Agenda and minutes

Licensing Sub-Committee B - Wednesday, 12th September, 2018 6.30 pm

Venue: Council Chamber, Civic Offices, Gloucester Square, Woking, Surrey GU21 6YL

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No. Item


Election of Chairman

To elect a Chairman of the Sub-Committee for the remainder of the Municipal Year.


Councillor D Harlow was elected Chairman of the Sub-Committee for the remainder of the Municipal Year.


Appointment of Vice-Chairman

To appoint a Vice-Chairman of the Sub-Committee for the remainder of the Municipal Year.


The appointment of Vice-Chairman of the Sub-Committee was deferred to the next meeting.


Declarations of Interest

To receive declarations of disclosable pecuniary and other interests from Members in respect of any item to be considered at the meeting.


There were no Declarations of Interest.


Urgent Business

To consider any business that the Chairman rules may be dealt with under Section 100B(4) of the Local Government Act 1972.


There were no items of Urgent Business.


Review of a Premises Licence - Mayford Arms, Guildford Road, Woking LSB18-001 pdf icon PDF 14 MB

Reporting Officer – Matt Cobb


The Sub-Committee had before it a report regarding an application by local residents for a Review of the Premises Licence held by The Mayford Arms, Guildford Road, Woking.  Stephen Thomas attended the meeting to represent the local residents, with a number of the residents also attending the hearing.  Piers Warne attended the meeting to represent the Mayford Arms, with the Designated Premises Supervisor and representatives from Greene King also in attendance.  Also attending the meeting was Joseph Dutfield, representing Woking Borough Council Environmental Health. 

All parties present had a copy of the Licensing Committee’s agreed procedure to be followed at Licensing Sub-Committee hearings.  The Chairman introduced Members of the Sub-Committee and outlined the order of speaking which would be followed at the hearing.

The Licensing Authority’s representative, Matthew Cobb, advised the Sub-Committee that there was nothing to add further to the report which was before the Sub-Committee.  None of the parties present had any questions for the representative.

The Chairman gave Mr Thomas the opportunity to address the Sub-Committee.  Mr Thomas stated that the reason for the Review was the level of music noise from the premises and added that the local residents would like to work with the management of the premises.  The Sub-Committee was advised that a set of conditions had been agreed between the local residents and Greene King, which were tabled for consideration.

Mr Warne advised the Sub-Committee that it was recognised as important for the premises to engage with the local residents and hoped that the new set of conditions would facilitate a more positive ongoing relationship.

Mr Cobb reported that the Licensing Authority was content with the conditions agreed.  No closing statements were made.

The Chairman adjourned the meeting at 6.45pm.  The Sub-Committee deliberated in private, requesting that the Council’s Solicitor join them for the provision of legal advice, and re-assembled at 6.50pm.

Following a question by Councillor Lyons, Mr Thomas stated that he had undertaken a thorough consultation with the local residents being represented, prior to agreeing the conditions with Mr Warne.

The Chairman stated that the Sub-Committee had accepted the conditions to be added to the Premises Licence, with the intention that the local residents and the premises would have a more positive relationship and engagement going forward.  It was added that the premises would have the Right of Appeal to the Magistrate’s Court within 21 days.


That the following conditions be added, maintained or removed for the Premises Licence held by the Mayford Arms:

The following conditions be added:

1. The external areas shall be managed as far as practicable to ensure that customers do not behave in a manner that is likely to cause a public nuisance. For the avoidance of doubt, this condition does not seek to prevent customers from engaging socially as would be expected in a pub garden, but requires a degree of management of customers should their behaviour become overly loud or deemed to be offensive.

2. No more than six events per  ...  view the full minutes text for item 5.