Agenda and minutes

Venue: Council Chamber, Civic Offices, Bridge Street, Reading, RG1 2LU

Contact: Julie Quarmby - Committee Services  Email: julie.quarmby@reading.gov.uk

Items
No. Item

12.

MINUTES pdf icon PDF 51 KB

To confirm the minutes of the meeting of Licensing Applications Sub-Committee 2 held on 8 January 2020 as a correct record.

Minutes:

The Minutes of the meeting of Licensing Applications Sub-Committee 2 held on 8 January 2020 were agreed as a correct record and signed by the Chair.

 

13.

APPLICATION FOR THE REVIEW OF A PREMISES LICENCE - MATCHBOX pdf icon PDF 4 MB

To consider an application for the review of a Premises Licence for Matchbox, 5-6 Friar Street, Reading, RG1 1DB.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Assistant Director of Planning, Transport and Regulatory Services submitted a report on an application by the Chief Constable of Thames Valley Police for the review of a Premises Licence held by Greene King Brewing & Retailing Ltd in respect of the premises operating as Matchbox at 5-6 Friar Street, Reading, RG1 1DB.

The report stated that Thames Valley Police had requested a review of the Premises Licence due to serious concerns that the premises was failing to support the licensing objectives.

The report explained that these concerns were based on the number of violent incidents linked to high risk events that had occurred at the premises within the previous 24 months.  The most recent incident had taken place on 7 December 2019 when a large-scale disorder had occurred at the premises which involved the assault of a door supervisor and multiple arrests for assault/affray.  A copy of the review application form was attached to the report at Appendix RS-1.

The report stated that during the 28-day consultation period, representations had been received from Reading Borough Council Licensing Team which were attached to the report at Appendix RS-2.

A copy of the current licence was attached at Appendix RS-3 and authorised the following licensable activities:

Hours for the Performance of Live Music

Monday to Wednesday                  1100 hours until 0200 hours

Thursday to Saturday                    1200hours until 0230 hours

Sunday                                         1200 hours until 0200 hours

Hours for the Performance of Recorded Music

Monday to Wednesday                  1100 hours until 0200 hours

Thursday to Saturday                    1200hours until 0230 hours

Sunday                                         1200 hours until 0200 hours

Hours for anything similar to Live Music and Recorded Music

Monday to Wednesday                  1100 hours until 0200 hours

Thursday to Saturday                    1200hours until 0230 hours

Sunday                                         1200 hours until 0200 hours

Hours for the Provision of Late Night Refreshment

Monday to Wednesday                  2300 hours until 0200 hours

Thursday to Saturday                    2300hours until 0230 hours

Sunday                                         2300 hours until 0200 hours

Hours for the Sale by Retail of Alcohol

Monday to Wednesday                  0800 hours until 0200 hours

Thursday to Saturday                    0800hours until 0230 hours

Sunday                                         0800 hours until 0200 hours

Hours the Premises is Open to the Public

Monday to Wednesday                  0800 hours until 0230 hours

Thursday to Saturday                    0800hours until 0300 hours

Sunday                                         0800 hours until 0230 hours

Seasonal Variations for all Licensable Activities:

One extra hour for Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day.

British Summer Time not to commence until the following day’s trade.

Additional paperwork from the Premises Licence Holder was presented to the Sub-Committee, which set out future plans for the operation of the building as a craft bar rather than a late-night drinking establishment, operating at reduced hours and with a new set of Licensing Conditions that had been agreed with Thames Valley Police.

Robert Smalley, Licensing Enforcement Officer, reported that, following the receipt of this information, Reading Borough Council Licensing Team’s representation had now been withdrawn.

The report stated that in determining the application the Licensing Authority had  ...  view the full minutes text for item 13.

14.

APPLICATION FOR THE GRANT OF A PREMISES LICENCE - THE HUT pdf icon PDF 906 KB

To consider an application for the grant of a Premises Licence in respect of The Hut, 39 St Marys Butts, Reading, RG1 1LG.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

This item was withdrawn and not considered at the meeting.