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Declarations of Interest / Substitute Members

Members and Officers must declare any disclosable pecuniary interests in relation to any business on the agenda. Declarations should also be made at any stage an interest becomes apparent during the meeting.


If in doubt contact the Legal or Democratic Services representative for this meeting. Members and Officers may seek advice upon any relevant interest from the Monitoring Officer prior to the meeting.


There were no declarations of interest / substitutes.


Public Question Time

To receive any questions from Members of the public in accordance with Standing Order 11.2


(Note: Public Question Time will operate for a maximum of 30 minutes.)


There were no questions from members of the public.


Licensing Act 2003 - Application for a new premises licence pdf icon PDF 4 MB

To consider a report by the Director for Communities, copy attached as item 3.


The Gin Tub - 10 High Street, Worthing, BN11 1NU


Before the Sub-Committee was a report by the Director for Communities, which has been circulated to all Members, a copy of which is attached to the signed copy of these minutes as item 3.


Presenting Officer outlined the application


The Licensing Officer outlined the application before members. Members were advised that the application had been the subject of formal representation by one responsible authority, Sussex Police and 6 members of the public. The Officer clarified that the Police had withdrawn their representation given that the applicant had agreed to additional conditions suggested by the Police. 


The applicant confirmed that the Licensing Officer had provided an accurate outline of the application. 


Questions from Members for the presenting Officer


There were none.


Representation from a resident


The resident made a representation which is summarised as follows:

  • The area behind the application premises was largely residential and quiet. 
  • As far as residents were aware all other bars in that vicinity closed at midnight or earlier and so the proposed late licence for The Gin Tub would cause significant additional disruptive noise and antisocial behaviour which could affect the wellbeing of local residents.

Questions from Members for the resident 


There were none.


Questions from the applicant for the resident


There were none.


Representation from the applicant. 


The applicant made a representation which is summarised as follows:

  • They already owned a successful bar in Hove and would like to open a similar venue in Worthing. They had plenty of experience of running a bar and made sure their whole team was well trained.
  • The applicant explained that they could continue operating on the current licence shared with the Ten bar but had made this application because they would prefer their own licence, under their own business name.
  • They planned to make this premises a high end cocktail bar which would be playing music but not to the volume of their neighbour, the Ten bar.
  • They planned to soundproof the venue so that their clientele were not disturbed by music from the Ten bar next door. 
  • Although they had applied for late night licensing hours they would not always be utilising them.
  • They clarified that they would always stop alcohol sales 30 minutes before the closing time.


Questions from Members to the applicant.


There were none.


Questions from resident to the applicant.


There were none as the resident had left the meeting due to a prior appointment.


Summing up of the applicant 


The applicant gave a summary reiterating their plans for this new venture.


The Legal officer asked for clarification from the applicant about the hours asked for within the licence application which the applicant provided explaining that although they were asking for a licence to close at 1am Mon - Weds and 2am Thurs - Sunday they would most likely close earlier the majority of the time.


The meeting adjourned to go into closed session at 7.05 pm


In reaching its decision the Licensing Sub-Committee  ...  view the full minutes text for item LCSC/14/22-23