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Agenda and minutes

Venue: Committee Room 1 & 2, The Guildhall, Market Square, Cambridge, CB2 3QJ

Contact: Democratic Services  Committee Manager

No. Item


Appointment of a Chair



Declarations of Interest



No declarations of interest were made.



Meeting Procedure


The Legal Advisor informed the Committee that the meeting had been postponed from 4 October. This was to comply with the legal legislation that the public notice must be displayed five clear working days of the meeting date.


This meant the hearing had been taken outside of the consultation period, but Regulation 11 of the Hearing Regulation allowed the meeting to be moved to another date. This had been done in agreement with the applicant and therefore no parties had been prejudiced by this decision.


All parties then noted the procedure.


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The Licensing Enforcement Officer presented the report and outlined the application.


In response to Members’ questions the Licensing Enforcement Officer made the following points:

      i.         One of the two representations had been withdrawn after the applicant’s revised application had removed reference to Jesus Green as a designated area.


Applicants presentation


In response to the questions raised to the application the Applicant and Agent said the following:

      i.         The business operation included the proposed use of bicycles only for delivery to the punts.

    ii.         The intention for internet sales was to use a courier once a day.

   iii.         Approximately 60 Champagne tours had been booked in the last 12 months.

  iv.         On the busiest day, a total of four orders could be taken for alcohol sales.

    v.         The address at Searle Street would not be used as a shop but would be for storage only.

  vi.         The owner of Rutherford Punting Company had undertaken the Personal Licence training which had been delivered to the small team of employees.

 vii.         Any alcohol not consumed on the punt tour would be placed in a sealed container to be taken away.


Summing Up

      i.         The Applicant’s Agent advised that there was no change to the way that the company operated; this was a change of address for storage purposes only.

    ii.         Had made numerous attempts to contact the one remaining representation. If they had been present believed that their concerns could have been addressed.



The Licensing Sub Committee granted the application substituting the conditions on p45-47 on the agenda pack instead of the conditions within the original application.


The reasons for reaching the decision were as follows:

      i.         The Licensing Sub-Committee were content that the operation of the license in accordance with the conditions would not conflict with the licensing objectives.