Agenda, decisions and minutes

Venue: Committee Room 4, Brent Town Hall, Forty Lane, Wembley, HA9 9HD

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Items
No. Item

1.

Declarations of personal and prejudicial interests

Members are invited to declare at this stage of the meeting, any relevant financial or other interest in the items on the agenda.

Minutes:

None declared.

2.

Application by the Metropolitan Police for a review of the premises licence for 'Masters Free House' (217 Kenton Road, Harrow, HA3 0HD) pursuant to the provisions of the Licensing Act 2003 pdf icon PDF 44 KB

This review follows the expedited review of the premises heard by Alcohol and Entertainment Licensing Sub-Committee (A) on 14 June 2013.

Additional documents:

Decision:

Having considered the application by the Metropolitan Police to review the premises licence for ‘Masters Free House’ (217 Kenton Road, Harrow, HA3 0HD) pursuant to the provisions of the Licensing Act 2003 the Sub-Committee resolved that the premises licence continue in force subject to amendments to the hours of licensable activities and opening hours and amendments to some conditions and additional conditions.

 

(i)         that the following hours be permitted:-

 

1.    that the hours during which licensable activities be permitted on the premises be amended to:-

 

Monday to Sunday – 10:00 to 01:00 (the following day)

 

2.    that the hours during which the premises be permitted to remain open be amended to:

 

Monday to Sunday – 10:00 to 01:30 (the following day)

 

(ii)        that the following conditions on the premises licence be amended to:-

 

            Annexe 2

 

            Condition 1 – to be deleted

           

Condition 2 to read – A minimum of two door supervisors with a gender mix shall be employed from 21.:00 hours on any day where the premises are open for the sale of alcohol past midnight and that the door supervisors wear high visibility clothing.

 

Condition 6 to read – All CCTV recordings shall be kept for 31 days and shall be made readily available to police and licensing officers on demand

 

Condition 17 – to be deleted

 

(iii)       that the following conditions be added to the premises licence:-

 

1.    A refusal book shall be kept and maintained at all times and reasons for refusal to be cited in the book which is to be made readily available to police and licensing officers on demand.

 

2.    Toilets shall be checked every two hours for the use of drugs and other illegal activities.

 

3.    Notices clearly explaining the licensee’s drugs policy shall be displayed at the entrance and at suitable places throughout the premises.

 

4.    The locks and flush latches on the exit doors and gates shall be unlocked and kept free from fastenings other than push bars and pads whilst the public are on the premises.

 

5.    The socket outlets (or other power supplies used for DJ equipment, band equipment and other portable equipment) that are accessible to performers, staff or the public shall be suitably protected by a residual current device (RCD having a rated residual operating current not exceeding 30 milliamps).

 

 

The Alcohol and Entertainment Licensing Sub-Committee (A) accepted the evidence of the police that there had been numerous incidents of crime and disorder in and around the premises in the last two years and these primarily had occurred between 02:30 and 04:30 in the morning.  Furthermore, it was noted, as reported by the police, and accepted by the premises licence holder, that patrons were being admitted to the premises after 00:30, in breach of the condition stating that there is to be no entry or re-entry after this time.  In view of this, the Sub-Committee felt that it was appropriate and reasonable to reduce the hours of licensable activities and opening hours, and to  ...  view the full decision text for item 2.

Minutes:

Having considered the application by the Metropolitan Police to review the premises licence for ‘Masters Free House’ (217 Kenton Road, Harrow, HA3 0HD) pursuant to the provisions of the Licensing Act 2003 the Sub-Committee resolved that the premises licence continue in force subject to amendments to the hours of licensable activities and opening hours and amendments to some conditions and additional conditions.

 

(i)         that the following hours be permitted:-

 

1.    that the hours during which licensable activities be permitted on the premises be amended to:-

 

Monday to Sunday – 10:00 to 01:00 (the following day)

 

2.    that the hours during which the premises be permitted to remain open be amended to:

 

Monday to Sunday – 10:00 to 01:30 (the following day)

 

(ii)        that the following conditions on the premises licence be amended to:-

 

            Annexe 2

 

            Condition 1 – to be deleted

           

Condition 2 to read – A minimum of two door supervisors with a gender mix shall be employed from 21.:00 hours on any day where the premises are open for the sale of alcohol past midnight and that the door supervisors wear high visibility clothing.

 

Condition 6 to read – All CCTV recordings shall be kept for 31 days and shall be made readily available to police and licensing officers on demand

 

Condition 17 – to be deleted

 

(iii)       that the following conditions be added to the premises licence:-

 

1.    A refusal book shall be kept and maintained at all times and reasons for refusal to be cited in the book which is to be made readily available to police and licensing officers on demand.

 

2.    Toilets shall be checked every two hours for the use of drugs and other illegal activities.

 

3.    Notices clearly explaining the licensee’s drugs policy shall be displayed at the entrance and at suitable places throughout the premises.

 

4.    The locks and flush latches on the exit doors and gates shall be unlocked and kept free from fastenings other than push bars and pads whilst the public are on the premises.

