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To confirm a Chairperson for the meeting
That Councillor Cunningham be confirmed as Chairperson for the meeting.
Disclosure of Interests
To receive any disclosure of interests from Members and Officers in matters to be discussed.
Note: Councillors are reminded of their obligations to declare disclosable pecuniary interests, personal and/or prejudicial interests in accordance with legislation and the Council’s Code of Conduct.
There were no disclosure of interests made at this meeting.
The Chairperson welcomed all those present to the meeting:
Philip Tidridge on behalf of the Environmental Protection Team for Winchester City Council
Abigail Toms – Environmental Protection Team, Winchester City Council
Wicks Bar & Grill, Knowle
George Madgwick – Licence Holder & Designated Premises Supervisor
Christopher Dike – Branch Manager
The Interim Licensing Manager introduced the report which set out an application to review the premises licence for Wicks Bar and Grill, Unit D South Square, Knowle, Fareham, PO17 5FL, currently held by Parnells Food Outlets Limited, which had been submitted in accordance with section 51 of the Licensing Act 2003. The premises licence authorised the provision of late night refreshment and the supply of alcohol (for consumption on and off the premises), and was also permitted to provide regulated entertainment between the hours of 0800 hours and 2300 hours on any day for an audience of less than 500 persons. This was a deregulation under the Live Music Act 2012 which the premises benefitted from as it supplied alcohol for consumption on the premises.
The application had been submitted on 30 May 2022 by Mr Philip Tidridge on behalf of the Environmental Protection Team at Winchester City Council, a responsible authority as defined under section 13 of the Licensing Act 2003 and related to the prevention of public nuisance licensing objective, citing noise monitoring from events held under the premises licence during 2022 as evidence to support the applicant’s view that the licensing objective was not promoted. The full application was set out in Appendix 1 to the report.
The Sub-Committee were advised that no representations had been received by any other Responsible Authorities. One written representation had been received from one ‘Other Persons’ in support of the applicant’s application, as set out in full in Appendix 2.
In conclusion, the Interim Licensing Manager advised the Sub-Committee that four supplementary agendas had been published on the council’s website since the publication of the original agenda pack. These had been circulated to the Sub-Committee for consideration prior to the meeting.
The Litigation Solicitor drew the Sub-Committee’s attention to an issue in relation to some of the late representations received potentially by both the applicant and the licence holder. He clarified that there was a 28 day period in which representations can be submitted both for and against the application. Submissions containing additional representations had been made by both parties and clarification was sought on the dates these representations had been made and whether this was out of the prescribed 28 day period. The applicant had provided two written representations from residents, set out on Pages 5 and 6 of supplementary agenda 1. However, the exact dates of their submission were unknown due to their receipt during a period of officer annual leave and therefore this date could not be confirmed without further investigation taking place.
The written representations submitted by the licence holder had not been published or provided to the Sub-Committee in advance of the meeting due to an ... view the full minutes text for item 3.