Agenda item

APPLICATION FOR A PREMISES LICENCE - VEYSO'S, 17-19 CLOCKHOUSE LANE, ROMFORD, RM5 3PH

Report attached

Decision:

 

Licensing Act 2003

Notice of Decision

 

PREMISES

Veyso's

17-19 Clockhouse Lane

Romford

RM5 3PH

 

DETAILS OF APPLICATION

 

This application for a premises licenceis made by QQ Corporation Ltd under section 17 of the Licensing Act 2003.  The application was received by Havering’s Licensing Authority on 22February 2019.

 

APPLICANT

Mr Deniz Gundogan

17-19 Clockhouse Lane

Romford

RM5 3PH

 

 

1.     Details of requested licensable activities

 

The Sub-Committee considered an application for a new premises licence for

QQ Lounge.

 

Details of the application

 

On supply of alcohol

Day

Start

Finish

Sunday to Thursday

11:00

23:00

Friday & Saturday

11:00

00:00

 

Late nigh refreshment

Day

Start

Finish

Friday & Saturday

23:00

00:00

 

Hours premises open to the public

Day

Start

Finish

Sunday to Thursday

11:00

23:00

Friday & Saturday

11:00

00:00

 

 

 

2.     Promotion of the Licensing Objectives

 

The applicant acted in accordance with regulations 25 and 26 of The Licensing Act 2003 (Premises licences and club premises certificates) Regulations 2005 relating to the advertising of the application.  The required public notice was installed in the Friday 15 February 2019 edition of the Yellow Advertiser.

 

3.     Details of Representations

 

There were 2 representations against this application from interested parties. These representations were based the following Licensing grounds:

 

Public Nuisance

Prevention of Crime and Disorder

 

There was a representation from a responsible authority; Planning.

 

 

4.     Determination of Application

 

Legal Framework

The Sub-Committee reminded itself that it must promote the licensing objectives and must have regard to the Statutory Guidance issued under s.182 of the Licensing Act 2003 and the Council’s Statement of Licensing Policy. 

 

Application

The Licensing Sub-Committee has considered an application for a  premises licence for  Veyso’s situated at 17-19 Clockhouse Lane, Romford, RM5 3PH.

 

The premises at no.19 has an existing licence and the applicant sought to extend this to the adjoining property at no.17.

 

Representations

The Local Authority’s planning team had made representations in respect of the application and an objection had been received by a local resident. Neither the officer for the planning team nor the local resident was present at the meeting. However, the Sub-Committee read and took into account their respective written representations. An objection by a 2nd resident had been withdrawn prior to the hearing.

 

The Sub-Committee also heard from the Applicant via his Licensing agent, Mr Graham Hopkins.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Decision

The Sub-Committee must promote the licensing objectives and must have regard to the Secretary of State’s National Guidance created under S182 of the Licensing Act and the Council’s own Statement of Licensing Policy

 

Having heard and considered all of the evidence the Sub-Committee is of the view that the licence should be granted.

 

Reasons

 

The Sub-Committee noted that there had not been any issues in relation to the applicant’s running of the premises at no. 19 Clockhouse Lane

 

The Sub-Committee also acknowledged that during the consultation period the Applicant had significantly  reduced the proposed opening hours, times for the supply of alcohol and provision of late refreshment. This had addressed many of the concerns raised in the representations about public nuisance taking place in the early hours of the morning

 

The Sub-Committee also noted that the applicant had offered a number of additional conditions in order to meet the concerns raised in the objections.

 

These were as follows:

 i.             Alcohol may only be supplied to customers who are engaging in a sit down meal as an ancillary to that meal and to a maximum of 6 customers at the restaurant bar who are waiting for a table.

ii.             The supply of alcohol shall be by waiter or waitress and by bar staff at the bar.

iii.        The smoking area shall be limited to a maximum of 8 persons at any one time.

iv.        The smoking area is to be supervised by a member of staff.

v.         A member of staff shall encourage customers to disperse quietly and avoid congregating outside the premises at closing time.

