Agenda and minutes

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Apologies (Agenda Item 1)

To receive apologies for absence. 





Declaration of Interests (Agenda Item 2)

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.



Procedures (Agenda Item 3) pdf icon PDF 55 KB


The Chairman explained the procedures.



Application for the grant of a new premises licence under the Licensing Act 2003 - Bawdeswell Village Hall, Reepham Road, Bawdeswell, Norfolk, NR20 4RU (Agenda Item 4) pdf icon PDF 498 KB

Report of the Executive Director Commercialisation.

Additional documents:


The following persons were in attendance to speak:


Applicant’s Representative

Mr John Mallen

Mr William Mason


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


The Chairman wished it to be noted that although the Interested Party was not present at the meeting his concerns would be carefully considered by the Sub-Committee.




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, paragraph 8.14 of March 2015 and the Council’s licensing policy as appropriate to this application, that the application be granted for a premises licence for the premises known as Bawdeswell Village Hall, Reepham Road, Bawdeswell, as applied for and subject to the mandatory conditions drawn from the Licensing Act and the following amendments to the operating schedule:

  1. External live and/or recorded music will be limited to 12 days per calendar year
  2. A deposit will be reduced or retained in the case of any damage or noise complaint
  3. It will be a condition of hire that the hirer must not cause nuisance
  4. On page 22 ‘Licensing Authority’ is added to the condition relating to access to CCTV.


Reason for Decision


The Committee notes there are no recorded complaints in respect of the previous Licence, that there are no Responsible Authority objections, and that the Applicant has agreed to a limit of 12 days per year for external live and/or recorded music events.

The premises appear well run and there are no issues sufficient to justify refusal of the application or the needed imposition of any additional conditions.

The Committee notes that the Review procedure is available should the premises be badly run.