Agenda and minutes

Licensing Sub-Committee
Wednesday, 1st August, 2018 10.30 am

Venue: Civic Offices, St Nicholas Way, Sutton, SM1 1EA

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

Items
No. Item

42.

ELECTION OF CHAIR

Minutes:

            Councillor Annie Moral motioned that Councillor Jean Crossby be elected as Chair, this was seconded by Councillor Jillian Green.


     Resolved:


that Councillor Jean Crossby be elected Chair of the Sub-Committee for the duration of the meeting.

43.

DECLARATION OF INTERESTS

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest.

44.

MINUTES

To approve as a correct record the Minutes of the meeting held on 26 June 2018.

Minutes:

The minutes of the meeting held on 27 June 2018 were approved as a correct record by Councillor Annie Moral, and signed by the Chair.

45.

LICENSING SUB-COMMITTEE - HEARINGS PROCEDURE pdf icon PDF 66 KB

Minutes:

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

46.

LICENCE APPLICATION - pdf icon PDF 106 KB

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

Additional documents:

Minutes:

 

Nick Cloke the Lead Licensing officer presented the report which related to application  No.18/00544/LAPREM by Carshalton Athletic FC Limited, War Memorial Sports Ground Colston Avenue, Carshalton, SM5 2PW.

 

The applicant Paul Dipre on behalf of Carshalton Athletic FC Limited confirmed that the further extension of licensable hours by 1 hour on up to 30 occasions would be limited to Friday and Saturday nights.

Councillor Jill Whitehead, on behalf of Other Persons who had made representations, addressed the meeting and informed that she as Ward Councillor had received complaints about noise from the Carshalton Athletic football ground from residents of the Poets Estate area, including Colston Avenue and Brookfield Avenue relating to both football matches and other events being held at the premise. The Councillor explained the premise is surrounded by housing, housing and that houses in Mead Crescent overlook the premise. Although the current licence held by the premise ends at midnight, events often finish later, and noise is then heard as people leave the premise along Robins Way - an unlit access road not covered by CCTV. Councillor Whitehead explained that residents have informed her that they have witnessed antisocial behaviour as people leave the Carshalton Athletic Football Club, some residents informed her that they fear reprisals if they make complaints, and also that they have not contacted the Police as they will not attend if the call is after 11pm. Councillor Whitehead suggested that if the licenced hours were to be extended further there would be more noise and drunkenness which would create a danger to children.

 

Anita Opperman, a local resident, addressed the meeting, on behalf of Other Persons and raised concerns that residents are being woken in the early hours of the morning by shouting, and antisocial behaviour as people leave events at the Carshalton Athletic Ground. Residents also suffer due to noise from the club house, particularly in the summer months, and that this would be an increasing issue if the licenced hours were to be extended.

 

Members of the panel asked if the noise from the premise was made every weekend, the local resident stated there was noise from the premise most evenings, although the problem was worse at weekends. The time that she is usually woken by noise is about midnight or 1am. The local resident confirmed that she had not contacted the police or the council about the noise as ‘no one listens’.  The noise includes general noise, noise from speakers used at football matches and music at weekends.

 

Paul Dipre, on behalf of the applicant Carshalton Athletic football club limited, addressed the meeting. Mr Dipre explained that events held at the premise are private functions booked in advance and that he meets all organisers of functions in person prior to confirm and discuss the booking. Mr Dipre also stated that over the last 18 months there had been no complaints about the premise to either the council or the police and no representations from the responsible bodies have been  ...  view the full minutes text for item 46.

47.

ANY URGENT BUSINESS,

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

Minutes:


There was no urgent business.