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Apologies For Absence
Apologies for absence were received from Councillor Rose Bowler and Councillor David Downes.
Urgent Items of Business
To note any urgent items of business which the Chairman has consented to being considered under the provisions of Section 100(B) 4(b) of the Local Government Act 1972.
There was no urgent business to be considered at the meeting.
Declarations of Interest
Members should declare the existence and nature of any Disclosable Pecuniary Interest and Non Statutory Interest as defined by the Members’ Code of Conduct in respect of:
a) any business on the agenda
b) any urgent additional items to be considered
c) any matters arising out of those items
and if appropriate, withdraw from the meeting at the relevant time.
There were no declarations made at the meeting.
To consider the minutes of the Licensing & Gambling Acts Sub Committee meeting held on 5th August 2021.
Moved by Councillor Ray Heffer and seconded by Councillor Rita Turner.
RESOLVED that the minutes of a meeting of the Licensing & Gambling Acts Sub Committee held on 5th August 2021 be approved as a true and correct record.
The applicant (Mrs Kelly Allcock) attended the meeting for Committee to determine whether or not to grant an application for a variation of a premises licence at The Headstocks, 47 Wharf Road, Pinxton.
The applicant was accompanied by her business partner (Tamara Bradley).
Also in attendance was Mr Kevin Newman to present his submitted representation against the application as detailed in Appendix 4 of the report.
The Environmental Health Team Manager - Licensing and the Licensing and Enforcement Officer presented the report. They both explained that the specific licence variation applied for was summarised in paragraph 2.2 of the report, and the application also sought to vary the plan attached to the Premises Licence (proposed plan in Appendix 3). They added that Appendix 5 showed the mediation between the applicant and the objector during the consultation period, during which Mrs Allcock proposed that the outside area would not be used after 22.00 hours.
The Hearing Procedure (Licensing Act 2003 / Gambling Act 2005) was followed.
In providing more detail on the premises, Mrs Kelly Allcock believed that in the two years The Headstocks had been open, it had been a responsibly run establishment that had always consulted with neighbours on noise and anti-social behaviour.
In presenting the representation against the application, Mr Kevin Newman believed that the beer garden was often blocking the back access, and broken pint glasses had been left on residents’ windowsills on a number of occasions.
Councillor Andrew Joesbury moved and Councillor Rita Turner seconded a five minute adjournment to allow the Environmental Health Team Manager – Licensing and the Legal Executive to clarify a Planning Application issue.
When the meeting reconvened, the Environmental Health Team Manager – Licensing informed the panel that Planning officers had not received a new Planning Application from The Headstocks, but since Licensing and Planning applications were completely different, the panel should not bear this in mind when making its decision. The Legal Executive advised that Mrs Allcock should seek to address this as soon as possible.
The applicant, her business partner, the objector, the Environmental Health Team Manager – Licensing, the Licensing and Enforcement Officer, Councillor Mary Dooley and Councillor Maxine Dixon left the meeting whilst the Committee deliberated and returned for the announcement of the decision.
Moved by Councillor Rita Turner and seconded by Councillor Andrew Joesbury:
RESOLVED that the Sub Committee –
(i) After closing time, the staff must check for glass and litter in the outside area.
(ii) The beer garden is not to be used after 10.00 pm.
(iii) The back access must be kept clear at all times.
(Environmental Health Team Manager – Licensing/Licensing and Enforcement Officer/ Legal Executive)
The meeting concluded at 11:08 hours.