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Declarations of Interest (Including Whipping Declarations)
To receive any Declarations and advise Members accordingly.
None were received.
For Members to consider and determine an application for a Premises Licence
That the Sub Committee resolved to grant the application subject to the conditions in the operating schedule (including those detailed above) and the mandatory conditions as set out in the Licensing Act 2003.
The Licensing Officer presented a report to consider and determine an application for a Premises Licence submitted by TH UK & Ireland Limited. The premises concerned was Tim Hortons, Broughton Retail Park, Broughton, Flintshire, CH4 0DP and the location was shown in Appendix A of the report.
The Licensing Officer advised that the application was for a new Premises Licence (non-alcohol). The applicant had applied for late night refreshment indoors and outdoors and the playing of recorded, unamplified music indoors only. The application forms and plans were attached as Appendix B of the report. The hours applied for late night refreshment indoors and outdoors were Monday to Sunday 00.00 hours to 00.00 hours. The hours applied for recorded, unamplified music indoors were Monday to Sunday 00.00 hours to 00.00 hours. The Licensing Act 2003 defines the provision of late night refreshment as the supply of hot food and hot drink between the hours of 11.00 pm and 5.00 a.m. Provision made before 11.00 p.m. or after 5.00 a.m. does not require a licence.
Flintshire County Council, Social Services Safeguarding Unit have confirmed they have no safeguarding concerns. North Wales Police have advised they have no representations to the application. Representations had been received from interested parties and these were attached as Appendix C to the report. It was clarified with some of the interested parties that the application did not include the sale or supply of alcohol.
North Wales Police were asked to comment on the points made in the letters of representation concerning anti-social behaviour and public order. North Wales Police confirmed that since 2022 there had been one incident relating to Tim Hortons which was a concern for safety and not related to the premises itself. The only other event in the area related to an incident at 11pm on McDonald’s Car Park involving 2 cars and security was called, however, they could not see any cars and did not know of any. North Wales Police also confirmed there were no reports from the Vickers Way postcode (CH4 0FX) for the whole of 2022, and that figures quoted on their public website were for the whole ward of Broughton North East which included Tim Hortons premises and a much wider area.
The steps that the applicant intends to take to promote the four licensing objectives were set out in Appendix D of the report.
The Chair invited Mr Matthew Williams, Regional Manager, to speak on behalf of the Applicant. Mr Williams provided background information and explained that the premises Tim Horton’s at Broughton Retail Park, was currently trading 6.00 a.m to 11.00 p.m daily and a premises licence was being sought to enable the business to operate 24 hours from 6.00 a.m. to midnight for late night refreshment indoors and outdoors (drive through – cars only), and from midnight outdoors (drive-through) trading only. Mr Williams cited a McDonalds restaurant which was operating 24 hours in the same area and said Tim Hortons wished to offer the same service as ... view the full minutes text for item 2.
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(The meeting started at 10.00 a.m. and ended at 10.48 a.m.)
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