Agenda, decisions and minutes
Licensing Sub-Committee (Licensing Act 2003 and Gambling Act 2005)
Thursday, 8 September 2011 2:00 pm
Venue: Council Chamber
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Election of Chairman
To elect a Chairman for the ensuing meeting
1.1 It was proposed, seconded and
RESOLVED That Councillor A C Tugwell be appointed as Chairman for the meeting.
When the continuous alarm sounds you must evacuate the building by the nearest available fire exit. Members and visitors should proceed to the visitors’ car park at the front of the building and await further instructions (staff should proceed to their usual assembly point). Please do not re-enter the building unless instructed to do so.
In the event of a fire any person with a disability should be assisted in leaving the building.
2.1 The evacuation procedure, as noted on the Agenda, was advised to those present.
Declarations of Interest
Pursuant to the adoption by the Council on 24 September 2007 of the Tewkesbury Borough Council Code of Conduct as set out in Minute No. CL.31, Members are invited to declare any interest they may have in the business set out on the Agenda to which the approved Code applies.
Members are reminded that they should, at all times, observe the Code in carrying out their duties and that they signed such an undertaking in their Declaration of Acceptance of Office.
3.1 The Committee's attention was drawn to the Tewkesbury Borough Council Code of Conduct adopted by the Council on 16 April 2002, and Members were reminded that they had signed an undertaking in their Declaration of Acceptance of Office to observe the Code in carrying out their duties
3.2 There were no declarations made on this occasion.
To determine the application for the Variation of a Premises Licence for the Cheltenham Regency Hotel, Gloucester Road, Staverton.
4.1 The report of the Licensing Officer, circulated at Pages No. 1-57, outlined an application for the Variation of a Premises Licence in respect of Cheltenham Regency Hotel, Gloucester Road, Staverton. The Sub-Committee was asked to determine the application taking such steps (if any) as it considered necessary for the promotion of the licensing objectives.
4.2 The Chairman asked all parties present to identify themselves and explained the procedure which would be followed by the Sub-Committee. The Senior Licensing Officer advised that the applicant had applied for authorisation to be able to provide additional regulated entertainments that the existing Licence did not currently permit, namely, the performance of plays, the exhibition of films and indoor sporting events, between 1000 and 2200 every day of the week. The applicant had also applied for extensions to the permitted hours for the regulated entertainment currently included in the Licence, including live music, recorded music and dancing, and this included a request for a terminal hour for these activities that was one hour later than the current permitted hours on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. An application had also been made for permission to provide some regulated entertainment for a further additional hour, at the applicant’s discretion, on Bank Holidays, Christmas Eve, New Year’s Eve and premier horse racing days. The applicant had applied for authorisation to provide late night refreshments at the premises between 2300 and 0500 every day of the week. The applicants had also requested an extension to the hours during which alcohol could be sold at the premises. The applicant had requested permission to sell alcohol to residents 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and to non-residents between 1000 and 0100 the next day Sunday to Thursday, and between 1000 and 0200 on Friday and Saturday. The applicant had not asked for any of the conditions attached to the existing Licence to be removed as part of the Variation application.
4.3 Members were advised that the applicant had agreed to include a number of conditions within the Operating Schedule accompanying the application at the request of two Responsible Authorities. The conditions that had been agreed with the Police to address the licensing objective of the prevention of crime and disorder related to the provision and maintenance of a CCTV system; the introduction of an age verification policy for the sale of alcohol; and the incorporation of a ‘Driver’s Drinks’ display at the Bar to promote non-alcoholic drinks. The conditions that had been agreed with the Environmental Health Officer to address the licensing objective of the prevention of public nuisance related to the closure of all external windows and doors during events and the display of prominent, clear notices to request that customers respect the needs of local residents and leave the premises quietly. General conditions in relation to the training of staff; the schedule of procedures; and the sale of alcohol to non-residents had also been drafted for inclusion on the Licence should the Variation application be granted. ... view the full minutes text for item 4.