Venue: Council Chamber, Cedar Drive, Thrapston, NN14 4LZ
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Election of Chair
That Councillor Barbara Jenney be appointed Chair for the Sub-Committee.
Apologies for Non-Attendance
There were no apologies for non-attendance.
Members' Declarations of Interest
There were no declarations of interest.
Notifications of requests to address the meeting
It was noted that Andrea Wray, applicant, and David Anderson, objector, would address the meeting.
The Chair welcomed everyone to the Hearing and those present introduced themselves.
The Health Protection Manager informed the Sub-Committee that there had been an administrative error with the papers for the meeting. A part of the application had not been included for which she apologised. The missing papers were tabled.
With the agreement of all parties, the meeting adjourned at 10.40am to enable all parties to read the missing papers. The meeting reconvened at 10.45am.
The Health Protection Manager reported that an application for a new premises licence for the Raunds Festival of Transport had been received on 5 May 2022. The appropriate notices had been displayed and the advertisement was placed as required.
One representation, objecting to the application, had been received from a local resident which concerned public nuisance caused by music, traffic and alcohol sales.
The Chair invited Andrea Wray, the applicant, to address the Sub-Committee in support of her application. Ms Wray focussed on the objections which had been made. To avoid disruption of traffic, marshals were planned to be on the entrance and exits. She advised that it should be noted that there had been little disruption previously. All affected residents had been given warning, along with local buses. The horns blaring from lorries and fire engines would be stopped at 5pm. The noise of events held on the Square were at a level no different to the events organised by the Town Council. Pubs in the vicinity were allowed to sell alcohol but they had been asked to ensure that people leaving the premises had any drinks in plastic glasses. Ms Wray explained that she was a DPS and ran a premise on Brook Street. Fairground rides would not be on the site. The event was a charity event which brought local businesses together and was something the town needed. It was hoped that the event would bring new residents into the town. It had been suggested that the event be held on the playing fields but that would take trade away from the town, also the Town Council had previously refused to allow the event on the fields due to there being too many vehicles.
In response to questions from the Sub-Committee, Ms Wray advised that marshals and stewards would undertake litter clearing. A skip would also be present and extra bins would be in place. All food vans would be asked to take away their litter.
In response to questions from Mr Anderson, Ms Wray advised that as there would be road closures for the event, horns could be used contrary to the Highway Code. The Legal Officer clarified that the roads would not be considered as highway on the day. A mobile bar would be located along the High Street to stop people congregating around the pubs, and this extra outlet would not make a difference. In response to a Facebook post which stated that the event would not duplicate any trades which were already in the town, Ms Wray explained ... view the full minutes text for item 12.
Close of Meeting
The meeting closed at 11.45am.