Agenda and minutes

Licensing Sub Committee - Tuesday 8th November 2022 2.00 pm

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Webcasting Introduction

1.         This meeting is to be webcast. Participants are reminded of the need to activate their microphones before speaking.


2.         The Chairman will read the following announcement:


“I would like to remind everyone present that this meeting will be broadcast live to the internet (or filmed) and will be capable of repeated viewing (or another use by such third parties).


If you are seated in the lower public seating area it is likely that the recording cameras will capture your image and this will result in the possibility that your image will become part of the broadcast.


This may infringe your human and data protection rights and if you wish to avoid this you should move to the upper public gallery.”



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The Chairman made a short address to remind everyone present that the meeting would be broadcast to the internet and would be capable of repeated viewing, which could infringe their human and data protection rights.



Declarations of Interest

To declare interests in any item on this agenda.

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There were no declarations of interest made pursuant to the Council’s Code of Member Conduct.



Procedure for the Conduct of Business pdf icon PDF 78 KB

To note the adopted procedure for the conduct of business by the Sub-Committee.


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The Sub-Committee noted the procedure for the conduct of business for this meeting.



Licensing Act 2003- Application for a Premises Licence for Funky Monk, 236 High Street, Epping, Essex CM16 4AP pdf icon PDF 144 KB

To consider an application for a new Premises Licence under the Licensing Act 2003 for Funky Monk, 236 High Street, Epping, Essex CM16 4AP.


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The three Councillors that presided over this application were Councillor P Keska (Chairman), Councillor A Lion and Councillor D Sunger. The Chairman welcomed the participants and requested that they introduced themselves to the Sub-Committee.


In attendance for the application were the applicants Brian Mason and Billy Shea (DPS), Guy Hicks (Solicitor) and Dean Shea.


In attendance for the objectors were Geoff Clarke, Ken Faulkner, Claire Liggins, Mia Lisanti and Alan Phillips.


The Chairman then introduced the Members and Officers present and outlined the procedure that would be followed for the determination of the application.


(a)           Application before the Sub-Committee


The Licensing Manger, David King advised that Funky Monk Essex Limited were the current holders of a premises licence at 236 High Street Epping, which permitted the sale of alcohol on the premises between 12:00 and 23:30, the provision of recorded music between 12:00 and 00:00 and late-night refreshment between 23:00 and 00:00 Monday to Sunday.


A new application was made by Funky Monk Essex Limited, 71-75 Shelton Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H 9JQ for a new premises licence at 236 High Street, Epping, Essex CM16 4AP. The application was for the following licensing activities:


·       The Provision of Recorded Music

Sunday to Thursday 08.00 – 00.00, Friday and Saturday 08.00 – 01.00


·       Late Night Refreshment

Sunday to Thursday 23.00 – 00.00, Friday and Saturday 23.00 – 01.00


·       The Sale by Retail of Alcohol

Sunday to Thursday 08.00 – 00.00, Friday and Saturday 08.00 – 01.00

(On sales only)


·       Opening Times of the Premises

Sunday to Thursday 08.00 – 00.30am, Friday and Saturday 08.00 – 01.30 


The application was received on the 22 September 2022. The Operating Schedule set out the conditions that would be attached to the licence if this application was granted. 


The Responsible Authorities had all received a copy of the application. It was also advertised at the premises and in a local newspaper. The public notice and newspaper advert were attached to the agenda. All residences and businesses within a 150 metre radius of the premises were individually consulted.


The authority had received seven representations of objection from local residents, which were attached to the agenda. The Objections related to The Prevention of Crime and Disorder, Public Safety and the Prevention of Public Nuisance. One of the letters of representation had Appendices 1-10 attached but on discussion with the Councils legal department the Appendices were deemed irrelevant to the Licensing Act 2003 and had not been included in the agenda.


There had been no responses from any of the Responsible Authorities consulted.


(b)           Presentation of the Applicant’s Case


Guy Hicks representing the Funky Monk Essex Limited advised that the venue was previously the Thatched House Hotel and the applicants were looking to establish a new licence creating a hotel/restaurant/wine bar which would be food led with a vibe dining experience. The refurbishment of the premises had cost in the region of £1,000,000 and the applicants would employ in the region of 40 local people. The target audience of  ...  view the full minutes text for item 42.