Agenda and minutes

Alcohol, Entertainment & Late Night Refreshment Licensing Committee - Friday, 17th December, 2021 10.00 am, PROVISIONAL

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 Councillor Fellows and Councillor Manterfield.


Disclosures of interests

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


    None disclosed.


Minutes of the meeting held on 15 October 2021 pdf icon PDF 153 KB

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    Minutes of the meeting held on 15 October 2021 were AGREED.


Licensing Act 2003: Application for Major Variation of Premises Licence - Blue Pig, 9 Vine Street, Grantham pdf icon PDF 692 KB

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    Report ENV803, Committee to determine the application for a major variation to the premises licence.

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    To grant the licence for a major variation to the Premises Licence for the Blue Pig, 9 Vine Street, Grantham to include conditions that are consistent with the operating schedule and all mandatory conditions that must be included under the Licensing Act 2003 and subject to the removal of the playing of Live Music and the conditions as outlined at Annex 3.


    The Licensing Officer presented report ENV803 which concerned an application for a major variation of the premises licence for the Blue Pig, Vine Street, Grantham. 


    The application was for:


    a)        Supply of alcohol 10:00 – 01:30, Monday to Saturday, 10:00 – 24:00 Sunday.

    b)        Provision of Live Music 19:00 – 23:30, Friday to Monday Indoors only.

    c)         Provision of Recorded Music 10:00 – 02:00 Monday to Saturday, 10:00 – 24:00 Sunday Indoors Only.

    d)        Late night Refreshment 23:00 – 01:30, Monday to Saturday, 23:00 – 24:00 Sunday.

    e)        Remove Annex 3 conditions.


    The application had been circulated to responsible authorities and no representations had been received.  During the consultation period nine representations had been received mainly relating to anti-social behaviour and noise from the premises, one representation had been withdrawn. 


    It was noted that Licensing Officers had the delegated authority to decide whether a representation was relevant, vexatious, or frivolous however, Section 9 of the Revised Guidance issued under Section 182 of the Licensing Act 2003 stated:


    9.9 It is recommended that, in borderline cases, the benefit of the doubt about any aspect of a representation should be given to the person making that representation. The subsequent hearing would then provide an opportunity for the person or body making the representation to amplify and clarify it.

    The Premise License holder then made her representation and stated that she had increased the hours only to bring them in blocks together.  She stated that there was no intention to have live music played and the increase in hours was to cover when New Year’s Eve fell on a week day and for private gatherings.   


    A Member asked if the Premises Licence holder would object to live music being excluded from the conditions and the volumes that the music was played to which she replied that she would not object to the live music condition being removed.   The location of speaker outside was also discussed and the Premise Licence holder confirmed there was a speaker at the bottom of the beer garden but it was currently not being used.


    Clarification was given in respect of the removal of the live music from the conditions and it was noted that the Live Music Act 2015 allowed for live music to be played between the hours of 8am and 11pm even if the condition was removed from the Premises Licence.


    An interested party then made his representation and stated that the Premise Licence holder had been very co-operative and he noted what had been said in relation to the issue of live music.  He drew Member’s attention to one of the representations  ...  view the full minutes text for item 37.


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

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    No urgent business.


Close of meeting

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    The meeting closed at 10:45am by the Chairman.