The Sub-Committee considered an application
for a premises licence in respect of Unit 4, Netherton Court,
Infirmary Walk, Worcester, WR1 3AU.
At the start of the meeting the Chairman made
the following statement:
“Presentations to this Sub-Committee are
not given under oath. However, I would like to remind all parties
that the highest standards are expected and any deviation from
these high standards could possibly influence any decision of the
All parties to the hearing introduced
themselves. The applicant Mr Davis chose not to have any
representation. Mr Davis stated he was satisfied with the proposed
Clare Flanagan, for the Legal Services
Manager, summarised the matter for consideration. She explained
that the matter had been referred to the Sub-Committee for
determination by Worcestershire Regulatory Services because several
objections had been made opposing Mr Davis’s application.
David Etheridge, Senior Licensing Practitioner
on behalf of Worcestershire Regulatory Services (WRS), was then invited present his Report. He explained
that WRS had received an application for a premises licence on
14th June 2018 from Mr
Davis. The applicant has stated that they are seeking to set up a
micro-pub where customers have the option to purchase alcohol to be
consumed both on and off the premises.
West Mercia Police has reached an agreement
with the applicant to amend the application in the following
To cease the sale of alcohol at 22:30 rather than 00:00
To close the premises to the public at 23.:00 rather than 00:00
The use of the outside seating area will not be permitted after
CCTV cameras must be located within the premises to cover all
public areas including entrances and exits. This must include the
external seating area.
Members asked the Licensing Officer to clarify
at what time the playing of recorded music would end. He confirmed
that it would stop at 23:00.
Mr Davis then spoke in support of his
application. He explained that he is opening a micro-pub in one of
the arches at Netherton Court. Network Rail are keen to regenerate
the area and several businesses are already in place. Mr Davis
feels that the site offers a prime location for a small pub. The
premises will seat 35 people, with a small seating area comprising
three tables. The micro-pub will offer locally sourced products
such as craft beers, local ales and ciders. Currently gates stop
access to the Hive Library, these will be removed within the next
four weeks. He stated that he was aware that the area had
experienced some problems with anti-social behaviour but felt his
new business would improve the situation as currently the area is
unmanned and he would be on site between 11:00 – 23:00 and
CCTV would be in place.
In response to Members’ questions, Mr
Davis explained initially he intended to be the sole member of
staff. If the business did well, he would employ some part-time
staff. When asked if he envisaged customers arriving in the early
evening and staying until closing time ...
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