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Election of Chairman
RESOLVED that Councillor M. Thompson be appointed Chairman of the Sub-Committee for the meeting.
No apologies for absence were received.
It was noted that Councillor A. D. Kriss was in attendance as a Member of the Sub-Committee.
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.
There were no declarations of interest.
The Chairman welcomed all participants to the virtual meeting and in doing so, checked that Members of the Sub-Committee, officers and the Applicant were all present.
It was noted that Mrs. K. Prust was in attendance on behalf of the applicant Mr. I. Prust.
The Chairman asked the applicant’s representative if she had been made aware that she could be represented by a legal representative at her own expense during the Hearing. The applicant’s representative confirmed that she had been made aware and was happy for the Hearing to continue.
Councillor A. D. Kriss, confirmed that he had carried out an unannounced Site Visit to the proposed trading site. Councillors S. J. Baxter and M. Thompson both stated that they were familiar with the area.
The Sub-Committee then considered an application for a street trading consent to sell hot and cold food and drinks from a unit sited on the car park at Bromsgrove Rugby Football Club, Finstall Road, Bromsgrove, Worcestershire, B60 3DH.
The Technical Officer, Worcestershire Regulatory Services (WRS) outlined the details of the application, together with the reasons why the application had been brought before the Sub-Committee.
It was confirmed that a representation had been received from Finstall Parish Council, as detailed at Appendix 2 to the report; and representations from residents and property owners adjacent to the proposed trading site, as detailed at Appendix 3 to the report.
At the invitation of the Chairman, Mrs. Prust, the applicant’s representative was asked to put forward the case in support of the application.
Mrs. Prust informed Members that she was part owner of the pizza business, which was a family run company that had been running for 7 years; primarily attending weddings, events, and festivals. However, they had looked at ways to diversify, as all of their bookings had been cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic; so, they had attended ‘pop up’ events in and around Bromsgrove and the surrounding areas and also supplied homemade pizza kits. The Foodie Friday’s at Bromsgrove Rugby Football Club was one of the ‘pop up’ events they had attended.
In response to questions from Sub-Committee Members, Mrs., Prust explained that they did not trade on match days or at the beer festival held at Bromsgrove Rugby Football Club, so that was not their customer base. Largely customers did come from the rugby club, but they also advertised. Customers could pre-order pizzas to be collected from them at the rugby club at an agreed time. The actual rugby club was closed due to Covid-19 restrictions.
Mrs. Prust also clarified that unit they used was moved away from their trading site, only the pizza oven and canopy were left parked right by the wall at the back of the clubhouse, they did not park on the front car park so did not take up any parking spaces.
In response to further questions from Sub-Committee Members, Mrs. Prust highlighted that they held a trade waste agreement with Bromsgrove District Council. They were very conscientious and absolutely ... view the full minutes text for item 11/20