Agenda and minutes

Licensing Sub Committee - Friday, 15th March, 2019 10.00 am

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No. Item


Election of Chairman



To receive Notification of Substitutes in accordance with Procedure Rule 1.2(iii)


Declarations of Interest pdf icon PDF 57 KB

To declare any interests which fall under the following categories, as explained on the attached document:

a)           Disclosable Pecuniary Interests (DPI)

b)           Other Significant Interests (OSI)

c)           Voluntary Announcements of Other Interests

See Agenda Item 3 for further details



Minutes pdf icon PDF 109 KB

To approve the Minutes of the Meeting of this Sub-Committee held on 24th January 2019 subject to the following amendments to Minute No: 310;


In response to a question, PC Pringle said that no officers had been informed about a knuckleduster at the time of the incident .  It was first raised during his meeting with the Licence Holder. 


PC Pringle advised that the premises licence allowed the premises to open until 5.00am.  This incident happened at approximately 4.50am.  The Sub-Committee questioned whether an earlier closing time would prevent this type of incident.  PC Pringle responded that businesses operating at this time tended to draw intoxicated people.  The remedy was either to employ door staff or reduce the opening times.  The Sub-Committee questioned whether the requirement for 2 door staff was draconian but PC Pringle considered that 2 security staff would mean that premises staff did not need to take action in the event of disturbance. 


In response to a question about the in-house CCTV, PC Pringle said that the Licence Holder had visited the police station and brought the hard drive from the CCTV system.  However, he had not brought the necessary cables, so it was not possible to view the footage immediately.  It was late on Friday afternoon and PC Pringle did not believe at that stage that any footage would incriminate staff, and there was no back up unit at the site.  PC Pringle considered all aspects and therefore did not pursue the matter immediately.  The CCTV system was thought to record only for 24 hours, so by Monday it was thought no longer possible to obtain footage from the night of the incident.  PC Pringle said that in retrospect he believed footage from the premises would have helped identify who came and went. 



The Outhouse, Court Lodge, The Street, East Brabourne, Kent, TN25 5LR - Application for a Premises Licence pdf icon PDF 163 KB

(a)  Clarification and Determination of Equal Maximum Time to be allocated to each party


(b)  To note withdrawal of any representations


(c)   The Hearing of the case

Additional documents:


Additional Papers - Applicant pdf icon PDF 2 MB


Additional Papers - Representation pdf icon PDF 2 MB


Minutes for this Meeting pdf icon PDF 86 KB