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Appointment of Chairman


Absence of Members (If any)


Declaration of Members' Disclosable Pecuniary interests and Non Pecuniary interests (If any)


Licensing Sub-Committee Hearing Procedure pdf icon PDF 77 KB


New Premises application Very Good Entertainment, 2 Charcot Road, Colindale, London, NW9 5WU pdf icon PDF 3 MB


Deliberation by the Sub-Committee in Private Session


Re-admission of the Press and Public: Announcement of the decision of the Sub-Committee


    This is an application for a new Premises Licence made by Very Good Entertainment (hereinafter “the Applicant”) in respect of 2 Charcot Road, Colindale, London, NW9 5WU (hereinafter “the Premises”).


    The application is made pursuant to section 17 of the Licensing Act 2003. After negotiations with PC Wilcock of the Metropolitan Police, the Applicant’s proposed hours for the provision of recorded music, the sale and supply of alcohol and their opening hours have been substantially reduced on Friday and Saturday nights, save for an extension is sought until midnight on any day preceding a bank holiday and provision until 0200 and opening until 0230 on New Years Eve.  The Applicant has also already agreed conditions to be inserted into the application. Those hours and conditions are set out in the Licensing Officer’s report and for brevity are not repeated here.


    There remains for consideration two outstanding representations from local residents. Those representations relate to the licensing objectives of the prevention of public nuisance and the prevention of crime and disorder. The residents make, it is fair to say very similar representations which are:


    1.     There is no objection to the premises operating as a restaurant until 11.00pm with alcohol and music, but there is a concern that the venue will operate as a nightclub not a restaurant.

    1. They do not believe that it is reasonable to allow late night drinking and music in a predominantly residential area, with many families with young children. The premises are surrounded on three sides by residential buildings, whose residents have already been suffering ongoing problems with anti-social behaviour and noise from another club which shares the same building.

    3.     They are concerned that this venue will be a source of disturbances to local residents, including noise from vehicles dropping off and picking up at unacceptable hours, anti-social behaviour, increased traffic and limitations on parking. .


    Unfortunately, the two objectors did not attend; the Sub-Committee would have liked the opportunity to ask them more questions about their representations.


    The sub-committee heard from the Licensing Officer, who presented his report.


    The sub-committee were concerned that the fire doors should remain unlocked rather than closed as stated in the application, but were reassured by the licensing officer that the Applicant would have liaised with London Fire Brigade who would have explained to him his obligation to comply with fire safety.


    The Applicant did not attend as he was mistaken about the date of the sub-committee meeting and gave leave through the licensing officer to proceed in his absence.


    Having considered all of the written representations of all the parties, the Sub-Committee discussed the matter and approved the hours and conditions agreed by the police with the Applicant.


    In respect of the specific representations made by the objectors the Sub-Committee concluded that the reduced hours and additional conditions which had been agreed between the Applicant and the police addressed their concerns. 


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