The Chairman introduced himself
and asked the Committee Members, officers and those parties present
to introduce themselves.
In attendance were Mark Wilson,
representative for Selston Football Club and Donald Basdell for
Selston Town Cricket Club.
The Council’s Licensing
Team Leader outlined the application.
He asked all present at the meeting to note that the table entry
regarding Late Night Refreshment (both indoors and outdoors), as
outlined on page 7 of the agenda, should read 23:00 hours and not
0:00 as stated.
The Chairman then invited Mark
Wilson and Donald Basdell, the representatives on behalf of the
Applicant, to put forward their case to the Sub
Following this and in
accordance with adopted procedure, the Sub Committee Members and
the Legal Officer were offered the opportunity to ask questions of
the representatives for the Applicant for the purposes of lucidity
and further explanation.
Due to the fact that no
Interested Parties were in attendance at the meeting, the Legal
Officer outlined the nature of the representation as received and
questions were invited accordingly.
Finally, the Chairman invited
the representatives for the Applicant to sum up their
The Chairman and Members of the
Sub Committee then withdrew from the hearing in order to deliberate
upon the application and representations made in respect of
The hearing was adjourned at
The Chairman and the Sub
Committee Members subsequently returned to the room and the hearing
was reconvened at 10.55 p.m.
The Legal Officer delivered the
Sub Committee’s findings, the decision and reasons as
The Sub Committee had taken
into account the evidence put before it at the hearing and also
took into account the contents of the application and written
Findings of the Sub Committee:
No representations were received from any Relevant
No representations were received from
Nottinghamshire Police specifically in connection with anti-social
behaviour or crime & disorder in the area;
The objection received was speculative and there was
no evidence of anti-social behaviour or crime & disorder
connected to this Premises;
There was no evidence to suggest that the Licensing
Objectives would be undermined;
The Premises had been operating 7-8 functions per
year for 10 years with no complaints received.
As to 1 and 2, the conditions proposed by
Nottinghamshire Police and offered by the Applicant were
appropriate for to the promotion of the Licensing
As to 3, in the absence of the objectors, the
Sub-Committee felt that the addition of a condition about signage
should alleviate these concerns;
As to 4 and 5, the Applicant had evidenced and was
willing to continue to work with the responsible authorities etc.
to address any concerns relating to the promotion of the Licensing
Licensing law is not the primary mechanism for the
general control of Anti Social
Behaviour but rather a part of a holistic approach to the
management of the District.
There are other mechanisms available and in place
for controlling problems of crime and disorder and public nuisance
in the area.
If a Responsible Authority and/or Interested Party
feel that the licence cannot be or is not being adhered to then a
review application can be made to the Licensing Authority for the
licence to be reviewed.
that the decision of the
Licensing Sub-Committee (in exercise of its powers delegated by
Ashfield District Council as Licensing Authority) was to grant the
application for a premises licence subject to the following
A The mandatory
conditions, the conditions offered by the Applicant (and agreed
with Nottinghamshire Police), the conditions consistent with the
Operating Schedule and the embedded restrictions on the use of the
conditions as attached by the Licensing Sub Committee as a result
of this hearing:
CCTV system with recording equipment shall be installed and
maintained at the premises. Cameras
shall encompass all ingress and egress to the premises, the car
park and all areas where the sale/supply of alcohol takes
places. The CCTV equipment shall
be maintained in good working order and:
be of evidential quality;
indicate the date and time;
be retained for 31 days;
All staff employed at the Premises shall be trained
to use the system for viewing, playback and recording;
The original images should be made available for
inspection immediately upon request to Officers of responsible
Copies of the recordings shall be provided in a
format which can be viewed on readily available equipment without
the need for specialist software.
incident book or electronic record shall be kept to record all
instances of crime, disorder and damage to the
property. This book shall be made
available for inspection and copying by the Police or any other
authorised person upon request and all such books shall be retained
at the premises for at least 12 months.
members of staff shall be fully trained in the retail sale of
alcohol. The training shall be on-going
and each member of staff shall be reviewed every 6
months. All details of the level(s) of
training will be recorded in an electronic or paper
record. These records shall be made
available for inspection and copying by the Police and/or any other
authorised person from a responsible
authority immediately upon
request. All records should be retained
at the premises for at least 12 months.
challenge 25 scheme shall be implemented and enforced at all
times. Any person who appears to be
under 25 years of age shall not be allowed to purchase alcohol
unless they produce an acceptable form of photographic
identification (e.g. passport, driving licence or PASS accredited
Challenge 25 notices shall be displayed in prominent places
throughout the premises.
Notices shall be displayed in prominent places including
all ingress and egress to the premises
and the car park advising all members/patrons to be
respectful to residents and leave the premises/area in a quiet and
making its decision, the Sub-Committee considered:
The submissions made by the Applicant;
The District’s Statement of Licensing
The Secretary of State’s Guidance issued under
s182 of the Licensing Act 2003 (April 2017);
The Relevant Legislation (inc. Licensing Act 2003 the Human Rights Act);
The four licensing objectives, namely:
objective being of equal importance.
On consideration of the
submissions and by virtue of the guidance issued under section 182
of the Licensing Act 2003 (April 2017) the Licensing Authority only
imposed conditions which were offered by the Applicant and/or it
regarded as necessary and proportionate for the promotion of the
The Sub-Committee were
satisfied that the conditions would address the concerns of the
Interested Parties going forward.
If a Responsible Authority
and/or Interested Party felt that the licence was not being adhered
to then a review application could be made to the Licensing
Authority for the licence to be reviewed.
The decision to be notified to
the parties in compliance with the legislation and regulations. The
parties have a right to appeal against the decision to the
Magistrates’ Court within 21 days of the receipt of the
notification of the decision.