Agenda and draft minutes

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No. Item


Appointment of Chairman


RESOLVED that Councillor Claire Farrier be appointed Chairman for this Licensing Sub-Committee meeting.



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 230 KB


The Chairman explained the procedure that would be followed at the meeting.


51st State, Copthall Playing Fields, Off Champions Way, Page Street, London, NW4 1PS pdf icon PDF 2 MB

Additional documents:


The Sub-Committee considered an application for a New Premises Licence made under section 17 of the Licensing Act 2003.



Motion to exclude the Press and Public


RESOLVED that the parties be excluded from the meeting, together with the press and public, in accordance with the Regulation 14(2) of the Licensing Act 2003 (Hearings and Regulations 2005).


Prior to exclusion, parties were notified that the decision of the Sub-Committee would be announced within 5 working days.



Deliberation by the Sub-Committee in Private Session


The Sub-Committee deliberated in private session, accompanied by the Officer from HB Public Law and the Governance Officer.


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






Sections 17-18


Notification of decision following a Licensing Sub-Committee hearing held on 16 June 2022 to determine an application for a premises licence


PREMISES: 51stState, Copthall Playing Fields


TO: The applicant

       All persons who made representations





THAT following a hearing before the Licensing Sub Committee


ON 16 June 2022


THE LONDON BOROUGH OF BARNET, as the Licensing Authority for the premises




TO GRANT THE PREMISES LICENCE (with the inclusion of the 45 conditions agreed with the Police with slight amendments noted below):


Hours for Licensable Activities:


Provision of live music (both indoors and outdoors):

Saturday (20th) 11:00hrs – 22:00hrs

Sunday (21st) 11:00hrs – 21:00hrs


Provision of recorded music (both indoors and outdoors):

Saturday (20th) 11:00hrs – 22:00hrs

Sunday (21st) 11:00hrs – 21:00hrs


Performances of dance (both indoors and outdoors):

Saturday (20th) 11:00hrs – 22:00hrs

Sunday (21st) 11:00hrs – 21:00hrs


Provision of anything of a similar description to live music, recorded music, or performances of dance:

Saturday (20th) 11:00hrs – 22:00hrs

Sunday (21st) 11:00hrs – 21:00hrs


Sale or supply of alcohol (on the premises only):

Saturday (20th) 11:00hrs – 21:30hrs

Sunday (21st) 11:00hrs – 20:30hrs


Hours the premises to be open to the public:

Saturday (20th) 11:00hrs – 23:00hrs

Sunday (21st) 11:00hrs – 22:00hrs



The Licensing Sub-Committee carefully considered all the relevant information including:


·         Written and oral representations by all the parties

·         The Licensing Act 2003 and the steps that are appropriate to promote the licensing objectives

·         The Guidance issued under section 182 of the Licensing Act 2003

·         The Council’s Licensing Policy

·         Human Rights Act 1998


The Licensing Sub-Committee hearing was held in person.


In making its decision, the Licensing Sub-Committee carefully considered the application and all written representations, as set out within the report, and the verbal representations made at the hearing by the applicant’s representative. The Mill Hill Preservation Society, who had made a representation, were not in attendance but the Licensing Sub-Committee considered their written submissions in close detail, especially their concerns about public nuisance relating to noise and urination. The Licensing Sub-Committee noted that whilst the applicant had helped to address some of the concerns raised in the original representation through correspondence, there were still some other aspects of concern for the Society, and the Licensing Sub-Committee themselves.


The Licensing Sub-Committee asked several questions of the applicant covering issues including capacity limits, noise level management, car parking/traffic management, security measures, and sale of alcohol, to ensure that the licensing objectives are not undermined.


The Licensing Sub-Committee heard about how the event will not have more than 9,999 persons at any one time (including staff and event participants) and how the noise levels are to be managed and monitored and the fact that there will be a hotline for people to call too. The Licensing Sub-Committee also heard about the plans that have been made (and to be developed further) with the Council’s Safety Advisory Group in relation to security, covering drug concerns as well  ...  view the full minutes text for item 8.


Any other Item(s) the Chairman decides are urgent