The Sub-Committee considered an application for the grant of a premises licence, in accordance with Section 17 of the provisions of the Licensing Act 2003, in respect of The Vintage Booth, 14 Grange Lane, Maltby, Rotherham. The applicant was seeking a licence to permit the retail sale of alcohol for consumption on and off the premises and the provision of regulated entertainment (recorded music). The premises currently operated as a tearoom serving “traditional and vintage inspired food and hot drinks”.
In accordance with the procedure, the Licensing Manager, presented the report which set out the application seeking authority for the following licensable activities to take place at the premises:-
· Retail sale of alcohol (for consumption on and off the premises) between the hours of 0900 hours and 2300 hours Monday to Sunday
· The provision of regulated entertainment (recorded music) between the hours of 0900 hours and 2300 hours Monday to Sunday
The applicant had stated “we play vintage background music, usually on vinyl or CDs. We pay a yearly music licence for this”
During the 28 days consultation period, the Licensing Service had agreed the following in relation to the application:-
· The application had been amended so that the sale of alcohol will only take place between 0900 hours and 2100 hours Monday to Sunday
together with a number of conditions should the application be granted.
Following the submission of the application paperwork, a representation had been received from a local resident citing concerns regarding noise and anti-social behaviour. The amendment to the application and agreed conditions had been presented to the resident; the resident confirmed that their representation remained and wished it to be considered by the Sub-Committee.
There were no representations made by the Responsible Authorities. A concern by the Licensing Service regarding the hours of opening had been addressed by the agreed amended conditions.
Mrs. Mallory, supported by a friend, addressed the concerns raised by the objector.
In conclusion, the Sub-Committee took due note of the written representation made and the conditions agreed with the applicant intended to address any concerns that the Licensing Service and the objector may have had in relation to the application.
The Sub-Committee considered the application for the grant of the Premises Licence and the representation made specifically in the light of the following Licensing objectives (as defined in the 2003 Act):-
· The prevention of crime and disorder.
· Public safety.
· The prevention of public nuisance.
· The protection of children from harm.
Resolved:- That the application for a Premises Licence, under the provisions of the Licensing Act 2003, in respect of The Vintage Booth, 14 Grange Lane, Maltby, be granted as follows:-
Retail Sale of Alcohol [for consumption on and off premises]
The application had been amended so that the sale of alcohol will only take place between 0900 hours and 2100 hours Monday to Sunday
Regulated Entertainment [Live & Recorded Music]
Monday-Sunday: 0900 hours-2100 hours
and subject to the following conditions:-
1. The premises shall operate solely as a restaurant/tearoom save for pre-organised themed events or clubs agreed in advance with the Licensing Authority and South Yorkshire Police.
2. The premises will not operate exclusively as a bar save for pre-organised themed events or clubs agreed in advance with the Licensing Authority and South Yorkshire Police.
3. Alcohol will only be sold to those whose principal purpose is to attend the premises for a meal or pre-organised event.
4. Whenever there are anticipated changes to the normal operating framework of the premises, where it is reasonable to assume there will be an increase in customers or likelihood of disorder, a risk assessment shall be carried out by the Premises Licence Holder to determine whether door supervisors shall be required. The risk assessment shall be documented in a register, kept at the premises and available for inspection by the Police or Council Licensing Enforcement Officer upon request. The risk assessment shall comply with any advice given by South Yorkshire Police or Council Licensing Officers in respect of door supervisors.