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Election of Chairman for the meeting
RESOLVED that Councillor H. J. Jones 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 Sub-Committee considered an application for a Premises Licence, submitted by Diana Freeman, on behalf of Amber Taverns Limited, in respect of The Old Post Office, 117-121 High Street, Bromsgrove, Worcestershire, B61 8AA.
The application was subject to a Hearing in light of a representation received from the Chair, Bromsgrove Pubwatch, on behalf of Bromsgrove Pubwatch Committee. The basis of their representation was on the grounds of public nuisance and the prevention of crime and disorder as detailed at Appendix 3 to the report.
At the invitation of the Chairman, all parties present provided a brief introduction.
The Technical Officer (Licensing) Worcestershire Regulatory Services (WRS), introduced the report and informed Members that, as detailed in the report the applicant had agreed the conditions requested by one of the Responsible Authorities, West Mercia Police, as detailed at Appendix 2 to the report.
The agreed conditions would form part of the premises licence should a premises licence be granted. Subject to the addition of the agreed conditions to any licence granted, West Mercia Police had confirmed that they did not object to the application.
Members were further informed that no further representations had been received from any of the other Responsible Authorities consulted with.
The Technical Officer (Licensing) WRS, drew Members’ attention to paragraph 2.4 in the report, which detailed the hours being sought by the applicant for licensable activities, as follows:-
At the invitation of the Chairman, the applicant’s legal representative, Mr. J. Smith, Partner, Poppleston Allen, put forward the case in support of the application.
In response to Councillor Hotham with regard to page 26 of the main agenda report - ‘Sunday - hours the premises are open to the public’; the applicant’s legal representative, Mr. Smith apologised and stated that this was a mistake. The application form should show that the end time for Sunday was 00:30 and that his client was happy for the application to be amended as follows:
· Hours premises are open to the public – Sunday to be changed from 01:30 to 00:30.
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