Applicant, Mr Shafiei was present at the meeting along with the
following Other Persons: Amanda
Harris-Dean, Michael Still, Jan Pahl and Councillor
Dixey. Also in attendance was Kent
Police Licensing Officer Jim Gall, and Canterbury City Council
Licensing Enforcement officers Diane Attenborough and Sue
Ginever. Councillors Dekker and Gower
were in attendance for training purposes.
Licensing Officer introduced the application for the grant of a new
premises licence and explained that there was an existing licence
already in place for the venue. A site
visit had been arranged prior to the Hearing but access to the
property could not be gained, so observation had been from outside
explained that the Applicant had been provided with a statement of
licensing policy and the statutory guidance. He informed those present that Helen Cardy, an
Other Person, had emailed him stating she had received insufficient
notice to attend Hearing and asking if it could be postponed. Ms
Cardy had been informed she could arrange representation or submit
an application for an adjournment but no response had been
received. He advised that her written
objection was well constructed and gave sufficient information if
the committee wished to proceed.
Legal Advisor advised that as she was not represented, the option
was to either adjourn or proceed in her absence, taking into
account her objections. Following a
short discussion the Panel decided to proceed and take into account
Chairman then advised that a document showing a draft menu had been
submitted on the day and asked all parties present if they were
willing to accept the inclusion of the document. This was agreed by all.
Applicant addressed the Sub-Committee and made points
He apologised for not being able to access the
The main aim of the licence was to serve alcohol
with substantial food orders.
Staff would be fully trained with knowledge of
licensing objectives. Under 25s would
be challenged and only proof of age would be driving licence,
passport or other government approved.
All alcohol would be stored behind counters. Alcohol
would be limited to beer/cider with a maximum alcohol content of
6%. One, four or eight cans would be
available with food orders only.
He would not use deliveries from uber eat or deliver
for alcohol purchases only.
Deliveries would be made to residential address
Drivers would carry a refusal book, and another one
would be inside the premises.
There would be CCTV cameras inside and outside the
premises, which would be available to the licensing authority and
Drivers would not be permitted to park outside
premises and would use the car park to minimise noise.
All the windows and doors would be kept shut from
21:00 hours to minimise noise.
Councillors then asked questions of the Applicant and points
made included the following:
The existing licence for the premises was until
The premise had been ...
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