Agenda and draft minutes

Licensing Sub-Committee - Monday, 14th March, 2022 3.00 pm

Venue: Committee Room 6 - Civic Centre, High Street, Uxbridge UB8 1UW. View directions

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No. Item


Apologies for Absence




Declarations of interest in matters coming before this meeting


There were no declarations of interest.


To confirm that the items of business marked Part I will be considered in Public and items marked Part II will be considered in Private


It was confirmed that all items of business were in Part I and would be considered in public.


Matters that have been notified in advance or urgent




Application for the grant of a Premises Licence: Soul Cafe, 111 High Street, Ruislip, HA4 8JN pdf icon PDF 7 MB




Lois King, Licensing Officer, introduced the application, which sought a new premises licence for Soul Café, 111 High Street, Ruislip, HA4 8JN. The application requested authorisation for the sale of alcohol, regulated entertainment including live and recorded music and dance performances, and late-night refreshment for the hours as set out in the report. The proposed opening hours were Sunday to Thursday from 0900 – 0030 hours and Friday to Saturday 0900 – 0230 hours. 


The officer confirmed that four representations had been received; one from a local resident, one from Ward Councillor Philip Corthorne, one from the anti-social behaviour team and one from the Licensing Authority.


It was recommended that the Sub-Committee grant the application, though with due consideration of conditions and hours of operation.




The applicant was represented by Mr Panchal of Personal Licensing Courses.


The applicant’s representative proposed a slight reduction in the opening hours which the Sub-Committee noted. It was confirmed that the applicant, Mr Karl Taylor, already had a personal licence and was very familiar with the premises having previously run it as Jurassic Perk children’s café. Members heard that the applicant had worked in hospitality since 1998 having previously owned a hospitality security company therefore was very experienced in the field.


Additional photos had been submitted prior to the meeting to demonstrate that a noise limiter and sound proofing to the walls and porch had been installed. It was confirmed that the noise limiter would be set at a level agreed with the Council. The Sub-Committee was advised that a dispersal policy and electronic ID checker would be in use at the premises and alcohol would only be served with food. It was confirmed that the applicant had a good understanding of the four licensing objectives and would ensure these were promoted at all times.


In answer to questions, the Sub-Committee was informed that reference to other premises in the local area was relevant, but it was important to consider the written evidence only and focus on the application in question.  It was confirmed that the premises would not operate as a Club – jazz / soul music would be played and entrance would be restricted to those over 30. A strict dress code would be enforced and original artists from the 80s would perform live from time to time. It was believed that the venue would be very successful given that there was nothing similar in North-West London at present. The applicant had spoken to local residents and no problems in relation to anti-social behaviour were anticipated given the clientele and genre of music.


In response to further questions, Members heard that there were four large car parks in Ruislip hence it was anticipated that parking would not be a problem. Moreover, transport links were excellent with easy access to underground and overground stations. A small dance floor and stage would be in use at the premises and it was confirmed where these would be sited. In terms of security, SIA  ...  view the full minutes text for item 15.