Agenda and minutes

Licensing and Community Safety Sub Committee C - Wednesday, 16th October, 2019 10.00 am

Venue: Combe Room - Brynsworthy. View directions

No. Item


Apologies for absence


There were no apologies for absence.


Declarations of interests


There were no declarations of interest received.


Determination of Application for Review of a Premises Licence, Bunch of Grapes, 36 High Street, Ilfracombe, Devon, EX34 9DA pdf icon PDF 2 MB

Report by Licensing Service Lead, (attached).


Additional documents:


Also present Mr Martin Bayntun, Premises Licence Holder and Freeholder, Mr Michael Dotchon, Lead Consultant for Premises Licence Holder and Jack Zielinski, Manager.


The Chair introduced herself as did the other members of the Sub-Committee and Officers present.


The Senior Solicitor outlined the process for the hearing.


The Licensing Service Lead Officer confirmed all the formal requirements had been met and the application properly made.


The Licensing Service Lead Officer summarised his report, (circulated previously), in respect of the application for the review of a Premises Licence for the Bunch of Grapes, 36 High Street, Ilfracombe, EX34 9DA.


Kate Morne, the Applicant, presented her case as follows:


·         On 26th March 2019 a complaint was received shortly after the re-opening of the pub

·         The Applicant met with the complainant to discuss the alleged noise complaints, young children trying to sleep were disturbed by breaking glass and loud noise in the rear garden area

·         On 25th April 2019 the Applicant met with Mr Barnard who accepted the issues and wanted to address the problems

·         Further complaints of noise disturbances were received after this meeting but this time on the High Street, in total three complaints were received.  The High Street had a lot of residential properties.

·         Monitoring visits had been carried out.  There was not a great deal of noise disturbance recorded on the High Street, but there was a great deal of noise emanating from the rear garden area

·         Another visit was made to Mr Barnard to discuss this, which did not have an impact on noise disturbance as recordings were still being received

·         On 27th June 2019 and with the help of the Devon and Cornwall Licensing Officer a Community Protection Warning letter was issued to Mr Barnard.  This warning had several conditions attached to it; not cause a disturbance to other residents by loud music at any time at this address, not permit any shouting, chanting or other unreasonable noise by persons at this address or customers leaving the premises, respond in a reasonable and civil manner to representations that may be made by local residents or officials of this Council or any agency in regard to noise complaints against this address, not allow any glasses outside the front of the premises at any time, and to ensure that the rear garden area was closed by one am

·         An action plan was also drawn up between the Police and the proprietors to improve the running of the premises

·         All the meetings held with Mr Barnard were positive but due to his inexperience no progress was made

·         The Designated Premises Supervisor (DPS) Mr Squires was also a Security Industry Authority registered door supervisor and was not providing support to Mr Barnard as he was working on the door at weekends and was not present at all during the week

·         On several occasions phone calls made to the police for assistance with noise disturbance was made by the staff at the Bunch of Grapes

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