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No. Item


Appointment of a Chair


Councillor Bennett was appointed as Chair for the meeting.


Declarations of Interest






Councillor Page-Croft


Personal: Visited the venue when boat race was on.

Councillor Bennett


Personal: Was a member of CAMRA. Had visited the venue the weekend before the Sub Committee hearing but did not consider this fettered discretion to consider the application.




Meeting Procedure



Six Six Bar Hearing Report pdf icon PDF 554 KB

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The Licensing Enforcement Officer presented the report and outlined the application. They confirmed that the Police had agreed conditions with the Applicant and no representations had been made by the Environmental Health Department.




The Applicant made the following points:

      i.         They were not from Cambridge.

    ii.         Worked with the LGBTQ society and wanted the Six Six bar to be a safe space.

   iii.         The project had supported other local businesses.

  iv.         As an independent business wanted to work with the community, Police and residents.


The Applicant’s supporter made the following comments:

i.               The city was becoming a music waste land.

ii.             Volunteers had come together to refurbish the venue.

iii.            A petition had been launched to support this application which was supported by city residents.


Member Questions


The applicant made the following statements in response to Members’ questions:

      i.         Was not aware of acoustic fences which could be used to reduce noise from outside the premises.

    ii.         They were working on the basis of a premises capacity of approximately 180 people but were still waiting to hear back from the Fire Authority to confirm numbers.

   iii.         There would be 2 door supervisors at the weekends, there was only 1 door supervisor working otherwise. The door supervisors would supervise the smoking area. The front door to the premises would be closed for noise prevention.  There would be a team briefing for employees at the beginning of each day.


The Licensing Enforcement Officer:

i.               Confirmed that a condition of the premises licence required doors to be closed except for entry and egress to the property, this was for the purpose of preventing noise nuisance. 

ii.             Requested that a copy of the Noise Management Plan was sent to the Local Authority. 


The Applicant advised:

i.               That the refurbishment of the premises was mainly aesthetic and that the position of the bar remained the same.

ii.             In response to questions about how complaints would be dealt with the Applicant advised that the whole business had been built around ensuring a safe space. Complaints would always be logged. One customer had been asked to leave the premises recently. They were an approachable person and was happy to meet anyone who had a complaint to try and reach a solution.

iii.            The windows were brand new, and purpose built, and the cladding was a higher specification.

iv.           There were no speakers in the garden.

v.             The lighting had been put on a timer as thought this was better in the current energy crisis but could look at this to stop the lights flashing on and off and causing problems for neighbours. 


Interested Party/ ‘Other Person’


Mr Weerts made the following comments:

      i.         Had concerns about the premises licence being granted permission into the early hours of the morning. Welcomed the regeneration of the area.

    ii.         Expressed concerns about noise, anti-social behaviour and public nuisance.

   iii.         Was happy that security officers would be present at the premises and hoped they would be visible. 

  iv.         Expressed  ...  view the full minutes text for item 22/13/Lic