Greenwich Council

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No. Item


Apologies for Absence

To receive apologies for absence from Members of the Sub-Committee.


There were no apologies for absence.


Urgent Business

The Chair to announce any items of urgent business circulated separately from the main agenda.


There was no urgent business.


Declarations of Interest pdf icon PDF 35 KB

Members to declare any personal and financial interests in items on the agenda.  Attention is drawn to the Council’s Constitution; the Council’s Code of Conduct and associated advice.

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Resolved –


That the list of Councillors’ memberships as Council appointed representatives on outside bodies, joint committees and school governing bodies be noted.


Minutes pdf icon PDF 60 KB

Members are requested to confirm as an accurate record the Minutes of the meetings held on 5 and 12 April 2017.


No motion or discussion may take place upon the Minutes except as to their accuracy, and any question on this point will be determined by a majority of the Members of the body attending who were present when the matter in question was decided.  Once confirmed, with or without amendment, the person presiding will sign the Minutes.

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Resolved -


That the minutes of the meetings of the Licensing Review Sub-Committee held on 5 and 12 April be agreed and signed as true and accurate records.


City Buzz B, 135-137 Trafalgar Road, Greenwich, SE10 9TX pdf icon PDF 127 KB

Application to review the existing Premises Licence

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In reaching its decision the Sub Committee considered the Council’s statement of Licensing Policy, the Licensing Act 2003, the Regulations made there under and the Guidance issued by the Secretary of State under S.182 of that Act. In discharging its functions the Sub Committee did so with a view to promoting the licensing objectives of the prevention of crime and disorder, public safety, the prevention of public nuisance and the protection of children from harm.


The Sub Committee reviewed the premises licence of the


City Buzz B, 135-137 Trafalgar Road, London SE10 9TX


and having considered all the evidence put before it the Sub Committee decided to-:

-               Modify the conditions of the Premises Licence and amend the hours for licensable activities as follows:


-               That the hours for licensable activities:


The Sale and Supply of alcohol for consumption both on and off the premises; the Provision of Live Music (indoors only); the Provision of Recorded Music (indoors only); the Performance of Dance (indoors only) shall be


Monday – Saturday

11:00 – 24.00


12:00 – 24.00


Provision of Late Night Refreshment (Indoors only) shall be:


Monday – Sunday

23:00 – 24.00


the hours that the premises shall be open to the public shall be:


Monday - Saturday

11:00 – 00:30


12:00 – 00:30


-        Remove all Non Standard Hours for Licensable Activities including opening hours from the licence.


-               Add the following conditions onto the licence:


1.    An Incident Book shall be used to record such things as ejections from the premises, complaints received (both of noise and otherwise), noise checks, CCTV faults and visits from Responsible Authorities. This book should be made available for inspection upon request by any authorised person such as a Police Officer or Local Authority Officer.


2.    All customers wishing to smoke should be directed to the front of the premises in Trafalgar Road.


3.    Customers shall not be permitted to take or consume their drinks in any external or outdoor area of the premises.


4.    Customers and staff shall not be permitted to use the rear garden area of the premises for any purpose after 22:00 hours.


5.    No music shall be played externally at any time.


6.    All external doors and windows to the premises shall remain closed, except for access and egress, whilst amplified entertainment is being provided.


7.    An alarm shall be installed on the rear Fire Exit door, with a warning light visible behind the bar of the premises, to alert staff should the door be opened.


8.    The operators shall conduct regular patrols around the perimeter, especially after 22:00 hour with regard to the rear garden and Orlop Street area, to ensure that no noise coming from the premises can be hard there. The times and details of these patrols should then be recorded in the Incident Book.


9.    There shall be no empting of bottles and similar items into bins in the rear garden area of the premises between 20:00 hours and 08:00 hours the following  ...  view the full decision text for item 5.


In Attendance:


Applicant for Review                Ella Smallcombe (Environmental Health - Noise)


In support of Review                PC Giles Balestrini (Metropolitan Police); Steve McNally (Licensing); Adrian Winter (Trading Standards); Christina Milette (Public Health); Councillor Stephen Brain


Licence Holder                        Trevor Bailey


In support of Licence Holder    Ibrahim Nasr (IDM Enterprises)


The Chair welcomed all parties and ensured that introductions were made, all papers had been received and that all parties were aware of their right to be represented. An email was circulated from Sourav Mishra who had made representation in support of the Review but was not able to attend.


The Sub-Committee considered an application made by Louise Connolly Environmental Health Officer for the Royal Borough of Greenwich, for a Review of the existing Premises Licence for City Buzz B, 135-137 Trafalgar Road, London SE10 9TX


The Licensing Team Manager gave an illustrated introduction to the report


The Sub-Committee was addressed by Ella Smallcombe, the representative of Environmental Health (Noise). She stated that subsequent to the submission of the application more noise complaints had been received by Environmental Health, though not all had been witnessed.


In response to questions from the Sub-Committee Ella Smallcombe, Environmental Health Noise Team Manager, clarified that there had been two complaints in the last two weeks and that they referred to music.


The Sub-Committee was addressed by PC Giles Balestrini (Metropolitan Police) in support of the Review.  He noted the number of complaints received since the end of last year, and that there had two anti-social behaviour incidents recorded. He requested that conditions be applied to the licence with regard to the use of CCTV.


The Sub-Committee was addressed by Steve McNally (Licensing) in support of the Review. He commented that several visits had been made to the premises at varying times. On one occasion at 1.30 am the occupant had been requested to turn down music.


The Sub-Committee was addressed by Adrian Winter (Trading Standards) in support of the Review. He stated the concern of Trading Standards was with the way the premises was managed, and that there was then a risk of underage drinking. He requested that conditions be applied to the licence with regard to measures to tackle underage sales.


The Sub-Committee was addressed by Christina Milette (Public Health) in support of the Review. She advised the Sub-Committee on the effects that noise could have on a person’s health, by disrupting sleep. She requested that the hours of operation be reduced to a terminal time of midnight.


The Sub-Committee was addressed by Councillor Stephen Brain in support of the Review. He explained that he had been contacted by several residents from Orlop Street and King William Lane. Their complaints related to after hours noise and general noisiness, and anti-social behaviour such as shouting and swearing.


In response to a question from the Sub-Committee Councillor Stephen Brain indicated that one of the residents had said he had spoken to the manager of the premises about the problems.


The Sub-Committee was addressed by Trevor Bailey,  ...  view the full minutes text for item 5.