GallimaufryGallimaufry (previously called the Prom Wine bar) has put in an application to extend the hours for selling alcohol, for the playing of recorded music and performance of dance. Here are the details of this application and the Bishopston Society's response to this application.

Applicant name: Triangle West Bars Limited
Premises: Gallimaufry (formerly Prom Wine Bar), 26 Gloucester Road, Bishopston, Bristol
Application received date: 23 July 2014
Application ref number: 14/02425/PREM
Proposed variation to premises licence:
Sale of Alcohol
To extend the hours of sale of alcohol to Sunday - Thursday (inc) 10:00 until 00:30 hours (morning following)
To extend the hours of sale of alcohol each Friday and Saturday 10:00 until 01:30 hours (morning following)
Recorded Music
To extend the hours of recorded music to Sunday - Thursday (inc) 10:00 until 00:30 hours (morning following)
To extend the hours of recorded music to each Friday and Saturday 10:00 until 01:30 hours (morning following)
Performance of dance
To add the performance of dance to Sunday - Thursday (inc) 10:00 until 00:30 hours (morning following)
To add the performance of dance to each Friday and Saturday 10:00 until 01:30 hours (morning following)
To remove all imbedded conditions numbers 1-4 in annex 2, save insofar as they refer to extended hours on New Years Eve. To amend the condition number 6 (Justices Licence) so as to update the CCTV provisions in accordance with the operating schedule within the application. To amend condition number 8 (Justices Licence) to read " The outside area shall be separated from the public foot way by a fence or barrier to demark the area and the premises supervisor, manager or other competent person shall manage the outdoor area to ensure that customers do not behave in a noisy, rowdy or offensive manner". To amend condition number 2 (annex3) in accordance with this aplication so far as it relates to recorded music. To amend condition number 3 (annex 3) to read "The outdoor patio area shall not be used by customers for the consumption of any alcoholic or soft drinks after 23.30".
Current licensable activities and permitted times:
Sale of Alcohol
Sunday to Thursday 10:00 - 00:00
Sale of Alcohol
Friday and Saturday 10:00 - 01:00
Films
Sunday to Thursday 10:00 - 23:30
Films
Friday and Saturday 10:00 - 00:00
Live Music
Sunday to Thursday 10:00 - 23:30
Live Music
Friday and Saturday 10:00 - 00:00
Recorded Music
Sunday to Thursday 10:00 - 23:30
Recorded Music
Friday and Saturday 10:00 - 00:00
Similar - live/recorded music or dance
Sunday to Thursday 10:00 - 23:30
Similar - live/recorded music or dance
Friday and Saturday 10:00 - 00:00
Provision of facilities for making music
Sunday to Thursday 10:00 - 23:30
Provision of facilities for making music
Friday and Saturday 10:00 - 00:00
Provision of facilities for dancing
Sunday to Thursday 10:00 - 23:30
Provision of facilities for dancing
Friday and Saturday 10:00 - 00:00
Similar facilities for music or dance
Sunday to Thursday 10:00 - 23:30
Similar facilities for music or dance
Friday and Saturday 10:00 - 00:00
Late night refreshment
Sunday to Thursday 23:00 - 01:00
Late night refreshment
Friday and Saturday 23:00 - 02:00
Current opening hours:
Sunday to Thursday
08:00 - 01:00
Friday and Saturday
08:00 - 02:00
The record of the application may be inspected at Bristol City Council, Licensing
Authority, Princess House, Princess Street, Bedminster, Bristol BS3 4AG, between 9.00 am and 4.00 pm Mon – Friday with the exception of Wednesdays when it may be inspected between 9.00 am and 3.00 pm.
Persons who live, or are involved in a business, in the Bristol City Council licensing authority’s area and who are likely to be affected by the proposed application may make representation to the relevant Licensing Authority by 20 August 2014 (which shall be no less than 28 consecutive days starting on the day after the day on which the application was given to the Licensing Authority) such representation shall be made in writing.
It is an offence to knowingly or recklessly make a false statement in connection with an application, the maximum fee for which a person is liable assuming conviction for the offence is level 5 on the standard scale. The hearing likely to be on 18th September.

 

TBS response:

Nick Carter Esq
Licensing Manager, Bristol City Council
Princess House, Princess Street
Bedminster
Bristol BS3 4AG


Dear Mr Carter

Applicant name: Triangle West Bars Limited
Premises: Gallimaufry (formerly Prom Wine Bar), 26 Gloucester Road, Bishopston, Bristol
Application received date: 23 July 2014    Application ref number: 14/02425/PREM
Proposed variation to premises licence:  Sale of Alcohol  
To extend the hours of sale of alcohol to Sunday - Thursday (inc) 10:00 until 00:30 hours (morning following)
To extend the hours of sale of alcohol each Friday and Saturday 10:00 until 01:30 hours (morning following)  


The Gallimaufry already has generous opening hours for premises which front a residential area and are in, as you are aware, in the Gloucester Road CIA.  This CIA covers a stretch of Gloucester Road from its junction with Pitt Road and Rudthorpe Road to the Arches on Cheltenham Road and also includes a section of Zetland Road (Map at Appendix D is shown on your website). Your  Policy, and I quote from your 2011 Policy,  shows that this stretch of Gloucester Road, which is a major transport route in and out of the city, features a mix of retail and leisure uses with primarily residential areas behind the frontages. The request for a CIA to be introduced was made by the Police and supported by local residential amenity groups. The potential for increased public nuisance and crime and disorder arising from further licenses being granted is a major concern for local residents in this area and the Police. In particular the area, which has a significant concentration of alcohol led late night venues, witnesses a high number of assaults and other related crime and disorder including public nuisance and risk to public safety. The ability to prevent further encroachment into the normal sleeping times of local residents is also a key aspect of this policy.  

The policy of the CIA will apply to further applications for the grant of new licenses or significant variations of existing licenses in respect of premises that primarily sell alcohol for consumption on the premises, other late night uses, restaurants and take away outlets. The main focus of the policy is likely to be on alcohol led establishments and premises that keep customers in the area at times when the promotion of the licensing objectives is most challenging (for example late night refreshment from “fast food” outlets).  We consider this to be a significant variation on the existing  license.

So, as you will be aware that these premises  fall within the Gloucester Road CIA and we therefore understand that the presumption is to refuse such an application. The Licensing Department will be able to give you details of licences together with hours granted  before and since 1st August 2010.   The CIA was imposed in 2010, at the request of the police, on the area partly in recognition of the fact that alcohol misuse has resulted in chronic antisocial behaviour which has had an unacceptable nuisance impact on local residents. The extended hours asked for  this establishment could have a negative impact on Crime and Disorder, which is one of the licensing objectives  within the CIA -  please refer to the Council's own policy on this area.  We understand from the policy guidance that the cumulative impact policy is intended to be strictly applied.

Applications which would seek to be allowed as an exception to the cumulative impact policy will generally be favourably considered if they are judged to encourage a greater variety of types of entertainment than currently exists in these areas.  We believe that this application does not meet this criteria.

You will be  aware that the Council has up to the very recent hearing for the Boston Tea Party to extend its hours which was refused by the Committee, been minded to allow a considerable number of new or varied licences since their Policy was put in place.   We feel that at some stage the policy should be upheld.  

We as a Society do not seek to be killjoys but what is the point of the policy if it is not implemented?

We request that this application is refused.

 

 

 

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