Agenda and minutes

Licensing Sub-Committee - Friday 30th April 2021 10.00 am

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No. Item


To appoint a Chairman for hearing


Councillor Mrs J C Stilts proposed that Councillor M F L Durham be elected as Chairman, this was duly seconded and agreed.


RESOLVED that Councillor M F L Durham be appointed Chairman for the meeting.





Chairman's notices


The Chairman welcomed everyone to this remote meeting of the Licensing Sub-Committee, held under new regulations which had come into effect in response to the COVID-19 situation.  He then went through some general housekeeping arrangements for the meeting and asked Officers present to introduce themselves.


A roll call of those Members present was taken.




Apologies for Absence


There were none.



Disclosure of Interest


Councillor M F LDurham declared a non-pecuniary interest for the purposes of openness and transparency as he wasa personal licence holder and had been involved in the licensing trade for over thirty years.



Licensing Act 2003- Application for a New Premises Licence - The Warwick Arms, 185 High Street, Maldon, Essex, CM9 5BU pdf icon PDF 224 KB

To consider the report of the Director of Service Delivery, (copy enclosed)

Additional documents:


TheChairman sought confirmation that all present were in possession of and had read the report of theDirectorof ServiceDelivery alongwith Appendices A toD. He drewthe Committee’s attention to the Aide Memoirefound on page 2 ofthe meeting pack that outlined the procedureto be followed duringthe meeting and asked the applicant and other persons present to introduce themselves.


This was followed by a brief presentation of the report by the Licensing Officer. The Chairman then called on the applicant Ms Waylett to make her opening statement. Following the opening statement and in response to questions raised Ms Waylett clarified that there would be no music played outside the premises, an I.D. system would be operated to identify potential underage customers, the aim was to create a family oriented establishment and that she had been in the public service industry for a number of years, including at management level.


There being no further questions or closing statements, the Chairman thanked everyone present for their contributions and advised that the meeting would now close.  The Committee would then consider the evidence and representations made before reaching its decision.  All parties would be notified of the decision within five working days of this hearing.



Post Committee Decision


The Sub-Committee considered carefully all the information in the report from the Licensing Officer along with the written representations from residents about problems created by the historic use of the public house.


RESOLVED that a premises licence be GRANTED in accordance with the application and agreed conditions except that:-


1.      Instead of midnight close on Friday, Saturdays and Bank Holidays this shall be 11.30 pm, apart from New Year’s Eve/Day when it shall be 1am;


2.     A further condition shall be included that there will be Security Industry Authority (SIA) licensed staff employed on the door every Friday, Saturday and Bank Holidays from 7pm until 30 minutes after closing;


3.     A further condition that recorded music shall only be played at a level no higher than for background music;


4.     A further condition that recorded music shall not be played except within the building itself.