Application for Alcohol and Entertainment License on ‘Bridge Mediterranean’, Tadworth Station Buildings, Tadworth

MAY 2017
90 representations were received by the Council against the proposed opening, music and drinking hours for the new restaurant on the bridge in Tadworth. In response to the level of concerns, the applicants reduced the hours considerably before their case was considered at a Licence Hearing on Monday 22nd June.

Four residents, including a representative from the TWRA, spoke against the application and made suggestions on possible conditions to reduce problems of noise and disturbance.

The Hearing panel decided to grant the amended application but with the addition of some conditions, as follows:-

Opening hours:
11.00 – 21.30 Mon, Tues, Wed
11.00 – 22.00 Thurs
11.00 – 22.30 Fri, Sat
11.00 – 21.00 Sunday

Sale of alcohol:
11.00 – 22.00 Mon, Tues
11.00 – 22.30 Wed, Thurs
11.00 – 23.00 Fri, Sat
11.00 - 21.30 on Sun

Performance of dance:
19.00 – 21.00 Wed, Thurs

1. After 8.00pm on any evening all windows to be kept closed whilst live and/or recorded music is being played, air-conditioning to be used if required.
2. Alcohol to be served and consumed in the dining area only during licensing hours
3. No alcohol to be served without a main meal after 9.30 pm on any evening.

There is also an additional condition protecting children from harm which includes signs in prominent positions at the entrance stating no sales of alcohol to those underage and that the Challenge 21 system is in force. Also a refusal log and staff training on prevention of harm to children.

The applicants indicated that they are applying to extend the closing hours beyond those agreed under the planning acts – currently 10.00pm Monday to Saturday and 9.00 pm on Sunday. We will give details on the web site when we know what is proposed.
The dancing will be a performing belly dancer for up to two hours on Wednesday and Thursday evenings.

It was emphasised at the Hearing that it will be a family restaurant and if there are any problems they will work with the local residents to solve them. (if there are any serious problems, we have the option of going back to the Licensing Committee

There is an appeal procedure within 21 days of receipt of notification. (In our case 25th May) This will be heard at the Magistrates Court in Guildford.

MAY 2017
Objections have been received by the Council to a licence application covering opening hours, and hours for sale of alcohol, live and recorded music and dancing.
Consequently, a Hearing will take place at the Town Hall on Monday 22nd May at 2 pm.

The Hearing is open to all to attend, but only those who objected will be able to speak and then, we are informed, will not be able to raise new issues. It is likely that repetition of the same points will also be discouraged.

The Residents’ Association has objected to the long hours proposed because of concerns of possible crime and disorder, public safety and public nuisance, and is likely to speak on these issues.

Please note that there will be o parking allowed, other than for the disabled, on the Town Hall site.

Reigate and Banstead Council has received a license application, details of which are set out below. The full 16 page application form and response form are available to view here -

We suggest that if you have any concerns using the reference quoted below, bearing in mind the grounds for objection set out below and the deadline of 28th April. It would be appreciated if you could also let us know your concerns.

The address to send written representations is Licensing, Reigate and Banstead Borough Council, The Town Hall, Castlefield Rd., Reigate RH20SH

The Bridge Mediterranean Ltd
1-9 Cross Road, Tadworth KT20 5SP
Reference 17/00471/LAPREM

They would like the premises license to start from 06.05.2017

Provision of live music
Monday – Wednesday 11.00 – 23.00
Thursday 11.00 - 00.00
Friday - Saturday 11.00 – 01.00
Sunday 11.00 – 22.30
Non standard New Years Day - 01.00

Recorded music
Monday – Tuesday 11.00 – 23.00
Wednesday – Thursday 11.00 – 00.00
Friday – Saturday 11.00 – 01.00
Sunday 11.00 – 22.30
Non standard New Years Day - 01.00

Standard Performances of dance
Wednesday – Thursday 19.00 – 23.00
Non standard New years day - 01.00

Late night refreshment
Monday – Tuesday 11.00 – 23.00
Wednesday – Thursday 11.00 – 00.00
Friday – Saturday 11.00 – 01.00
Sunday 11.00 – 22.30

Supply of alcohol
Monday – Tuesday 11.00 – 23.00
Wednesday – Thursday 11.00 – 00.00
Friday – Saturday 11.00 – 01.00
Sunday 11.00 – 22.30
Non standard New Years Day Close 02.00

Hours open to the public
Monday – Tuesday 11.00 – 23.00
Wednesday – Friday 11.00 – 00.00
Saturday 11.00 – 01.00
Sunday 11.00 – 22.30
Non standard New Years Day - 02.00

Licensing objectives
a) General - all four licensing objectives (b,c,d,e,)
List here all the steps you will take to promote all four of the licensing objectives
Consult the various statutory bodies eg police, fire brigade, to ensure that all the necessary standards are met to making sure that staff are aware of their responsibility towards maintaining health and safety standard and ensuring the smooth complient running of their restaurant.

b) The prevention of crime and disorder
The business intends to install CCTV internally and externally and install an alarm system in addition to complying with the existing health and safety requirements.

c) Public safety
Aside from existing health and safety regulations, the business will ensure that a regularly maintained first aid box will be kept on the premises at all time and that all members of staff will be informed of its whereabouts. A fire alarm system will be installed along with suitable fire extinguishes both of which will be regularly maintained and a record kept. We will be contacting the fire brigade to comply with all existing fire regulations. The business will also provide an accident book.

d) The prevention of public nuisance
The business will ensure that all collections and deliveries are carried out between the hours of 8am – 6 pm Monday to Friday.

e) The protection of children from harm
The business will ensure that all its staff operate a strict ID no sale policy and will apply the 21 test. They will only be taught to only accept photographic driving license, passports or pass cards.

All representations should be sent to the licensing department at the Town hall, quoting the reference above by 28th April.
It is also possible to respond on line. Objectors must give name, address, date and details of the application and reasons.
All representations should relate to one or more of the licensing objectives –
1. The prevention of crime and disorder
2. Public safety
3. The prevention of nuisance
4. The protection of children from harm.

If the Council thinks a representation is relevant, they will hold a hearing. If the licensing authority refuse the application, there is a right of appeal for the applicant.

More information is available on the Council’s web site and under the Licensing Act 2003 – objecting to a licence.