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Licensing Act 2003 - Sweet London, 62a Longbridge Road, Barking IG11 8RT PDF 88 KB
On 11 November the Sub-Committee heard an application made under Section 34 of the Licensing Act 2003 for a variation of an existing premises license at 62A Longbridge Road, Barking IG11 8RT trading as Sweet London. The premises licence is held by Mr Rraman Gjana who is also the Designated Premises Supervisor.
Representations on the application relating to two of the statutory Licensing Objectives (Prevention of Crime & Disorder and Public Nuisance) were made by Mr Richard Parkins, the Council’s Licensing Authority Responsible Authority Officer, and PC Owen Dunn, the Metropolitan Police Licensing Officer. Representations were also made by the Council’s Health & Safety Officer and Environmental Health Enforcement Officer.
The Sub-Committee also heard a submission from Mr Rraman Gjana in support of the application.
The applicant sought to vary the existing premises licence to include the following changes:
1. Amend the licensed hours for the retail sale of alcohol both on and off the premises to begin at 08.00 and continue through to 02.00 each day of the week (adding three hours at the beginning of each day),
2. Amend the licensed hours for recorded music to begin at 08.00 and continue through to 02.00 each day of the week (adding three hours at the beginning of the day and an additional hour in the middle of the day),
3. Add the licensable activity of live music from 08.00 through to 02.00 each day of the week (previously not on the licence),
4. Add the licensable activity of performance of dance from 08.00 through to 02.00 each day of the week (previously not on the licence),
5. The provision of late-night refreshment through to 02.00 each day of the week (as per the current licence),
6. Amend the opening hours from 08.00 to 02.00 each day of the week (bringing back the opening hour by two hours but enabling the premises to stay open during the middle of the day), and
7. Apply the proposed licensable activities and operating hours set out above to the rear extension of the premises.
The description provided on the application of what was being proposed was “Late night refreshments, recorded music and alcohol serving throughout all premises including rear extension of the building within its opening hours Monday-Sunday 08:00-02:00”.
With respect of Live music, the application stated “We will be having live music played strictly at the rear extension of the building. Live music will not happen on a daily occasion and only during specific days or private bookings”.
With respect to the performance of dance, the application stated “We will be having belly dancing shows strictly at the rear extension of the business. It will consist of live belly dancers. It will not be on a daily basis and only on specific occasions or private bookings”.
The Sub-Committee noted that the premises already currently holds licence for the following:
1. The retail sale of alcohol for consumption both on and off the premises from 11.00 to 02.00 ... view the full minutes text for item 4.