Agenda and minutes

Alcohol, Entertainment & Late Night Refreshment Licensing Committee - Wednesday, 21st September, 2022 2.00 pm, MOVED

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

Contact: Democratic Services 

Note: Please note that this meeting was posponed from Friday 9 September 2022 

No. Item


Apologies for absence

    • Share this item


    An apology for absence was received from Councillor Griffin.  The Alliance SK vacancy was still vacant as the necessary training had yet to be completed.


Disclosures of interests

    • Share this item

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


    None disclosed.


Minutes of the meeting held on 15 July 2022 pdf icon PDF 152 KB

    • Share this item


    Minutes of the meeting held on 15 July 2022 were proposed, seconded and AGREED.


Licensing Act 2003: Application for a Premises Licence - Newton
Convenience Store, 16 St Catherines Road, Grantham, NG31 6TT pdf icon PDF 201 KB

    • Share this item

    Committee to determine an application for a premises licence, report ENV826.

    Additional documents:




    That the application for the premises licence for Newton Convenience Store, 16 St Catherines Road, Grantham, NG31 6TT be granted subject to the conditions consistent with the operating schedule accompanying the application with the additional condition regarding a litter pick of the outside area of the shop to be performed daily by staff at the premises and any relevant mandatory conditions.


    The Legal Advisor introduced those present and confirmed who was speaking in respect of the application before the Committee.  Rajaratnam Prapaharan, applicant and his wife Ruby and Sgt Ian Cotton and PC John Jones, Lincolnshire Police.


    The Licensing Officer presented report ENV826 which concerned an application for a new Premises Licence for Newton Convenience Store, 16 St Catherines Road, Grantham.  The application was for the supply of alcohol 07:00 – 23:00 Monday to Sunday.  Statutory consultation was applied. No representations were received from members of the public but one representation was received from Lincolnshire Police requesting the addition of further conditions.  Licensing Officers had 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.


    No questions were asked of the Licensing Officer.


    The applicants then made their representation. The application was for a small convenience store.  The applicants lived in Grantham and were aware of the area where the shop was to be situated.  They appreciated the points that the Officers were making but felt that as new licence holders they were being treated unfairly as no other premises licence holder had the conditions included on their licence.  She then highlighted that if they agreed to have the condition further conditions could be imposed such as no sale of High ABV beers/cider, labelling of alcohol to show where drinkers had purchased alcohol, no single can purchase of alcohol and no sales to identified problem street drinkers.  The applicants were willing to work with the police however they could in relation to street drinking but they were not willing to accept the condition and felt that they were being discriminated against.  They did accept the condition in respect of daily litter picking outside the shop area to be performed by staff.


    Questions were asked of the applicant by the Police in respect of what research they had carried out of the area and the issues currently happening in the area to which the applicant replied.


    The Police then made their representation and the reasoning behind the requested addition to the licence conditions.  Currently there was a street drinking problem on St Peter’s Hill, Grantham which was situated within a Public Space Protection Order.  They felt that the addition of the  ...  view the full minutes text for item 17.


Close of meeting

    • Share this item


    The meeting closed at 15:25pm.