Agenda and minutes

Licensing Sub-Committee - Tuesday, 27th February, 2024 2.00 pm

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No. Item


Election of Chairman and Statement for the Procedure of the Meeting pdf icon PDF 82 KB

To elect a Chairman for the meeting and the Chairman to present and explain the procedure for the meeting.



Proposed by Cllr Derek Beer, seconded by Cllr Kate Wheller.


Decision: that Cllr Jon Andrews be elected as chairman for the duration of the meeting.



To receive any apologies for absence.



Apologies for absence were received from Cllrs Cathy Lugg and David Morgan, substituted by Cllrs Kate Wheller and Derek Beer.


Declarations of Interest

To disclose any pecuniary, other registrable or non-registrable interests as set out in the adopted Code of Conduct. In making their disclosure councillors are asked to state the agenda item, the nature of the interest and any action they propose to take as part of their declaration.

If required, further advice should be sought from the Monitoring Officer in advance of the meeting.



No declarations of disclosable pecuniary interests were made at the meeting.


Urgent items

To consider any items of business which the Chairman has had prior notification and considers to be urgent pursuant to section 100B (4) b) of the Local Government Act 1972. The reason for the urgency shall be recorded in the minutes.



There were no urgent items.


New Premises Licence Application for By the Bridge, 4a The Green, West Bay pdf icon PDF 212 KB

An application has been made for a new premises licence for By the Bridge, 4a The Green, West Bay for the sale of alcohol, off the premises.  The application has been out to public consultation and has attracted a relevant representation.  A Licensing Sub Committee must consider the application and representations at a public hearing.



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The Senior Licensing Officer introduced her report. The application was for a new premises licence for By the Bridge in West Bay. For the supply of alcohol off the premises Monday to Sunday, 10 AM to 2300 hours.


Mr Bateman informed the Sub-Committee on behalf of Ms Busby that the kiosk next door which was 1 metre away and his other kiosk had an alcohol licence and there had been no issues. The council had installed bollards to pedestrianize the area in front of the kiosks, in order to make it safer for people queuing and driving past the kiosks. He did not foresee the alcohol licence increasing the footfall of customers, but this was mainly to give his customers the option to have an alcoholic beverage with their meal. He said that this would not lead to the kiosk becoming a bar. 


Following councillor questions Mr Bateman confirmed that alcohol would be sold in disposable cups which were recyclable. He acknowledged that the kiosk was close to and faced the road, but most people tended to order their food and then sit at the tables away from the road. In order to reduce crowds, they aimed to keep people moving, serve quickly and encourage customers to wait at the side of the kiosk.


All parties were given the opportunity to have their say and sum up.




To GRANT a Premises Licence with the usual mandatory conditions and the conditions consistent with the Operating Schedule, as set out below, to permit the following:


Supply of alcohol (off the premises)

Monday to Sunday 10:00-23:00 hours


Conditions Consistent with the Operating Schedule[LA1] 


A CCTV system will be operational at the premises at all times when licensable activities are being carried out and at any other times when members of the public are present on the premises.


The CCTV system will cover all areas of the premises occupied by the public under the terms of the licence (licensed areas). The CCTV system will cover the main entrance and exit and designated emergency egress routes from the premises. The CCTV system will cover all external areas of the premises used by the public. The location of CCTV cameras are identified on the site plan of the premises. No amendments to the locations of the cameras will be made without prior consultation with Dorset Police and the Licensing Authority.


The CCTV system will be of a resolution quality which will enable the identification of person and activities, and other fine details such as, vehicle registration number plates in any light condition. The CCTV system will contain the correct time and date stamp information. The CCTV system will have sufficient storage and retention capacity for a minimum of 31 days continuous footage.


A designated member/members of staff at the premises will be authorised to access the CCTV footage and be conversant with operating the CCTV system. At the request of an authorised officer of the Licensing Authority or a Responsible Authority (under the Licensing  ...  view the full minutes text for item 181.


Exempt Business


There are no exempt items scheduled for this meeting.  



There was no exempt business.