Venue: Civic Hall, Leeds
Contact: Governance Services Copies of the full report with appendices are available on request from the clerk. For details of the new premises licence please contact Entertainment Licensing on 0113 378 5029 after the hearing.
Election of the Chair
To seek nominations for the election for the position of Chair.
RESOLVED – That Councillor A Hutchison be elected as Chair for the duration of the meeting.
Appeals Against Refusal of Inspection of Documents
To consider any appeals in accordance with Procedure Rule 15.2 of the Access to Information Procedure Rules (in the event of an Appeal the press and public will be excluded)
(*In accordance with Procedure Rule 15.2, written notice of an appeal must be received by the Head of Governance and Scrutiny Support at least 24 hours before the meeting)
There were no appeals.
Exempt Information - Possible Exclusion of the Press and Public
1) To highlight reports or appendices which:
a) officers have identified as containing exempt information, and where officers consider that the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information, for the reasons outlined in the report.
b) To consider whether or not to accept the officers recommendation in respect of the above information.
c) If so, to formally pass the following resolution:-
RESOLVED – That the press and public be excluded from the meeting during consideration of those parts of the agenda designated as containing exempt information on the grounds that it is likely, in view of the nature of the business to be transacted or the nature of the proceedings, that if members of the press and public were present there would be disclosure to them of exempt information
2) To note that under the Licensing Procedure rules, the press and the public will be excluded from that part of the hearing where Members will deliberate on each application as it is in the public interest to allow the Members to have a full and frank debate on the matter before them.
There were no exempt items.
To identify any applications as late items of business which have been admitted to the agenda for consideration
(the special circumstances shall be identified in the minutes)
There were no late items. However, some supplementary information to Item 6 was published and circulated to Members prior to the meeting (Minute 6 refers)
Declaration of Interests
To disclose or draw attention to any interests in accordance with Leeds City Council’s ‘Councillor Code of Conduct’.
There were no declarations of interests.
To consider the report of the Chief Officer (Elections and Regulatory) that advises of an application for a licence summary review made by the West Yorkshire Police in respect of Barley Mow, Lower Town Street, Bramley, LS13 3EN. The application is made on the grounds of serious crime and disorder.
The Chief Officer (Elections and Regulatory) submitted a report that advised of an application for a licence summary review made by the West Yorkshire Police in respect of Barley Mow, Lower Town Street, Bramley, LS13 3EN. The application was made on the grounds of serious crime and disorder.
West Yorkshire Police submitted some additional information relating to the serious incidents that took place at the premises, which was published a circulated to all parties prior to the meeting. In addition to the written information, Members were also provided with several audio files, submitted by a local resident with a valid representation to the Summary Review, to listen to in advance of the meeting.
At the Interim Steps meeting held 22nd July 2021, it was decided that the most appropriate course of action would be to suspend the licence with immediate effect pending the hearing of the substantive review application. The Committee took the view that to modify or add to existing conditions of the licence or to exclude the sale of alcohol by retail from the scope of the licence would not adequately address the risk of further violent offences taking place at the premises and that to remove the designated premises supervisor would have no effect on the commission of violent offences in the future.
The hearing for the representation against the interim steps decision occurred on the 2nd August 2021 and after having carefully considered the contents of the senior police officer’s certificate that accompanied the application, Mr Parker's representations and the representation made on behalf of Ms Shaw, the Committee resolved to lift the suspension with immediate effect and to impose the conditions offered by the licence holder pending the hearing of West Yorkshire Police’s substantive application.
The following were in attendance:
- Mr David Parker, West Yorkshire Police
- Mrs Kelly Shaw, Premises Licence Holder and DPS
- Mr Paddy Whur, Licence Holder’s Representative
- Ms Vanessa Holroyd, Senior Environmental Health Officer
- Councillor Kevin Ritchie, Bramley and Stanningley ward
- Mr Paul Rix, Senior Liaison and Enforcement Officer, Licensing Authority
Mr Parker addressed the Sub-Committee, providing a timeline of the serious incidents that have taken place since the current licence holder has taken residence at the premises, as set out in the report. Mr Parker advised that a number of conditions have been agreed with the licence holder, and on this basis, he was satisfied that the measures put in place were appropriate for the promotion of the licencing objectives. Mr Parker also advised Members that a ‘Pub Watch’ meeting had taken place with other licenced premises in the local area, which he was invited to and attended, evidencing the licence holders’ cooperation with West Yorkshire Police.
Councillor Ritchie addressed the Sub-Committee on behalf of local residents who had submitted representations in support of the review. Councillor Ritchie advised Members that local residents had reported several incidents of antisocial behaviour and noise nuisance since the premises reopened in April 2021, with residents concerns mostly ... view the full minutes text for item 6.