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Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies for Absence

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

Minutes:

There were no apologies for absence.

2.

Urgent Business

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

Minutes:

There was no urgent business.

3.

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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Minutes:

Resolved –

 

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

4.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 59 KB

Members are requested to confirm as an accurate record the Minutes of the meeting held on 20 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.

Minutes:

Resolved -

 

That the minutes of the meeting of Licensing Sub-Committee ‘C’ held on 20 April 2017 be agreed and signed as a true and accurate record.

5.

Vue Cinema, 168-176 Eltham High Street, London SE9 1BJ pdf icon PDF 404 KB

Application to grant a premises license

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Decision:

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.

 

Having considered all the evidence put before it the Sub-Committee decided to grant the Premises Licence under the Licensing Act 2003 in respect of the

 

Vue Cinema, 168-176 Eltham High Street, London SE9 1BJ

 

as follows:

 

That the hours for licensable activities

 

the provision of Plays shall be

 

Sunday – Thursday

07:00 – 00:00

Friday-Saturday

07:00 - 02:00

 

Non-standard timings for the provision of plays shall be

 

Sunday preceding a bank holiday and on no more than 12 occasions a year between Sunday–Thursday, with at least 72 hours’ notice to RBG Licensing Dept and their written agreement prior to the event

Until 02:00

 


the provision of films shall be

 

Sunday– Thursday

07:00 – 00:00

Friday-Saturday

07:00 - 02:00

 

subject to the mandatory condition set out below:

 

“Admission of children to the exhibition of any film must be restricted in accordance with the recommendation of the film classification body or of any recommendation made by the licensing authority.  The licensing authority’s recommendation shall apply where no film classification body is specified or where the licensing authority has notified the applicant that its own recommendation shall apply.  In this condition, “children” means persons under 18 and “film classification body” means the person or persons designated as the authority under Section 4 of the Video Recordings Act 1984 (c.39) (authority to determine suitability of video works for classification).”

 

Non-standard timings for the provision of films shall be

 

Sunday preceding a bank holiday and on no more than 12 occasions a year between Sunday–Thursday, with at least 72 hours’ notice to RBG Licensing Dept and their written agreement prior to the event

Until 02:00

 

provision of live music and playing of recorded music shall be

 

Sunday– Thursday

07:00 – 23:00

Friday –Saturday

07:00 – 01:00

 

Non-standard timings for the provision of live & recorded music shall be

 

Sunday preceding a bank holiday and on no more than 12 occasions a year between Sunday–Thursday, with at least 72 hours’ notice to RBG Licensing Dept and their written agreement prior to the event

Until 01:00

the supply of alcohol shall be

 

Daily

09:00 – 00:30 the following day- or 30 minutes after the start of the last film, whichever is earlier.

 

provision of late night refreshment shall be

 

Sunday– Thursday

23:00-00.00

Friday –Saturday

23:00-02.00

 

Non-standard timings for the provision of late night refreshment shall be

 

Sunday preceding a bank holiday and on no more than 12 occasions a year between Sunday–Thursday, with at least 72 hours’ notice to RBG Licensing Dept and their written agreement prior to the event

Until 02:00

 

 

The  ...  view the full decision text for item 5.

Minutes:

In attendance:

 

Applicant           

Mr Kam Dosangh (Applicant)

Mrs Johnathan Smith (Representative)

 

Making Representation

Clive Efford, MP, Councillor Spencer Drury, Mr Peter Glazebrook, Ms Judy Smith MBE, Ms Patricia Greenwell, Ms Siobhan Linane, Mr Chris Goold, Mr Tony Davis, Mr John Hayes, Mrs Eileen Glover.

 

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. She further advised those making representation that if their points had been raised by a previous speaker to confirm and only raise new points.

 

The Licensing Officer gave an illustrated introduction into the report.

 

The Sub-Committee was addressed by the applicant’s representative who summarised the licensing activities requested in the application highlighting that the performance of live music and playing of recorded music timings had been agreed with environmental health. He informed the Sub-Committee of the initial application submitted in October 2016 that had been withdrawn by the applicant to consider the objections raised. Subsequently there had been meetings with residents in March and July 2017 and the application was resubmitted on the 22 August 2017 with the 24 hour opening amended to the hours in the current application. He continued to summarise the conditions the applicant had volunteered and highlighted condition 15 stating that alcohol would only be provided with the purchase of a cinema ticket at the concession stand and that a separate bar was not part of this application. He stated that all the conditions had been circulated to and agreed by Public Health, Trading Standards and the Police.

 

The applicant’s representative confirmed that Vue Cinemas were committing to a 25-year lease and outlined the scale of their operations in 87 cinemas across 4 countries. He stated that all but 4 of these cinemas had a 03:00 closing time and that Clive Efford MP’s suggestion of a 01:00 closing would make the Eltham cinema the earliest closing. He continued that the applicant had never had a review of its current licences and that Vue Cinema held independent reviews 3 times a year in its cinemas.

 

In support of the application the applicant’s representative advised that although parking was not an issue for licensing there was enough parking in Orangery Lane where customers would not pass residential properties. Further the Eltham Centre car park would also be made available which would limit customers using problem parking areas such as Sainsbury’s car park. The staggering of film times would also ensure that the number of customers leaving the cinema, at any one time, would be limited however an earlier closing time would increase these numbers due to less staggering.

 

The applicant’s representative gave examples of other Vue Cinema located in Town Centres similar to Eltham including Worcester which had residents living directly above the cinema and confirmed that here had been no enforcement action taken against the applicant. He conceded that there would be more people on the street however their customers were  ...  view the full minutes text for item 5.