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To receive apologies for absence. 




Declaration of Interest

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APPLICATION FOR A PREMISES LICENCE UNDER THE LICENSING ACT 2003 for The Thomas Paine Hotel, 33 Hart Street, Thetford. Norfolk IP24 1AA pdf icon PDF 2 MB

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The following person was in attendance:


Applicant’s representative: Mr D Peters


The hearing was considered in accordance with the procedures 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 premises licence for the premises known as The Thomas Paine Hotel to operate during the hours as stated below and subject to the mandatory conditions drawn from the Licensing Act and the following conditions:

Box E – Live Music (Indoors)

Sunday to Saturday from 14:00 hrs until 24:00 hrs
New Years Eve until 00.30 on 1st January

Box F - Recorded Music (Indoors)

Sunday to Saturday from 14:00 hrs until 24:00 hrs
New Years Eve until 00.30 on 1st January

Box M – Supply of alcohol (on the premises)

Sunday to Saturday from 11:00 hrs until 24:00 hrs

Box O – Hours premises are open to the public

Sunday to Saturday from 07:00 hrs until 24:00 hrs
New Years Eve until 01:00 on 1st January

(Open to hotel residents at any time).


1)            The applicant/company will become a member of the local Pubwatch scheme.

2)            CCTV cameras will be installed and maintained over the main entrance, bar area and rear access area.  Recordings shall be retained for a period of 28 days.

3)            Proof of age for under 21s will be required.

4)            The volume of live and recorded music will be monitored effectively.  Doors and windows will be kept shut whilst live or recorded music is being played except for access to and egress from the premises.

5)            Notices will be displayed on all exits requesting customers to leave the premises quietly.

6)            No children will be allowed to remain in the bar area.




The applicant has satisfied the Sub-Committee that the premises will be run in a manner which will promote the four licensing objectives; in particular, local policy Part 6 – the prevention of nuisance and local policy Part 8 – licensing hours, national policy 2.34, 2.36, 2.38 and 2.39 (avoidance of public nuisance) and national policy 10.7,10.11 and 10.13 (relevant conditions).