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WELCOME AND APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE
Councillor Aksanoglu as Chair welcomed all attendees to the meeting, which was being broadcast live online. Sub-committee members confirmed their presence and that they were able to hear and see the proceedings. Officers, applicants and representative, and IP 1, 4 and 5 confirmed their presence. The Chair explained the order of the meeting.
Councillor Doug Taylor was also attending the hearing as an observer.
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 in respect of the item on the agenda.
Application for a New Premises Licence – Adult Gaming Centre (AGC).
RECEIVED the application made by Future Leisure Limited for the premises situated at 8 Southbury Road, Enfield, EN1 1YT for a Premises Licence.
1. The introduction by Ellie Green, Principal Licensing Officer, including:
a. The application was for a new Adult Gaming Centre premises licence by Future Leisure Limited for the premises at 8 Southbury Road, EN1 1YT.
b. The premises were formerly a William Hill which held a betting premises licence from 16 January 2013 until it was surrendered on the 29 September 2019. This William Hill licence was not subject to any review or licensing prosecution action.
c. Adult Gaming Centres are known as AGC’s and are premises for adults providing gaming machines with higher pay-outs than family entertainment centres, for example.
d. Persons operating an AGC must hold a gaming machines General Operating License issued by the Gambling Commission along with a Premises Licence issued by the Local Licensing authority. Premises obtaining such authorisations will be able to provide category B, C and D gaming machines for use by customers as follows:
· The number of category B machines must not exceed 20% of the total gaming machines as useable for use on the premises.
· There can be any number of category C or D machines.
· Category B machines can be classified as B or 3. B3 machines have a maximum stake of £2.00 and a maximum prize of £500.
· B4 machines have a maximum stake of £2.00 and a maximum prize of £400.00.
· Category C machines have a maximum stake of £1.00 and a maximum prize of £100.00.
· Category D machines have a maximum stake 10p and a maximum prize of £5.00.
· No person under the age of 18 is permitted to enter an AGC.
e. The default position of an AGC premises licence is that gaming machines can be made available 24 hours a day. However, as a result of mediation between the Local Authority and the applicant, a condition has been agreed that the premises shall only be open between the hours of 8:00am to midnight – Monday to Saturday and 9:00am to 11:00pm – Sundays & Bank Holidays. No gambling facilities on Christmas day.
f. In addition to the agreed condition, further conditions have also been agreed between the applicant following representations from the Local Authority and the Metropolitan Police.
g. AGC premises licences do attract mandatory conditions and full details of these can be seen at Annex 5 (page 213) of the report. There are no outstanding representations from any of the responsible authorities.
h. This application received 7 representations from interested parties (IP), including Councillors, the local Business and Residents Associations, a local business and a local resident. Interested parties believe the application does not support the licensing objectives. Those representations can be seen at Annex 3 from page 53 of the report and also additional information provided by Councillor Rye, IP2, in Annex 4 from page 61 of the report.
i. The hearing today is for the Licensing Sub-Committee (LSC) ... view the full minutes text for item 3.
To receive and agree the minutes of the meeting held on Wednesday 10 March 2021.
AGREED the minutes of the meetings held on Wednesday 10 March 2021 be adjourned until the 16 June 2021 Licensing Sub-Committee meeting.