Agenda and minutes

Alcohol, Entertainment & Late Night Refreshment Licensing Committee - Friday, 15th October, 2021 10.30 am

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

Contact: Democratic Services 

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Apologies for absence

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    Apologies for absence were received from Councillors Jane Kingman, Philip Knowles and Dean Ward. 


Disclosures of interests

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


    There were none.


Minutes of the meeting held on 1 October 2021 pdf icon PDF 43 KB

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    The minutes of the meeting held on 1 October 2021 were AGREED as a correct record of the decisions taken.


Minutes of the meeting held on 17 September 2021 pdf icon PDF 154 KB

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    The minutes of the meeting held on 17 September 2021 were AGREED as a correct record of the decisions taken.



Licensing Act 2003: Application for a Variation of a Premises Licence - The Bertie Arms, Bertie Lane, Uffington, Lincolnshire, PE9 4SZ pdf icon PDF 261 KB

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    Report by the Licensing Officer.

    Additional documents:


    The Licensing Officer presented report number ENV 794, an application for a variation of a Premises Licence, under the Licensing Act 2003, in respect of The Bertie Arms, Bertie Lane, Uffington. PE9 4SZ.  The Licence sought to add additional licensable activities:


    Plays, Films, Indoor Sporting Events, Live Music, Recorded Music, Performance of Dance (indoor timings):  Monday to Thursday and Sunday  09:00 to 00:00, Friday and Saturday 09:00 to 01:00.


    All of the above activities stipulated the following outdoor timings;


    Monday to Sunday:  finish at 22:00 except Live Music, Recorded Music and the Performance of Dance, which has an outdoor finish of 23:00.


    Late Night Refreshment:  Monday to Thursday and Sunday 23:00 to 00:00, Friday and Saturday 23:00 to 01:00.


    Extension to the Sale of Alcohol for both on and off the premises:  Monday to Sunday 09:00 to 01:00 with the following restrictions on this activity outdoor:

    No outside bar after 22:30 and no outdoor consumption after 23:00.


    The licensing officer updated the committee members and informed them that since publishing the report, the representation Mr and Mrs Payne (Appendix 4) has been withdrawn and also the Applicant in negotiation with Mr and Mrs Lennon, has agreed to an additional condition, that where any licensable activities state non-standard timings for outdoors, those non-standard timings shall also apply to any substantially enclosed, non-permanent structure that is placed within the outdoor licensed area.


    The Chairman invited Members of the Committee to ask any questions regarding the Licensing Officer’s report.  No questions were asked at this time.


    The applicants were invited to present their case, through their representative to the Committee.  As part of their presentation, the following points were noted:


    ·            The premises were purchased in March 2017 in a state of disrepair.    

    ·            The Bertie Arms had been established as both a village pub and a destination venue.

    ·            The applicants had bought local farm produce to support the surrounding community and wanted to offer more choice.

    ·            The proposed variations were consistent with similar venues in the area.

    ·            A van was purchased during lockdown to carry out deliveries they were aware of their responsibilities within the local community.

    ·         Mediation was attempted and had been partly successful.

    ·          No previous complaints had been received.

    A representation by a member of the public against the application was brought before the Committee.  The following points were noted:


    ·            The representatives had been resident within the village for 30 years and had no issue with previous pub owners.

    ·            There was an acknowledgement that the Bertie Arms had been revitalised in recent years.

    ·            The village had been largely silent at night but loud music from the Bertie Arms has meant that windows and doors have had to be closed and gardens not enjoyed after a certain time at night.

    ·            Late night socialising caused unwanted noise in the early hours, for example, taxi collections.


    It was confirmed that no representations were received from the responsible authorities (such as the Police, Environmental Health etc).


    As a closing statement, the Licensing Officer reminded  ...  view the full minutes text for item 25.


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

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    There were none.


Close of meeting

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    The Chairman closed the meeting at 11:46