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WELCOME AND APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE
Councillor Aksanoglu as Chair welcomed all those present and explained the order of the meeting.
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NOTED there were no declarations of interest.
Review of Club Premises Certificate.
RECEIVED the application made by the Licensing Authority for a review of the Club Premises Certificate (LN/200600378) held by Ponders End Smallholders Association at the premises known as and situated at Ponders End Smallholders Association, 82A Church Road, Enfield, EN3 4NU.
1. The introduction by Ellie Green, Principal Licensing Officer, including:
a. This was a review application by the Licensing Authority for the club premises certificate held by Ponders End Smallholders Association, known as PEDSA.
b. PEDSA was a long-established allotments society registered members club, which placed separate obligations on the club in respect of club rules and constitution via the Financial Service Authority (FSA).
c. Club premises certificates were only made available under the legislation to qualifying members clubs, and the club activities may be carried on for club members, bona fide guests or associate club members and their guests.
d. The legislation allowed clubs to operate licensable club activities without a designated premises supervisor or personal licence holder(s).
e. No general public licensable activities may take place reliant on a club premises certificate as these would need to be authorised by means of a full premises licence or else temporary event notices.
f. The current club premises certificate permitted 24 hour opening and recorded music, late night refreshment, and supply of alcohol (on and off supplies) Sunday 12:00 to 22:30, Monday to Saturday 10:00 to 23:00.
g. The Licensing Authority and Enforcement Team had submitted the review in respect of the prevention of crime and disorder licensing objective. The Licensing Authority had lost confidence that the club was being run in line with the legal requirements and had ceased to be a qualifying club.
h. The Licensing Authority considered that it was now appropriate, for the promotion of the licensing objectives, to withdraw the club premises certificate in its entirety.
i. No representations were received on behalf of the Responsible Authorities.
j. Three representations were received from local residents supporting the review application, referred to as IP1 to IP3, and set out in Annex 4 of the report. IP1 and IP3 were unable to attend the meeting, but IP2 was in attendance and represented by Mr Dennis Defur.
k. On behalf of PEDSA, Ms Linda Marsh was in attendance and Ms Maria Swords would be speaking on her behalf.
2. The statement of Charlotte Palmer, Senior Licensing Enforcement Officer, on behalf of the Licensing Authority, including:
a. The review was brought on the grounds of prevention of crime and disorder, because the Licensing Authority did not believe that the club was being run in line with the legislative requirements.
b. A club premises certificate was only available to qualifying clubs, meeting the criteria that it is established and run in good faith. The Licensing Authority was of the opinion that the club had ceased to be a qualifying club and that it was no longer being conducted in good faith, and that the licensing objective was being undermined.
c. The club was not meeting requirements in ... view the full minutes text for item 485.