 

1.    In addition the Sub-Committee further reduced the  finishing time to 23.30 hours in respect of the supply of alcohol and late night refreshments on Fridays and Saturdays to ensure that a public nuisance did not occur late at night

2.    Having considered and heard all of the evidence placed before it  the Sub-Committee granted the licence with the following conditions which it judged to be necessary to promote the licensing objectives

 

 

 

 

Opening hours

Sunday to Thursday 11:00 to 23:00 hours

Friday and Saturday 11:00 to 23:30 hours

 

Supply of Alcohol

Sunday to Thursday 11:00 to 23:00 hours

Friday and Saturday 11:00 to 23:30 hours

 

Late Night Refreshment

Friday and Saturday 23:00 to 23:30 hours

 

A CCTV system shall be installed at the premises The CCTV system shall be maintained in working condition and record the premises 24 hours every day.

 

Recordings to be retained for a minimum of 31 days and be made available to the Police or officers of the Council upon request and be of evidential quality.

 

The equipment MUST have a suitable export method i.e. CD/DVD/USB facility so that the Police and officers of the Council can make an evidential copy of the data they require. This data should be in the native file format to ensure that no image quality is lost when making the copy.

 

Should the CCTV become non-functional this will be reported immediately to the Licensing Authority.

 

The Licensee to adopt a “Challenge 25” policy where all customers who appear to be under the age of 25 and attempt to purchase alcohol or other age-restricted products are asked for proof of their age.

 

The Licensee to prominently display notices advising customers of the “Challenge 25” policy.

 

The following proofs of age are the only ones to be accepted :

• Proof of age cards bearing the “Pass” hologram symbol

• UK Photo Driving licence

• Passport

The Licensee to keep a written record of all staff authorised to sell alcohol, the record to contain the full name, home address, date of birth and national insurance number of each person so authorised. The staff record to be kept on the licensed premises and made available for inspection by the Licensing Officer, Trading Standards or the Police.

 

The Licensee to ensure that each member of staff authorised to sell alcohol has received adequate training on the law with regard to age restricted products and that this has been properly documented and training records kept. The training record to be kept on the licensed premises and made available for inspection by the Licensing Officer, Trading Standards or the Police.

 

The Licensee to ensure that each member of staff authorised to sell alcohol is fully aware of his /her responsibilities in relation to verifying a customer’s age and is able to effectively question purchasers and check evidence of proof of age.

 

The licensee to keep a register of refused sales of all age restricted products (Refusals Book).

 

The refusals book to contain details of time and date, description of the attempting purchaser, description of the age restricted products they attempted to purchase, reason why the sale was refused and the name/signature of the sales person refusing the sale.

 

The Refusals book to be examined on a regular basis by the Licensee and date and time of each examination to be endorsed in the book.

 

The Refusals Book to be kept on the licensed premises and made available for inspection by the Licensing Officer, Trading Standards or the Police.

 

There shall be no supply of alcohol for consumption off the premises.

A clear notice shall be displayed at every exit from the premises to instruct customers to respect the needs of local residents and leave the premises and the area quietly

 

Deliveries relating to the licensed activities shall only take place between normal working hours

 

Alcohol may only be supplied to customers who are engaging in a sit down meal as an ancillary to that meal and to a maximum of 6 customers at the restaurant bar who are waiting for a table.

 

The Licensee is to actively engage and work with the Police Safer Neighbourhood Team.

 

The supply of alcohol shall be by waiter or waitress and by bar staff at the bar.

The smoking area shall be limited to a maximum of 8 persons at any one time.

The smoking area is to be supervised by a member of staff.

 A member of staff shall encourage customers to disperse quietly and avoid congregating outside the premises at closing time.

 

 

Right of Appeal

 

Any party who has made a relevant representation may appeal to the Magistrates’ Court within 21 days of notification of the decision.

 

On appeal, the Magistrates’ Court may:

1.         Dismiss the appeal; or

2.         Substitute the decision for another decision which could have been made by the Sub Committee; or

3.         Remit the case to the Sub Committee to dispose of it in accordance with the direction of the Court; and

4.         Make an order for costs as it sees fit.

 

 

 

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