Agenda and draft minutes

Licensing Sub-Committee - Friday, 12 June 2020 10.30 a.m.

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Following confirmation that the live stream of the meeting had commenced, the Legal, Governance and Democracy Lead Specialist (Monitoring Officer) welcomed everyone to the virtual meeting of South Lakeland District Council’s Licensing Sub-



The Legal, Governance and Democracy Lead Specialist (Monitoring Officer) then invited Members of the Committee to introduce themselves, to advise whether they were taking part by video or audio and to confirm that they were able to see (where practicable) and hear all Members participating in the meeting. All Members present, having indicated that this was the case, the Legal, Governance and Democracy Lead Specialist (Monitoring Officer) confirmed that a request for an adjournment of today’s meeting had been received and that this would be dealt with at Item 6 of the Agenda. The Legal, Governance and Democracy Lead Specialist (Monitoring Officer) then invited the public participants, who had been dialled into the meeting, to introduce themselves and confirm that they were able to hear the proceedings. She then referred to officers present at the meeting who would introduce themselves when asked to address the meeting.


Election of Chairman

To elect a Chairman for the meeting.


RESOLVED – That Councillor Helen Ladhams be elected Chairman for the meeting.


Chairman's Introductions


The Chairman referred to the new Government legislation which allowed Councils to conduct remote meetings and explained in detail to all taking part.


Apologies and Reconstitution of Membership

To receive apologies for absence, if any, and to report any arising changes to membership.


There were no apologies and there were no changes in the membership of the Sub-Committee and, therefore, no reconstitution was necessary.


Declarations of Interest

To receive declarations by Members of interests in respect of items on this Agenda.


Members are reminded that, in accordance with the revised Code of Conduct, they are required to declare any disclosable pecuniary interests or other registrable interests which have not already been declared in the Council’s Register of Interests.  (It is a criminal offence not to declare a disclosable pecuniary interest either in the Register or at the meeting.)


Members may, however, also decide, in the interests of clarity and transparency, to declare at this point in the meeting, any such disclosable pecuniary interests which they have already declared in the Register, as well as any other registrable or other interests.


If a Member requires advice on any item involving a possible declaration of interest which could affect his/her ability to speak and/or vote, he/she is advised to contact the Monitoring Officer at least 24 hours in advance of the meeting.


RESOLVED – That it be noted that no declarations of interest were raised.


Local Government Act 1972 - Excluded Items

To consider whether the items, if any, in Part II of the Agenda should be considered in the presence of the press and public.


RESOLVED – That it be noted that there are no excluded items on the agenda.


Procedure for Meeting

The Chairman will read out the procedure for the meeting.


The Chairman read out the procedure for the meeting.


Application for Grant of a Premises Licence - Giggling Goose, The Old Mill, North Rd, Ambleside pdf icon PDF 309 KB

To consider an application for a premises licence.

Additional documents:


The Chairman advised Members of the Sub-Committee and those who had been dialled into the Sub-Committee meeting that a request had been received from an interested party that the meeting be adjourned. In addition to the request for an adjournment, Mrs Ahmed had submitted two video clips and a number of photographs after 5.50 p.m. the previous evening.


The Chairman explained that under Regulation 18 of the Licensing Hearing Regulations 2003, in considering any representations or notice made by a party, the authority may take into account documentary or other information produced by a party in support of their application, representations or notice (as applicable) either before the hearing or with the consent of all the other parties, at the hearing.


The Chairman went on to explain that the Council had therefore not had the opportunity to review the information to ensure it did not contain any intrusive footage of people or personal information. The Council had also not had the opportunity to check the file format to check its compatibility for playing through the Microsoft Teams platform and the Council had not had the opportunity to share the information with the applicant or agent.


The Chairman clarified that the only way the information could be provided at the hearing was with the consent of the other parties at the hearing. The other parties had not seen the information and therefore were not in a position to provide their consent to the information, which had been submitted, to be considered at the hearing.  Therefore, due to the late receipt of the video and photographs the Chairman proposed an adjournment of the hearing to allow for copies of the videos and photographs to be provided to the other interested party by 12.00 p.m. on 12 June 2020 and for any comments to be received by 12.00 p.m. on Monday 15 June 2020 together with confirmation of consent to submit the evidence at the adjourned hearing date.


The Chairman proposed that the Hearing was adjourned until Friday 19 June 2020 at 10.30 a.m. The proposal was seconded and it was


RESOLVED – That the meeting be adjourned.