Agenda and minutes
Venue: Town Hall, Bootle
Contact: Caitlin Manion Democratic Services Officer
Election of Chair
That Councillor John Kelly be elected Chair for this meeting of the Sub-Committee.
Declarations of Interest
Members are requested at a meeting where a disclosable pecuniary interest or personal interest arises, which is not already included in their Register of Members' Interests, todeclare any interests that relate to an item on the agenda.
Where a Member discloses a Disclosable Pecuniary Interest, he/she must withdraw from the meeting room, including from the public gallery, during the whole consideration of any item of business in which he/she has an interest, except where he/she is permitted to remain as a result of a grant of a dispensation.
Where a Member discloses a personal interest he/she must seek advice from the Monitoring Officer or staff member representing the Monitoring Officer to determine whether the Member should withdraw from the meeting room, including from the public gallery, during the whole consideration of any item of business in which he/she has an interest or whether the Member can remain in the meeting or remain in the meeting and vote on the relevant decision.
No declarations of any disclosable pecuniary interests or personal interests were received.
Report of the Head of Highways and Public Protection.
The Sub-Committee considered the report of the Head of Highways and Public Protection, regarding an application by Mr W J Greenwood for the Grant of a Premises Licence in respect of the above premises, as detailed in the report.
Objections to the application had been received and this necessitated a hearing, for which the Sub-Committee had been convened.
The Sub-Committee heard representations from Mr C Knight and Mr J Radford, of L37 Events, on behalf of the Applicant and heard the representations from Ms S Cushion, from Merseyside Police, Councillor McCann on behalf of Formby Parish Council, Mr Kevin Sharpe on behalf of Ince Blundell Parish Council, local residents and written representations from Hightown Parish Council and Thornton Parish Council, objecting to the application.
All parties agreed the issues that were in contention and the procedure that was to be followed.
The Sub-Committee retired under Regulation 14(2) of the Licensing Act (Hearings) Regulations 2005 (as amended) and thereby excluded the press and public whilst they reached their decision on the application. The Sub-Committee returned to give their decision in public.
The Sub-Committee gave due consideration to the application put forward by one of the interested parties for a deferment of the decision on the basis that they had not received reports subject to a Freedom of Information request.
The Sub-Committee did not agree to the deferment on the basis that the Freedom of Information request related to reports that the Environmental Health Officer had already seen and had already put forward conditions in relation to the application heard today.
The Sub-Committee resolved that the Application for the Grant of a Premises Licence in respect of Orrell Hill Wood, Orrell Hill Lane, Hightown, L38 5DA, be granted subject to the change of the operating schedule and the conditions agreed with Merseyside Police and Environmental Health conditions agreed by the applicant and the condition put forward by the applicant that the premises licence would be restricted to Friday, Saturday and Sunday, once a year.
· The sale of alcohol by retail (on the premises):
· The provision of regulated entertainment – plays;
· The provision of regulated entertainment – films;
· The provision of regulated entertainment – live music;
· The provision of regulated entertainment – recorded music;
· The provision of regulated entertainment – performance of dance; and
· The provision of regulated entertainment – entertainment of a similar description to that falling within the category of live music, recorded music, or performance of dance:
Hours Premises Open to the Public
Reasons for the Decision:
The Sub-Committee noted the additional conditions agreed by the Applicant following representations from Merseyside Police and that as a result, the representations from Merseyside Police have now been withdrawn.
The Sub-Committee also noted that ... view the full minutes text for item 3.