Agenda and draft minutes

Licensing Sub-Committee - Monday, 10th June, 2024 10.30 am

Venue: This meeting will be held remotely. View directions

Contact: Hannah Cretney, Democratic Services Officer  Email: hannah.cretney2@croydon.gov.uk

Items
No. Item

18/24

Appointment of Chair

To appoint a Chair for the duration of the meeting.

Minutes:

It was MOVED by Councillor Bird and SECONDED by Councillor Islam and RESOLVED to appoint Councillor Patsy Cummings as Chair of the meeting.

 

19/24

Disclosure of Interests

Members are invited to declare any disclosable pecuniary interests (DPIs) and other registrable and non-registrable interests they may have in relation to any item(s) of business on today’s agenda.

Minutes:

There were none.

 

20/24

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.

 

Minutes:

There were no items of urgent business.

 

21/24

Licensing Act 2003 - Application For a Premises Licence at Wandle Park, Croydon, CR0 3RD pdf icon PDF 106 KB

The Sub-Committee is asked to determine whether to grant the application for a (time limited) premises licence at Wandle Park, Croydon, CR0 3RD.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Chair outlined the procedures for the Licensing Hearing in line with the Licensing Act 2003 and the Council’s protocol.

The applicant, Ramone Roper was present.

Parties who had submitted representations Leah Shuttleworth was also present.

The Licensing Officer introduced the application to the Sub Committee.

The Head of Environmental Health, Trading Standards and Licensing explained that the application sought a premises licence for July 2024. There were two licensable activities, liver music and sale by retail of alcohol for consumption on the premises. In addition to application, the applicant submitted an event management plan, this was an evolving document. The event management plan was more for the safety advisory group process, which was a separate process where someone who wanted to put on a public event went to this multi agency safety group where they assess the safety management of the event.

The applicant had amended their application. The applicant set out how they would meet the four licensing objectives. They would not look to contradict or duplicate any agreements that had been made with other responsible authorities. Once the 28-day consultation period had ended the applicant may submit further information to support their application. A copy of the further information was circulated to all parties.

The first objecting party was given the opportunity to speak. Leah Shuttleworth advised:

  • They had submitted information via email in previous years.
  • Some of the residents had to close their windows on hot days due to the loud music.
  • The continued noise prevent residents from enjoying peace.
  • Many people would park outside of their home.
  • It was impossible for residents to park outside their homes.
  • She had been abused by somebody trying to park on Vicarage road.
  • There would often be rubbish and vomit in the street.
  • The event would be a drain on the police and council resources.
  • Lloyd park and other parks would be more appropriate.
  • They did not feel safe during the event and it was very disruptive.

 

In response to questions from the Sub-Committee the objector advised that they were 5 doors away from the Wandle park tram stop and there was a lot of footfall outside of their home. The sound at the event was very disruptive.

The objector stated that she would often see police and stewards directing vehicles on where to park, however the parking stewards were allowing too many people through.

In response to questions from the Sub-Committee the objector advised that the vouchers were put through residents letter boxes but she was unsure on where the came from.

In response to questions from the Sub-Committee the objector advised that the residents had a resident parking permit but there was also a parking ticket machine.

The Head of Environmental Health, Trading Standards and Licensing explained that the vouchers were ordinarily given out by the event organiser as part of the traffic management plan.

The Head of Environmental Health, Trading Standards and Licensing and confirmed that residents in the area would have permits to park on  ...  view the full minutes text for item 21/24

22/24

Licensing Act 2003 - Application For a Premises Licence at 18 Central Parade, New Addington, Croydon, CR0 0JB pdf icon PDF 106 KB

The Sub-Committee is asked to determine whether to grant the application for a premises licence at 18 Central Parade, New Addington, Croydon, CR0 0JB.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Chair outlined the procedures for the Licensing Hearing in line with the Licensing Act 2003 and the Council’s protocol.

The applicant, Mr Vijay Komar and his agent Mr Surendra Panchal were present.

Parties who had submitted representations Caroline Dawson was also present.

The Head of Environmental Health, Trading Standards and Licensing explained that the application sought the sale by retail of alcohol from Monday – Sunday between of 8am – 11pm and following discussions with police licensing officer and the applicant had amended their application and now sought a licence for 8am – 11pm which differed slightly to their original application. The Head of Environmental Health, Trading Standards and Licensing informed the Sub-Committee that following discussions with the police licencing officer, the applicant has also amended their application to have the following conditions included, to ensure that no beer, larger or cider was stocked, exposed for sale or sold that exceeded 6.5 ABV and to ensure that between the hours of 6:00 AM to 8:00 AM daily alcohol for display in the premises was covered. The Head of Environmental Health, Trading Standards and Licensing stated that the application premises fell within a cumulative impact area and that representations had been received from the Council’s Trading Standards team as the responsible authority.

The Head of Environmental Health, Trading Standards and Licensing informed the Sub Committee.

The objecting party Caroline Dawson was given the opportunity to speak. They thanked the Sub-Committee for the opportunity to object to the proposals and advised:

  • On the 17 April 2024, the Council received a new application from Mr Kumar for the premises at 18 Central Parade, New Addington.
  • The applicant was applying to be designated premises  supervisor, which would give him significant control of all licensable activities at the premises.
  • There was a discrepancy with the title of the business which needed to be amended before the application could be progressed.
  • The applicant was the same person who is the sole Company Director of Muhuru International Limited who runs the premises at 15 Central Parade, New Addington.
  • On the 25th of May March, 2024, Croydon Trading Standards prosecuted Mahuru International Limited for the possession or exposure for supply of non-compliant vapes contrary to the Tobacco and Related Products Regulations, 2016.
  • The company was fined for £7,071.
  • The criminal conviction was contrary to the prevention of crime and disorder.
  • The applicant continued to sell the vapes despite being warned by the trading standards team at the Council.
  • There were concerns that the applicant would adhere to the licensing objectives to prevent crime and disorder and public safety.
  • Selling illegal oversized vapes compromised consumer safety and encouraged addiction to nicotine which could lead to antisocial behaviour.

The Head of Environmental Health, Trading Standards and Licensing explained that the Council license was for the premises (address) not the trading name of the company.

The applicant Mr Vijay Komar and his agent Mr Manpreet Singh Kapoor was given the opportunity to speak and advised:

23/24

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.”

 

Minutes:

This was not required.