 

5.    The socket outlets (or other power supplies used for DJ equipment, band equipment and other portable equipment) that are accessible to performers, staff or the public shall be suitably protected by a residual current device (RCD having a rated residual operating current not exceeding 30 milliamps).

 

 

The Alcohol and Entertainment Licensing Sub-Committee (A) accepted the evidence of the police that there had been numerous incidents of crime and disorder in and around the premises in the last two years and these primarily had occurred between 02:30 and 04:30 in the morning.  Furthermore, it was noted, as reported by the police, and accepted by the premises licence holder, that patrons were being admitted to the premises after 00:30, in breach of the condition stating that there is to be no entry or re-entry after this time.  In view of this, the Sub-Committee felt that it was appropriate and reasonable to reduce the hours of licensable activities and opening hours, and to  ...  view the full minutes text for item 2.

3.

Application by Adam Webb for a personal licence pursuant to the provisions of the Licensing Act 2003 pdf icon PDF 39 KB

Decision:

That the application by Adam Webb for a personal licence pursuant to the provisions of the Licensing Act 2003 be adjourned.

 

 

The Alcohol and Entertainment Licensing Sub-Committee (A) felt that in the absence of the applicant, the application should be adjourned to allow the applicant to address the concerns raised by the police and therefore reserves the right to bring back to a licensing sub-committee should issues remain outstanding.

Minutes:

That the application by Adam Webb for a personal licence pursuant to the provisions of the Licensing Act 2003 be adjourned.

 

 

The Alcohol and Entertainment Licensing Sub-Committee (A) felt that in the absence of the applicant, the application should be adjourned to allow the applicant to address the concerns raised by the police and therefore reserves the right to bring back to a licensing sub-committee should issues remain outstanding.

4.

Application by Gareth Paul Underhill for a personal licence pursuant to the provisions of the Licensing Act 2003 pdf icon PDF 39 KB

Decision:

That the application by Gareth Paul Underhill for a personal licence pursuant to the provisions of the Licensing Act 2003 be adjourned.

 

 

The Alcohol and Entertainment Licensing Sub-Committee (A) felt that in the absence of the applicant, the application should be adjourned to allow the applicant to address the concerns raised by the police and therefore reserves the right to bring back to a licensing sub-committee should issues remain outstanding.

Minutes:

That the application by Gareth Paul Underhill for a personal licence pursuant to the provisions of the Licensing Act 2003 be adjourned.

 

 

The Alcohol and Entertainment Licensing Sub-Committee (A) felt that in the absence of the applicant, the application should be adjourned to allow the applicant to address the concerns raised by the police and therefore reserves the right to bring back to a licensing sub-committee should issues remain outstanding.

5.

Application by Adnan Younis for a personal licence pursuant to the provisions of the Licensing Act 2003 pdf icon PDF 39 KB

Decision:

The Sub-Committee noted that the applicant had withdrawn their application and accordingly this matter need not be considered.

Minutes:

The Sub-Committee noted that the applicant had withdrawn their application and accordingly this matter need not be considered.

6.

Application by Christian Masters for a personal licence pursuant to the provisions of the Licensing Act 2003 pdf icon PDF 39 KB

Decision:

That the application by Christian Masters for a personal licence pursuant to the provisions of the Licensing Act 2003 be adjourned.

 

 

The Alcohol and Entertainment Licensing Sub-Committee (A) felt that in the absence of the applicant, the application should be adjourned to allow the applicant to address the concerns raised by the police and therefore reserves the right to bring back to a licensing sub-committee should issues remain outstanding.

Minutes:

That the application by Christian Masters for a personal licence pursuant to the provisions of the Licensing Act 2003 be adjourned.

 

 

The Alcohol and Entertainment Licensing Sub-Committee (A) felt that in the absence of the applicant, the application should be adjourned to allow the applicant to address the concerns raised by the police and therefore reserves the right to bring back to a licensing sub-committee should issues remain outstanding.

7.

Application by Ananthakrishnan Thanikaikumaran for a personal licence pursuant to the provisions of the Licensing Act 2003 pdf icon PDF 39 KB

Decision:

That the application by Ananthakrishnan Thanikaikumaran for a personal licence be agreed.

 

 

The Alcohol and Entertainment Licensing Sub-Committee (A) noted that the applicant had not committed any offences since the unspent conviction in 2009 and also that the police had stated at the hearing that they had been satisfied that the applicant was of suitable character to supervise the sale of alcohol.  In view of this, the Sub-Committee felt it was appropriate to exercise discretion having regard to the circumstances of the case and therefore agreed the application to a personal licence.

 

Minutes:

That the application by Ananthakrishnan Thanikaikumaran for a personal licence be agreed.

 

 

The Alcohol and Entertainment Licensing Sub-Committee (A) noted that the applicant had not committed any offences since the unspent conviction in 2009 and also that the police had stated at the hearing that they had been satisfied that the applicant was of suitable character to supervise the sale of alcohol.  In view of this, the Sub-Committee felt it was appropriate to exercise discretion having regard to the circumstances of the case and therefore agreed the application to a personal licence.