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WELCOME AND APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE
Councillor Bond (Chair) welcomed all those present and explained the order of the meeting.
DECLARATION OF INTERESTS
Members are asked to declare any disclosable pecuniary, other pecuniary or non pecuniary interests relating to items on the agenda.
NOTED there were no declarations of interest.
Application for a new premises licence.
RECEIVED the application made by Mr Ali Serbet for a new premises licence at the premises situated at Euro International, 212-214 Chase Side, Enfield, EN2 0QX.
1. The introduction by Ellie Green, Principal Licensing Officer, including:
a. This was a new premises licence application, and the applicant was present at the hearing.
b. It had come to her attention yesterday that the applicant wished to request an adjournment due to difficulties he had getting legal representation. Due to the late hour, she had advised that the applicant should come and make the request to the sub committee, but to be prepared also for the possibility for the hearing to proceed.
c. Mr Serbet advised that he had many problems to deal with recently in respect of the premises, including financial, and when he found money for a solicitor it had been too late for representation at this hearing.
d. Ellie Green clarified that Mr Serbet was the landlord of the premises and that the former tenants/licence holders had vacated without paying the bills. The application had come through an agent and it had originally been advised that a solicitor had been arranged. It was in the best interests of Mr Serbet to be legally represented, but that was not possible today. In the event of adjournment, there would be no licence in place and the premises would not be able to sell alcohol until a licence was granted. There had been Temporary Event Notice (TEN) applications which had covered 18 days. A premises was allowed 21 days under TENs per calendar year, so there could only be 3 more days maximum in 2019. The quota would start again from 1 January 2020, and TEN applications had already been submitted for 7 days. A further hearing would not be possible until the New Year when a meeting date would be arranged. There would be an impact on ability to sell alcohol at the premises.
e. Mr Serbet confirmed his understanding of the situation, and that he was not selling alcohol at the premises at the moment.
2. The Licensing Sub Committee agreed to the request for an adjournment. A decision would be made at a hearing at a later date.
Application for Temporary Event Notices.
RECEIVED the application made by Mrs Songul Aydin for the premises situated at Dost Hane, 77 Bounces Road, London, N9 8LD for two Temporary Event Notices (TENs) covering the following dates: 24, 25, 26, 31 December 2019 and 1 January 2020, 23:00 until 03:00.
1. Councillor Boztas was replaced on the panel by Councillor Hamilton to avoid a conflict of interest as a Lower Edmonton ward councillor.
2. The introduction by Ellie Green, Principal Licensing Officer, including:
a. This application was for two Temporary Event Notices (TENs) for the premises Dost Hane, 77 Bounces Road, Edmonton. This was a live music venue and restaurant. The applicant, Mrs Songul Aydin was in attendance at the hearing.
b. The original application had been for three TENs from 23:00 to 03:00 between 24/12/19 and 1/1/20.
c. Environmental Health had made an objection on the grounds of prevention of public nuisance, and were represented at the hearing by Charlotte Palmer.
d. The applicant had been contacted by phone to discuss options. Confirmation was received that the TEN for 27/12/19 to 29/12/19 was withdrawn, but the other two TEN applications remained and a Counter Notice was issued on 12/12/19.
e. Mrs Aydin advised on 13/12/19 that she wished the remaining TEN applications to be determined by the Licensing Sub Committee. Therefore the Counter Notice must be discounted.
f. The existing licence was shown in Annex 1 of the officers’ report.
3. The statement of Mrs Songul Aydin, the applicant, including:
a. She was asking for TENs to cover 24, 25 and 31 December as she was fully booked for events at the premises those dates.
b. She knew she had made a mistake on 6/12/19 when she had moved the stage to the wrong place, next to the door, and it had now been moved back. She was really sorry for that occasion. She had booked a famous person from Turkey to perform, but didn’t know it was going to be so noisy.
c. It was hard to stand in this business as a woman, and she asked for the sub committee’s support.
4. Mrs Aydin responded to questions, including:
a. In response to Members’ queries, she confirmed that at weekends the premises closed at 01:00 with last sale of alcohol at 00:30. However, the Christmas and New Year dates did not fall at weekends this year. She was fully booked on those dates for the times applied for in the TENs. She had believed the TENs had been confirmed and had therefore accepted bookings for the extended hours.
b. Ellie Green advised that the TENs application was received by the Licensing Team on 5/12/19 and consultation was begun on 6/12/19. An acknowledgement was provided to the applicant that the TENs were deemed granted unless a Counter Notice was received. The applicant should wait until the end of the consultation period to action. The objection notice to all the TENs was emailed to Mrs Aydin on 9/12/19 and chased on 10/12/19. However, her understanding ... view the full minutes text for item 371.
To receive and agree the minutes of the meeting held on Wednesday 27 November 2019.
RECEIVED the minutes of the meeting held on Wednesday 27 November 2019.
AGREED the minutes of the meeting held on Wednesday 27 November 2019 as a correct record.