Agenda and minutes
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APPOINTMENT OF CHAIR
Resolved – That Councillor R Abbey be appointed Chair for this meeting.
MEMBERS' CODE OF CONDUCT - DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST
Members of the Sub-Committee are asked to declare any disclosable pecuniary and non pecuniary interests, in connection with any application on the agenda and state the nature of the interest.
Members of the Sub-Committee were asked to declare any disclosable pecuniary and non pecuniary interests in connection with any application on the agenda and state the nature of the interest.
No such declarations were made.
The Assistant Chief Executive reported upon an application that had been received from Georgina Martin for a Premises Licence in respect of Wirral Liberal Club, 29 Shrewsbury Road, Oxton, under the provisions of the Licensing Act 2003.
The current hours together with the hours requested were outlined within the report and the Secretary of the Club had advised that should the application be granted, the Club Premises Certificate would be surrendered.
The applicant submitted an operating schedule setting out how the business would be conducted/ managed in accordance with the four licensing objectives. A copy of the full application was available. Following discussions with Merseyside Police, the applicant had agreed to include a number of conditions on the Premises Licence together with the proposals that had been set out in the operating schedule should the application be granted.
Three representations had been received from local residents. The representations related to anti-social behaviour caused by customers of the premises whilst intoxicated. The representations also related to noise nuisance at a late hour from entertainment. Copies of the representations were available.
Mr Tomlinson, a trustee of Wirral Liberal Club, attended on behalf of the applicant.
A local resident who had made representations was also in attendance.
The Licensing Manager confirmed that all documentation had been sent and received and that Mr Tomlinson had been given authorisation from the applicant to represent her.
The Licensing Manager reported that notification had been received from one of the local residents advising that they were unable to attend, also a letter had been received from another local resident who requested that the meeting be adjourned as she was unable to attend, however, should the meeting proceed, that her representation be given full consideration.
Members considered the request for the adjournment and determined that the matter proceed.
The local resident in attendance submitted photographic evidence in support of his representation which was distributed to all parties further to the agreement of Mr Tomlinson.
The Licensing Manager outlined the report.
Mr Tomlinson addressed the Committee and advised Members that the application had been made in order to extend the scope of the Club to allow more members of the public into the premises without them having to become members. He informed Members that the premises would rarely open for all the hours that had been applied for and that the Club often closes at 10.00 pm. He advised that the later hours applied for would be to accommodate election days, parties and events. He recognised the importance of being a good neighbour and having good dialogue with local residents and was aware of the concerns that had been raised. He stated that music would never be played in the outside area of the premises and that alcohol would be sold at standard prices. He advised that the exterior of the grounds were undergoing improvement and other improvements to the building were planned.
Mr Tomlinson responded to questions from Members of the Sub Committee, the local resident ... view the full minutes text for item 6.