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The Licensing (Hearing) Sub-Committee (“the Sub-Committee”) is being asked to determine an application for a premises licence made under the Licensing Act 2003 sections 17 and 18.
The Licensing (Hearing) Sub-Committee (“the Sub-Committee”) was asked to determine an application for a premises licence made under the Licensing Act 2003 sections 17 and 18 for the premises known as: Ewell Local, 178 Kingston Road, Epsom, KT19 0SF.
The Licensing Officer introduced the report.
The Applicant and his Agent had no questions to ask of the Principal Licensing Officer.
The Licensing Officer responded to questions from the Sub-Committee, and the following was confirmed:
a) The Licensing Officer confirmed that no applications had been received to date for amendment to conditions or variation to hours for the two premises as referred to in paragraph 4.5 of the report.
b) The Licensing Officer confirmed that it is the free choice of any applicant to determine what hours they wish to apply for.
c) The Licensing Officer confirmed that one of the two premises, as referred to in paragraph 4.5 of the report, was on other side of busy dual carriageway in relation to Ewell Local, 178 Kingston Road, Epsom, KT19 0SF.
The Sub-Committee received a verbal representation from the Agent (on behalf of the Applicant) and the Agent confirmed the following:
a) The applicant has a personal license, knowledge of the four licensing objectives, an understanding of how to run a premises, and is familiar with the licensing policy of the Council.
b) The applicant will keep a refusals book in which any refusals to sell alcohol will be recorded and will keep an incident book to keep a log of any incidents that may occur.
c) The applicant will not serve alcohol if the premises’ CCTV is not in operation and will not serve alcohol to intoxicated patrons.
d) The applicant will display posters at the premises promoting orderly behaviour from patrons in order to reduce potential public nuisance and will display posters confirming the use of CCTV at the premises.
e) The applicant will provide a training manual to staff and ensure that all staff employed at the premises have a legal right to work in the UK.
f) The applicant will ensure that all staff will receive training every 3 months and keep a record of said training. The applicant will provide a book to staff in order for them to study the four licensing objectives.
g) The Agent stated that the grounds for objections A and C in the petitions (seen at appendices 3 and 4 of the report) were not related to the licensing objectives.
h) The Applicant will communicate to patrons that they will be required to move their cars before being served, in the event that they park their cars in front of the premises.
The Chair confirmed that the Sub-Committee was aware that points A and C of the petitions were not related to the licensing objectives.
The Applicant and his Agent responded to questions from the Sub-Committee, and the following was confirmed:
a) The Applicant’s Agent confirmed that the Applicant will commute to the premises 5 days a week and ... view the full minutes text for item 10.