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Councillor Tony Owen was appointed as Chairman.




There were no declarations of interest.


New Application for a Premises Licence For Nostalgia Fest 2018 at Hayes Street Farm BR3 7LB pdf icon PDF 4 MB




The sub-committee panel considered the application for a one day premises licence on the 28th July 2018 for the retail sale of alcohol and regulated entertainment at Hayes Farm. An event management plan accompanied the application.


The applicant, Ms Katie Hanlon put forward representations in support of the application. She explained to the panel that the festival would be beneficial to the area and would allow the community to get together ‘‘because everyone loves music’’ and would generate potential job opportunities. She explained that although objectors had described the Fest as a rave, this was a term and expression of a dance. She emphasised that there would be no drugs or violence at the event.


Councillor Allen stated that reference was made to children attending the event last year. The applicant stated that there were no under 18’s at the event last year. She stated that the event this year would hold a maximum capacity of 4,000 people and she expected an 82% turn out.


Councillor Owen asked the applicant why she expected to receive a full turn out. The applicant stated that she had created a more effective marketing plan and had received a good response from the general public, including local traders.


Councillor  Allen made reference to the fire exits and disabled facilities on the day. The applicant stated that those matters had been addressed in the Event Management Plan.


Councillor Owen asked the applicant to set out the circumstances in which she broke some of the licensing conditions during her event last year. The applicant explained that she took full responsibility for sound issues the previous  year. She stated that the sound team did not take full control of the sound system which caused some noise to travel. However, she explained that she would use a sound limiter which would be set and therefore would not allow the sound to go above a set decibel. She explained that she had taken on a reputable company called ‘Southdowns’ to manage this function.  The applicant  offered a noise limiter condition in order to assure the sub-committee.


Sarah Brewer stated that the noise team had received 4 complaints about noise during the day last year. She explained that  Dr Pugh set  the conditions last year and the applicant had breached all of them. Sarah asked the applicant about the sound software that would be used at the event. The applicant stated that the sound engineers and consultant Southdowns, would have access and control over the software. Ms Brewer asked the applicant whether the noise team could have access to the software. The applicant stated that this would probably be ok, but would need to look into it. She then stated that Southdowns would be happy to communicate with Bromley Council.


The applicant was asked how she proposed to deal with the traffic and parking issues. She explained that she had spoken to TFL regarding bus routes, secured disabled, event parking and a private taxi area. She also stated that  ...  view the full minutes text for item 47.


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