Agenda and minutes

Licensing Act Sub-Committee - Monday, 11th April, 2022 2.00 pm

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No. Item


Appointment of Chairman

To appoint a Chairman for the meeting.


RESOLVED: That Councillor David Edwardes be appointed as Chair.


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 Variation to a Premises Licence at Congleton Snooker Club, Royle Street, Congleton, CW12 1HR pdf icon PDF 526 KB

To consider the above application.

Additional documents:


The Sub-Committee considered a report regarding a variation to a Premise Licence, under the Licensing Act 2003 in respect of, Congleton Snooker Club, Royle Street, Congleton, Cheshire, CW12 1HR together with objections and support.


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


·         The Applicant;

·         The Bar Manager; and

·         One resident making relevant representation.


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:


RESOLVED: That the application for a Premises Licence be GRANTED as outlined in the application with some modifications.


·         Sale and supply of alcohol for consumption on the premises

·         The provision of indoor sporting events


Monday to Sunday – 12.00 to 00.00


With the following modifications:


considerate regarding noise levels particularly at sensitive times in respect of nearby residential neighbours.


  • Conspicuous notices shall be positioned at all exits from the Premises requesting patrons to make the minimum amount of noise on leaving.


  • The balcony of the Premises shall not to be used by patrons between the hours of 6.00pm and 11.00pm Saturday and Sunday.


  • A CCTV system shall be used and shall be designed and installed in accordance with the Cheshire Constabulary’s CCTV Guidance – CCTV in Licenced Premises. An Operational Requirement.


  • The CCTV system shall be in operation at all times when licensable activities are taking place.


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


  • 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 are open to the public. This staff member shall be able to provide a Police officer or an authorised officer of the licensing authority data or footage upon request. All requests for footage are to be provided within a reasonable time scale.


  • Designated supervisors will need to be able 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.


  • Publicity materials notifying customers of the operation of the Challenge 25 scheme shall be displayed at the premises.