Agenda and draft minutes

Licensing of Alcohol and Gambling Sub-Committee
Monday, 23rd May, 2016 10.30 am

Venue: Council Chamber, The Forum. View directions

Contact: Member Support 

Items
No. Item

1.

Minutes

There are no minutes to sign.

Minutes:

There were no minutes to sign.

 

 

2.

Apologies of absence

To receive any apologies of absence

Minutes:

There were no apologies for absence.

3.

Declarations of interest

To receive any declarations of interest

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interests.

 

4.

Premises Licence Application pdf icon PDF 2 MB

Minutes:

The Sub-Committee were required to consider a Temporary Event Notice for the following premises:

 

Norcott Court
Norcott Hill
Northchurch
HP4 1LE

The Chairman introduced herself, the members on the Sub-Committee and the officers present.

 

The Chairman asked the members of the Sub-Committee to confirm that they had read the agenda. Councillors Conway and Taylor confirmed they had read the documents at hand.


The Chairman asked the Members of the Sub-Committee if they were familiar the premises. Councillors Conway and Taylor said they were familiar with the premises

The Chairman asked R Hill if he had anything to add to the report.


R Hill said the TEN was for an event to take place this coming weekend. The applicant did indicate that he would be attending with a colleague but they have not arrived. The applicant was advised that the meeting would begin at 10.30am and that the committee could proceed and make a decision in his absence. R Hill alerted the committee that the applicant’s advert on Facebook had been cancelled overnight but there had been no communication with the Licensing department. R Hill asked the committee if they were happy to proceed in the absence of the applicant.

The Committee decided to proceed in the applicant’s absence.

Councillor Taylor said that this was a familiar situation where the applicant is not stating all the facts and he said that Michael Ward’s report endorsed these feelings. Councillor Taylor asked that if a counter notice was issued and this event took place, would the applicant face prosecution?

R Hill said that the applicant could be prosecuted by the police or by the Council.

Councillor Taylor asked for clarification on some points. He asked if he had said that the websites selling tickets were not his and whether there was another event with the same name taking place the same weekend.

R Hill said that this was said in his statement. The Facebook page states that it is hosted by Julias Rost.

Councillor Taylor said he did not believe the integrity.

R Hill said that there were various inconsistencies. His Facebook event page states a limit of 200 people but the TEN only allows for 150 attendees. Furthermore, he advertises late night open mic sessions after the end of the TEN.

Councillor Taylor referred to page 12 of the report and said that the applicant has stated event times of 15.00hr – 23.00hr which Councillor Taylor assumed was the Sunday times. However, there are no Saturday times and in section 5, he states the Saturday times as 17.00hr – 24.00hrs. He said it was for the committee to decide if these misrepresentations were intentional.

The Chairman invited the objectors to make any comments.

M Ward said that the premise has history of these events. There have been adverts on the internet for ‘Norfest’ for four years. Police have received complaints every year relating to parking, noise and anti-social behaviour. Some noise complaints have been from over a mile away. Last year when  ...  view the full minutes text for item 4.