Proposed venue: Castle House, Great North Road, Newark NG24 1BY
Contact: Helen Brandham
NEWARK & SHERWOOD DISTRICT COUNCIL
RECORD OF HEARING HELD ON
7 MARCH 2019
CIVIC ROOM ONE, CASTLE HOUSE
HEARING TO CONSIDER AN APPLICATION TO VARY A
SUB – COMMITTEE: Councillor I. Walker (Chairman)
Councillor Mrs L. Tift
Councillor Mrs S. Michael
ALSO IN ATTENDANCE: Caroline O’Hare (Legal Advisor)
Nicola Kellas (Licensing Officer)
Councillor Mrs B. Brooks (Reserve)
Councillor Mrs P. Rainbow (Observer)
Alan Batty (Business Manager- Environmental Health)
Tony Denis (Licensing Enforcement Officer)
Premises Licence- McCarrolls Barbers, 32 King Street,
Southwell, NG25 0EN
Applicant- Paul McCarroll
APOLOGIES : Rachel Thackery
Councillor Paul Handley
Presentation by Licensing Officer
The Licensing Officer presented to the Sub-Committee details of the reason for the Hearing which sought Members’ consideration for a variation to a premises licence to remove condition six of the licence, and to extend the opening hours. The report before the Sub-Committee presented Members with the background information in relation to the licensing history, including complaints received concerning excessive noise and rowdy behaviour of customers. Representations had been received in relation to the application, and were contained within the report.
The report set out the legislation in relation to the powers that licensing authorities had to vary the premises licence, the options available to the Sub Committee, and the relevant Policies and Guidance. The Legal Advisor highlighted the licencing objectives and informed those present that the decision of the Panel would be sent out by letter on 8 March 2019.
Presentation by Personal Licence Holder
Paul McCarroll was in attendance to address the Committee. He explained that the main reason he had applied to vary the licence was as he was unaware that his licence did not include ‘drinking up time’. He had assumed that he could serve until 9pm, and then customers would be allowed to finish their drinks. He also felt confused around the required to serve only 2 drinks to paying clients, which he felt was an ambiguous term.
Questions to Personal Licence Holder
A Member of the Sub Committee raised concern regarding underage children attending the barbers alone, whilst people may be consuming alcohol on the premises. Mr McCarroll explained that the Challenge 25 was in operation, and they did have a refusals book. He explained that he did not have many unaccompanied children in the barbers, that he knew most to the clients personally and there was a good atmosphere within the establishment. Most children would attend with a parent, but he felt his barbers was more for older clients. He confirmed that he had never had the Police attend the premises. Mr McCarroll was also happy to retain the existing Sunday opening hours as he did not open on Sunday.
In response to a question regarding the complaints received, Mr McCarroll explained that for the period the complaints had been received, he had applied for, and been granted Temporary Events Licences. He did acknowledge that on one occasion, he had heard music from the premises when the door had ... view the full minutes text for item 2.