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Application for a Renewal of a Tables & Chairs (Street Trading) licence.
RECEIVED the application made by MR ARJAN BORUFI for the premises situated at BROOMFIELD COFFEE BAR, 64 ALDERMANS HILL, N13 4PPfor the renewal of the Street Trading (Tables & Chairs) Licence (LN/201800896).
1. The introduction by Ellie Green, Principal Licensing Officer, including:
a. This was an application for renewal for the tables and chairs licence under the London Local Authorities Act 1990. The applicant was Mr Borufi for Broomfield Coffee Bar, 64 Aldermans Hill, N13.
b. The premises was operated as a coffee bar during the day and a restaurant in the evening. It was located in a row of shops with residences above and nearby, and opposite Broomfield Park.
c. The application sought a like for like renewal, with the licensed area confirmed as 5 sq metres (5m x 1m) with a maximum of two tables and four chairs, from 08:00 to 00:00 daily. It was noted that the latest hour permitted for any tables and chairs licence is 23:00.
d. A premises licence review was brought recently for the venue. The hearing took place on 17 June 2020 and the decision notice was attached in Annex 2 of the officers’ report.
e. It was confirmed that a minor variation to update the plan which forms part of the premises licence was granted on 1 July 2020.
f. A copy of the premises licence was appended to the officers’ report and Condition 14 was highlighted in relation to use of the external area at the front of the premises.
g. Representation had been made against the application by the Licensing Authority (set out in Annex 5) and by 15 local residents including a ward councillor, referred to as IP1 to IP15 (set out in Annex 6).
h. Representation had been made in support of the application by three people, referred to as SUP01 to SUP03 (set out in Annex 7).
i. A response on behalf of the applicant was set out in Annex 8 and the supplementary report.
j. Mediation between the Licensing Authority and Mr Borufi led to a proposal that the outside chairs and tables be removed during peak pedestrian hours of 08:00 to 10:00 and 16:00 to 18:00, meaning effectively they would not be put out until 10:00 but they would be out between 10:00 to 16:00 and 18:00 to 23:00.
2. The statement of Mr John Palmer, Akin Palmer Solicitors, solicitor on behalf of Mr Borufi (Premises Licence Holder), including:
a. The basis of the objection was that his client was unsuitable to hold a licence. He would say that Mr Borufi was not unsuitable.
b. Quotes from interested parties’ objections, in particular IP1 and IP2, gave a flavour of where the objections were coming from, appearing to be more directed at the clientele and their ethnicity. They made allegations including that his client’s premises had criminal gang connections: this was slanderous and libellous, and without evidence. They reserved their position against the allegations.
c. Interested parties’ representations repeated what was put forward ... view the full minutes text for item 3.