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To confirm the minutes of the meeting of Licensing Applications Sub-Committee 2 held on 26 May 2022 as a correct record.

Minutes:

Application for the grant of a Temporary Event Notice, The Jolly Anglers, 314-316 Kennet Side Reading pdf icon PDF 2 MB

To consider an application for the grant of a Temporary Event Notice in respect of The Jolly Anglers 314-316 Kennet Side, Reading, RG1 3EA.

Minutes:

The Deputy Director of Planning, Transport and Regulatory Services submitted a report on an application for a Temporary Events Notice in respect of the Jolly Anglers, 314-316 Kennet Side, Reading, RG1 3EA.

The report stated that the application was for a Temporary Events Notice to permit the following licensable activities:

Provision of Regulated Entertainment

Friday 24 June 2022 from 1400hrs to 2359hrs, to include a DJ in the garden until 2300hrs.

Sale of Alcohol

In the garden until 2300hrs

Within the premises until 2359hrs

A copy of the current Premises Licence and the application form for the event were attached to the report at Appendices RS-1 and RS-2 respectively.

During the three working day consultation period for the application, a representation had been submitted by Rebecca Moon, Reading Borough Council Environmental Protection Team and this was attached to the report at Appendix RS-3.

The report stated that in determining the application the Licensing Authority had a duty to carry out its functions with a view to promoting the four licensing objectives, as follows:

  • The prevention of crime and disorder;
  • Public safety;
  • The prevention of public nuisance;
  • The protection of children from harm.

The report further stated that in determining the application the Licensing Authority must also have regard to the representations received, the Licensing Authority’s statement of licensing policy and any relevant section of the statutory guidance to licensing authorities.  Furthermore, in determining the application, the Licensing Authority could take such of the following options as it considered appropriate and proportionate for the promotion of the licensing objectives:

(a)      To serve a Counter Notice and state the reasons for their decision;

(b)      Not to serve a Counter Notice and state the reasons for their decision;

(c)      To reinstate existing premises licence conditions on the Temporary Events Notice.

The report explained that should the Sub-Committee decide to serve a Counter Notice the event should not take place.  It must be noted that the applicant had the option to appeal this decision to the magistrates’ court within 21 days of receiving the decision.  Should the Sub-Committee decide not to serve a Counter Notice the event should take place.  It must be noted that the objector had the option to appeal this decision to the magistrates’ court within 21 days of receiving the decision.

The report set out paragraphs 7.4, 7.6, 7.7, 7.10, 7.20, 7.28, 7.29, 7.32-7.34 and 7.37-7.40 from the Secretary of State’s Guidance to the Licensing Act 2003 issued in April 2018.  The report also set out paragraphs 4.11c, 5.31, 5.32, 5.34-5.36, 9.27 and 9.28 of the Council’s Statement of Licensing Policy.

The applicant’s representative Bill Donne, Silver Fox Consultants, attended the meeting, addressed the Sub-Committee on the application and responded to questions.  XhemailZeqiri, the applicant, Valentina Filip, Designated Premises Supervisor and Nicolae Brasoveanu, Manager, also attended the meeting.  At the meeting, Mr Donne confirmed that the applicant had proposed to stop the DJ at 2100hrs and provide only background recorded music until 2300hrs in the garden.

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