Agenda and draft minutes

Alcohol and Entertainment Licensing Sub-Committee - Wednesday 10 June 2020 9.30 am

Venue: Vitrual

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No. Item


To elect a Chairman for this Hearing


It was proposed by Cllr Page and seconded by Cllr Hughes that Cllr McAra be elected as the Chairman for this meeting of the Alcohol and Licensing Sub-Committee (AELSC).


Cllr McAra consented to act as Chairman and duly chaired the whole meeting.


Cllr McAra confirmed the address of the premises which were subject to the hearing which would take place in respect of Agenda Item 3 as; ‘Pub in the Park’ Chichester College Fields (Westgate Fields), Avenue De Chartres, Chichester, West Sussex, PO19 1SB.



Declarations of Interests

Members and officers are reminded to make any declarations of disclosable pecuniary, personal and/or prejudicial interests they may have in respect of matters on the agenda for this meeting.


There were no declarations of interest made at this meeting, and all members on the Sub-Committee represented wards outside that of the Application premises.



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‘Pub in the Park’ Westgate Fields, Chichester

Application for a Premises Licence

(a)          Chair opens the Hearing.

(b)          Items arising from Regulation 6 Notice (Notice of Hearing).

(c)          Notice of any representations withdrawn.

(d)          The procedure will then follow the Sub-Committee protocol and    procedure note attached





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Preliminary Matters


Cllr McAra confirmed the entirety of the meeting would be held in public session (apart from when ALESC retired to consider its decision) and therefore there would be no requirement at any point to pass a resolution to exclude any press representative or the public. The Hearing in this matter was heard using remote technology as provided for under the Coronavirus Act 2020 and the relevant Regulations made under the 2020 Act, and was held in a Zoom meeting on Wednesday 10 June 2020 at 9:30am. All parties were able to participate and could hear and be heard and the meeting was not interrupted by technical issues of any kind.


The Sub-Committee followed the procedure set out at page 3 of the document pack. The membership was as set out in the pack.


Cllr McAra formally opened the hearing and introduced members of the Sub-Committee and the officers present.


The Chairman sought clarification as to who was in attendance for the Applicant. Mr Levene, Ms Caines, and Ms. Clarke confirmed their representation for the Applicant as Operations Director for Brand Events and Operations Manager’s for Brand Events respectively.


Mr Nicholas Bennett, Head of Democratic and Legal Services, confirmed his role within the hearing. He explained that his role was to advise the Sub-Committee and to ensure that procedure is followed in accordance with regulations set out in the Licensing Act 2003. Mr Bennett confirmed that he would retire with the Sub-Committee, subject to no objection, in order to ensure that the Principles of Natural Justice were adhered to in the decision making process. He informed the Sub-Committee that their primary consideration was Section 4 of the Licensing Act 2003 and the four licensing objectives contained within. Mr Bennett also advised the Sub-Committee to consider the Chichester District Council Licensing Policy 2016-2021, Home Office Guidance April 2018, Human Rights Act and Section 17 of the Crime and Disorder Act 1998. Mr Bennett explained that should any advice be provided to the Sub-Committee once they had retired to consider the application, it would be recorded in the decision notice.


Cllr McAra confirmed that the purpose of the hearing was to consider whether to grant a Premises Licence and give consideration as to whether it would be appropriate to attach conditions or otherwise to ensure the licensing objectives are promoted.


Cllr McAra confirmed that the Sub-Committee members had received and read the agenda papers for the hearing and there was no requirement to go over evidence which had previously been submitted.


Divisional Manager’s Introduction


Mr Foord, Divisional Manager for Communications, Licensing & Events outlined details of the application. Mr Foord set out the application and set out the representations to same, and further clarified the basis of the application as a permanent Premises Licence for an event to take place yearly and on an on-going basis for licensable activities, as set out in 4.7, page 3 of the document pack, to be conducted over three consecutive days. He went through  ...  view the full minutes text for item 45.


Consideration of any late items as follows:

(a)            items added to the agenda papers and made available for public inspection;

(b)            items which the chairman has agreed should be taken as matters of urgency by reason of special circumstances to be reported at the meeting.



There were no late items for consideration at this meeting.