Agenda and minutes

Alcohol, Entertainment & Late Night Refreshment Licensing Committee
Friday, 13th September, 2019 10.00 am

Venue: Newton Room, The Guildhall Arts Centre, St. Peter's Hill, Grantham. NG31 6PZ

Contact: Lucy Bonshor 

No. Item

As both the Chairman and Vice-Chairman had sent their apologies it was agreed that Councillor Chivers would be Chairman for the meeting.




Disclosures of interests

    Members are asked to disclose any interests in matters for consideration at the meeting.


    Councillor Knowles indicated that he had originally been involved in the Steering Group involved with Bourne Town Hall but he was no longer involved, but was acquainted with the applicant.  Councillor Crawford said that as part of the Bourne Town Council they had donated to the Bourne Town Hall trust but she had no personal interest.


Minutes of the meeting held on 30 August 2019 pdf icon PDF 148 KB


Licensing Act 2003: Application for a Premises Licence - The Old Town Hall, North Street Bourne. PE10 9EA pdf icon PDF 210 KB

    Report ENV728 by the Licensing Officer.

    Additional documents:




    That the Premise Licence for the Old Town Hall, North Street Bourne is granted subject to conditions that are consistent with the operating schedule for the promotion of the licensing objectives and any mandatory conditions that must be included under the Licensing Act 2003.



    The Legal Executive introduced those present and confirmed that the applicant, Mr Houseago was in attendance but not the objectors to the Premise Licence.


    The Licensing Officer presented report ENV728 which concerned an application for a new premises licence for the Old Town Hall, North Street, Bourne.  The application was received on 23 July 2019 and the consultation period of 28 days expired on 20 August 2019.


    The application was for:


    The provision of films between 14:00 -18:00 hours and 18:00 – 22:00 hours Monday to Saturday and the supply of alcohol between 18:00 – 22:00 hours Monday to Sunday. On 16 August a representation was received from a member of the public, Mr Kelly who resided next door to the premises. Mr Kelly was objecting under all four of the licensing objectives;


    - The prevention of Crime and Disorder

    - Public Safety

    - Prevention of Public Nuisance

    - The Protection of Children from Harm.


    No other representations had been received from any of the responsible authorities.


    The applicant, Mr Houseago then gave his presentation.  He gave Members some background information in relation to the Old Bourne Town Hall and how volunteers had taken over the venue to help make it a Community Arts Centre for Bourne, as Bourne did not have a centralised arts facility.  Work had been on going for three years and a lease had been acquired from Lincolnshire County Council for between three and five years. If funding was granted for the building then the title of the building would be transferred back to the people of Bourne.  The Heritage Lottery had given £20,000 for a feasibility study to be carried out by conservation architects in relation to the building.    South Kesteven’s Community Fund had also granted £10,000 in funding to convert the small offices into an events space.  The small events that had taken place to date had been held under Temporary Events Notices.  All events were ticketed and were in relation to theatre, live music and comedy nights and had been very successful.  As demand had been so popular it was decided to apply for a premises licence.  It was stressed that as events were ticketed, only those who would be drinking would be coming to the events.  The whole venue was run by volunteers. There would be occasions without tickets such as when the Christmas town events were being held.  A licence for films was not required if they were not for profit.  As testing had been successful it was hoped that in the future the premise would generate income which was one of the reasons for the application.


    A question was asked about noise and the applicant replied that 95% of events would be ticketed events  ...  view the full minutes text for item 19.


Close of meeting