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To receive apologies for absence.
The Chairman noted that Mr Wilkin had replaced Mrs Millbank on the Committee.
There were no apologies.
To note whether the Chairman proposes to accept any item as urgent business, pursuant to Section 100(B)(4)(b) of the Local Government Act, 1972.
Declaration of Interest
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The following persons were in attendance to speak in this matter:
§ Ms J Cross – Applicant
§ Mr W Bailey – Applicant’s witness
§ Mr T Grover – Norfolk Constabulary (Responsible Authority)
§ Insp P Wheatley – Norfolk Constabulary
§ Sgt G Woodward – Norfolk Constabulary
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 refused for variation of premises licence for the premises known as Plough & Furrow.
The Sub-Committee makes the following findings of fact:
1. A number of serious incidents of crime and disorder have occurred on or in the vicinity of the premises. Such incidents are reported in the Representations from the police in the correspondence dated 19th March and the 4th May 2010.
2. There is a continuing lack of management and supervision at the premises, particularly at the weekends when incidents of crime and disorder occur.
In the circumstances the Sub-Committee has decided to reject the application to vary the various licensable activities
Reason for Decision
On the evidence presented and accepted by the Sub-Committee the proposed variations would not promote the Licensing Objectives, particularly the Prevention of Crime and Disorder.
3. In connection with the application to remove a number of conditions set out in Paragraph 3.2.1 of the report, the Sub-Committee agrees to the following amendments:
Condition No 35:
At least three door supervisors will be on duty at the premises whenever regulated entertainment is in progress and remain present until the premises are closed for business.
Condition No. 81:
A total of 6 CCTV cameras shall be used and in operation at all times when the premises are open for business. Copies of the CCTV footage shall be downloaded and provided to the police on request. CCTV cameras located at the main exit, bar area, behind the bar, seating area, pool room and upper level shall give coverage of the doorway, bar area and exit, length of bar, bar/side exit and fruit machines, pool table and seating, seating and games machines.
All other conditions shall remain.
Reason for Decision
To ensure that all reasonable measures are taken to promote the Licensing Objectives, in particular the prevention of Crime and Disorder.