Contact: Carrie O'Connor
Election of Chairman
Prior to the commencement of the meeting, it had been agreed that Councillor Clayden would chair the meeting.
Declarations of Interest
Members and Officers are reminded to make any declarations of pecuniary, personal and/or prejudicial interests that they may have in relation to items on this agenda and are reminded that they should re-declare their interest before consideration of the item or as soon as the interest becomes apparent.
Members and officers should make their declaration by stating :
a) the item they have the interest in
b) whether it is a pecuniary, personal and/or prejudicial
c) the nature of the interest
There were no declarations of interest made.
An application has been received to vary the premises licence for the William Hardwicke, 12 High Street, Bognor Regis and Sussex Police as a Responsible Authority have made representations.
The Chairman asked if any representations had been received to enable the hearing to be dispensed with. The Licensing Officer advised the meeting that agreement had been reached between the applicant and the Police and Members had been notified accordingly by email. However, as the Licensing Authority had only received confirmation shortly prior to the meeting, verbal confirmation was required and given from the applicant’s legal representative and the Police that the representation from the Police had been withdrawn and relevant conditions would be attached to the licence as agreed between the parties.
Members sought clarification on what had exactly been agreed and, following comment from the applicant’s legal representative and the Police to assist, the conditions to be placed on the licence were read out by the Licensing Officer for the avoidance of doubt.
The Subcommittee then ratified the agreement between the applicant and the Police and the hearing was therefore dispensed with.