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WELCOME AND APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE
Councillor Bond as Chair welcomed all those present and explained the order of the meeting.
DECLARATION OF INTERESTS
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NOTED there were no declarations of interest.
Application for a Variation of a Premises Licence.
RECEIVED the application made by Darji Mitra Mandal of UK for the premises situated at T Darji Mitra Mandal of the UK Centre, Hindu Community Centre, 26 Oakthorpe Road, London, N13 5JL for a Variation of Premises Licence LN/200600207.
1. The introduction by Ellie Green, Principal Licensing Officer, including:
a. This was an application for a variation of a premises licence by Darji Mitra Mandal of UK for the premises at 26 Oakthorpe Road, Palmers Green.
b. The premises was a Hindu community centre adjacent to Palmers Green mosque but in an area surrounded by residential streets, which had been licensed since 2006.
c. The application sought an extension to hours and days on the licence. The premises was currently unlicensed Monday to Thursday. At the weekend the latest licensable activity currently was 23:30.
d. The application sought opening hours daily, and at weekends to 00:30 latest, with licensable activities to cease half an hour before closing.
e. The current hours in comparison with hours originally applied for, and hours now applied for as amended and agreed with the Licensing Authority, were shown on page 2 of the agenda pack.
f. There had been 11 representations made against the application by local residents, referred to as IP1 to IP11 in the agenda pack and set out in Annex 4. Representations were made on the grounds of all four licensing objectives and objected to the application in its entirety.
g. The applicants’ response in writing was set out in Annex 6.
h. The Licensing Authority initially made representation. Reduced times and activities were proposed and modification to conditions, which were agreed by the applicant. Therefore the Licensing Authority representation was withdrawn.
i. There were no other representations from Responsible Authorities.
j. The agreed conditions were set out in Annex 5.
k. At the hearing today the President and Vice President of Darji Mitra Mandal of the UK were present to speak in support of the application. Representatives of IP1, IP4 and IP6 were present to speak against the application. The panel was reminded that equal consideration must be given to written representations as to anything that was heard today.
2. The statement of Pravin Jivan, President of Darji Mitra Mandal of the UK (applicant), including:
a. The application had been made because religious events took place during the daytime, especially for pensioners, and they had asked to be able to have a drink. While applying for this, it was also decided to seek extension to weekend licensed hours.
b. The hall was hired out, but with significant restrictions and scrutiny of the capacity and whether hirers were suitable. The hall was hired for only 40% of the available time.
c. Since 2007 they had not had any complaint from the Police or the Council.
d. Doors had been changed to install double doors to reduce noise escaping. The windows had been reduced in size and were triple-glazed. There was also a noise monitoring system used inside and outside ... view the full minutes text for item 237.
To receive and agree the minutes of the meetings held on Wednesday 19 June 2019, Tuesday 9 July 2019, and Wednesday 7 August 2019.
RECEIVED the minutes of the meetings held on Wednesday 19 June 2019, Tuesday 9 July 2019, and Wednesday 7 August 2019.
AGREED the minutes of the meetings held on Wednesday 19 June 2019, Tuesday 9 July 2019, and Wednesday 7 August 2019 as a correct record.