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No. Item


Declarations of Interest

To receive any declarations of interest from Members.


Councillor Quentin Webb declared a personal interest in Agenda item 4(1). As his interest was personal and not prejudicial he was permitted to take part in the debate and vote on the matter.


Application No. 16/01174/LQN - Recreation Ground, Recreation Road, Burghfield Common pdf icon PDF 50 KB

Proposal:     Application for a Premises Licence

Location:      Recreation Ground, Recreation Road, Burghfield Common

Applicants:  Mr Glyn Townsend, Mr Tim Ansell, Mr Christian Frankum

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(Councillor Quentin Webb declared a personal interest in Agenda item 4(1) by virtue of the fact that Thames Valley Air Ambulance was his chosen charity as Chairman of the Council. He also declared that he had resided at a property neighbouring Burghfield Common in the past which was previously in the ownership of his then parents-in-law who were now deceased. As his interest was personal and not a Disclosable Pecuniary or OtherRegistrable Interest he was permitted to take part in the debate and vote on the matter).

The Sub-Committee considered a report (Agenda Item 2(1)) concerning Licensing Application 16/01174/LQN in respect of an application to allow the sale of Alcohol and performance of live and recorded music for events to be run at the Recreation Ground, Recreation Road, Burghfield Common.

Councillor Quentin Webb noted that Councillor Manohar Gopal had been listed in the agenda as a substitute for the Sub-Committee but was no longer able to attend due to unforeseen circumstances.

In accordance with the Council’s Constitution, Amanda Ward (Licensing Officer, West Berkshire Council), Mr Glyn Townsend (Applicant) and Mr Steve Badger and Mr Norman Larkin (Objectors) addressed the Sub-Committee on this application.

Ms Ward, in addressing the Sub-Committee, raised the following points:

·                 West Berkshire Council Licensing received an application made under S17 of LA03 for a premises licence to be granted for the Recreation Ground, Burghfield Common RG7 3EN.

·                 The application was accepted on 5 August 2016.

·                 The responsible authorities, Parish and Ward Councillors and Members were served with a copy of the application by email on 8 August 2016.

·                 Details of the application made were as follows:

Premises Licence to be granted for a maximum of 3 events per year over 2 consecutive days per event, either on Friday & Saturday or on Saturday & Sunday.

Licensable activities:   Recorded Music – Fri to Sun: 11:00 – 23:00

Supply of Alcohol & Live Music – Fri: 12:00 – 23:00; Sat & Sun: 11:00 - 23:00

·                 A copy of the application and the plans were attached to the agenda and had been provided to all parties present.

·                 The 28 day consultation period ran until 13 September 2016. 

·                 The application was advertised in accordance with the regulations with blue notices displayed at the premises (witnessed by officers on 18 August 2016) and by publishing a notice in a local newspaper Newbury Weekly News on 25 August 2016. 

·                 During the statutory consultation period of 28 days the LA received 14 representations based on the four licensing objectives:.

1.               The prevention of crime and disorder

2.               Public safety

3.               The Prevention of public nuisance

4.               The protection of children from harm

·                 There were no representations from Responsible Authorities.

·                 The Chief Officer of Police responded on 25 August 2016 and made no representation.

·                 Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service responded on 12.09.16 and made no representation.

·                 The Enforcing Authority for Health & Safety at Work Act 1974 (Comm) made no representation.

·                 The Enforcing Authority for Pollution EQ made no representation but recommended the following condition be attached to the  ...  view the full minutes text for item 2.