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Chairman's Opening Remarks
Following introductions, the Chairman, Councillor Marion Chapman-Allen explained the procedures to all in attendance.
To receive apologies for absence.
As all Members of the Panel were in attendance, Cllr Morton, the substitute Member, left before the meeting started.
Declaration of Interests
The duties to register, disclose and not to participate for the entire consideration of the matter, in respect of any matter in which a Member has a disclosable pecuniary interest are set out in Chapter 7 of the Localism Act 2011. Members are also required to withdraw from the meeting room as stated in the Standing Orders of this Council.
The Licensing Panel was conducted in accordance with the procedures as set out in the Agenda and as explained at the beginning of the meeting.
The Hearing was conducted in accordance with the procedures.
The following persons were in attendance:
Mr Chris Brooks – Licensing Officer, Norfolk Constabulary
Mr Steve Bull and Mr Mike Bull
The Senior Licensing Officer presented the report.
Breckland Council Licensing Authority received a Temporary Event Notification (TEN) for Club ICE, 36-37 Riverside Walk, Thetford on 5 August 2022. The TEN gave notice of a proposed extension to the licensable hours until 4am on 21 August 2022 for the sale of alcohol and provision of regulated entertainment for a Portuguese Party Night for a maximum of 225 people.
A representation had been received from Norfolk Constabulary.
Members were asked to consider the following options:
· Under Section 105 - if the Panel agreed that the licensing objective(s) may be undermined, issue a Counter Notice (the TEN is deemed refused)
· Under Section 106a - add conditions by Counter Notice to the TEN
· Allow the TEN to remain - no Counter Notice to the TEN (the event goes ahead as notified).
Decision (see attached signed Decision Notice)
Members of the Panel considered the Police objection in respect of a Temporary Event Notice (TEN). In considering the objection, the Panel took account of Breckland District Council’s Statement of Licensing Policy, the Licensing Act 2003, the Licensing Act 2003 section 182 Guidance, the agenda papers and the Notice Giver’s and objector’s written and oral representations.
Having considered the objection and heard from all parties, the Panel decided that they did not agree with the objection made by the Police and that the licensing objective of crime and disorder would not be undermined by extending the permitted hours for licensable activities by in effect 40 minutes - the Temporary Event Notice therefore stands.
Reasons for the Decision:
The Panel considered that there had not been any previous objections to the TENs in the past or for the future TENs application submitted, and the premises had put in place additional measures to deal with any future incidents. Out of the 7 TENs that had taken place to date there had only been incidents at 2 of them. No incidents had occurred at the event held on 16 July 2022.
Furthermore, customers would be asked to vacate the premises by 4am which was the current closing time.
The Panel did however attach conditions to the Temporary Event Notice, those conditions being the same as those attached to the premises licence – Licence No. PL0419 at annex 1 and 2 and a notice of conditions of a Temporary Event Notice and Statement of Conditions would be provided be given by the Licensing Authority.
There is a right of appeal to the Magistrates Court under Schedule 5 Part 3 para 16 Licensing Act 2003.