Agenda and minutes

Licensing Sub-Committee - Monday 17th April, 2023 11.00 am

Venue: Committee Room - Bootle Town Hall, Trinity Road, Bootle, L20 7AE. View directions

Contact: Amy Dyson  Democratic Services Officer

Items
No. Item

38.

Appointment of Chair

Minutes:

RESOLVED:

 

That Councillor John Kelly be appointed as Chair for this meeting of the Sub-Committee.

 

39.

Declarations of Interest

Members and Officers are requested to give notice of any personal or prejudicial interest and the nature of that interest, relating to any item on the agenda in accordance with the relevant Code of Conduct.

 

Minutes:

No declarations of any disclosable pecuniary interests or personal interests were received.

 

 

40.

Licensing Act, 2003 – Premises Licence - Grant - The Forge, Queen Anne Street, Southport PR8 1EH pdf icon PDF 709 KB

Report of the Assistant Director of Place (Highways and Public Protection)

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Sub-Committee considered the report of the Assistant Director of Place (Highways and Public Protection) regarding an application by Purple Rain Lounge Limited, for the Grant of a Premises Licence in respect of the above premises.

 

Five letters of objection to the application had been received from members of the public and this necessitated a hearing for which the Sub-Committee had been convened.

 

The Sub-Committee heard representations from Bernard Stapleton, Designated Premises Supervisor and Owner – Operator of the above premises, in support of the application.

 

The Sub-Committee also heard representations from a member of the public objecting to the application.

 

At the end of their representations, Bernard Stapleton and the objector confirmed that they were satisfied they had said all they wished to say.

 

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.

 

Decision

 

RESOLVED:

 

That the application for the Grant of a Premises Licence in respect of The Forge, Queen Anne Street, Southport PR8 1EH, be granted subject to the hours set out below:

 

The sale of alcohol by retail on the premises;

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.

 

Days of Operation

 

Hours of Operation

Sunday to Thursday

08:00 – 23:00

Friday to Saturday

08:00 – 02:00

 

The provision of Late-night refreshment:

 

Days of Operation

 

Hours of Operation

Friday to Saturday

23:00 – 02:00

 

Hours open to the public:

 

Days of Operation

 

Hours of Operation

Sunday to Thursday

08:00 – 23:00

Friday to Saturday

08:00 – 02:00

 

And the insertion of the following conditions:

 

Signage asking patrons to have due regard for the neighbourhood and to leave quietly will be displayed at the exits to the premises.

 

Windows and doors to remain closed when any regulated entertainment is being performed.

 

The licence holder will provide any local residents who have concerns about the premises with a single point of contact to address such issues. The licence holder will also offer quarterly meetings with local residents as a forum for them to raise any issues.

 

Reasons:

 

The Sub-Committee has heard from the Applicant and has considered the written and oral representations of local residents objecting to the application.

 

The Applicant amended their application during the meeting which the Sub-Committee has now granted.

 

The Sub-Committee is cognisant of the fact that no representations were received in response to the application from any of the  Responsible Authorities.

The Sub-Committee notes that this application is for the grant of a new Premises Licence and is bound to have regard to the appropriate legislation, Guidance and to Sefton Council’s own Statement of Licensing Policy. The Sub-Committee  ...  view the full minutes text for item 40.