Agenda and minutes

Licensing Sub-Committee
Thursday, 27th April, 2017 1.00 pm

Venue: G5 - Civic Offices, St Nicholas Way, Sutton. View directions

Contact: Committee Services  Tel: 020 8770 4990 | Email:  committeeservices@sutton.gov.uk

Items
No. Item

13.

ELECTION OF CHAIR

Minutes:

Resolved: That Councillor Piracha be elected Chair of the Sub-Committee for the duration of the meeting.

14.

DECLARATION OF INTERESTS

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest.

15.

MINUTES pdf icon PDF 137 KB

To approve as a correct record the Minutes of the meeting held on 11 January 2017.

Minutes:

The Minutes of the meeting held on 11 January 2017 were approved as a correct record, and signed by the Chair.

16.

LICENSING SUB-COMMITTEE - HEARINGS PROCEDURE pdf icon PDF 128 KB

Minutes:

The Chair drew attention to the Council’s procedure to be followed at the meeting.

17.

Licence Application Number: 5870/17/00150/LAPREM - Moo And Bean Café, 4 Williams Street, Carshalton SM5 2RB pdf icon PDF 110 KB

Report of the Executive Head of Safer and Stronger Communities on an application for a premises licence, and the representations relating thereto.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Chair drew attention to the Council’s procedure to be followed at the meeting.

 

5.            LICENCE APPLICATION - 5870/17/00150/LAPREM - Moo And Bean Café, 4 Williams Street, Carshalton SM5 2RB

Nick Cloke, Lead Officer (Licensing) introduced the report. The applicant clarified that the hours they wished to apply for the sale of alcohol were 12pm to 8pm, rather than from 10am as stated in the report. There was also an amendment to the report, that the premises would remain open for half an hour after the end of the proposed license, namely until 8.30pm. Following questions from members, it was confirmed that amendments had been made to the application following consultation with the police.

 

Ms Sandra Fergus, an objector, addressed the committee regarding the concerns raised in her letter of objection. Councillor Nighat Piracha asked whether there had been previous security issues at the property, and the applicant and objector confirmed there were issues with anti-social behaviour in the area in the past however there was CCTV installed around the shop in order to minimise the risk.

 

Riu Alberto Nobrega Quintal addressed the committee. He clarified that he had originally applied for off-license and on-license as some councils considered an outdoor seating area as requiring an off-licensing. The premises in the application would include the outdoor seating area. He informed the sub-committee that he was keen to maintain a good relationship with the authority and neighbours.

 

Councillor Marlene Heron asked what the existing opening hours were, and the applicant confirmed that it was 7am-5.30pm. She asked how they would ensure that customers would not take bottles of alcohol away from the shop, and the applicant confirmed that the alcohol would be stored behind the counter and that there would be signage in place.

 

Councillor Piracha asked how many staff were employed, and what training they had received. The applicant confirmed that there were 3 staff employed and that he intended for them all to attend training on licensing. Councillor Graham Whitham sought clarification on the number of fire exits at the premises, and they confirmed that there were two fire exits and the one at the back did not lead to open space however there would not be any seating in that area. Councillor Whitham noted that the back area was used as storage for fridges and asked what their plans were for storage should they expand the business, and the applicant informed the committee that there was a downstairs area with space should they consider re-arranging.

 

Councillor Graham Whitham asked how many employees were on the premises whilst it was open, and Mr Nobrega Quintal responded to confirm that he was alone between 7am-9am and that there was a kitchen assistant employed from 9am-3pm and that his sister was often working on the premises during the day. Councillor Whitham raised concerns that there may only be one employee on the premises from 3pm, and Mr Nobrega Quintal confirmed that he intended to hire more staff if they were  ...  view the full minutes text for item 17.

18.

ANY URGENT BUSINESS,

brought forward at the direction of the Chair, who has approved the reason for the urgency.