Agenda and minutes

Venue: Swaffham Town Council, The Town Hall, 4 London Street, Swaffham

Contact: Committee Services  Tel: 01362 656870

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To receive apologies for absence. 




Licensing Act 2003 - Temporary Event Notices - Swaffham Town Football Club, Shoemakers Lane, Swaffham pdf icon PDF 2 MB

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The following persons were in attendance:


Applicant: Mr R Ewart

Applicant’s representative: Mrs Ewart

Norfolk Constabulary: M Bartrum

Norfolk Constabulary: A Leadley


Principal Licensing Officer: Miss S Butcher

Legal Advisor to the Committee: Mr P Mason


Senior Committee Officer: Mrs J Britton


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 S105 Licensing Act 2003; Guidance issued under Section 182 of the Licensing Act 2003 and Breckland Council’s Statement of Licensing Policy, the Counter Notice for a Temporary Event Notice not be served.


The reasons for the decision are based on the following findings of fact:

1)      The events on the premises on 19th June 2010 are accepted by the parties.

2)      No charges were brought in connection with the events of 19th June 2010.

3)      The Police had attended the premises on 24th July 2010 on a number of occasions and reported no incidents.

4)      The Sub-Committee is satisfied that relations between the management of the Football Club and the Police are positive and both parties are seeking solutions to problems which have been identified in the past use of Temporary Event Notices.

5)      The Applicant has accepted that the duties and responsibilities of the Premises User need to be more widely publicised and understood when Temporary Events take place.

6)      The Applicant accepts that on Police advice a minimum of two professional door staff should be in attendance at the premises throughout the Temporary Event.


Under Schedule 5, Para 16 of the Licensing Act 2003, an appeal may be made against the Licensing Sub-Committee’s decision by:

·         The Premises User; or

·         The Chief Officer of Police

Any appeal must be commenced by notice of appeal being given by the appellant to the designated officer for the Magistrates Court within the period of 21 days beginning with the day on which the appellant was notified by the Licensing Authority of the decision appealed against.

No appeal may be brought later than five working days before the day on which the event period specified in the Temporary Event Notice begins.