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No. Item


Appointment of Chairman


Resolved: That Cllr. Clack be appointed as Chairman for the meeting.


(Cllr. Clack in the Chair)



Declarations of interest


There were none.



LICENSING ACT 2003 TEMPORARY EVENT NOTICE - Eureka, Manor Lane, Fawkham, Kent DA3 8ND pdf icon PDF 86 KB

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The Hearing gave consideration to the report by the Senior Licensing Officer giving details of an application under Section 100 (1) of the Licensing Act 2003 for a Temporary Event Notice (TEN) for Eureka, Manor Lane, Fawkham, Kent DA3 8ND for 15 - 16 July 2023. It was noted that an objection had been received from Kent Police and that accordingly the application had been referred to the Sub-Committee for determination. Attention was directed to the supplementary agenda, wherein the applicant and Kent Police had discussed their objection and agreed that conditions from the premises license they agreed to be appropriate to be imposed on the TEN. With the agreement of the Sub-Committee and the other attendees, the Senior Licensing Officer tabled further documents provided by the applicant comprising a risk assessment and event management plan.


The Hearing heard from the applicant and asked questions of clarification. The applicant explained that the premises licence applied to the building only, and that the TEN was required for two outdoor music areas and an outdoor bar. These would operate until 11pm, after which attendees would be directed inside the building. The standard security measures deployed for members would also be applied to guests, including the scanning of photographic ID and the collection of all relevant personal details. 300 attendees had been anticipated. SIA security staff would operate for the duration of the event in two shifts of seven personnel, with seven marshals assisting each shift. The swimming pool was closed and gated at 8pm, with a life guard on duty for the period it was open (11am – 8pm). CCTV covered the entry gates, the main building, the swimming pool, and would cover the outdoor bar at the event. Some security staff would remain on site and patrol through the night.


The Hearing heard from Kent Police regarding their objection. It was explained that the objection was on the basis of a lack of detail in the initial application, and the historic issue of sexual assault at the premises, though It was noted that this had declined since 2018. The police met with the applicant on 30 June to discuss the event, and were shown risk assessments and detailed information. Both the applicant and the objector found the imposition of the conditions of the premises license satisfactory, excluding the condition requiring the premises to be for members only. The police explained they felt this would help protect the public.


At 10:57 the Hearing Members withdrew to consider the issues raised, accompanied by the Council’s Legal Advisor and the Clerk to the Hearing for the purpose of providing advice only.


At 11:12 the Hearing Members, the Council’s Legal Advisor, and the Clerk returned to the Conference Room.


The Chairman informed the Hearing that the Sub-Committee considered that the TEN would be acceptable subject to proposed conditions, which would be appropriate in achieving the licensing objectives, in particular public safety and the protection of children from harm.


Resolved: that a counter-notice not be  ...  view the full minutes text for item 3.

Statement of Conditions pdf icon PDF 319 KB


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