Agenda and minutes

Venue: Gordon Room, Worthing Town Hall

Contact: Katy McMullan
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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.


There were no substitute members.


There were no declarations of interest.


Public Question Time

So as to provide the best opportunity for the Committee to provide the public with the fullest answer, questions from the public should be submitted by midday on Monday 21 August 2023.


Where relevant notice of a question has not been given, the person presiding may either choose to give a response at the meeting or respond by undertaking to provide a written response within three working days.


Questions should be submitted to Democratic Services -


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


There were no questions from members of the public.


Members questions

Pre-submitted Members questions are pursuant to rule 12 of the Council & Committee Procedure Rules.


Questions should be submitted by midday on Monday 21 August 2023 to  Democratic Services,


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


There were no questions from members.


Licensing Act 2003 – Application for a variation to a Premises Licence pdf icon PDF 23 MB

To consider a report by the Director for Sustainability & Resources, copy attached as item 4.

Additional documents:


Before the Sub-Committee was a report by the Director for Sustainability and Resources, which has been circulated to all Members, a copy of which is attached to the signed copy of these minutes as item 4. Members were requested to consider and determine an application for a Variation to a Premises Licence at Angels Bar & Nightclub, 10 High Street, Worthing, BN11 1NU.


Presenting Officer outlined the application


The Licensing Officer outlined the application explaining that the hours sought had now been modified by mediation with Sussex Police but the application was still applying to remove condition 21 & 24 which both related to under 18’s admittance to the premises. The new hours agreed with the Police were to be closing time of 3.30am and last orders at 3.10am, 7 days a week. In addition mediation had taken place with the Environmental Protection Team and a condition had been agreed that no variation would take place until a noise assessment had been undertaken and a scheme approved and thereafter implemented.


The Officer understood that there had been contact between registered objectors and the applicant but he was unaware of any success.


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 Sussex Police


The Sussex Police representative explained that the new hours agreed with the applicant during meditation brought the premises into line with the opening hours of 3 other similar premises in the area. In addition, a new set of conditions had been agreed to replace the existing conditions including Club Scan, body worn cameras for SAA door staff and specific conditions allowing for events for 16 and 17 year olds at the venue. Sussex Police agreed in advance that they would leave the setting of noise prevention specific conditions to the Council’s Environmental Protection and Licensing Officers.


Questions from Members to Sussex Police


Members enquired whether the new conditions would still be applied to the licence should the variation applied for today be denied by the Committee.

The Sussex Police representative stated he thought this unlikely but deferred to the Licensing Officers who then confirmed that this would not be possible.


Questions from applicant to Sussex Police


There were none.

Representation from Environmental Protection Officer


The Environmental Protection Officer clarified the details of the Noise Abatement Notice that had been served to the licence holder and the conditions that had been mediated with them and the conditions they intended to add regarding noise issues.


Questions from Members to Environmental Protection Officer


Members enquired if the changes made by the licence holder to date had been effective at all. The Officer confirmed that they had not.


Questions from applicant to Environmental Protection Officer


The applicant asked the Officer for clarification regarding some DB measurements taken inside a nearby property. The Officer explained that the measurement had been 27 which equated to approx. 40 DB outside. The limit on the licence condition for the inside  ...  view the full minutes text for item LCSC/20/23-24