Venue: Wykeham Room, Guildhall, Winchester
Contact: Claire Buchanan, Senior Democratic Services Officer Tel: 01962 848 438 Email: email@example.com
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The Chairman welcomed to the meeting: Tricia Knight, on behalf of the applicant and Colin Pollard, on behalf of the Chief Officer of Hampshire Constabulary, who is a relevant person for the purposes of Temporary Event Notices.
Miss Appletree introduced the Report which set out the details of the application. In summary, she explained that an application to hold an event under a Temporary Event Notice (TEN) at the premises, Middle Farm, North End Lane, Cheriton for Alresford Young Farmers had been made under Section 100 of the Licensing Act 2003.
The notice proposed that the event would take place from 20.00 hours on 7 September 2019 until 02:00 hours on 8 September 2019, to be held within a barn at the address. However, the exact location had not been specified. This was for the sale by retail of alcohol for consumption on the premises only as a licensable activity and included details of a DJ at the event, but regulated entertainment had not been selected as a licensable activity. However, it was noted that given the details and the timings of the event set out in the application, this activity would be licensable as regulated entertainment. The full TEN application was set out in Appendix 1 of the report.
Miss Appletree reported that Hampshire Constabulary and Environmental Health had been consulted as the relevant persons for TEN applications. Environmental Health had made no objection to the application. However, Hampshire Constabulary had made an objection to the application in respect of the prevention of crime and disorder and public safety licensing objectives. A copy of their representation was set out in Appendix 2 of the report.
Miss Appletree outlined the process to be taken in the consideration of TEN applications and reminded the Sub-Committee that there was no provision to attach conditions as there was no premises licence or club premises certificate in effect at the premises.
In response to Members questions regarding the South Downs National Park policies in respect of tranquillity and dark skies, Ms Tetstall clarified that the Licensing Sub-Committee were required to have regard to the purposes of the National Park. However, this would not prevent any event from taking place as a balanced approach was to be considered.
At the invitation of the Chairman, Colin Pollard addressed the Sub-Committee to present the objection raised on behalf of the Chief Officer of Hampshire Constabulary. Mr Pollard stated that the objection to the TEN application for this event was not a reflection of the Young Farmers Association or any other event held by them. The objection had been submitted as a result of an identical TEN event which had taken place from 20:00 hours on 1 September 2018 until 0100 hours on 2 September 2018 and was hosted by the named applicant in the same location following the Alresford Agricultural Show. The 2018 event was for 100 people and had failed to demonstrate promotion of the licensing objectives under the Licensing Act 2003.