Agenda and minutes

Licensing Sub-Committee - Thursday, 29th April, 2021 10.30 am

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Note: Item 6 has been withdrawn. 

No. Item


Appointment of Chair

To appoint a Chair for the duration of the meeting.


Councillor Nina Degrads nominated Councillor Robert Canning as Chair and

Councillor Margaret Bird seconded the motion.


The Sub-Committee RESOLVED to appoint Councillor Robert Canning as

Chair for the duration of the meeting of the Sub-Committee.


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 at Units 53-57, Boxpark, 99 George Street, Croydon, CR0 1LD pdf icon PDF 229 KB

The Sub-Committee is asked to determine whether to grant the application for a premises licence.

Additional documents:


The recording of this meeting can be view by clicking here.


Following the item being heard the Licensing Sub-Committee’s decision was:


The Licensing Sub-Committee considered the Application for a Premises Licence at Units 53-57 Boxpark, 99 George Street, Croydon, CR0 1LD and the representations received as contained in the report of the Executive Director ‘Place’ and the additional documentary evidence submitted by the Applicant prior to the hearing and incorporated in the supplementary information published as an addendum to the report.


The Sub-Committee noted that the Applicant had, in discussions with the Police licensing officer, amended their application to have the following condition added to the licence, if the Sub-Committee were to grant the application, namely:


“During events in Boxpark which the Metropolitan Police deem as high risk, given one month’s notice, the premises will operate as a bar only for the duration of that event.”


The Sub-Committee also considered the representations made by the Applicant and the objectors during the hearing.


During the course of the hearing, the applicant confirmed that they would like an additional condition to their operating schedule which would be applied as a condition to the license if the Sub-Committee were minded to grant the application. This additional condition was as follows:


“The doors opening to George Street shall be kept closed at all times except in respect of emergency access and emergency egress”


The Sub-Committee, having reference to the licensing objectives under the Licensing Act 2003 and the Council Licensing Policy, RESOLVED to GRANT the application as amended by the Applicant  with the addition of a further condition imposed by the Sub-Committee which would supersede conditions 6 and 7 proposed by the Applicant in Annex A to Appendix A1 of the report. The Sub-Committee imposed this further condition on the basis that the Sub-Committee were satisfied that it was appropriate and proportionate and would support the Licensing Objectives, in particular the promotion of Protection of Children from Harm, to do so.


The reasons of the Sub-Committee were as follows:

  1. The Sub-Committee was mindful that axe throwing was not a licensable activity under the Licensing Act 2003 (“the Act”) but that the licensable activity they were tasked with considering was the sale of alcohol by retail.


  1. The Sub-Committee noted that the Police had not raised any objections to the proposed application, whether from a crime and disorder perspective or in relation to any of the other Licensing Objectives under the Act and had been consulted by the applicants and in turn had visited the venue to assess the risks associated with the application. As part of this engagement, the police had suggested conditions be offered reflecting similar conditions imposed on the Wembley venue of the applicant’s premises as detailed in the report and in addition, a condition had been agreed with the police as detailed above.


  1. The Sub-committee noted the concerns raised by Croydon Council’s Head of Quality Assurance and Safeguarding in relation to the Protection of Children from Harm licensing objective, including the concerns  ...  view the full minutes text for item 14/21


Licensing Act 2003: Application for a Premises Licence at 22 Russell Hill Road, Purley, CR8 2LA pdf icon PDF 229 KB

The Sub-Committee is asked to determine whether to grant the application for a premises licence.

Additional documents:


This application was resolved ahead of the meeting following the withdrawal of the objecting representation.


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 item was not required.