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Appointment of Chair for the Sub-Committee


Councillor Simon Carswell was proposed by Councillor Marcus Kravis and seconded by Councillor Martin Lovell and duly appointed.



Apologies for Absence

To receive any apologies for absence.


There were none.


Declarations of Interest

To receive and note any declarations of interests in respect of any matters included on the agenda for consideration at this meeting.

(The other registrable interests of Councillors of Somerset Council, arising from membership of City, Town or Parish Councils and other Local Authorities will automatically be recorded in the minutes: City, Town & Parish Twin Hatters - Somerset Councillors 2023 )


There were none.


Procedure to be followed when considering Licensing Applications under the Licensing Act 2003 pdf icon PDF 39 KB


The Licensing Sub-Committee noted the procedure to be followed when considering Licensing Applications under the Licensing Act 2003. The Chair introduced the members of the Sub-Committee and the Officers present at the hearing.  


The Chair announced that he would be changing the order of speaking so that the Applicant, would follow the Licensing Officer. The Responsible Authorities and Other Persons would follow in that order.  


The Chair confirmed that the Officer’s report relating to the case, the procedure to be adopted during the hearing and the documents which the authority is required to provide under the Regulations had been received by all Parties in advance of the meeting.  



Consideration of an application for a Premises Licence in respect of Owen's Sausages and Hams Limited, Unit 3, 3 Station Approach Industrial Estate, Station Approach, From, BA11 1RE pdf icon PDF 107 KB

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On the evidence before it, having considered all the circumstances, the Sub- Committee grants the application for a Premises Licence as applied fortogether with theConditions thatthe Applicanthas agreedwith thePolice andthe conditions ithas offeredup throughthe OperatingSchedule inSection Mof theapplication, all of which are set out in Appendix 5 of the agenda papers.


The Licensing & Business Support Officer presented her report and highlighted the following: 


Owen’s Sausages and Hams Limited was a delicatessen style Sausage Bar and Kitchen. The premises had recently undergone renovation, including building of the new sausage kitchen. The proposed licensable area covered the ground floor only, and the outside yard to the rear of the building. The space would be used primarily as a dining area for customers.


The premises were located towards the rear of a large building, which contained other licensed premises. The building is situated close to Frome Train Station, on the Station Approach Industrial Estate.


The applicant had applied for a premises licence in order to sell alcohol on and off the premises as detailed below.







Start Time


Finish Time

Supply ofAlcohol

(eitheron oroff thepremises)


Monday– Sunday





Hours Premisesare open to the Public

Monday –Sunday




During the representation period agreement was reached between the Applicant and the Avon and Somerset Constabulary as to conditions to be attached to the licence, with the Applicant also offered conditions through the Operating Schedule set out at Section M of the application. The agreed conditions and those offered up by the Applicant were all set out at Appendix 3 to the agenda papers.


No representations were received from any Responsible Authority.


One representation had been received from an Other Party, Frome Reclamation Limited, Mr Steve Horler. A copy of the representation received can be found at Appendix 4. 


The Applicant was then invited to make his submission and he stated that: 


·     He was a chef who opened a small business and required a premises licence to support the sale of his food.


·     There were two aspects to his business – he took one pig a month and provided retail packaged products and also hotdogs and sausages and mash. There were tables and chairs within the premises where patrons could sit and eat, but he did not provide table service.

·     All food was ordered and collected from the bar where he served everybody.


·     He had no outside seating at the present time, but this may change when the weather was warmer.


When questioned about Condition 18, the Applicant confirmed that all outside furniture would be brought indoors overnight.


When questioned by the representatives of the Other Party about a function that took place at the premises on the 2 February where the back doors of the building were open and alcohol was being served until 04:00, the Applicant advised the Sub- Committee that this event was facilitated by another proprietor in the building and was nothing to do with him. He left the building at 21:00.


When questioned by Councillorr Kravis, the Other Party’s representative confirmed that he had no evidence that suggested that the Applicant was responsible for this event.


The Licensing Officer confirmed that a noise complaint had very recently been received about the event on the 2 February.


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