Agenda and minutes

Licensing Act Sub-Committee
Tuesday, 20th October, 2020 10.00 am

Venue: Virtual

Contact: Helen Davies  Tel: 01270 685705 Email:

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 Premises Licence at The Service Course Ltd, 56 Alderley Road, Wilmslow, SK9 1NY pdf icon PDF 293 KB

To consider the above application.

Additional documents:


The Sub-Committee considered a report regarding an application by The Service Course Limited for a Premises Licence, under Section 17 of the Licensing Act 2003 in respect of The Service Course Ltd, 56 Alderley Road, Wilmslow, SK9 1NY.  The report outlined the evidence presented by the parties in relation to the new grant application.


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


  • the applicant; 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:


Prevention of Crime and Disorder


a)    A CCTV system shall be used and shall be designed and installed in accordance with the Cheshire Constabulary’s CCTV guidance document called ‘CCTV in Licensed Premises – An Operational Requirement’.  This system shall be in operation at all times when licensable activities are taking place.

b)    Recorded CCTV images will be maintained and stored for a period of twenty-eight days.

c)    A staff member from the premises who is conversant with the operation of the CCTV system shall be on the premises at all times when the premises is open to the public.  This staff member shall be able to show a Police officer or an authorised officer of the licensing authority data or footage upon request.

d)    Designated supervisors will need to demonstrate that their CCTV system complies with their Operational requirements.  They will need to demonstrate the following:

·         Recordings are fit for their intended purpose

·         Good quality images are presented to the officer in a format that can be replayed on a standard computer

·         The supervisor has an understanding of the equipment/training

·         Management records are kept

·         Maintenance agreements and records are maintained

·         Data Protection principles and signage are in place.


Protection of Children from Harm


e)    A “Challenge 25” policy shall be operated at the premises at all times.

f)     The only forms of ID that shall be accepted (at the discretion of the Management) as proof of age are a valid passport, a valid photographic driving licence, a PASS approved proof of age card, HM Services Warrant Card or other reliable photo ID (that has been approved for acceptance by the Police or an Officer of the Local Authority)

g)    Publicity materials notifying customers of the operation of the “Challenge 25” scheme shall be displayed at the premises.

h)    The Designated Premises Supervisor or Premises Licence Holder shall  ...  view the full minutes text for item 3.