Venue: Town Hall, Moorgate Street, Rotherham. S60 2TH
Contact: Debbie Pons, Principal Democratic Services Officer
The Sub-Committee considered an application for the grant of a premises licence, in accordance with the provisions of the Licensing Act 2003, in respect of a mobile trailer for the sale of food (“the premises”) to be sited for temporary periods within the car park of the Three Horseshoes public house, 133 Bawtry Road, Wickersley. The two joint applicants operated a business known as Spud Buddies from the mobile trailer and were applying for the grant of a premises licence for the one licensable activity of the provision of late night refreshment.
The Licensing Authority had received representations from the local Borough Councillors for the electoral Ward and from the Wickersley Parish Council which were not withdrawn and the Sub-Committee considered those representations. It was noted that one other representation, submitted by a resident living within the local area, had been withdrawn.
This application was for the grant of a premises licence for the provision of late night refreshment, as follows:-
i) For the sale from the mobile unit of hot jacket potatoes and seasonal fillings, hot drinks and cold drinks in cans (nb: there was no application for a licence for the retail sale of alcohol);
ii) The provision of late night refreshment between the hours of 23:00 hours and 02:00 hours on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays.
The applicants informed the Sub-Committee of the nature of this small business and the quality of food provided and explained that the business had operated in this area for the past four weeks (at times in the evening when a premises licence had not been required to be in place). There had been compliments expressed about the business and about the food and a base of customers had already been established. The mobile unit was powered by electricity and therefore did not cause excessive noise. Such noise as may be caused late at night would be limited to a period of approximately twenty minutes when the trailer unit was being hitched to the car of one of the applicants. The trailer unit would be parked on site only at the times the business was operating and would be driven away each night. One or other of the two joint applicants would always be present on site during the operation of the business and other family relatives would assist them at some times. The applicants also explained the regular litter picking and clearing they would undertake in the areas of car park and highway around the location of the trailer unit. The landlord of the public house would allow the litter and any waste from the trailer unit to be placed in the waste bins at the public house. There had been no complaints addressed directly to the applicants during the previous four weeks’ of operation of the business.
The representation from the local Ward Councillor referred to concerns about anti-social behaviour in the area, which may be exacerbated by persons remaining in the area outside the Three ... view the full minutes text for item 1.