Agenda and draft minutes
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Declarations of Any Interests
Members are reminded of their responsibility to declare any pecuniary interest in respect of matters contained in this agenda.
If you have a pecuniary interest you must withdraw from the meeting. Normally you should leave the room before the business starts to be discussed. You do, however, have the same right to speak as a member of the public and may remain in the room to enable you to exercise that right and then leave immediately. In either case you must not seek to improperly influence a decision on the matter.
No declarations of any interests were received.
General procedure points and hearing procedure for the meeting.
The Chair outlined the procedure to be used to conduct the meeting.
Report of Director (Customer and Digital) enclosed.
The Sub-Committee considered a report which advised of an application for a premises licence to be granted under Section 17 of the Licensing Act 2003, to which relevant representations had been received.
The applicant, Croston Sports Club, was represented by their Secretary, manager, and agent, who attended the meeting to make their representations to the Sub-Committee. An Environmental Health Officer, neighbouring resident, and ex-employee of the premises and resident of Croston, all of whom had made relevant representations, were also in attendance to make their representations to the Sub-Committee.
The Council’s Enforcement Team Leader for Licensing informed the Sub-Committee that the premises have operated under a Club Premises Certificate (CPC) since its conversion from the old Act in 2005. Prior to this, it was licensed under the old Act for many years. The Sub-Committee noted the intention of the applicant to surrender this CPC if the premises licence were granted.
Officers advised that the premises had come to the attention of officers following recent events being held there which were not being provided solely for the benefit of members of the club and their guests and that, as a result, the activities would be considered unauthorised.
The Council’s Enforcement Team Leader for Licensing informed the Sub-Committee that this had resulted in the application made on 25 April 2019 for a new premises licence, which was the subject of the hearing. The application sought to authorise the following licensable activities:
The Sub-Committee noted that, in addition to this, the applicant had provided a comprehensive operating schedule.
It was understood that following consultation with Lancashire Constabulary, the applicant agreed to additional conditions, namely signage advising that CCTV was in operation being displayed, the implementation of an Incident/Refusal Register in which full details of all incidents are recorded, and six-monthly training reviews with all members of staff authorised to sell, serve or deliver alcohol in order to reinforce the training and to promote best practice.
Representations had been received concerning the likely effect of the grant of the licence on the Prevention of Public Nuisance and the Prevention of Crime and Disorder objectives. In addition, Environmental Health served two Abatement Notices under the Environmental Protection Act 1990 on the premises on 10 May 2019. These notices require the ... view the full minutes text for item 19.92