Agenda and minutes
Venue: Civic Centre, Gravesend, Kent
Contact: Ben Clarke Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Apologies for absence
There were no apologies for absence.
To declare any interest Members may have in the applications being considered. When declaring an interest a Member must state what their interest is.
No declarations of interest.
The Chair welcomed everyone to the meeting and went through the process he intended to follow. He explained that once everyone had made their submissions and all questions had been answered, the hearing would close to all parties except for the Panel, the Council’s Legal Advisor and the Committee Services Officer, for the Panel to consider their decision
The Licensing Panel was asked to determine an application, to which representations have been made, for the grant of a variation of the premises licence under the Licensing Act 2003.
The Senior Licensing Officer gave a brief overview of the application and background information to the Panel; the Panel were also advised that an email as sent to all parties yesterday afternoon at 16:15 with a revised set of proposed conditions including an amendment to the opening hours which was in response to the Police & EH representations.
For the purpose of clarity, the Chair asked the Senior Licensing Officer to read aloud the proposed conditions which were as follows:
1) Requested Permitted Hours for Alcohol Sales:
Sunday to Thursday will remain from 08.00 to 00.00 midnight.
Friday & Saturday will be amended to be from 08.00 to 01.00 the following day.
2) No use will be made of the hatch for the sale of alcohol.
3) An SIA Licensed Door Supervisor will be employed from 23.00 until close on Friday & Saturday nights. This requirement shall be reviewed after an initial period of six (6) months.
4) A minimum of three (3) staff will be employed in the shop from 22.00 until close Friday & Saturday nights.
5) We accept the Police proposed conditions numbered 1 to 5 & 7at pages 28 & 29 of the Agenda Papers. We propose the attendance of Door Supervisors as detailed at Point 3 above.
6) The Door Supervisor when on duty shall be tasked to monitor customers entering the shop and their conduct while in the shop and also to politely engage with any persons loitering or drinking outside the shop to ask them to leave the shop frontage and vicinity quickly and quietly. When the Door Supervisor is not on duty a trained member shall be tasked to politely engage with persons loitering or drinking outside to ask them to leave the shop frontage and vicinity quietly and quickly.
7) The Premises Licence Holder shall undertake an ongoing risk assessment taking into account relevant advice received from Kent Police and any events including football matches occurring locally to identify the need for additional shop staff, additional SIA Licensed Door Supervisors or Door Supervisor attendance on nights when they are not conditioned to be on duty. Details of the ongoing risk assessment shall be recorded in the Incident Book.
8) All staff shall attend a recognised Conflict Management Course.
On 04 March 2021, an application was received from Advance Architecture, on behalf of Mr Ismail Bozdag. A copy of the application was attached at Appendix 3.
The application was to extend the licensable hours to provide the sale by retail ... view the full minutes text for item 23.