Agenda for Licensing Sub-Committee on Thursday 6th August 2015, 6.00 p.m.

Agenda and minutes

Licensing Sub-Committee
Thursday 6th August 2015 6.00 p.m.

Venue: The Council House, Burcot Lane, Bromsgrove. View directions

Contact: Pauline Ross 

No. Item


Election of Chairman for the meeting


RESOLVED that Councillor B. T. Cooper be appointed Chairman of the Sub-Committee for the meeting.




No apologies for absence were received.


Declarations of Interest

To invite Councillors to declare any Disclosable Pecuniary Interests or Other Disclosable Interests they may have in items on the agenda, and to confirm the nature of those interests.


No declarations of interest were received.




The Chairman opened the Hearing and introduced the Members of the Sub-Committee and officers present to the applicant, so that no person who may be in a position to influence the Sub-Committee withdrew from the meeting room with the Sub-Committee when the Sub-Committee considered its decision at the conclusion of the Hearing.


The Chairman welcomed all those present and apologised for the late commencement of the meeting.


Variation to a Premises Licence in respect of Dog & Pheasant, 24 Worcester Road, Bromsgrove, B61 7AE pdf icon PDF 146 KB

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The Sub-Committee was asked to consider a variation to a premises licence in respect of the Dog & Pheasant Public House, 24 Worcester Road, Bromsgrove, B61 7AE, submitted by Mr. Gary Bridgwater, Elmsvyne Leisure Limited.  The application was subject to a Hearing in light of a representation received from Inspector S. Corteen, Bromsgrove Safer Neighbourhood Team, West Mercia Police and eight representations from other persons.  The basis of their representations related to:-


·         The Prevention of Public Nuisance

·         The Prevention of Crime and Disorder


The Licensing Technical Officer, Worcestershire Regulatory Services (WRS)

introduced the report and in doing so informed all those present that the variation application submitted sought to:-


·         Extend the hours for Indoor sporting, Live/Recorded Music (indoors & outdoors), Performance of Dance (indoors): Fridays, Saturdays and Bank holidays 10:00 hours – 04:00 hours.

·         Late Night Refreshments: Fridays, Saturdays and Bank holidays 23:00 hours – 04:00 hours.

·         Sale of Alcohol: Fridays, Saturdays and Bank holidays (Indoors) 10:00 hours – 03:30 hours


In response to the Chairman, the Licensing Technical Officer, WRS, confirmed that one complaint each year had been received in 2013, 2014 and 2015 by Environmental Health, WRS, with regard to noise at the premises.  No  representation had, however, been received from Enviromental Health, WRS with regard to the variation application submitted.


The case for the applicant was then put forward by Mr. H. Thomas, Harrison Clark Rickerbys Solicitors.


Mr. Thomas informed the Sub-Committee that he had requested further detailed information with regard to the police logs for the Dog & Pheasant Public House as detailed on the representation submitted by Inspector S. Corteen, Bromsgrove Safer Neighbourhood Team, West Mercia Police.  Mr. Thomas highlighted that he had only just received the information, approximately 90 minutes prior to the commencement of the Hearing.  He therefore requested that the usual ten minute time limit in which to present the case for the applicant be lifted. 


With the agreement of the Chairman the time limit was waivered.  The Chairman announced that should those who had submitted representations also require a longer time limit, this would be allowed at the Sub-Committee’s discretion.


Mr. Thomas informed the Sub-Committee that Elmsvyne Leisure Limited had operated for ten years and had run a public house prior to that period.  The Dog & Pheasant Public House was located in an area of Bromsgrove Town Centre that was seen as a late night entertainment area.  The applicant was following recent trends with venues staying open later of an evening.  The premises had a mixed clientele, with two distinctive age groups, 18 – 35 years of age and over 35 years of age.  The premises offered an open bar area, DJ booth, pool room and a first floor function room.  Those aged between 18 – 35 years of age usually moved from the main bar area to the ‘club’ area situated in the first floor function room.  A large proportion of clients who did not want to move to the club area would actually stay in the main bar and pool area  ...  view the full minutes text for item 14/15