Agenda and minutes

Licensing Sub-Committee - Monday, 10th January, 2022 10.00 am

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.

No. Item


Election of the Chair

To seek nominations for the election for the position of Chair.


RESOLVED – Councillor A Hutchison was elected as Chair for the hearings.




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 was no exempt information.




Late 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)



Supplementary information was submitted with regard to Agenda Item 6, Certification of Films – Indis Film Festival.


There was a late item of business – Temporary Event Notice for Halton Moor Boxing Club, Cartmel Drive, Halton, Leeds.



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.




Certification of Films - INDIs Film Festival pdf icon PDF 147 KB

To receive and consider the attached report of the Chief Officer, Elections and Regulatory


Additional documents:


The report of the Chief Officer, Elections and Regulatory presented an application  for the certification of 10 films to be shown at the Carriageworks Theatre, Millennium Square, Leeds on behalf of the INDIs Film Festival.  The exhibition of the films was due to take place on Friday, 18 February and Sunday, 20 February 2020.


A supplement to the Agenda provided a synopsis of the films to be shown and also comments from officers who had viewed the films.  Members had been sent links to view the films prior to the meeting.


Martin Grund, the producer for the festival attended the hearing.  He informed the sub-committee that the festival was an industry focussed event for young and upcoming talent and the films were mainly aimed at the 15 to 30 year old age group.


The sub-committee did not raise any concerns with regard to the films to be shown and the suggested classifications.


RESOLVED – That the application be approved with the recommended classifications as outlined in the report.




Application for the grant of a premises licence for Halton News, 5 Irwin Approach, Halton, Leeds, LS15 0DW pdf icon PDF 125 KB

To receive and consider the attached report of the Chief Officer, Elections and Regulatory

Additional documents:


This application was withdrawn prior to the hearing.




Temporary Event Notice for Halton Moor Amateur Boxing Club, Cartmell Drive, Halton, Leeds, LS15 0DE pdf icon PDF 184 KB

To receive and consider the attached report of the Chief Officer, Elections and Regulatory


Additional documents:


The report of the Chief Officer, Elections and Regulatory presented an objection notice from West Yorkshire Police to two temporary event notices that had been submitted for Halton Moor Amateur Boxing Club, Cartmell Drive, Halton, Leeds.  The objection notice had been submitted on the grounds of the prevention of crime and disorder and the public safety licensing objectives.


The following were in attendance:


PC Andy Clifford – West Yorkshire Police

Rachel Radbourne – Club Secretary, Halton Moor Amateur Boxing Club

Kim Lee – Solicitor, representing Halton Moor Amateur Boxing Club


The legal officer outlined the procedure to be followed.


Prior to the hearing commencing, attention was brought to supplementary information  that had been submitted on behalf of Halton Moor Amateur Boxing Club on the evening of the Friday before the hearing. 


The police representative asked the Sub-Committee whether the hearing could go into private session during his presentation under the Licensing Act regulations as there was information that was not within the public interest to be discussed.  This was due to an ongoing criminal investigation and information not being public knowledge.


The licensing officer presented the report.  Two Temporary Event Notices had been applied for to allow for the sale of alcohol, regulated entertainment and late night refreshment on 19 March and 2 May 2022 until 03:00.  Objections had been received from West Yorkshire Police on the grounds of public safety and the prevention of crime and disorder due to an incident that was, according to the police, connected to a previous event held at the premises.  The premises did have a premises licence for the sale of alcohol till 00:00 and entertainment until 23:00 but this was currently suspended due to non-payment.


The police representative was invited to address the Sub-Committee.  He reported that the police had applied for a counter notice due to crime and disorder that had occurred following a similar event at the premises in October 2021.  He told the Sub-Committee that an incident had occurred in the premises where the victims were in attendance and there were issues with drunkenness according to the victims.  An initial assault took place within the venue and carried on a short distance outside where a more serious assault took place.


Although there had been some co-operation from the Club Secretary there had not been any information provided that was helpful to the investigations, the detectives investigating the case had spoken to the Club Secretary on a number of occasions, explaining the severity of the assaults and it was suspected that individuals involved with the event at the premises were also involved in the assaults.


The club had acknowledged that it may be possible that people in attendance were involved in the assaults but that there were also other licensed premises in the area that were open.  The club had not been willing to give information of anyone in attendance due to data protection and said that that they had assisted as much as possible.


According to the police, the  ...  view the full minutes text for item 8.