Agenda and minutes

Licensing Act Sub-Committee
Monday, 13th August, 2018 9.30 am

Venue: Committee Suite 1,2 & 3, Westfields, Middlewich Road, Sandbach CW11 1HZ. View directions

Contact: Julie Zientek  Democratic Services Officer

No. Item


Appointment of Chairman

To appoint a Chairman for the meeting.


RESOLVED – That Councillor S Davies be appointed 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 - Congleton Golf Club, Biddulph Road, Congleton, Cheshire CW12 3LZ pdf icon PDF 82 KB

To consider an application for a Premises Licence by Congleton Golf Club in respect of Congleton Golf Club, Biddulph Road, Congleton, Cheshire, CW12 3LZ.

Additional documents:


The Sub-Committee considered a report regarding an application for a Premises Licence for Congleton Golf Club, Biddulph Road, Congleton, Cheshire, CW12 3LZ.


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


-       two representatives of the applicant


-       a local resident


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)


·                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:


RESOLVED - That the application for a premises licence be granted as applied for, subject to:


(a)     The following conditions requested by Cheshire East Council’s Environmental Protection Team:


Outdoor Music

No amplified live music is to be played within the marquee or any other outdoor area at any time.

Amplified recorded music which is played within a marquee is to be restricted to low volume, background music level only - which should be regulated by a nominated responsible person under the control of the Golf Club.


Indoor Music

All doors and windows of the function room are to be kept closed during the playing of amplified live bands and/or amplified recorded music and/or amplified voice.

Regular checks are to be made by a responsible, nominated person as regards music volume levels from the premises. In the event that the music is considered to be too loud – then appropriate action shall be taken to avoid noise nuisance from being caused to residential neighbours. A record of any action taken is to be kept in a log book and made available for inspection by a Local Authority Officer at any time.



Patrons shall be asked to leave the premises quietly when in the car park / departing from the car park. Management shall ensure that such steps are taken.

Signs should be erected at all exit doors within the Golf Club building to advise patrons to leave quietly.


The Applicant and Parties who had made relevant representations were reminded of their right to appeal this decision to the Magistrates’ Court within 21 days of service of the written notice of the decision.