Agenda and minutes

Eastbourne Borough Council Licensing Sub-Committee - Tuesday, 18th May, 2021 6.00 pm

Venue: Court Room at Eastbourne Town Hall, Grove Road, BN21 4UG

Contact: Committee Services on 01323 410000 

Note: This meeting is open to the public to attend. Whilst seating is curently limited due to social distancing guidelines, we ask that if you are planning to attend and observe the meeting, you register in advance (by midday 14 May) by emailing We would request that you do not attend unless you have received an email from us confirming your seat reservation. Priority will be given to the speakers. 

No. Item


Appointment of Chair


Councillor di Cara proposed and Councillor Maxted seconded that Councillor Diplock be appointed as Chair for this meeting.


RESOLVED:  That Councillor Diplock was appointed Chair for the meeting.



Apologies for absence/declaration of substitute members


There were none.



Declarations of interests

Disclosure by councillors of personal interests in matters on the agenda, the

nature of any interest and whether the councillor regards the interest as

prejudicial under the terms of the Code of Conduct.


There were none.



Application for a Premises Licence - Dirty Burger Bros Ltd, 2 Old Orchard Road, Eastbourne, BN21 1DB. pdf icon PDF 167 KB

Additional documents:


The Chair welcomed everyone and detailed the procedure for the hearing.  All parties present introduced themselves.


The Specialist Advisor for Licensing, Danielle Ball, outlined the report setting out the application for a new premises licence for late night refreshment (outdoor) and supply of alcohol (off the premises). 


She confirmed that when submitting an application for a premises licence, the applicant was required to describe any steps they intended to take to promote the four licensing objectives, as defined by the Licensing Act 2003.  These were appended to the report at Appendix 1a.


During the consultation process, Sussex Police and the applicant had agreed to modify the times of the opening hours, late night refreshment, and added additional conditions that would promote the Licensing objectives:


Late night refreshment

Thursday 23:00 - 24:00

Friday-Sunday (only on Sundays followed by a Bank Holiday Monday) 23:00-02:00.


Supply of alcohol

Monday-Sunday 12:00-23:00


Opening hours:

Sundays – Wednesday 05:00-23:00

Thursday – 05:00 – 00:00

Friday – 05:00 – 02:00

Saturday-Sunday (only on Sundays followed by a Bank Holiday Monday) 09:00-02:00.


Following the 28 day consultation period, two separate representations had been received against the application from interested parties: Ms Mary Gray and Juliette Hale, which were included in Appendix 4 and 5 of the agenda pack. The representations centred on the prevention of crime and disorder, public safety, the prevention of public nuisance and the protection of children from harm.


Ms Mary Gray and Ms Hale had both been invited to attend the meeting, but for personal reasons Ms Hale was not present.


The Chair invited members and then the applicant and those making a representation, to ask questions of the Specialist Advisor regarding the report.  There were none.


The Chair invited the applicant to address the Sub-Committee.  Mr Matthew Howard, applicant, said that the aim was to sell alcohol to compliment the sale of food.  He only expected to sell one alcoholic can with each purchase, approximately 20 cans per week of prosecco, wines and beer. Alcohol would be served up until 11pm.  The order would be placed through Just Eat / Uber Eats websites to be collected and delivered to the customer.  The business would also be open to the public to collect orders. They wanted to set a good example to other businesses by undertaking a litter pick on the last Saturday of every month to keep the local area tidy.  A perimeter search for rubbish outside of the premises would be done every night and a bin had been installed at the front of the shop for customers.  Following mediation, operation times had been pushed back from 4am to 2am on the busiest nights, Friday and Saturdays. Security measures such as CCTV were in place.  He said there were no other premium burger bars in the area and he wanted to expand the business whilst setting a good example to others. 


Mr Grant Howard, Chef, addressed the Sub-Committee, stating that he held an SIA door badge and referred to his experience  ...  view the full minutes text for item 4.