Agenda and draft minutes

Resumed hearing from 11 September 2020, Licensing Sub-Committee
Wednesday, 30th September, 2020 9.30 am

Venue: VIRTUAL - Live on the Council's YouTube channel: Hillingdon London. View directions

Contact: Democratic Services - 01895 250636 or email:  democratic@hillingdon.gov.uk  Liz Penny

Items
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31.

RESUMING: Application for the grant of a Premises Licence: The Village Cafe pdf icon PDF 40 KB

Minutes:

Introduction by the Licensing Officer

 

The Licensing Officer at the London Borough of Hillingdon, introduced the report relating to the new application for a premises licence for The Village Café, High Point Village, Hayes, UB3 4FL. The background and chronology of events were provided.

 

Members noted that, although objectors had referred to police CAD numbers in their submissions, no representations had been received from the police in relation to this application. At the request of Members, and with the agreement of the Legal Advisor and the Applicant, an adjournment was proposed to enable the Licensing Team to obtain further details from the Police in relation to the following questions posed by the Sub-Committee:

 

1)    Were the referenced CAD numbers valid?

2)    Did the incidents take place on the applicant’s premises (or in the wider vicinity)?

3)    What was the outcome?

 

It was agreed that, on receipt of a response from the police, Democratic Services would communicate the additional information to all interested parties and would set a date for the Licensing Sub-Committee to reconvene. 

 

A recommendation to adjourn the meeting was moved by the Chairman and agreed unanimously by the Sub-Committee Members.

 

RESOLVED: That the meeting be adjourned.

 

 

 

 

The hearing resumed on 30 September 2020 at 09.30. It was confirmed that all interested parties had received the additional information from the Metropolitan Police in relation to the CAD numbers.

 

Introduction by the Licensing Officer:

 

The Licensing Officer at the London Borough of Hillingdon, introduced the report relating to the new application for a premises licence for The Village Café, High Point Village, Hayes, UB3 4FL. The background and chronology of events were provided.

 

The Sub-Committee was informed that the application was to licence a lock up shop unit which would be operated as a licensed café. There were two other restaurants in the area – the Loaded Burger and TakaaTak with terminal hours ranging from 23:00 on weekdays to 01:00 at weekends. The café had benefited from a premises licence from September 2016 until the licence was surrendered in November 2018. Members were informed that the premises would operate as a food-led establishment and not exclusively or primarily for the retail sale of alcohol. The premises would close at 23:00 hours every day therefore live music would not need to be licenced, as it is deregulated. . No objections had been received from the Metropolitan Police on the grounds of crime and disorder but five representations in objection had been received from other interested parties.

 

In response to questions from the Sub-Committee, it was confirmed that, between 2016 and 2018, the local authority had received no requests for a review in relation to these premises. One complaint regarding alleged anti-social behaviour had been received by the ASBET team, but nothing had been established in relation to this. It was noted that complaints had to be specifically attributable to the premises in question – not all problems in the local area could be linked to these premises.

 

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