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Agenda and draft minutes

Venue: Civic Centre, High Road, Wood Green, N22 8L

Contact: Glenn Barnfield, Principal Committee Co-ordinator 

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26.

FILMING AT MEETINGS

Please note this meeting may be filmed or recorded by the Council for live or subsequent broadcast via the Council’s internet site or by anyone attending the meeting using any communication method.  Although we ask members of the public recording, filming or reporting on the meeting not to include the public seating areas, members of the public attending the meeting should be aware that we cannot guarantee that they will not be filmed or recorded by others attending the meeting.  Members of the public participating in the meeting (e.g. making deputations, asking questions, making oral protests) should be aware that they are likely to be filmed, recorded or reported on.  By entering the meeting room and using the public seating area, you are consenting to being filmed and to the possible use of those images and sound recordings.

 

The Chair of the meeting has the discretion to terminate or suspend filming or recording, if in his or her opinion continuation of the filming, recording or reporting would disrupt or prejudice the proceedings, infringe the rights of any individual, or may lead to the breach of a legal obligation by the Council.

Minutes:

Noted.

27.

Apologies for Absence

Minutes:

None.

28.

Urgent Business

It being a special meeting of the Sub Committee, under Part Four, Section B, Paragraph 17, of the Council’s Constitution, no other business shall be considered at the meeting.

Minutes:

None.

29.

Declarations of Interest

A member with a disclosable pecuniary interest or a prejudicial interest in a matter who attends a meeting of the authority at which the matter is considered:

 

(i) must disclose the interest at the start of the meeting or when the interest becomes apparent, and

(ii) may not participate in any discussion or vote on the matter and must withdraw from the meeting room.

 

A member who discloses at a meeting a disclosable pecuniary interest which is not registered in the Register of Members’ Interests or the subject of a pending notification must notify the Monitoring Officer of the interest within 28 days of the disclosure.

 

Disclosable pecuniary interests, personal interests and prejudicial interests are defined at Paragraphs 5-7 and Appendix A of the Members’ Code of Conduct.

Minutes:

None.

30.

Summary of Procedure pdf icon PDF 155 KB

The Chair will explain the procedure that the Committee will follow for the hearing considered under the Licensing Act 2003.  A copy of the procedure is attached.

Minutes:

Noted.

31.

Objection to Temporary Event Notice pdf icon PDF 197 KB

This is an application by the Police for a Counter Notice to be issued against the Temporary Event Notice served on the Licensing Authority.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

At the outset, the Police representative introduced late documentation. It was explained these were supporting documents to the application, these included emails exchanged between the License Holder and the Police, and website extracts from the promotion website Shoobs. The License Holder raised no objection to the late documentation.

 

Ms Daliah Barrett, went through the Licensing Officer’s report for the Committee at pages 3-4. This was an application by the Police for a Counter Notice to be issued against the Temporary Event Notice (TEN) request from Funky Brownz, 5 Tottenham Lane London, N8, for a New Year’s Eve event on 31st December 2018. The TEN sought extended operating hours until 5am on 1st January 2019 but this had been objected to by the Police.

 

The Police, represented by Mr Mark Greaves, sought the Counter Notice on the grounds that the event would undermine the prevention of crime and disorder, the prevention of public nuisance and public safety. Citing concerns with the New Year’s Eve event which was held at Funky Brownz in 2017/2018, the Police felt not enough action had been taken by the venue to mitigate concerns raised in the previous year. Outlining his report, Mr Greaves detailed incidents of fighting from the New Year’s Eve event in 2017/18, which he said also involved a stabbing. CCTV footage had been requested from the venue by the Police to ascertain the facts of what happened that night, however, the venue did not provide this within 30-days, at which point, the footage was overridden by their default system. Mr Greaves exhibited email exchanges between himself and Ms Patel which he argued showed a pattern of non-engagement from the License Holder. Mr Greaves read emails to the Committee which highlighted concerns by local residents and the impact the event from the previous year had on them. He further argued that the event was to be the same event as the previous year but with different DJs. He argued the Temporary Event Notice did not reflect the event being promoted in the flyers for the event. 

 

The License Holder, Ms Vaishali Patel, explained the request for CCTV footage was not met as only she knew how to do this but had been off sick at the time the request had been made and, upon returning, was not able to then supply the CCTV footage before the override had occurred. Ms Patel further noted:

  • the changes that had taken place at the venue since the previous year’s event, such as changing the layout of the venue so staff could better manage the clientele.
  • clarified the shisha bar and the club were separate and it was not possible for clientele to freely move between the two. If clientele from the shisha bar sought to enter the club, they would have to go back outside the venue and re-enter through separate doors and go through metal detectors.  
  • The 2018/2019 was not a Bashment Central event (as in 2017/18), but rather a Countdown London  ...  view the full minutes text for item 31.