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APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE
Apologies for absence were submitted from B Thomson- Head of Public Protection, R Hall- Bury Council and Ms Rawlinson (Representor).
DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST
Members of the Licensing Hearing Sub Committee are asked to consider whether they have an interest in any matter on the agenda, and, if so, to formally declare that interest.
There were no declarations of interest made.
The Minutes of the last Licensing Hearing Sub Committee meetings held at 10.30am and 2.00pm on the 15th November 2022 are attached.
Resolved:- That the minutes of the Licensing Hearing Sub Committees held at 10.30am and 2.00pm on the 15th November 2023 be approved as a correct record.
Report from the Executive Director (Operations) is attached:-
The Licensing Authority received an application for a Premises Licence to be granted under the Licensing Act 2003 in respect of Ravens Bar, 2a Wash Lane, Bury, BL9 6AS.
The applicant for the licence and the proposed Designated Premises
Supervisor (DPS), in respect of the above premises, is Mr Paul Clark, 29
Sanderson Street, Bury, BL9 6BP.
The Applicant had complied with all the necessary procedural requirements laid down by the Act.
The Licensing Unit Manager presented a report and as part of the statutory process the Responsible Authorities and interested parties are entitled to make representations in relation to the grant of a licence. Where representations are made and not withdrawn Members are required to determine them
Representations must be relevant to the licensing objectives defined within the
The objectives are:-
• the prevention of crime and disorder
• public safety
• prevention of public nuisance and
• protection of children from harm
The application is for the grant of a Premises Licence under Part 3 of the
Licensing Act 2003:
The operating schedule detailed the following:
a. Recorded music - Indoors
Monday to Thursday 23.00 to 01.00
Friday to Saturday 23.00 to 03.00
Sunday 23.00 to 01.00
New Years Eve 23.00 to 03.00
b. Supply of alcohol – For consumption On the Premises.
Monday to Thursday 12.00 to 01.00
Friday to Saturday 12.00 to 03.00
Sunday 12.00 to 01.00
New Years Eve 12.00 to 03.00
c. Hours open to the Public
Monday to Thursday 12.00 to 01:30
Friday to Saturday 12.00 to 03.30
Sunday 12.00 to 01.30
New Years Eve 12.00 to 03.30
The conditions contained in the operating schedule submitted by the applicant were contained at Appendix 1 in the agenda packs.
Environmental Health had submitted a representation in their capacity as a Responsible Authority. The representation was contained at Appendix 2 in the agenda packs.
Greater Manchester Police (GMP) had also submitted a representation in their capacity as a Responsible Authority. The representation was contained at Appendix 3 in the agenda packs.
One relevant representation, from an interested party had been made against
this application. A summary of this is detailed below:-
· Noise from music
· Busy road
· Potential for Crime and Disorder
The representation was attached at Appendix 4 in the agenda packs.
After hearing the representations made and the evidence presented, Members are obliged to determine the application with a view to promoting the licensing objectives and having regard to the Authority’s Licensing Policy and National Guidance.
The Secretary of State’s Guidance to the Licensing Act 2003 is provided to
licensing authorities in relation to the carrying out of their functions under the
2003 Act. It also provides information to magistrates’ courts hearing appeals
against licensing decisions and has been made widely available for the benefit
of those who run licensed premises, their legal advisers and the general
public. It is a key medium for promoting best practice, ensuring consistent
application of licensing powers across England and Wales and for promoting ... view the full minutes text for item 4.