Agenda, decisions and minutes

Application for a Premises Licence - Calne Recreation Ground, Off Anchor Road, Calne, Northern Area Licensing Sub Committee - Wednesday 26 July 2023 10.15 am

Venue: Council Chamber - Council Offices, Monkton Park, Chippenham, SN15 1ER. View directions

No. Item


Election of Chairman

To elect a Chairman for the meeting of the Sub Committee.


Nominations for a Chairman of the Licensing Sub Committee were sought and it was




To elect Councillor Peter Hutton as Chairman for this meeting only.


Apologies for Absence/Substitutions

To receive any apologies for absence and to note any substitutions.


Apologies were received from Lisa Grant (Public Protection Officer – Licensing) and from the resident who made a representation. 


Procedure for the Meeting

The Chairman will explain the attached procedure for the members of the public present.

Supporting documents:


The Chairman notified all those present at the meeting that it was not being recorded by Wiltshire Council, but that the meeting could be recorded by the  press or members of the public.


The Chairman reminded those present that any speakers that wished to remain and make a statement to the Sub Committee would be giving consent to there being the possibility that they would be recorded presenting this.


It was noted that those that had made a representation would not be identified by name within the minutes.


The Chairman then asked if anyone present wished to withdraw from the meeting.  All parties confirmed they wished to remain in and take part in the Sub Committee hearing.


The Chairman explained the procedure to be followed at the hearing, as contained within the “Wiltshire Licensing Committee Procedural Rules for the Hearing of Licensing Act 2003 Applications” (Pages 5 to 10 of the Agenda refers).


Chairman's Announcements

The Chairman will give details of the exits to be used in the event of an emergency.


The Chairman gave details of the exits to be used in the event of an emergency.


Declarations of Interest

To receive any declarations of disclosable interests or dispensations granted by the Standards Committee.



There were no interests declared.


Licensing Application

To consider and determine an Application for a Premises Licence by The National Association for Bikers with a Disability in respect of Calne Bike Meet, Calne Recreation Ground, Anchor Road, Calne.  The report of the Public Protection Officer (Licensing) is attached.

Supporting documents:


Application by The National Association for Bikers with a Disability (NABD) for a Premises Licence in respect of Calne Bike Meet, Calne Recreational Ground, Anchor Road, Calne


Licensing Officer’s Submission


The Sub Committee gave consideration to a report (circulated with the agenda) in which determination was sought for an application for a premises licence, presented by Teresa Isaacson (Public Protection Officer – Licensing) for which one relevant representation had been received.  The application was for the following licensable activities:


  • Sale by retail of alcohol (ON and OFF sales only)
  • Live Music (Indoors and Outdoors)
  • Recorded Music (Indoors and outdoors)
  • Performance of dance (Indoors)
  • Late night refreshment


It was noted by the Sub Committee that there were 4 options available to them: copied from report!


i)          To grant the licence subject to such conditions as are consistent with those included in the operating schedule submitted with the application, modified to such extent as the Sub Committee considers appropriate for the promotion of the licensing objectives, together with any mandatory conditions required by the Licensing Act.

ii)         To exclude from the scope of the application any licensable activity.

iii)        To refuse to specify a person as the designated premises supervisor.

iv)       To reject the application.


The following parties attended the hearing and took part in it:


On behalf of the Applicant


  • Jennifer Jennings – Chair - Calne Bike Meet
  • Greg Widger - Committee Member – Calne Bike Meet


Relevant Representations


  • One local resident in objection to the application was not present at the hearing.


The Chair advised that the written representations had been read and considered by

the members of the Sub Committee in advance of the meeting. The Chair invited the

Applicant to introduce their application.


Applicant’s submission


The Applicant spoke in support of the application, highlighting the following points:


  • The event planned for 28/29/30 July 2023 had been withdrawn for this year due to the close timings, but they still wished to go ahead with the application for subsequent years.
  • There had been misinformation regarding the event leading to the representation and email exchanges with other residents.
  • A rigorous Noise Management Plan had been put together and no issues were foreseen if the event was run in accordance with that plan.
  • It was assumed and welcomed that a review/wash up of the event would be held afterwards and that if there were any complaints received that the Premises Licence could be reviewed.
  • Part of the Event Management Plan was to have a SIA security team and marshals to keep the event secure.
  • The event had been advertised as adult only.
  • The Applicant had been working with NABD for over 30 years who had plenty of experience running events.

The Chair sought advice to confirm that the Sub Committee were still able to determine the application even though it was not planned to be held for this year.  It was confirmed that this was not a one-off application and was for a rolling Premises Licence for an event to be held  ...  view the full minutes text for item 38.