Agenda and minutes

Licensing and General Purposes Committee - General Licensing Panel - Friday 21st August 2020 10.30 am

Venue: Remote

Contact: Louise Hollingsworth Email:  01424 787815


No. Item


Appointment of Chairman

To appoint a Chairman for the Panel hearing.


Councillor Curtis was duly appointed as Chairman of the Panel for the Red Lion Inn, Brede hearing.



To authorise the Chairman to sign the Minutes of the meeting, at a later date, of the General Licensing Panel held on 5 March 2020 as a correct record of the proceedings.


The Chairman was authorised to sign the Minutes of the meeting of the General Licensing Panel held on 5 March 2020 as a correct record of the proceedings.


Report of the Executive Director - Application for the Review of a Premises Licence pdf icon PDF 595 KB

Red Lion Inn, Brede Hill, Brede, East Sussex, TN31 6EJ. 

05/01539/LAPRE, 12/00016/LAPRE. (WK2020024217)

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Consideration was given to the report of the Executive Director that gave details of an application for a review of the premises licence for the Red Lion Inn, Brede relating to the failure of the Premises Licence Holder to uphold the ‘prevention of crime and disorder’ and ‘public safety’ licensing objectives. There were no representations made.


Prior to the commencement of the hearing, the Deputy Legal Services Manager gave advice to the applicant regarding the grounds on which the licensing review application could be considered.


The Chairman welcomed all who were present and gave general advice in regard to the hearing. The Panel then proceeded to hear the case following the adopted procedure and all parties present at the hearing were invited to address the Panel.


The Panel heard from the Senior Environmental Health Officer (Licensing) who presented the report of the Executive Director and then the Environmental Health Manager, Environmental Health Team (Food and Safety) (the applicant) who presented the case for the review. The applicant outlined that on two occasions, which took place on 8 and 9 May 2020, consumption of alcohol on the premises and gatherings of more than two persons had taken place, which were in contravention of the Coronavirus Regulations in place at that time, failure to prevent the spread of Covid-19 and a contravention of Section 140 Licensing Act ‘allowing disorderly conduct on licensed premises etc’ had also taken place.  The applicant’s witness, Police Constable (PC) Jeffrey, Sussex Police, also provided verbal statements to the Panel.  Finally, the Panel heard from Mr Jon Wallsgrove, representing the Premises Licence Holder.


The Panel also gave full consideration to the witness statements provided by PC Jeffrey, Sussex Police and Simon Ottley, Rother District Council, together with the verbal statements made by PC Jeffrey at the hearing.


The Panel deliberated the application which was determined having regard to the licensing objectives, together with the Guidance under section 182 of the Licensing Act and the local Licensing Policy and retired to make their decision in private session.  It was agreed to notify all parties of the Panel’s decision within five working days.


RESOLVED:  That Ms Campbell-Crabb be removed as the Designated Premises Supervisor of the Red Lion Inn, Brede for the reasons set out within the Decision Notice at Appendix 1.