Agenda and minutes

Licensing Act Sub-Committee
Friday, 30th October, 2020 10.00 am

Venue: Virtual

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Link: Meeting Recording

No. Item


Appointment of Chairman

To appoint a Chairman for the meeting.


RESOLVED- That Councillor Mark Goldsmith be appointed as Chairman.



Declarations of Interest

To provide an opportunity for Members and Officers to declare any disclosable pecuniary and non-pecuniary interests in any item on the agenda and for Members to declare if they have pre-determined any item on the agenda.



There were no declarations of interest.



Application for a new Premises Licence at The Bridge Hotel, The Village, Prestbury, SK10 4DQ pdf icon PDF 112 KB

To consider the above application.

Additional documents:


The Sub-Committee considered a report regarding an application by The Bridge Cheshire Limited for a premises licence under the Licensing Act 2003 in respect of The Bridge Hotel, The Village, Prestbury, SK10 4DQ together with objections and support.


The following attending the hearing and made representations with respect to the application:


  • the Applicant;
  • Solicitor for the Applicant;
  • Environmental Health;
  • Local Ward Member;
  • The Parish Council; and
  • an Objector.


After a full hearing of the application and in accordance with the rules of procedure, the Chairman of the Sub-Committee reported that after taking account of:


  • The Secretary of State’s Guidance under section 182 of the Licensing Act 2003;
  • Cheshire East Borough Council’s Statement of Licensing Policy;
  • the four licensing objectives (namely the prevention of crime and disorder, public safety, the prevention of public nuisance, and the protection of children from harm) and the steps appropriate to promote them; and
  • All the evidence, including the oral representations made at the meeting and the written representations of interested parties.


The following course of action had been agreed:




That the application for a Premises Licence be GRANTED as outlined in the application:


A) The Prevention of Crime and Disorder

1. A CCTV system shall be maintained and operated at the premises with cameras positioned both externally and internally.

2. Recorded CCTV images will be maintained and stored for a period of twenty-eight days and shall be produced to the Police or Licensing Authority upon request.

3. CCTV will be in operation at any time a person is in the premises. Where CCTV is recorded onto a hard drive system, any DVDs subsequently produced will be in a format so it can be played back on a standard PC or DVD player.

4. Any person left in charge of the premises must be trained in the use of any such CCTV equipment, and be able to produce CCTV images to an officer from a responsible authority upon request.

5. SIA registered door staff shall be employed at the premises, in accordance with a risk assessment, to be carried out by the DPS on an event by event basis.

6. When employed, a register of those door staff employed shall be maintained at the premises and shall include:

(i) the number of door staff on duty;

(ii) the identity of each member of door staff;

(iii) the times the door staff are on duty.

7. Open containers of alcohol shall not be removed from the hotel or its grounds.

8. Staff will be trained in the in the requirements of the Licensing Act 2003 with regard to the licensing objectives and the laws relating to under age sales and the sale of alcohol to intoxicated persons, and that training shall be documented and repeated at 6 monthly intervals.

9. Any and all instances of crime and disorder will be reported promptly to the police.

10. An incident log shall be kept at the premises and made available for inspection on request to an authorised officer  ...  view the full minutes text for item 3.