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To Elect a Chairman for this Meeting Only

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The Democratic and Civic Officer opened the meeting and asked for nominations for Chairman and it was


RESOLVED that Councillor Jessie Milne be elected Chairman of the Licensing Sub-Committee for this meeting.


Councillor Milne took the Chair for the remainder of the meeting and round the table introductions were made.


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.


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There were no declarations of interest.


Procedure pdf icon PDF 221 KB

This licensing authority will only allow licensing decisions to be taken by a minimum of three Councillors.  In the event of one member being unable to attend, their place will be substituted by another member.  In the event of this substitution taking place all parties will be informed of the change of membership at the beginning of the hearing.


Please note the procedure to be taken by the committee.


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The legal representative for West Lindsey District Council outlined the procedure to those present, as set out in the agenda pack.


Licence Hearing pdf icon PDF 87 KB

Licence Number: N/A

Hearing Type: Application for the Grant of a Premises Licence

Applicant: Dr Sreenath Krishnan Nair and Dr Arya Madhavan

Premises: “Indian Curry Pot” Sanderlings, Willingham Road, Market Rasen, Lincolnshire LN8 3RE


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Licence Number       :           N/A

Hearing Type             :           Application for the grant of a premises licence

Applicant                   :           Dr Sreenath Krishnan Nair and Dr Arya Madhavan

Premises                    :           “Indian Curry Pot” Sanderlings, Willingham Road,         Market Rasen, Lincolnshire LN8 3RE


The Licensing Enforcement Officer from West Lindsey District Council (WLDC) highlighted to the Hearing Panel that this was a new application for the grant of a premises licence, and that the applicants had applied for temporary licences on certain occasions during November and December 2020.


Following this introduction, the applicants outlined their case for the grant of a licence:


·         The ‘Curry Pot’ was a takeaway business.  There were certain principles behind the business:

o   Cooking and serving food on the same day;

o   Using authentic ingredients;

o   Encouraging healthy eating for health and wellbeing;

o   Sharing community engagement and healthy living through food.


·         The business had been running along the above lines for the previous five months, but there was a wish to expand this experience through small events;


·         The proposed events were small, family friendly affairs held in the garden at the property, and would be pre-booked time slots.  Previously, small scale events had been held at particular times of year, such as Diwali;


·         Recorded music would be played at a low volume, and there was no intention to breach the statutory level of noise.  Classical Indian music would be the choice.  The applicants were happy to work with WLDC and the Environment Agency on this topic;


·         Over the past year the applicants had contributed to the Market Rasen food bank, local children and families as well as the elderly community in conjunction with Market Rasen Town Council;


·         During the current lockdown the decision was made by the applicants to deliver food rather than it being collected from their car park;


·         The applicants believed they were addressing the licensing objectives as follows – these were prepared in conjunction with Lincolnshire Police:

o   Crime and disorder prevention – CCTV cameras were set up and were working.  The premises was a 3000 square foot property within half an acre of land.  8 high resolution cameras were affixed to the house and were working 24 hours a day.  Recordings were kept for 28 days within a locked room;

o   Public safety – according to the Police, an incident refusal book would be kept on the premises.  All documents would be kept for 12 months;

o   Noise – the applicants were keen to work with Lincolnshire County Council (LCC) and their neighbours on the subject of a safe environment and the prevention of public nuisance.  As a precautionary measure a sound level meter would be affixed to record sounds.  A telephone number would be given to the public on the day of an event; this number could be called to inform of any noise concerns;

o   Protection of children from harm – the ‘Challenge 25’ initiative would be operated on the sale of alcohol, and ID would be checked.  Alcohol would not be served in  ...  view the full minutes text for item 8.