Agenda and minutes

Geee's Coffee, Licensing Sub-Committee - Wednesday 20th September, 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

20.

Appointment of Chair

Minutes:

RESOLVED:

 

That Councillor O’Brien be appointed as Chair for this meeting of the Sub-Committee.

 

21.

Apologies for Absence

Minutes:

An apology for absence was received from Councillor John Kelly.

 

22.

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.

 

 

23.

Licensing Act 2003 - Application for the Grant of a Premises Licence for Geee's Coffee, 52 Brow's Lane, Formby, Liverpool L37 4ED pdf icon PDF 568 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 Mr Brian Warren for the Grant of a Premises Licence in respect of Geee’s Coffee, 52 Brow’s Lane, Formby, Liverpool, L37 4ED.

 

A letter of objection had been received from a local resident and this necessitated a hearing for which the Sub-Committee had been convened.

 

The Sub-Committee heard representations from Mr Brian Warren (Applicant and Designated Premises Supervisor) in support of the application.

 

Mr Warren agreed the issues that were in contention and the procedure that was to be followed.

 

At the end of his representations, Mr Warren confirmed that he was satisfied that he had said all he 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 its decision in public.

 

Decision

 

RESOLVED: That

 

The Application for the Grant of a Premises Licence in respect of Geee’s Coffee, 52 Brow’s Lane, Formby, Liverpool L37 4ED, be granted subject to the hours and conditions set out in the operating schedule.

 

The sale of alcohol by retail (on the premises)

 

Days of Operation

Hours of Operation

Monday – Saturday

12:00 (noon) – 23:00

Sunday

12:00 (noon) – 22:00

 

 

Provision of Recorded Music

 

Days of Operation

Hours of Operation

Monday – Saturday

09:00 – 23:00

Sunday

10:00 – 22:00

 

 

Opening Hours of Premises

 

Days of Operation

Hours of Operation

Monday – Saturday

09:00 – 23:00

Sunday

10:00 – 22:00

Reasons:

 

The Sub-Committee heard from the Applicant and had considered the written representation of a local resident objecting to the application.

 

This is an application for the grant of a new Premises Licence and the Sub-Committee is bound to have regard to the appropriate legislation, Guidance and the Sefton Council’s own Statement of Licensing Policy. The Sub-Committee must grant the Licence unless to do so would be incompatible with one of the Licensing Objectives. The Sub-Committee had received a representation in respect of the licensing objective of public nuisance. 

 

In respect of public nuisance, the objector speculated about the conduct of patrons leaving the premises. Statutory guidance makes clear that in considering public nuisance, the actions of individuals beyond the immediate area surrounding the premises are matters for the personal responsibility of those individuals under the law, and therefore the Sub-Committee was of the view that imposing conditions in respect of the conduct of patrons beyond the boundary of the premises would be in excess of the Sub-Committee’s powers. However, the Sub-Committee noted that the Applicant had already agreed to signage requesting patrons to leave quietly. Further the objector speculated in respect of noise emanating from the premises; the Sub-Committee noted that the Environmental Health Department who are consulted as a responsible authority did not object to this application.  Whilst the Sub-Committee had sympathy for the local resident’s concerns it had not heard or  ...  view the full minutes text for item 23.