Agenda and minutes

Licensing Sub-Committee - Tuesday, 6th September, 2016 1.30 pm

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 2474095 after the hearing.

No. Item


Election of the Chair


RESOLVED – That Councillor Wilkinson be elected to the 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 Services 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.


There were no exempt items.



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)



There were no late items.



Declarations of Disclosable Pecuniary Interests

To disclose or draw attention to any disclosable pecuniary interests for the purposes of Section 31 of the Localism Act 2011 and paragraphs 13-16 of the Members’ Code of Conduct.



No declarations of disclosable pecuniary interests were made.



Review of the Premises Licence for Worlds End, Booths Yard, Pudsey, Leeds, LS28 7AB pdf icon PDF 38 KB

To consider a report of Head of Elections, Licensing and Registration which sets out details of an application for the review of a Premises Licence under

Section 51 of the Licensing Act 2003, sought by West Yorkshire police in respect of Worlds Ends, Booths Yard, Pudsey, Leeds, LS28 7AB.


The licensing authority is now under a duty to review the premises licence held by these premises.


(Report attached)

Additional documents:


The report of the Head of Elections, Licensing and Registration informed Members of an application to the review of a premises licence under Section 51 of the Licensing Act 2003, sought by West Yorkshire Police in respect of Worlds End, Booths Yard, Pudsey, Leeds, LS28 7AB.


The report provided Members with the background and history to the making of the review application by West Yorkshire Police at Appendix A of the submitted report.


The West Yorkshire Police informed the Members of the frequency of attacks at the premises and the lack of co-operation by the Licence holder and the DPS with the Police were the reasons that they had asked for the review to take place.


They listed a number of incidents at the premises these included:

·  Over intoxication of customers

·  Failure to call the Police

·  Customer with a broken eye socket

·  Not able to access or view CCTV

·  Not calling Police when a firearm had been discharged

·  Positive indication of drugs used in the premises

·  Serious assaults with and without weapons


West Yorkshire Police had set out all the incidents at pages 16 to 19 of the submitted report.


The West Yorkshire Police Licensing Officer was at the meeting and informed the Members that she had experienced an incident first hand, she went on to explain the circumstances of the visit and what had occurred. She informed them that after this incident it had been explained to Mr Neave the Licence Holder that she would arrange an Action Plan meeting.


The WYP Licensing Officer informed the Sub-Committee that Mr Neave had also head the Licence to Trinity nightclub in Pudsey. He had employed the current DPS of the Worlds End at that nightclub prior to the review of that premises. She said that Mr Neave had been told that in their view Mr Paul Allen was not safe to run either Trinity or Worlds End.


The Members were informed that West Yorkshire Police had tried on numerous occasions to make contact with Mr Neave but had received no response. Finally an Action Plan meeting had taken place where all the issues were listed. The WYP Licensing Officer said that only 1 action had resulted from the meeting and that was the employment of two door staff on a weekend.


The WYP Licensing Officer informed Members that Mr Neave had advised her that his daughter Taylor had taken the course for a Personal Licence and had applied for the licence and was to take over as the DPS of the Worlds End.


The WYP Licensing Officer requested for conditions to include that CCTV be relocated in the Kitchen of Worlds End and for non-standard timings to be withdrawn. She also informed the Committee that Mr Neave had changed his address without informing the Licensing Authority. Therefore all paperwork had been sent to the wrong address for Mr Neave and this was only noticed when speaking to Taylor at the premises which she looked as if she was running.


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