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To Elect a Chairman for this Meeting Only


RESOLVED to elect Councillor Jessie Milne as the Chair for this Panel.


Members' Declarations of Interest

Members may make any declarations of interest at this point but may also make them at any time during the course of the meeting.





Licence Hearing pdf icon PDF 89 KB

Licence Number:           TBC

Hearing Type:                Application for the Grant of Premises Licence

Applicant:                       Mr Adrian Brown

Premises:                       Intake Craft Beer (rear of White Hart), Church Street, Gainsborough, Lincolnshire

Additional documents:


Licence Hearing

Reference Number:TBC

Application type:      Application for the Grant of a Premises Licence

Premise:        Intake Craft Beer (rear of White Hart),

Church Street, Gainsborough,


Applicant:      Mr Adrian Brown


The legal advisor provided an introduction and ran through the proceedings for the hearing.  The Licensing Team Manager also introduced himself, and ran through the hearing as documented in the reports pack.


First, the representative from the Police ran through their case:


Mr Brown contacted the Council on the subject of running a pub out of the rear of the White Hart Hotel in Gainsborough.  There was a meeting at the venue where the Police expressed some concerns about the running of the bar.  The Police and Licensing Officers from West Lindsey District Council (WLDC) offered a list of conditions to consider prior to application.  Mr Brown was then to contact the Police and WLDC before the final application with a draft version to see if he had satisfied some of the concerns. 


The application was submitted without a draft version.  The Police had concerns with several sections of the application, listed below:


·         The CCTV must have the capacity for recording rather than just a live stream;

·         Applicant mentioned sharing intelligence – the applicant would have needed to show that he was in contact with Licensing Officers;

·         Drug policies are mentioned, but none are attached to the application form;

·         Other legislation covers the fire and smoke detectors;

·         There needed to be a policy for toughened glass;

·         There were no attached policies for drug behaviour and misuse;

·         The Police wanted to see records of training for staff, and whether it would be repeated on a yearly, or 18 month period;

·         With the terminal hour of 2am, Lincolnshire Police would have liked to see doorstaff on at these late times;

·         Windows and doors being closed was more of an environmental health remit;

·         It wasn’t clear how protecting children from harm would be enforced;


The applicant, Mr Brown then had the opportunity to respond to these concerns and outline his own case:


·         Mr Brown had consulted his wife, and the current licensee for the White Hart Hotel when writing his application (neither of them were present at the hearing);

·         With regards to children under 18, it could be possible for some of them to enter the bar if they are staying at the hotel;

·         There were currently no policies attached to the application that deal with the concerns of the Police;


At this point in the hearing the legal advisor asked Mr Brown whether he had previously seen the list of conditions that the Police wanted to be satisfied, to which he answered no.  However, Mr Brown did tell everyone present that he had had CCTV installed, with a recording capability for 31 days, after which time it resets itself.  There were two cameras outside the venue, with a further five inside.


The Chairman asked whether there were two entrances to the bar; it was confirmed that in addition to the  ...  view the full minutes text for item 3.