Agenda and draft minutes

Licensing Sub-Committee - Tuesday, 31 August 2021 1.30 p.m.

Venue: Assembly Room, Kendal Town Hall. View directions

Contact: Committee Services 

Items
No. Item

LS/13

Election of Chairman

To elect a Chairman for the meeting.

Minutes:

RESOLVED – That Councillor Ian Wharton be elected Chairman for the meeting.

LS/14

Apologies and Reconstitution of Membership

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

Minutes:

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

LS/15

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.

Minutes:

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

LS/16

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.

Minutes:

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

LS/17

Introductions

The Chairman will make introductions and read out the procedure for the meeting.

Minutes:

The Chairman made introductions and read out the procedure for the meeting.

LS/18

Application for the Grant of a Premises Licence pdf icon PDF 238 KB

To consider an application for a premises licence in respect of Kirkby Lonsdale Football Club, Lunefield Park, Kirkby Lonsdale.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Licensing Officer presented the report for the application for a grant of a premises licence in respect of Kirkby Lonsdale Football Club, Lunefield Park, Kirkby Lonsdale. The application sought authorisation for the sale of alcohol on the premises from Saturday to Sunday between the hours of 13.00 and 22.00.

 

The Licensing Officer drew Members’ attention to the fact that the application for the grant of a club premises licene was due to be heard by the Sub-Committee on 06 July 2021. However, the application was not accompanied by a Club Certificate and therefore was not a qualifying club in accordance with Section 60 of the Licensing Act 2003 and the application was subsequently withdrawn. The application was then re-submitted to the Licensing Authority under the Licensing Act 2003 for a premises licence.

 

Five representations were received from interested parties and the representations suggested that the possible effect of granting the licence would undermine all four of the licensing objectives, which were ‘Public Safety’, ‘Prevention of Public nuisance’, ‘Prevention ofCrime and Disorder’ and ‘Protection of Children from Harm’. A copy of the representations were contained within Appendix 2 of the report.

 

All of the responsible authorities made no objection to the application. However, the Police had noted within the application there was no Designated Premises Supervisor (DPS) listed on the proposed licence. The Licensing Officer advised Members that no alcohol could be served until a DPS was in place.

 

The Applicant, Chris Rowsell, made his representation in support of the application. He explained to Members that the purpose of the licence was to enable Members to have a few drinks after a game. Thomas Brown, the Chairman of the Football Club, echoed to Members that this was a traditional custom after a football match.

 

Members sought clarification from the Applicant around parking and access to the football club. The Applicants explained to the Sub-Committee that attendance at the football is relatively low with little spectators. Music would only ever be played as background music and that all windows and doors would be kept closed to reduce noise levels. The Applicant confirmed that there was no parking available at the football club and public parking available at Devils Bridge is used.

 

The Applicants’ stated they had nothing further to add in relation to their closing statement.

 

Note – The Sub-Committee passed a resolution to adjourn the meeting at 1.38.p.m. to exclude the press and public in making its decision and retired from the meeting room in accordance with Regulation 14(2) of the Licensing Act 2003 (Hearings) Regulations 2005 (as amended) in order to further consider the application.

 

Note – The meeting re-convened at 2.00.p.m.

 

RESOLVED – That the application be granted:-

 

(1)  for the supply of alcohol on the premises on Saturday and Sunday, 13:00 hours to 22:00 hours; and

 

(2)  subject to the mandatory conditions and to the following conditions:-

 

a)    The Premises Licence holder and/or the Designated Premises Supervisor shall actively participate and be a member of a  ...  view the full minutes text for item LS/18