Agenda and minutes

Licensing Sub-Committee
Tuesday, 22nd October, 2019 10.00 am

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

Contact: Cathy Hayward, Committee Services Officer  Tel: 020 8770 4990 | Email:

No. Item


Welcome and introductions


Those present were welcomed.



Election of Chair


Councillor Jillian Green proposed that Councillor Jake Short be elected as Chair for the duration of the meeting. This was seconded by Councillor Barry Lewis. 




that Councillor Jake Short be elected Chair of the Sub-Committee for the duration of the meeting.



Declarations of interest


There were no declarations of interest.



Minutes of the previous meeting pdf icon PDF 72 KB

To approve as a correct record the minutes of the meeting held on 7 October 2019 and 27 September 2019.

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that the minutes of the meeting held on 27 September 2019 and 7 October 2019 be agreed as an accurate record.



Licensing Sub-Committee - Hearings Procedure pdf icon PDF 115 KB


The Chair drew attention to the Council’s procedure to be followed at the meeting and confirmed it had been received by applicant and objectors in attendance.



Licence Application pdf icon PDF 98 KB

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Decision taken by the Licensing Sub-Committee on Tuesday 22 October 2019. 

Application by London Borough of Sutton

Application for a NEW PREMISES LICENCE

In respect of the premises known as Russettings, 25 Worcester Road, Sutton, SM2 6PR.


Sub - Committee:

Councillor Jake Short (chair)

Councillor Jillian Green

Councillor Barry Lewis



Annette Madden

Wendy Stronge

Jean Bywaters


Those making relevant representations:

Other Persons 

Cllr Richard Clifton 

Steven Berry representing Susan Leverton 

Louise Anderson  

Jennifer Scott 



Guy Beaumont - Legal Advisor

Hannah Smith - Licensing Officer

Cathy Hayward - Committee Services Officer


The Hearing

The Licensing Officer introduced the matter for determination and informed the Sub-Committee that London Borough of Sutton had applied for a new licence in respect of the premises known as Russettings, 25 Worcester Road, Sutton, SM2 6PR.

The application sought the grant of the following:

·         The provision of regulated entertainment (live and recorded music and the exhibition of films) Monday to Sunday - 09:00  -  23:00 hours

·         Supply alcohol - consumption on premises -  Monday to Sunday - 09:00  -  23:00 hours

The Licensing Officer informed the Sub-Committee that the proposed hours of licensable activities and the hours of operation are laid out in Appendix 2, and mentioned that there may be an amendment to the hours being requested by the applicant and that this could be confirmed by the applicant later in the meeting. 

The Licensing Officer explained that the applicant had advertised the application, as required, by way of a poster at the premises and by advertisement in a local newspaper and that the application had also been advertised on the Council’s website. Ten valid representations were received from Other Persons. The representations referred to matters that related to the prevention of crime and disorder, public safety, the prevention of public nuisance. 

It was confirmed that all Responsible Authorities received a copy of the application. A representation was made by Trading Standards.  It was confirmed that following further consultation the applicant had addressed the concerns by making amendments to their operating schedule and agreeing to additional conditions relating to Challenge 25, the representation by Trading Standards has therefore been satisfied. 

The Licensing Officer confirmed that copies of all representations have been forwarded to the applicant and had been made available to the Sub-Committee.

The Licensing Officer explained that the amendments to the operating schedule had been reflected in suggested conditions in Appendix 3.

There were no further questions for the Licensing Officer.

The Sub-Committee then heard a submission from the applicant Wendy Stronge, New Business Development Manager, Annette Madden, Assistant Director, Resources and Jean Bywaters, Registration Service Manager, the main points raised were:

  • The application had been amended for sale of alcohol and all other activities to be Thursday to Sunday 9am-7pm.
  • Following the extension to the building 18 months ago larger groups had been able to hold weddings at the venue, the capacity of the premises is now 90  ...  view the full minutes text for item 27.


Any urgent business

To consider any items which, in the view of the Chair, should be dealt with as a matter of urgency because of special circumstances (in accordance with S100B(4) of the Local Government Act 1972).


There was no urgent business.