Licensing applications, reviews and minor variations
If you wish to make representations with respect to an application they must be relevant under the licensing objectives and be submitted in writing to our Licensing team to arrive within 28 days of the date of the application.
You can comment, make enquiries and/or representations by email,or in writing to us at:
Hastings Borough Council
Muriel Matters House
Applications for licences, licence variations and minor variations received by Hastings Borough Council and listed here can be viewed by appointment at our offices. Please email us to make an appointment.
Applications for Licences or Licence Variations
Ebenezer's Many Nations Supermarket, 20 Norman Road, St. Leonards on Sea.
A new application for a convenience store to sell alcohol.
Supply of alcohol:
- Sunday - 10.00 - 20.00 hours.
- Monday - Saturday 09.00 - 20.00 hours.
9th August 2018.
6th September 2018.
Pancake House, 37C Robertson Street, Hastings.
A new premises licence application for a café to sell alcohol for consumption on the premises.
Supply of alcohol:
- Monday to Sunday 10.00 - 18.00 hours.
Special town event days, Bonfire Parade, May Day extend until 21.00 hours.
25th July 2018.
22nd August 2018 (Midnight).
La Cantina, 59 George Street, Hastings.
A new premises licence for a café for the sale of alcohol to customers seated and dining.
Supply of alcohol on premises only:
- Monday to Sunday 09.00 to 18.00 hours.
Non-standard hours Monday to Sunday until 23.00 hours for special events / bookings.
20th July 2018.
17th August 2018 (Midnight).
Applications for Licence Reviews
There are currently no applications.
Applications for Minor Variations
French's, 24 - 25 Robertson Street, Hastings.
A minor variation for an existing premises licence as follows:-
To remove all conditions under Annex 2 and Annex 3 of the premises licence.
To add the conditions as detailed in the application. These conditions have been prepared in agreement with Sussex Police Licensing.
1) CCTV: Digital CCTV and appropriate recording equipment to be installed in accordance with Home Office Guidelines relating to UK Police Requirements for Digital CCTV System, (PSDB publication 09/05) operated and maintained throughout the premises internally and externally to cover all public areas, including the entrance to the premises. The system shall be on and recording at all times the premises licence is in operation.
a) The CCTV cameras and recording equipment must be of sufficient quality to work in all lighting levels inside the premises at all times.
b) CCTV footage will be stored for a minimum of 28 days
c) The management will give full and immediate cooperation and technical assistance to the Police in the event that CCTV footage is required for the prevention and detection of suspected or alleged crime.
d) The CCTV images will record and display dates and times, and these times will be checked regularly to ensure their accuracy.
e) Subject to Data Protection guidance and legislation, the management of the premises will ensure that key staff are fully trained in the operation of the CCTV, and will be able to download selected footage onto a disk for the police without difficulty or delay and without charge to Sussex Police.
f) A person trained in the use of downloading CCTV upon request is to be on duty at all times when the premises is open.
g) Any breakdown or system failure will be notified to the police immediately & remedied as soon as practicable.
h) CCTV to cover all entry and exits points enabling frontal identification of every person entering in any light condition.
2) All staff will be trained in licensing law and the responsible sale of alcohol prior to commencement of selling alcohol. Training to include knowing the signs of intoxication and understanding procedures in how to deal with intoxication, crime scene preservation procedures and welfare and vulnerability training and the existence and use of both the incident book and refusals log. A staff training manual will be kept and maintained at the premises and made available for inspection by police licensing officers and local authority officers on request. Refresher training will be given to all staff at least every six months by the DPS or an accredited trainer. Theses training record will be kept on the premises for a period of 18 months.
3) A register of refusals of entry to the premises will be kept and maintained at the premises and made available for inspection by police, police licensing officers and local authority officers on request.
4) An incident log shall be kept at the premises and made available for inspection to an authorised person from the Local Authority and Police, including civilian Police Licensing Officers, upon request. The incident book must be completed within 24hours of the incident and will record the following; a) all crimes reported to the venue, b) all ejections of patrons, c) any complaints received concerning crime & disorder, d) any incident of disorder, e) all seizures of drugs or offensive weapons, F) any faults in the CCTV system, g) any refusals of alcohol, H) any visit by a relevant authority or emergency service.
5) A 'Challenge 25' policy shall be in operation at the premises and staff will be suitably trained to implement this policy. The only form of ID that will be accepted are a passport, a photographic driving licence or a Proof of Age card bearing the 'PASS' hologram.
6) A minimum of 1 SIA licensed door supervisor shall be on duty at the premises from 2200hrs with an additional SIA licensed door supervisor on duty from 2230hrs. All SIA door supervisors are to remain on duty until after close to ensure the safe dispersal of customers. At all other times, the need for SIA licensed door supervisors shall be risk assessed.
7) Based on risk assessment, persons entering and re-entering the premises shall be searched at random. All bags shall be searched by SIA licensed door supervisor, monitored by premises CCTV.
8) The premises will implement a security deployment plan to include regular checks of the toilets and customer areas.
9) A minimum of one body worn video camera (BWV) will be worn by SIA licensed door supervisor when the premises is open from 2200hrs. The camera will have the ability to record and any recordings will be kept for a minimum of 28 days and made available to the responsible authorities (as defined by the Licensing Act 2003) upon request. Should such a camera break or otherwise become inoperable, it will be replaced within 48 hours.
10) The premises are to be an active member of BCRP Hastings bar watch scheme.
11) There shall be no new or re-entry to the premises for the last hour of trading, except for re-entry for customers having used the smoking area.
12) The DPS shall risk assess the requirement for polycarbonate glassware.
13) A member of staff, as appropriate to be responsible for collecting glasses/clearing tables at busy trading hours.
14) To ensure that all external doors be kept closed at all times, save for access and egress of patrons.
15) To ensure that all windows on the ground floor and the first floor are kept closed at all times.
16) To ensure the collection and dispersal of refuse is managed to minimise any disturbance to neighbours. Bottles are not to be emptied into the bottle bins before 0700 and after 2100 daily.
17) No children under the age of 16 are permitted onto the premises after 1800hrs.
18) Noise from music or singing on the premises shall not be more than barely audible as perceived by an authorised officer of Hastings Borough Council, at the frontage of the premises on the opposite of Robertson Street to the front of Robertson's passage or to the rear.
19) External table and chairs shall be taken out of use at 2300hrs each evening.
20) There shall be adequate supervision exercised upon patrons outside the premises to ensure that they refrain from shouting, singing, screaming and any other rowdy behaviour. Anyone failing to comply with a request to be quiet shall be refused entry or re-entry to the premises.
21) The premises shall operate and adhere to a written dispersal and intoxication policy. This document will be agreed in conjunction with Police. The policies can be amended if agreed in writing with Police Licensing Department.
22) The premises shall operate and adhere to a written welfare and vulnerability policy. This document will be agreed in conjunction with Police. The policies can be amended if agreed in writing with Police Licensing Department.
23) The premises shall operate and adhere to a written ejection policy. This document will be agreed in conjunction with Police. The policy can be amended if agreed in writing with Police Licensing Department.
24) That no sales of alcohol in sealed containers for consumption off the premises will be permitted;
8th August 2018.
22nd August 2018 (Midnight).