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 Martin 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 against refusal of inspection of documents.
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.
RESOLVED – To note that Supplementary Information circulated to interested parties was designated as exempt from publication in accordance with paragraphs 10.4(1) of the Local Government Act 1972 on the grounds that the supplementary information provided is likely to reveal the identity of individuals, and as such, the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosure at this time. (Executive Arrangements) (Meetings and Access to Information) (England) Regulations 2012,
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 formal late items. However, supplementary information had been circulated to all interested parties prior to the hearing. This information was exempt from publication. Minute 3 refers.
Declaration of Interests
To disclose or draw attention to any interests in accordance with Leeds City Council’s ‘Councillor Code of Conduct’.
No declarations of interests were raised at the meeting.
To consider the application for the certification of five films to be shown at The Holbeck, Jenkinson Lawn, Holbeck LS11 9QX, on behalf of the Palestinian Film Festival - Scalarama. The exhibition of these films will take place on Friday 23rd September 2022.
The report of the Chief Officer Elections and Regulatory set out an application for the certification of five films to be screened at the Holbeck, Jenkinson Lawn, Holbeck LS11 9QX, on behalf of the Palestinian Film Festival – Scalarama.
The Committee had been provided with the BBFC guidance and a list detailing the films to be certified, including links to view the films. Councillor Flynn had not been able to access the films via the link and therefore did not vote.
Members had noted the comments of officers who had viewed the films, which had been circulated prior to the meeting as supplementary information. The applicant had suggested that each of the films to be shown should be classified as 15, due to the depiction of discrimination and the need for audiences to have some knowledge of the political context.
RESOLVED- That films to be screened shall be certified as;
1. ‘Shireen of Al Walajaa’: certificate (15)
2. ‘We Refuse To Be Enemies’: certificate (15
3. ‘Made In Palestine’: certificate (15)
4. ‘Gaza – One Football, One Leg’: certificate (15)
5. ‘Israel/Palestine A Very Short Introduction’: certificate (15)
To consider the application to vary a premises licence made by The Craft Union Pub Company Limited, for Woodman, 281-283 Selby Road, Halton, Leeds, LS15 7JS.
The report of the Chief Officer Elections and Regulatory set out an application to vary a premises licence made by The Craft Union Pub Company Limited, for The Woodman, 281-283 Selby Road, Halton, Leeds, LS15 7JS.
The Legal Officer set out the procedure for the hearing and the Principal Licensing Officer presented the application.
The following points of the application were highlighted:
· Extend the licensable hours for sale of alcohol and recorded music to 01:00 on a Friday, Saturday and Sunday and to commence from 10:00 on a Saturday and Sunday morning.
· Extend the opening hours to 01:30 on a Sunday and from 10:00 on a Saturday and Sunday morning.
· Extend the licensable hours for late night refreshment to 01:00 on a Sunday.
· No objections had been received from the responsible authorities. However, the Licensing Authority was in receipt of one objection from a member of the public on the grounds of public nuisance
The following were in attendance:
• Alex Green, Gosschalks Solicitors - Applicant's Representative
• Valerie Wood, Craft Union Pub Company Limited - Regional Manager
• Mr Coates – Objector
Mr Green outlined the application to vary the licence, as well as responding to the specific issues raised within Mr Coates' representation. Mr Green provided further detail on the application. The Woodman is owned and operated by Craft Union Pub Company Limited, a company with over 450 premises operating nationally. It recently won a Pub Award for Best Community Operator. The application is for a small variation, and the hearing was not a licence review.
Environmental Health had no objections, and police had no objections once some small changes regarding CCTV were implemented. Referring to paragraph 2.1 of the Section 182 Guidance, Mr Green said that West Yorkshire Police should be considered the experts in relation to concerns regarding crime and disorder.
In responding directly to the objection received, Mr Green said the pub has become significantly more successful over the past couple of years which inevitably means more noise. Mr Coates and the current management have a cordial relationship. Craft Union strongly denies the allegations of drug taking and dealing on the premises. There is a zero tolerance policy and the toilets are checked hourly. It had been noted that Chairs were allegedly thrown in Mr Coates' garden, however Mr Green was of the view that if this did happen, it happened before Craft Union took over. Mr Green acknowledged Mr Coates’ objection related mainly to the beer garden, which was not a part of this application. The current licence and the conditions for the beer garden would remain unchanged.
The Sub Committee then heard from Mr Coates who had submitted a representation in objection to the application. Mr Coates emphasised certain aspects of his representation including, that his fence had been left broken for eight months after it had been knocked down by a van in the pub car park. However, this had now been repaired by the current owners since the current management took ... view the full minutes text for item 7.