Agenda and minutes

Licensing Sub Committee - Monday, 31st October, 2022 10.00 am

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No. Item


Appointment of Chair

The Sub-committee to appoint a Chair for the meeting.


Resolved that Councillor W Lott be appointed Chair for the meeting


Declarations of Interest

Members of the Sub-committee are invited to declare any registerable and/or non-registerable interests in matters appearing on the agenda, and the nature of that interest.


There were no declarations of interest reported.


Cullercoats Coffee, 69 Front Street, Tynemouth pdf icon PDF 99 KB

To give consideration to an application for the grant of a new Premises Licence in respect of Cullercoats Coffee, 69 Front Street, Tynemouth, NE30 4BP.

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The Sub-committee met to consider an application for the grant of a new Premises Licence in respect of Cullercoats Coffee, 69 Front Street, Tynemouth.


The Applicant, Cullercoats Coffee Group Limited, sought permission for the supply of alcohol each day of the week from 11:00 hours to 23:00 hours and for the Premises to be open to the public each day of the week from 07:00 hours to 23:00 hours.


Following introductions the Sub-committee’s legal advisor outlined the procedure to be followed at the meeting.


Mrs Vert, Licensing Officer, presented details of the application, the representations received and the options available to the Sub-committee.


Acting Inspector Preston, on behalf of Northumbria Police, set out details of the police objections to the grant of the licence.  He was supported by Mr Kirkpatrick, the Northumbria Police Licensing Coordinator.  The police representatives responded to questions from members of the Sub-committee.


Mr Minns, set out details of Mr McWhirter’s representations in respect of the application.


Mr Stonebanks, on behalf of the applicant, addressed the Sub-committee in support of the application.  During the course of his presentation Mr Stonebanks offered to reduce the operating hours and close the Premises at 21.00 hours.  Mr Stonebanks responded to questions from Mr Minns, Mr Kirkpatrick and members of the Sub-committee.


Each of the parties to the hearing were given the opportunity of summing up their respective cases and the Sub-committee retired to make its decision in private.


All parties were invited back into the hearing and the Chair announced the Sub-committee’s decision.


Resolved that the application for the grant of a Premises Licence in respect of Cullercoats Coffee, 69 Front Street, Tynemouth, NE30 4BP be approved as follows:


Licensing Hours – Monday to Sunday from 11:00 hours to 20:30 hours;

Opening Hours – Monday to Sunday from 07:00 hours to 21:00 hours;


And subject to the following Conditions:


1.              A CCTV system will be installed at the Premises and maintained in proper working order at all times and the Premises Licence Holder will ensure that:

·       The CCTV cameras are located at the Premises so as to provide coverage of entrances and exits, both internally and externally, all points of sale and the area where alcohol is consumed in the outside seating area provided by the Licence Holder.

·       The system is able to capture clear images permitting identification of individuals.

·       The system will be in operation whenever licensable activities are taking place at the Premises.

·       The CCTV system is able to capture a minimum of 4 frames per second and all recorded footage must be securely retained for a minimum of 30 days.

·       The CCTV system is capable of constantly generating an accurate date and time.

·       The CCTV system is fitted with security functions to prevent recordings being tampered with e.g. password protection.


2.              There will be a member of staff present at the Premises during the operating hours trained to provide viewable copies of CCTV images immediately on request from an authorised officer of the Licensing Authority (including the  ...  view the full minutes text for item LS21/22