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Election of Chairman


Councillor Diggory Seacome was elected as Chairman.






Declarations of Interest




Determination of an Application to vary a Premises Licence pdf icon PDF 116 KB

The Bottle of Sauce, Ambrose Street

Additional documents:


 Also in Attendance:

Mr Chris Manners, Finance Director of Dodo Pubs and Designated Premises Supervisor for The Bottle of Sauce; Clive and Debra Hixson and Sue Dodson, local residents.


Licensing Officer, Phil Cooper, introduced the report regarding an application received on 1 February 2017 by Arkell’s Brewery Ltd to vary the premises licence of the Bottle of Sauce, Ambrose Street, Cheltenham.  The application was to approve the following variations:-


·         To extend the hours for licensable activities as listed in the table in 1.2 of the report on Fridays and Saturdays until 01.00 and on Sundays until midnight.

·         To add the exhibition of films as a permitted activity.

·         To add non-standard timings to the licence with the effect of extending the terminal hour for licensable activities to 01.00 on bank holidays and bank holiday weekends and race days during the March and November meetings.


The applicant had suggested putting in place a number of additional conditions to promote the licensing objectives, including a challenge 25 policy and closing the external courtyard to customers at midnight.  These steps were listed in paragraph 2.3 of the report and conditions consistent with those steps would be applied if the licence was granted.


No objections had been received from any of the responsible authorities listed in the Act.  However three representations were received from residents on the grounds of preventing public nuisance and these were included from page 41 onwards of the report pack.  The objectors had asked for a reduction in the hours being applied for and a limit to the number of live music events permitted.


The Officer advised members that in considering the application, they must ensure the promotion of the licensing objectives the prevention of crime and disorder, public safety, prevention of public nuisance and protection of children from harm and, taking into account the representations, must decide to grant the variation as applied for, make amendments or add conditions to the variation, or refuse all or part of the application.


There being no questions to the Officer, the chair invited Mr Chris Manners, Finance Director of Dodo Pubs, Designated Premises Supervisor for The Bottle of Sauce and representative of the applicant Arkells Brewery Ltd, to speak in support of the application.  Mr Manners informed members that the Bottle of Sauce had been operating for five months, had created 20 new jobs and was a financial asset and benefit to the local economy.  At the outset, Gareth Jones Environmental Health Officer, had advised Mr Manners to apply for TENs (Temporary Event Notices) when he wished to trade for longer periods, so that he could prove a track record before asking the committee to extend the licensable hours.  This he said they had done since November and although this had been expensive, it was a necessary step for peace of mind and had gone well.   Mr Manners stated he was conscious of the conditions applied to the licence and was fully aware of containing noise, keeping doors and windows shut, closing the  ...  view the full minutes text for item 4.