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Declarations of Interest
To declare interests in any item on this agenda.
There were no declarations of interest made pursuant to the Member’s Code of Conduct.
The Sub-Committee noted the agreed procedure for the conduct of business.
To consider the attached report.
The three Councillors that presided over this item were Councillors M Sartin, (Chairman), C P Pond and P Keska.
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 J Berndes, the Designated Premises Supervisor (DPS) and Mrs S Seward, Objector.
(a) Application before the Sub-Committee
The Licensing Compliance Officer introduced the application for a new premises licence for Fred and Doug’s, 4 Station Road, Epping CM16 4HA. The application had been made by George Douglas Properties Limited on the 4 November 2018.
The Supply of Alcohol
Monday to Sunday 09:00 – 23:00 hrs
(non standard timings Halloween and Christmas Eve to 00:00 hrs. New Years Eve to 00:30 hrs)
Thursday to Saturday only 17:00 – 22:00 hrs
Monday to Friday 07:00 – 23:00 hrs
Opening times of the Premises
Monday to Sunday 07:00 – 23:00 hrs
The Licensing Compliance Officer advised that on the 6 April 2015 the playing of live and recorded music between the hours of 08:00 – 23:00 hrs was deregulated and could therefore not be taken into account.
All responsible authorities had been notified and it was advertised at the premises and in a local newspaper. The Licensing Authority had received representations two local residents. A response had also been received from Essex Police with no representations to make but had agreed conditions with the applicant:
(i) Prevention of Crime and Disorder
The premises shall have installed and maintained a closed circuit television surveillance (CCTV) system.
· CCTV will be provided in the form of a recordable system, capable of providing pictures of evidential quality in all lighting conditions particularly facial recognition;
· CCTV cameras shall cover all entrances and exits and the areas where alcohol sales take place;
· Equipment must be maintained in good working order, be correctly time and date stamped, recordings must be kept in good working order and kept for a minimum period of 31 days; and
· Upon the reasonable request of the police or licensing authority staff, within 48 hours provide viewable copies of recordings.
Signs must be displayed at all entrances and exits advising customer that CCTV was operating at the premises and shall be a minimum size of 200x148mm and clearly legible at all times when the premises conducts licensable activities.
A staff member from the premises who was conversant with the operation of the CCTV system should be available at all times when the premises were open to the public. This staff member must be able to show Essex Police or other Responsible Authorities recent data or footage with the absolute minimum of delay.
(ii) Public Safety
The premises must operate as a restaurant for the sale of alcohol for consumption on the premises:
· In which customers must be seated at a table;
· Which provides substantial table meals that are prepared on the premises and are served and consumed at a table;
· Where alcohol must not be sold, ... view the full minutes text for item 31.