Agenda and draft minutes

Licensing Sub Committee - Monday 19 November 2012 10.00 am

Venue: John Paul II Centre, Henley House, The Causeway, Bicester OX26 6AW

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, Hallchurch and Reynolds.



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


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


Declarations of Interest

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.


Premise Licence Determination Hearing pdf icon PDF 101 KB

Report of Head of Public Protection and Development Management.




To provide an outline of an application for the grant of a Premises Licence in relation to Vue Cinema, Bure Place, Bicester and detail the representations received from Interested Parties that have resulted in the need for a hearing to determine the application.




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


(1)               approve the application for the grant of a premises licence as submitted

(2)               reject the application for the grant of premises licence in whole or part

(3)               place conditions on the grant of premises licence and/or require changes to the details of the permissions sought.

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:


20 November 2012



Dear Sir/Madam,




Vue Cinema, Bure Place, Bicester


I refer to the hearing of the Licensing Sub-Committee on 19 November 2012 at which the Sub-Committee considered an application in respect of the above premises for the grant of a 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 Sub-Committee decided as follows:


The Committee approve the application for the grant of a premises licence as submitted, subject to late night refreshment being indoor only and subject to the following conditions:


Alcohol will only be sold to patrons of the cinema holding a valid ticket for the screening of a film who will be permitted to purchase alcohol for consumption during that screening.


Patrons of the cinema can only purchase a maximum of 2 alcoholic drinks with a valid ticket.


Drinks shall be served in non-glassware drinking vessels (e.g. plastic, polystyrene, waxed paper).


Prominent, clear notices shall be displayed at [all exits / in the beer garden] requesting customers to respect the needs of local residents and leave the premises and the area quietly.


An adequate number of waste receptacles for use by patrons shall be provided in positions agreed with the licensing authority. The receptacles shall be emptied and the collected refuse disposed of at a frequency to be agreed with the licensing authority.


You have a right of appeal against this decision to the Magistrates' Court within 21 days of the date of this letter. The relevant Magistrates Court for the area is;


Banbury Magistrates Court,   The Courthouse,   Warwick Road,   Banbury,   Oxon,   OX16 2AW


Tel: 01865 448020               Email:


Finally, if you have any queries regarding this notice, please contact a member of the Licensing Unit on 01295 753744.



Yours faithfully




Natasha Barnes

Licensing & Vehicle Parks Manager

Copies to

Solicitor of the Applicant




Interested Parties