Agenda and minutes
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Contact: Anne Beauchamp
APPOINTMENT OF CHAIR
Resolved – That Councillor P Stuart 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 Corporate Director for Business Management reported upon an application that had been received from Colin Rivett to vary a Club Premises Certificate in respect of Wallasey Cricket Club, Rosclare Drive, Liscard, under the provisions of the Licensing Act 2003.
The premises currently have a Club Premises Certificate with the hours outlined within the report.
The applicant submitted an operating schedule setting out how the business would be conducted/ managed in accordance with the four licensing objectives. Members were advised that the proposals set out in the operating schedule may become conditions of the certificate should the application be granted. A copy of the full application was available.
Six representations had been received from local residents. A petition had also been received signed by 24 local residents who were against the application. The representations and petition related to concerns regarding the close proximity of the outside area to residential properties and that nuisance would be caused by members and guests using the outside area which was currently a problem to local residents. Copies of the representations were available.
Mr Elliott, General Manager and Mr Dobby, Club Member, attended on behalf of the applicant.
A local resident was in attendance to make representations on behalf of herself and also on behalf of other local residents.
The Licensing Manager confirmed that all documentation had been sent and received and that the Club Secretary had given notice for Mr Elliott and Mr Dobby to represent the Club at the hearing.
Mr Elliott advised that he wished to provide a petition in support of the application and a letter that had been circulated to local residents. The local resident had no objections to these documents being considered and they were therefore distributed to all parties.
The Licensing Manager outlined the report.
Mr Elliott reported that the application had been made subsequent to the Club having advertised an event and having been advised that this was not permitted under the current Club Premises Certificate. Mr Elliott advised that he believed the intention was to include the whole area when the original application had been made in 2005 and not just the building and car park. He informed Members that the Club had operated since 1935 and that it was normal practice for spectators to consume alcohol in the perimeter of the grounds and that the purpose of the application was to allow people to be able to do this which would enable spectators to sit around the ground and watch the cricket whilst enjoying a drink.
Mr Elliott also advised that the application was not to vary the hours at the premises, but to include the grounds of the premises to enable the cricket club to sell alcohol from a marquee/tent on occasions in the outside area of the cricket ground. He explained that the Club was seeking to hold social events in the outside area for a few occasions during the year and not on a regular basis nor were they attempting to ... view the full minutes text for item 15.