Agenda and minutes
Venue: Committee Room 1 - Wallasey Town Hall. View directions
Contact: Anne Beauchamp
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 Head of Legal Services reported upon an application that had been received from Caldy Sports Club Limited for a Premises Licence in respect of Caldy Sports Club, Paton Field, Telegraph Road, Caldy.
It was reported that the premises currently have a Club Premises Certificate with the permitted hours outlined within the report. The hours applied for 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.
In respect of the application, three representations had been received from local residents as well as a petition signed by 20 local residents which supported the representations made. The representations related to noise nuisance from entertainment coming from the premises and nuisance caused by customers consuming alcohol on the premises and leaving the premises at a late hour which was currently a problem for residents. Copies of the representation and petition were available.
The Chair of Caldy Sports Club attended the meeting together with the prospective Designated Premises Supervisor and their legal representative. Local residents were also in attendance.
The Licensing Manager confirmed that all documentation had been sent and received. A local resident in attendance advised a video was available should Members wish to view it which would be shared with the applicant’s solicitor should Members feel it necessary to be viewed.
The Licensing Manager outlined the report.
The legal representative for the applicant informed Members of the Panel that the application had been made to replace the existing Club Premises Certificate and that the premises is an established club which supports the playing of various sports such as rugby, cricket and hockey. It was explained that principally the sale of alcohol would take place in the clubhouse and within a marquee located next to the Clubhouse in which they would host occasional planned events.
The Licensing Panel were informed that there would be no intention to change the current operation of the premises and that operating under a Premises Licence would bring increased accountability in how the Club operate in respect of licensable activities.
The Licensing Panel were made aware that a number of measures would be in place to promote the licensing objectives which included CCTV, lighting from the clubhouse to the carpark, non-glass receptacles to be used when consuming alcohol away from the clubhouse or marquee and also when rugby First XV would be playing and a Challenge 21 policy.
The legal representative responded to questions from the local residents in attendance, the Legal Advisor to the Panel and Members of the Licensing Panel.
The Licensing Panel heard from the local residents in attendance who outlined their concerns in respect of the current problems they had been experiencing due to the way in which the Club were currently operating, ... view the full minutes text for item 27.