Agenda and minutes

Licensing Sub-Committee
Wednesday, 4th December, 2019 9.30 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

29.

Welcome and introductions

Minutes:

Those present were welcomed.

30.

Election of Chair

Minutes:

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

 

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

 

31.

Declarations of interest

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest.

32.

Minutes of the previous meeting pdf icon PDF 84 KB

To approve as a correct record the minutes of the meeting held on 22 October 2019.

Minutes:

RESOLVED: that the minutes of the meeting held on 22 October 2019 be agreed as an accurate record.

33.

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

Minutes:

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

34.

Licence Application pdf icon PDF 75 KB

This application relating to FeastyFest (previously named A Great Celebration) Cheam Park, Tudor Close, Cheam was made on 10 October 2019 by Mr Michael Quinton.

 

The application seeks a new premises licence to authorise the following licensable activity on one day per calendar year. 

 

·         The sale by retail of alcohol for consumption on/off the premises from 10:00 until19:00 Sunday.

 

·         Regulated Entertainment; live music and recorded music from 10:00 until 19:00 Sunday.

 

If granted this day shall be Sunday 13 September in 2020 and thereafter the closest Sunday to the 15 September.

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

DECISION NOTICE

LICENSING SUB COMMITTEE

Decision taken by the Licensing Sub-Committee on Wednesday 4 December 2019

Application by Mr Michael Quinton

Application for a NEW PREMISES LICENCE

In respect of the premises known as FeastyFest Cheam Park, Tudor Close, Cheam

 

Present

Sub Committee:

Councillor Jean Crossby (chair)

Councillor Jillian Green

Councillor Jake Short

 

Applicant:

Michael Quinton

 

Those making relevant representations:

None

 

Officers:

Saima Khan - Legal Advisor

Hannah Smith - Licensing Officer

Cassie Fraser-Shanley - Committee Services Officer

 

The Hearing

The Licensing Officer introduced the matter for determination and informed the Sub-Committee that Michael Quinton has applied for a new license in respect of the premises known as FeastyFest Cheam Park, Tudor Close, Cheam 

 

The application sought the grant of the following:

·         The sale by retail of alcohol for consumption on/off the premises from 10:00 until 19:00 Sunday.

·         Regulated Entertainment; live music and recorded music from 10:00 until 19:00 Sunday.

 

If granted this day shall be Sunday 13 September in 2020 and thereafter the closest Sunday to the 15 September.

 

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.

 

The Licensing Officer explained that the applicant has 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. One valid representation was received from Other Persons. The representations referred to matters that related to public safety, the prevention of public nuisance and the protection of children from harm licensing objectives.

It was confirmed that all Responsible Authorities received a copy of the application and no representations were received.

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

 

The Sub-Committee then heard a submission from the applicant Michael Quinton and the main points raised were: 

  • The applicant has a background managing event safety, having worked on large-scale events such as London Pride, London 2012 Olympics and Glastonbury Festival.
  • The event has been successfully run in Cheam Park for two years and both the organisers and local authority have yet to have received any official complaints. 
  • As the event is run on Council land, and not private property, the applicant would have to seek to receive approval from the London Borough of Sutton’s Parks team every year. Should the event receive complaints in future, this will give the Council and Councillors the opportunity to review whether the event would take place. 
  • A proposed condition offered by the applicant is that an Event Safety Management Plan (ESMP) must be produced which must be seen and signed off by relevant authorities such as the London Borough of Sutton and emergency services. The ESMP covers management plans including traffic, crowds and security. 
  • The applicant did consider Temporary Traffic Order (TTO) to address the objector’s concerns around traffic. However, when the  ...  view the full minutes text for item 34.

35.

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).

Minutes:

There was no urgent business.