Agenda and draft minutes

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Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies for absence

Minutes:

There were no apologies received.

2.

Substitute Councillors

The Chief Executive to report any notifications received prior to this meeting regarding the attendance of substitutes for the named Councillors on the Sub-Committee.

Minutes:

There were no substitutes for the meeting.

3.

Declaration of any Interests by Councillors or Officers

TO RECEIVE any declarations of lobbying or whipping and for the following in so far as they relate to the business for the meeting:-

 

  1. Disclosable pecuniary interests
  2. Other significant interests (what were previously thought of as non-pecuniary Prejudicial interests)
  3. Voluntary Announcements of Other Interests

 

Voluntary Announcements of Other Interests not required to be disclosed as DPI’s or OSI’s, ie announcements made for transparency reasons alone, such as:

·       Membership of outside bodies that have made representations on agenda items, or

·       Where a Member knows a person involved, but does not have a close association with that person, or

·       Where an item would affect the well-being of a Member, relative, close associate, employer, etc but not his/her financial position.

 

[Note: an effect on the financial position of a Member, relative, close associate, employer, etc; OR an application made by a Member, relative, close associate, employer, etc, would both probably constitute either an OSI or in some cases a DPI].

Minutes:

Councillor Spooner made a voluntary announcement that an other person who had made a written representation was known to him through his time as the Lord Mayor. There were no objections from the applicant for Councillor Spooner to remain on the licensing panel. 

 

4.

Order of business pdf icon PDF 41 KB

TO NOTE – the order of business for all premises licence cases to be heard during the meeting.

Minutes:

The order of business was NOTED.

 

5.

Licensing Act 2003 - Premises Licence for Jaspers, 14-15 Church Street, Canterbury CT1 1NH pdf icon PDF 11 MB

TO CONSIDER

Minutes:

The Applicant, Mr Nezirii was present at the meeting with his legal representative Mr Brown, along with the following Other Persons:  Mr Richard Daniels, Councillor Dixey and Steve Davies on behalf of the Kings School. 

 

The Licensing Officer introduced the application for the variation of a premises licence and explained that there was an existing licence already in place for the venue.  A site visit had been made prior to the Hearing.  

 

He explained the variation was a request to allow for the sale of alcohol off the premises only plus the removal of the condition of an SIA officer on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays during the times detailed on page 11.  He stated that since Mr Neziri had taken over ownership there had been no licensing issues.

 

The Applicant, represented by Mr Brown, addressed the Sub-Committee and made points including the following:

 

  1. Mr Brown apologised for their late arrival to the Hearing but explained they had got lost
  2. The companies Deliveroo and Uber were only used as an order taking platform and would not deliver any food or alcohol, this would be done by the in-house staff.
  3. The staff would be checking the identification of the purchasers of the alcohol upon delivery, who were well trained and qualified
  4. Litter was a theme of concern from the representations but there was no proof this was just litter from their premises
  5. Conditions of the licence could be imposed to address the concerns eg. more bins to be provided or regular litter cleans by staff
  6. He explained a number of representations highlighted issues with antisocial behaviour, but the variation in licence requested no alcohol be sold on site and therefore there would be no increase in customers visiting the premises
  7. Regarding the Kings school accommodation opposite Mr Brown explained there had been no reports of alcohol being sold to under age customers and no incidents reported from the Kings school previously

 

Councillors then asked questions of the Applicant and points made included the following:

 

  1. The applicant was unable to list the licensing objectives when asked
  2. The applicant confirmed he did comply with the licensing objectives
  3. The additional condition stated on page 21 regarding a notice be displayed in a visible position adjacent to the door asking patrons to respect the neighbours and leave quietly was not visible during the site visit
  4. The applicant confirmed a notice had never been displayed
  5. SIA officers had never been present at the premises on the required nights as set out in the conditions of the licence
  6. The applicant confirmed he would be the person training the staff for the sales of alcohol
  7. Concerns were raised about Mr Neziris ability to train his staff if he was not aware of the licensing objectives and had not been upholding the conditions of the licence 
  8. In response to a question the applicant explained he must use Uber and Deliveroo for order placement as 80-90% use the platform due to its convenience for customers and not using the platform  ...  view the full minutes text for item 5.

6.

Any other urgent business

Minutes:

There was no business to be heard.

7.

Any other urgent business which falls under the exempt provisions of the local government act 1972 or the freedom of information act 2000 or both

Minutes:

There was no urgent business which fell under this item.