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To receive apologies for absence. 





Declaration of Interests

Members are reminded that under the Code of Conduct they are not to participate in the whole of an agenda item to which they have a Disclosable Pecuniary Interest. In the interests of transparency, Members may also wish to declare any other interests that they have, in relation to an agenda item that supports the Nolan principles detailed within the Code of Conduct.


No declarations were made.



Application for the grant of a new premises licence under the Licensing Act 2003 - Watton Post Office, 52 High Street, Watton, Norfolk, IP24 6AE pdf icon PDF 72 KB

Report of the Executive Director Commercialisation.

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The Hearing was conducted in accordance with the procedure as set out in the Agenda.


The following persons were in attendance:


Premises Licence Holder and Witnesses:


Mr Balakrishnan Balaskantha, Mrs Valerie Delf, Mr Keith Gilbert (Ward Representative)




Mr P Merry



The Licensing Sub-Committee (“the Committee”) granted the Premises Licence subject to the following conditions imposed by the Committee which were considered to be appropriate for the promotion of the licensing objectives:

  1. An incident and refusals register shall be kept and used by all staff.  It shall be checked and signed by the DPS every week and should be available for inspection by any of the Responsible Authorities upon reasonable request.
  2. A “Challenge 25” Scheme shall be in operation at the Premises and customers shall be required to prove their age by use of a nationally recognised ID scheme.

In addition to these, it was noted that Norfolk Constabulary had requested the following conditions be incorporated into the operating schedule and that the Applicant had agreed to this request:

  1. A CCTV system must be installed at the premises to provide recorded images in digital format for a continuous period of at least 28 days. Cameras will be positioned in order that images can be recorded in all public areas of the premises including the inside and outside of all public entrances to the venue. Cameras must be capable of providing images to an evidential standard and lighting must be of an appropriate level to facilitate this requirement. The CCTV system must be maintained in good working order and operated at all times when the premises are open for business. Sufficient numbers of staff must be on duty and trained in its operation. CCTV images must be capable of being downloaded in digital format and provided to representatives of the Police or the Licensing Authority upon reasonable request. Notices must be clearly displayed inside and outside of the premises which inform customers that CCTV is in operation.
  2. The front entrance door must be fitted with 2 x five lever mortice locks to British Standard 3621 in line with the recommendations contained in the crime prevention report.
  3. Rear fire doors must be fitted with either 3 x hinges or a continuous hinge and be enhanced by the fitting of 3 x hinge bolts. A 3 point Pullman locking system must be fitted with a single operation release. The doors must also be metal lined and secured when the building is unattended by fitting mortice rack bolts.  
  4. All doors to the alcohol storage area must be of a solid construction at least 44mm thick and secured with 2 x 5 lever mortice locks to British Standard 3621 fitted 1/3rd from the top and bottom of the door.
  5. A fully monitored intruder alarm system must be installed at the premise by a professional company recognised by a security inspectorate such as NSI or SSAIB and meet British Standard 4737, EN 50131 & PD6662 (wired system) or British Standard 6799  ...  view the full minutes text for item 16.