Decision details

Application for variation of a premises licence in respect of Friendship News And Booze, 19 Axbridge Road, Bristol, BS4 2RU

Decision Maker: Licensing (Hearings) Sub-Committee

Decision status: Refused

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


Licensing Sub - Committee

30.5.19 2019

Decision Record



Councillors: - Langley, O’Rourke, Windows (Chair)


Officers:- Abigail Holman – Licensing Policy Advisor, Allison Taylor – Democratic Services






Licensing Hearing.


Application for the variation of a premises licence in respect

of Friendship News And Booze,  19 Axbridge Road,  Bristol, BS4 2RU   


1. The premises currently has the benefit of a premises licence which permits:



Sale of Alcohol        Sunday 10:00 - 22:00

Sale of Alcohol        Monday to Saturday 06:00 - 22:00


2. Hours the premises will be open to the public:


Monday to Sunday06:00 - 22:00




3. The Applicant applied to the Authority to permit:




To extend the hours for the sale of alcohol From Monday - Saturday 06:00 - 22:00 and Sunday 10:00 - 22:00 To  Monday - Sunday 00:01 - 00:00 (24 Hours) And Extend opening hours from Monday- Sunday 06:00 - 22:00 to Monday - Sunday 00:01 - 00:00 (24 hours)




Relevant representations had been received from the following parties, all of whom had been notified of this hearing and their rights:


 Avon And Somerset Constabulary

 Cllr Christopher Davies

 Licensing Authority





The Committee considered the Application after hearing the representations made. They had regard to the Licensing objectives under Licensing Act 2003, the Councils Licensing Policy, the Secretary of States guidance issued under Section 182 of the Licensing Act 2003.




The Committee determined to reject the whole of the application.



Summary of the reasons:


The Committee had due regard to representations made acknowledging the following:-


1. The committee took into account the application, the limited offer of conditions on the application, and the three objections from the police licensing authority and local councillor;


2. The committee gave great weight to the objections received and that no substantive conditions had been offered or mediated by the applicant. They also considered the evidence given by the objectors regarding the potential for increased noise nuisance and anti-social behaviour in the area;


3. The Committee noted that the applicant was not in attendance to answer questions, or mitigate any concerns that the committee had, and so they could not be convinced that the application would promote the licensing objectives;


4. They therefore felt there was no option but to reject the application in full.




Councillor Windows


Publication date: 12/06/2019

Date of decision: 30/05/2019

Decided at meeting: 30/05/2019 - Licensing (Hearings) Sub-Committee

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