Agenda and minutes

Licensing Sub-Committee
Tuesday, 18th August, 2020 10.30 am

Venue: Virtual Meeting

Contact: Cathy Hayward, Committee Services Officer  Tel: 020 8770 4171 | Email:


No. Item


Welcome and introductions


The Clerk, Cathy Hayward, Committee Services welcomed those present.


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 Richard Clifton.


Resolved: 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

To approve as a correct record the minutes of the meeting held on 13 August 2020.


The minutes of the previous meeting were not available.


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.


Licence Application pdf icon PDF 65 KB

This application relating to Sammies Studio Star Barbers, 40 Central Road, Worcester Park, KT4 8HY seeks a new premises licence to authorise:



Supply of alcohol - retail (on premises):


Monday to Friday - 10:00 to 18:30,

Saturday 10:00 to 17:30,

Sunday 10:00 - 15:30

Additional documents:






Licensing Act 2003 - Notice of Determination


Date of issue: 21 July 2020


Decision taken by the Licensing Sub-Committee on: 18 August 2020


Application by: Mr Salar Abdullah Rassuli


Application for a new premises licence held in respect of the premises known as Sammies Studio Star Barbers, 40 Central Road, Worcester Park, KT4 8HY




Sub Committee:

Councillor Councillor Jake Short (chair)

Councillor  Richard Clifton

Councillor  Jillian Green


Applicant’s representative:

Mr James Knight


Those making relevant representations (Other Person):

Apologies received



Guy Bishop, Legal Advisor

Hannah Smith, Licensing Officer

Cathy Hayward, Committee Services Officer


The Hearing


The Licensing Officer introduced the matter for determination and informed the Licensing Sub-Committee that Mr Salar Abdullah Rassuli had applied for a new Premises Licence for the premises known as “Sammies Studio Star Barbers” at 40 Central Road, Worcester Park, KT4 8HY. The application sought the grant of the following Licensable Activities and opening hours:


Supply of alcohol (on the premises only):

Monday - Friday 10:00am – 18:30pm

Saturday 10:00am – 17:30pm

Sunday 10:00am – 15:30pm


Opening Hours:

Monday - Friday 10:00am – 18:30pm

Saturday 10:00am – 17:30pm

Sunday 10:00am – 15:30pm



The Licensing Officer informed the Licensing Sub-Committee that the proposed hours for Licensable Activities and the hours of operation were laid out in Appendix 3.


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.


It was confirmed that all Responsible Authorities received a copy of the application. No representations were received from Responsible Authorities. One valid representation was received from Other Persons. The representations made references to matters that related to the prevention of Public Nuisance, Public Safety, and Protection of Children from Harm Licensing Objectives.The Licensing Officer confirmed that copies of all representations have been forwarded to the applicant and have been made available to the Licensing Sub-Committee.


The Licensing Sub-Committee then heard a submission from the applicant’s agent Mr James Knight. The main points raised were:


·         The applicant will ensure that waste and litter in the premises and at the front of the premises are dealt with responsibly.

·         There will be no evening entertainment provided.

·         All staff will be trained in challenge 25, proof of ID, and safeguarding children (including under age sales) with updates every six months. Staff will be trained to serve alcohol responsibly.

·         The purpose of the application is to provide an improved level of service and hospitality at the premises.

·         The applicant is aware of the restrictions in place in barber shops at present due to current coronavirus regulations.


The Licensing Sub-Committee clarified:


·         Staff training will be career path development (CPD) accredited training, which will be attended by all staff.

·         Only those receiving or waiting for a haircut would be able to purchase alcohol, any person accompanying someone having a haircut would be refused alcohol. There would be  ...  view the full minutes text for item 19.


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.