Agenda and draft minutes

Licensing Sub Committee - Monday 10 September 2012 10.00 am

Venue: Bodicote House, Bodicote, Banbury, OX15 4AA

Contact: Louise Aston, Democratic and Elections  Email:, 01295 221601

No. Item


Constitution of the Sub Committee

The Membership of the Sub-Committee for this meeting will be Councillors Blackwell, Ilott and Rose.



Please contact Louise Aston (01295 221601) to tender apologies.


The Membership of the Licensing Sub-Committee for this meeting was Councillors Blackwell, Ilott and Rose.


Declarations of Interests and Conflicts

Members are asked to declare any interest and conflicts that they may have in any of the items under consideration at this meeting.


Note: Any Member with a conflict may not be able to participate in the hearing, and should therefore notify the Head of Legal and Democratic Services in advance so that arrangements may be made for an alternate Member to attend.




There were no declarations of interest.


Review of Premises Licence pdf icon PDF 107 KB

Report of Head of Public Protection and Development Management.




The purpose of this report is to provide an outline of an application for the review of a Premises Licence in relation to G’s, Deans Court, Bicester and detail the representations received from relevant authorities that has resulted in a hearing to determine the application.





There is no recommendation.  In considering the application received and what is appropriate for the promotion of the licensing objectives, the options open to the Sub-Committee are, in broad terms:


1.      modify the conditions of the Premises Licence;

2.      exclude a licensable activity from the scope of the Premises Licence;

3.      remove the Designated Premises Supervisor from the Premises Licence;

4.      suspend the Premises Licence for a period not exceeding three months;

5.      revoke the Licence;

6.      any combination of the above;

7.      none of the above.

Additional documents:


Public Protection & Development Management

Andy Preston – Head of Public Protection & Development Management




Bodicote House




OX15 4AA




Please ask for:


Direct Dial:

01295 753744


Our Ref:


11 September 2012


Dear Sir/Madam,



Review of Premises Licence:

G’s, Deans Court, Bicester


I refer to the hearing of the Licensing Sub-Committee yesterday at which the Sub-Committee considered an application in respect of the above named premises for the review of the premises licence under the Licensing Act 2003.  The decision contained in this letter is a decision of the Licensing Authority.


After considering all the representations made at the hearing the determination of the Licensing Sub-Committee was as follows;


The Licensing Sub-Committee resolved to revoke the licence of G's Wine Bar.


They took into consideration the representations made by both Thames Valley Police and the Premises Holder and considered all options available to them. 


They noted that only a sample of the door staff log was included in the committee pack, but were grateful for the production of the full document and considered this while retiring (to the extent available in  the time.)


They noted the criticisms raised with regard to the incident log and the possibility that some incidents may have been attributed incorrectly to G’s wine bar. They also noted however, that by the Premise Holder’s own admission, G’s wine bar is one of the last premises that people visit, acting as a night cap for many clubbers. To this extent therefore the committee considered that either people are presenting themselves intoxicated and being granted entry, or are being served too much once in.


The committee also considered that while measures are taken on police advice, repeated requests are required before action is taken.


The committee also noted that a senior member of the police force was in attendance at the committee and took this as an indication of how serious the police consider this matter to be.


The committee appreciated that not all incidents could be discussed in detail and noted that some were disputed by the Premises Holder. The incident regarding the 16 year girl was discussed in some detail though. Taking this example, the Premises Holder advised that he reported this incident to the police and yet it was still recorded as a negative result.  The Committee considered that reporting this incident was nothing more than would be expected of a responsible DPS. They further considered that the negative recording in the incident report was in relation to the response to the ABH, and noted that the UV pen was not used to stop entry in the first place.


The Committee noted that there were recent occurrences where there was not enough door staff present, where the premises holder was not responding to his radio, and where underage people were served.


The Committee did not accept that TVP have treated the premises any different to how they treat all other premises in the  ...  view the full minutes text for item 3.