Venue: Town Hall, Moorgate Street, Rotherham. S60 2TH
Contact: Debbie Pons, Principal Democratic Services Officer
Consideration was given to an application for the variation of a Premises Licence, under the provisions of the Licensing Act 2003, in respect of the premises known as the Reresby Arms public house, Vale Road, Thrybergh Rotherham.
The Licensing Authority received representations which were not withdrawn and the Sub-Committee considered those representations.
The application sought to vary the premises licence as follows:-
(i) to amend the Licensing plan in accordance with the submitted drawing number 7214-03 dated 23 July 2018; and
(ii) to amend the Licensing hours for live and recorded music until midnight Sunday to Thursday and until 01:00 hours Friday and Saturday and at Bank Holidays.
The applicant company was Star Pubs and Bars and the solicitor representing the company at this hearing explained that the premises had recently been closed and that the company was now embarking upon an extensive internal and external refurbishment of the whole building, prior to its re-opening. The intention was that the premises’ licence would be in the name of the Stars and Bars company (instead of a tenant landlord) and that an Area Manager of the company would have regular oversight of the management of the premises and the role of the tenant landlord. Design drawings of the appearance of the refurbished premises were displayed during the hearing.
Acknowledging the location within a mainly residential area, the company’s overall intention was to operate these premises as a community public house. Members noted that the Local Authority was separately being asked to approve the registration of these premises as an asset of community value, in accordance with the provisions of the Localism Act 2011.
The representative of the applicant company confirmed that the applicant would accept the suggested additional conditions of licence relating to the Challenge 21 (proof of age) scheme, the maintenance of a refusals log and regular staff training. Other conditions of licence, discussed at the hearing, were about the closing of the premises doors and windows and about the disposal of refuse at reasonable hours, both of which were also acceptable to the applicant company. The applicant’s representative spoke about the company’s specific policy entitled ‘Just Add Talent’, which included extensive staff training provisions.
A written representation from the Borough Council’s Environmental Health Service proposed that the amendment of the Licensing hours for live and recorded music should be until 23:00 hours Sunday to Thursday and until 00:00 hours (ie: midnight) Friday and Saturday and at Bank Holidays. The Sub-Committee acknowledged that, because of an amendment to the Licensing Act 2003, live and recorded music was permitted until 23:00 hours without the need for a premises’ licence.
The written representation from the two local residents (who did not attend the hearing) referred to their concerns about noise generated from the premises, both from music and also customers leaving the vicinity of the premises late at night. The residents stated that although they were in favour of the intended family-orientated nature of the premises, they nevertheless did have concerns about ... view the full minutes text for item 3.