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6.

Election of a Chair for this meeting only

Purpose:

Committee appoint a Chair for the Panel for this meeting only, 5 September 2022.

 

Recommendation:

Committee confirms appointment of a Chair for the Panel for this meeting only, 5 September 2022.

Minutes:

Councillor Fenton proposed Councillor MacRae be the Chair for the Panel, this was seconded by Councillor Aitman, therefore.

Resolved that Councillor MacRae was elected as Chair for the Panel held 5 September 2022.

7.

Minutes of Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 52 KB

To approve the minutes of the meeting held on 11 August 2022.

Minutes:

The minutes of the meeting held on 11 August 2022, were approved and signed by the Chair as a correct record.

 

8.

Declarations of Interest

To receive any declarations from Members of the Panel on any items to be considered at the meeting.

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest received.

9.

An application for a new premises licence pdf icon PDF 218 KB

Purpose:

 

To determine a new premises licence application made by Samuel Chaloner on behalf of Blind Tiger Ltd.  

 

Recommendations:

 

That the Licensing Sub-Committee is asked, in light of the representations received, to consider the application and determine whether to: -

 

·         grant the application as requested;

·         grant the application subject to such conditions that are necessary to promote the licensing objectives;

 

refuse the application in whole or in part where it is necessary in order to promote the licensing objectives.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Chair, Councillor MacRae, welcomed everyone to the hearing and introduced the Panel, and the Council’s Officers, in attendance.

The Chair announced that the hearing was to consider an application for a new premises licence made by Samuel Chaloner on behalf of Blind Tiger Limited.

 

The Panel was asked to consider the application and determine whether to:

·         grant the application as requested;

·         grant the application subject to such conditions that are necessary to promote the licensing objectives;

·         refuse the application in whole or in part where if it was necessary in order to promote the licensing objectives.

 

 

The Applicant in the case was Mr Samuel Charloner who was not in attendance, but was represented by Emily Rutter the majority shareholder of Blind Tiger Limited.

Mr Ian C. R. Wares was in attendance and represented the Police.

There were no Interested Parties present.

The Chair outlined the process the hearing would follow and explained that the Panel would be advised by the Council’s Legal Adviser, and Committee Clerk.

 

The Licensing Officer, Andrea Thomas, outlined the application. She highlighted that the Applicant had agreed to the conditions laid out by Thames Valley Police and Environmental Team at West Oxfordshire Council.

Police were in attendance and Environmental Team were on Jabber (the Councils Communications System) if the Panel had any questions, they would be able to answer them live via the system.

There had been written objections received from Gemma Nolan and Robert Shelley, neither were in attendance to the hearing.

 

The Chair invited Emily Rutter to address the Committee.

 

Emily Rutter explained she spoke on behalf of the Applicant, and believed that with the conditions agreed that it mitigated all concerns, and thought that some concerns were linked to other nearby venues.

The Chair made it clear that the Panel were only considering this application.

Emily Rutter concluded that the Applicant would adhere to all fire, health and safety conditions also which she felt with the all the conditions agreed mitigated all concerns and that there was nothing more to add.

The Licensing Officer reflected that the Applicant had also included in the application, a dispersal policy to manage customers leaving the premises late in the evening.

 

The Chair asked Mr Wares if the Police had any questions, there were none.

The Chair asked the Panel if there were any questions. Councillor Fenton asked why the venue allowed children up to 8pm. Emily Rutter explained that the Blind Tiger welcomed children accompanied by adults until 8pm, as they thought that customers  may wish to use the venue following a shopping trip to town.

The Chair asked if there were any more questions from anyone present. There were no further questions.

The Chair noted that the conditions listed in the report at 3.2, the first condition was a replication by the times stated in the application.

The Chair checked with the Panel that they were satisfied with the conditions and that the application met with the authorities licence objectives, and there were no  ...  view the full minutes text for item 9.