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To receive apologies for absence. 





Urgent Business

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Licensing Act 2003 - Application for Variation of Premises Licence - The White Hart, London Street, Swaffham pdf icon PDF 11 MB

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The following persons were in attendance to speak in this matter:


  • Mr R. Taylor (Applicant’s solicitor)
  • Mr C. Summer (Wellington Pub Co. – Applicant’s Witness)
  • Ms S. Downie (Inns2Binn – Applicant’s Witness)
  • Ms N. Rutherford (Designated Premises Supervisor – Applicant’s Witness)
  • Ms C. Rowe  (Objector)
  • Mr T. Grover (Police Observer)
  • Mr G. Candler (Objector – Homewatch Scheme)
  • Mrs T.P. Bowman (Objector – Homewatch Scheme)


The hearing was conducted in accordance with the procedures as set out in the agenda.



That having considered all the oral and written evidence submitted, and having given consideration to the Licensing Act 2003 and its regulations; the national guidance; and the Council’s licensing policy, the application be granted for a Variation of Premises Licence for the premises known as The White Hart to operate during the hours as stated in the Licence, and subject to the mandatory conditions drawn from the Licensing Act and the following conditions:

 Prevention of Crime and Disorder

  1. The Designated premises supervisor will risk assess the need for door supervision.  If door supervisors are required, they will be provided in such numbers as the risk assessment from time to time dictates.
  1. On any day on which door supervisors are to be engaged at the premises, the Designated Premises Supervisor, or some other responsible person, must enter in a Register kept for the sole purpose of recording door supervisors, the name, registration numbers and hours of duty of each door supervisor to be engaged on the day before that door supervisor starts his/her duties. 
  2. The Register must be kept on the premises at all times and be produced for inspection at any time on request by an authorised officer of the Council or a police officer.
  3. CCTV will be installed and maintained at the premises.  Cameras will be placed in positions agreed with the Licensing officer of the Local Authority.   The CCTV system must be kept in good working order and with clear images.  Images will be retained for a period of 28 days and made available to an authorised Police Officer or Licensing Officer on request.
  4. The need for polycarbonate/strengthened glass will be risk assessed from time to time.  Polycarbonate/strengthened glass will be used in accordance with that risk assessment and upon police advice. 
  5. The premises shall join and participate in any local Pub Watch scheme operating in the area.

Prevention of Public Nuisance

  1. Prominent, clear and legible notices will be displayed at all exits requesting the public to respect the needs of local residents and to leave the premises and the area quietly. 
  2. All windows and doors will remain closed (save for access and egress) at any time when regulated entertainment is being offered at the premises.
  3. No regulated entertainment is to be permitted in the function room. 
  4. Door lobbies will be installed at all entrances/exits from the area where regulated entertainment will be permitted to prevent noise escape.  No regulated entertainment will be operated at the premises until such time as those lobbies are constructed. 
  5. To prevent noise  ...  view the full minutes text for item 4.