Agenda and minutes
Venue: Committee Room 1, Wallasey Town Hall
APPOINTMENT OF CHAIR
Resolved – That Councillor D Burgess-Joyce be appointed Chair for this meeting.
MEMBERS' CODE OF CONDUCT - DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST
Members of the Licensing Panel 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 Panel 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 Director of Law and Governance reported upon an application that had been received from Heswall Royal British Legion Club Limited for a Premises Licence in respect of Heswall Royal British Legion, 78 Pensby Road, Heswall.
It was reported that the premises currently have a Club Premises Certificate which permitted the hours outlined within the report. The hours applied for the Premises Licence were set out within the report.
The applicant had 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. Members were advised that the proposals set out in the operating schedule may become conditions of the licence should the application be granted and that following discussions with Merseyside Police the applicant had agreed that in addition to the proposed conditions set out in the operating schedule, they would be content to have a number of conditions as outlined within the report placed on the Premises Licence should the application be granted.
In respect of the application ten representations had been received from local residents. The representations related to noise nuisance from entertainment coming from the premises and nuisance caused by customers leaving the premises at a late hour which residents advised was currently a problem. Copies of the representations were available.
The applicant attended the meeting together with the Chairman of the Heswall Royal British Legion Club.
Ward Councillor Andrew Hodson attended the meeting together with two local residents.
The Licensing Manager confirmed that all documentation had been sent and received and that authorisation had been received for Councillor A Hodson to speak on behalf of local residents.
The Licensing Manager outlined the report.
The Chairman of the Heswall Royal British Legion advised Members of the Licensing Panel that the purpose of the application was to enable the Club to survive by being open to the public and the reason for the request for the change in hours was not to increase the availability of alcohol but to allow more time for the premises to manage people leaving at the end of the night. He explained that he believed a later hour would allow customers to leave gradually and remain on the premises whilst waiting for taxis which it was considered would prevent them from causing disturbance to local residents.
Members were informed that the premises currently has a Club Premises Certificate that restricts the use of the premises to members of the club and their guests. The Chairman of the Club advised that he had recently been appointed as the new Chairman and he provided details of how the premises intended to operate under the new chairmanship.
The Chairman reported that there was a noise limiter installed both inside the building and in the outside area of the premises, however he acknowledged that it was necessary to review the operation of the limiter in the outside area. He informed Members that the premises intended to invest £2,600 to replace ... view the full minutes text for item 9.