Agenda and draft minutes

Licensing Sub-Committee
Tuesday, 4th June, 2019 10.30 am

Venue: Council Chamber, Town Hall, Katharine Street, Croydon CR0 1NX. View directions

Contact: Kieran Pantry-Melsom
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No. Item


Appointment of Chair

To appoint a Chair for the duration of the meeting.


CouncillorRobert Canning nominatedCouncillorPatClouder.Councillor MargaretBirdseconded themotion.





Disclosure of Interests

In accordance with the Council’s Code of Conduct and the statutory provisions of the Localism Act, Members and co-opted Members of the Council are reminded that it is a requirement to register disclosable pecuniary interests (DPIs) and gifts and hospitality to the value of which exceeds £50 or multiple gifts and/or instances of hospitality with a cumulative value of £50 or more when received from a single donor within a rolling twelve month period. In addition, Members and co-opted Members are reminded that unless their disclosable pecuniary interest is registered on the register of interests or is the subject of a pending notification to the Monitoring Officer, they are required to disclose those disclosable pecuniary interests at the meeting. This should be done by completing the Disclosure of Interest form and handing it to the Democratic Services representative at the start of the meeting. The Chair will then invite Members to make their disclosure orally at the commencement of Agenda item 3. Completed disclosure forms will be provided to the Monitoring Officer for inclusion on the Register of Members’ Interests.



There were none.



Urgent Business (if any)

To receive notice of any business not on the agenda which in the opinion of the Chair, by reason of special circumstances, be considered as a matter of urgency.



There were no items of urgent business.



Licensing Act 2003: Application for a Premises Licence pdf icon PDF 86 KB

Additional documents:


The Licensing Sub-Committee considered the Application for a New Premises License at 53 Purley Bury Avenue, Croydon, CR8 1JF and the representations received as contained in the report of the Executive Director ‘Place’.


The Sub-Committee further considered the representations from the parties including the verbal representations of the objectors to the premises license and the verbal representations of the applicant, and the further documentation submitted by the applicant during the hearing of the application.


The Sub-Committee, having reference to the licensing objectives under the Licensing Act 2003 and the Council Licensing Policy the Sub-Committee, had RESOLVED to GRANT the premise license, on the basis that the grant of the application would support the promotion of the licensing objectives of prevention of crime and disorder; the prevention of public nuisance; and the protection of children from harm.


In granting this application, the Sub-Committee hereby imposed the following conditions in addition to the conditions agreed by the applicant with the Police in paragraph 1.5 of the application.


Further as agreed by the applicant, the Sub-Committee hereby, imposed the following conditions:

1.    The Premises shall not be hired out to the general public.

2.    The Premises shall only be used by Members of the Purley Bury Bowling Club and Members of the Purley Bury Croquet Club including their bonafide guests.

3.    As agreed by the applicant, the premises shall be operated as a private club.


In granting this application the Sub-Committee focused itself on the steps considered appropriate to promote the relevant licensing objectives raised in the application and did not stray into areas not relevant to the application. In particular, the Sub-Committee note that the issue regarding the covenant contained in the freehold title was raised by the objectors but the Sub-Committee did not consider this issue as it believed this was a private law matter and not relevant for consideration of the application.


The Sub-Committee were of the view that this decision was based on evidence adduced at the hearing including written representations, as the conditions were appropriate for the promotion of the licensing objectives and proportionate to what the Sub-Committee aimed to achieve.


Exclusion of the Press and Public

The following motion is to be moved and seconded where it is proposed to exclude the press and public from the remainder of a meeting:


“That, under Section 100A(4) of the Local Government Act, 1972, the press and public be excluded from the meeting for the following items of business on the grounds that it involves the likely disclosure of exempt information falling within those paragraphs indicated in Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972, as amended.”



This was not required.