Agenda and minutes

Alcohol, Entertainment & Late Night Refreshment Licensing Committee - Friday, 13th August, 2021 10.00 am

Venue: Council Chamber - South Kesteven House, St. Peter's Hill, Grantham. NG31 6PZ

Contact: Democratic Services 

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Register of attendance and apologies for absence

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    Apologies for absence were received from Councillors Robert Broughton, Helen Crawford, Jane Kingman and Nikki Manterfield. All other Members of the Committee were present, as expected.


Disclosures of interests

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


    No disclosures of interest were made.


Minutes of the meeting of the Alcohol, Entertainment & Late Night Refreshment Licensing Committee - 13 November 2020 pdf icon PDF 91 KB

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    The minutes of the meeting of the Alcohol, Entertainment and Light Night Refreshment Licensing Committee held on 13 November 2020 were confirmed as a correct record.


Minutes of the meeting of the Alcohol, Entertainment & Late Night Refreshments Licensing Sub-Committee - 21 June 2021 pdf icon PDF 41 KB

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    The minutes of the meeting of the Alcohol, Entertainment and Light Night Refreshment Licensing Sub-Committee held on 21 June 2021 were confirmed as a correct record.


Licensing Act 2003: Application for a Variation of a Premises Licence - The Pantry, 6a Market Place, Corby Glen, NG33 4NH pdf icon PDF 258 KB

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    Report by the Licensing Officer.

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    The Licensing Officer presented report number ENV 785 relating to an application for a variation of the premises licence for The Pantry at 6a Market Place, Corby Glen, NG33 4NH. The application was to vary the supply of alcohol of Fridays between June until September, 18:00 until 23:00 and anything of a similar description to that falling within (e), (f) or (g), namely unamplified music played from a speaker on Fridays from 18:00 until 23:00.


    It was reported that two representations had been received, mainly relating to noise from music and guests leaving the premise, however one of the representations had since been withdrawn. No representations were received from Lincolnshire Police, Environmental Health or Planning or from any other responsible authority. The Licensing Team had not received any licensing related complaints since 2013 when a premise licence application was granted to allow the applicant to sell alcohol between the hours of 08:30 until 19:30 Monday through to Saturday.


    The Chairman invited Members of the Committee to ask any question of the Licensing Officer’s report and provided the same opportunity to Mrs Roberts, applicant and Mr and Mrs Anderson, objectors to the application.


    Mr Anderson sought clarification as to the normal process associated with objecting to applications such as this as he was surprised that a copy of his objection had been sent directly to the applicant. It was reported that it was standard practice in respect of licensing applications that any representations received be shared with the applicant in order that they had an opportunity to respond to them as it was their licence and not the Local Authority’s.


    The Chairman invited Mrs Roberts to present her application. The following points were noted as part of her presentation:


    ·         the business currently ran seven days a week, from the hours of 9:00 to 16:00 from Monday to Saturday and 09:00 to 15:00 on Sundays;

    ·         the variation sought to extend these hours to facilitate social evening events between June and September from the hours of 18:00 to 22:00, with customers leaving the premises no later than 23:00;

    ·         low level background music was currently played at the premises and it was proposed that the same level of music would be played during later opening hours should the variation be approved;

    ·         during the Covid-19 pandemic a greater level of ventilation was required during opening hours to keep people safe. This meant that windows and doors had to be kept open which may have resulted in sound from customers and background music travelling further than usual during this period. Unfortunately there was very little the business could have done to prevent this;

    ·         the variation of the licence was critical to the business in enabling it to offer a full range of beverages and food which its current licence would not allow it to cater for;

    ·         live music would never be played at the premises. The size of the venue would not accommodate this in any case but an assurance was given that this would not  ...  view the full minutes text for item 9.


Any other business which the Chairman, by reason of special circumstances, decides is urgent.

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    No other business was considered.


    The meeting closed at 10:55.