in the agenda had set out the conditions which would be attached to the licence if this application was granted.

 

The responsible authorities had been consulted, it was also advertised at the premises and in a local newspaper. All residences and businesses within 150 metres radius of the premises had been individually consulted. The Council had received three representations from Sheering Parish Council, Essex Police and the Council’s Environment and Neighbourhoods (EN) Manager, R Gardiner. The objections related to the prevention of crime and disorder, the prevention of public nuisance and public safety.

 

(b)       Presentation of the Applicant’s Case

 

The applicant, Ms K Bone, said that she was organising a four-day hospitality event which would only be attended by people who worked for companies involved with hospitality businesses, such as, chefs, wine buyers, food producers / suppliers etc. There would be over eighty headline acts from chefs, farmers, bakers and suppliers. There would also be four live music acts a day. This was a food festival with headliners also coming from Europe. The Operations Team were all involved in the hospitality industry with over a 100 years experience between them in that field and they were collectively putting on this event.

 

(c)       Questions for the Applicant from the Sub-Committee

 

The Sub-Committee asked if there could be a break between 15.00 – 18.00 hours when non-alcoholic drinks would only be served and to confirm alcoholic drinks would only be served up to 01.30 hours on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The applicant replied that there would be a gastronomic event for people attending which would cost  ...  view the full minutes text for item 97.