Agenda item

Application for a Premises Licence at Langley Cricket Club, Cock Hall Lane, Langley, Sutton, SK11 0DE

To consider the above application.


Please note Appendix 5 as mentioned in the report is a to-follow item.


The Sub-Committee considered a report regarding an application by Langley Cricket Club for a Premises Licence, under Section 17 of the Licensing Act 2003 in respect of Langley Cricket Club, Cock Hall Lane, Langley, Sutton, SK11 0DE.  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 applicants;
  • A Solicitor for the applicants and
  • a resident and 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; 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 subject to the conditions as outlined in the application:




Monday -Thursday 10:00- 23:00 (plus 30 minutes dispersal)

Friday, Saturday (and Bank Holiday Sundays): 10:00- 00:00 (plus 30 minutes dispersal)

Sunday 10:00- 22:30 (plus 30 minutes dispersal)

A)    The Prevention of Crime and Disorder


1)    An appropriate CCTV system shall be maintained and operated at the premises.

2)    Recorded CCTV images will be maintained and stored up for a period of 28 days and shall be produced to the Police or Licencing Authority upon request.

3)    If necessary in relation to any event, by reference to a risk assessment, SIA registered security staff shall be employed at such times and in such numbers as required.

4)    Open containers of alcohol shall not be removed from the grounds of the Cricket Club.

5)    Staff who are to sell alcohol will be trained in the requirements of the licencing act 2003 with regards to the licencing objectives and the laws relating to underage sales and the sale of alcohol to intoxicate persons, and that training shall be documented and repeated at 6 monthly intervals.

6)    A refusals book will be maintained at the premises, and made available to an officer of a responsible authority upon request.


B)   Public Safety


1)    Appropriate first aid equipment will be available at the premises at all times.

2)    Regular safety checks shall be carried out by staff.

3)    Management shall liaise with the Fire Authority as necessary to ensure compliance with all necessary fire regulations.

4)    The premises shall maintain an incident log on public liability insurance.


C)   Prevention of Public Nuisance


1)     Licensable activities shall be permitted to take place externally beyond 7pm on a maximum of 8 occasions per annum, such occasions to be notified to local residents in the vicinity and maximum a minimum of 14 days prior to the event.

2)    On any occasion when events involving regulated entertainment are taking place externally member of staff will undertake regular perimeter checks of sound levels, with the use of sound level meter.  When necessary by reference to these checks, the volume of music shall be reduced to ensure that a nuisance is not caused.  Records of the sound level checks shall be kept, including the time of the check, the level recorded in any remedial action taken.

3)    Noise from amplified music or voices shall not be cause shall not be such as to cause a noise nuisance to occupants of nearby premises.

4)    No noise shall emanate from the premises nor vibration be transmitted through the structure of the premises which gives rise to a nuisance.

5)    The Cricket Club grounds and immediate surrounding area shall be cleared of litter at regular intervals.

6)    Notices will be positioned at the exits to the ground requesting customers to leave in a quiet manner.

7)    Doors and windows within the club house are to remain closed after 11pm, save for access and egress.

8)    A dispersal policy shall be implemented and adhered to (see attached).


D)   The protection of Children From Harm


1)    A “Challenge 25” Policy shall be implemented in full and appropriate identification sought from any person who appears to be under the age of 21.  The only acceptable forms of ID are photographic driving licences, passports, HM forces warrant cards, EU/EEA national ID card or similar document or a form of identification with the “PASS” hologram.

2)    Staff training will include the Challenge 25 Policy and its operation.  In particular, staff shall be trained to take such action as is necessary to prevent the sale of alcohol to persons over the age of 18 where those customers are engaged in the distribution of alcohol to persons under the age of 18.  The training must be given to a new member of staff before they commence employment and all staff must receive refresher training every 6 months.

3)    Notices advising what forms of ID are acceptable must be displayed.

4)    Notices must be displayed in prominent positions indicating that the Challenge 25 Policy is in force.



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