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Decision details

Determination of Objection to Temporary Event Notice, Bloc 40, First Floor, 40 High Street, Brentwood CM14 4AJ

Decision status: Refused

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No

Decisions:

The Licensing Office has received an objection from the Essex Police Senior Licensing Officer, Mr Gary Burke, with regards to a Temporary Event Notice (TEN) submitted in relation to in-house events to be held at Bloc 40, First Floor, 40 High Street, Brentwood CM14 4AJ on Saturday 18 December 2021 & Sunday 19 December 2021. The objection relates to the prevention of crime &

disorder licensing objective.

 

Section 104 (2) Licensing Act 2003, allows the Police or Environmental Health to object to a Temporary Event Notice if they believe that allowing the premises to be used in accordance with a Temporary Event Notice will undermine one or more of the licensing objectives.

 

The licensing objectives are:

 

• The prevention of crime and disorder

• Public safety

• The prevention of public nuisance

• The protection of children from harm.

 

 

The Committee noted the absence of the Applicant in today’s hearing but had site of the letter of representations sent in on their behalf. The Committee agreed to proceed with today’s hearing.

 

The Committee also noted that Essex police were opposed to a voluntary undertaking regarding closure time.

 

The Applicant has communicated to the licensing authority that it is happy to accept the existing conditions on its premises licence save for the condition requiring last entry to the premises at 24:00hrs, The applicant has given written assurances that last entry will be a 01:00hrs.

 

It was noted that checks were undertaken by Essex Police and Licensing Officers at the premises on the 10th December 2021 and it was noted that  multiple license conditions where not being complied with. The Committee took this extremely seriously and had real concern about the resulting effect on public safety and crime and disorder.

 

The Committee in making its determination has also had regard to the Authority’s own licensing statement and guidance issued by the Secretary of State under section 182 of the same Act.

 

Having sought legal advice the committee resolved to reject the TEN.

Report author: Dave Leonard

Publication date: 10/01/2022

Date of decision: 13/12/2021

Decided at meeting: 13/12/2021 - Licensing Sub-Committee

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