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 M Harland 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, at the start of the meeting Mr Coen asked to circulate a copy of the additional conditions agreed between the operator and West Yorkshire Police. With the agreement of all parties the document was circulated (Minute 6 refers).
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.
There were no declarations of disclosable pecuniary interests.
The report of the Chief Officer Elections and Regulatory requests Members consideration for an application to vary a premises licence, made by Twisted Bars Ltd, for Everybodys Social 91 - 97 Otley Road, Guiseley, Leeds, LS20 8PS.
The report of the Chief Officer, Elections and Regulatory set out an application to vary the premises held by Everybody’s Social, 91- 97 Otley Road, Guiseley, Leeds, LS20 8PS.
In summary, the application sought to extend opening for an additional hour for the exhibition of films, performance of recorded music, performance of dance, late night refreshment and the sale by retail of alcohol.
Representations had been received from West Yorkshire Police and three members of the public. However, West Yorkshire Police had withdrawn their representations following agreement of additional conditions to the licence.
The following were in attendance on behalf of the applicant:
- Adam Lewis, Director of Twisted Bars LTD and Designated Premises Supervisor
- James Garside, Premises Manager
- John Coen, Licence Holder’s Agent
Mr Coen asked the Sub-Committee if they would accept distribution of the email thread containing the additional seven conditions to the licence agreed between the operator and West Yorkshire Police. The Sub-Committee accepted the document, and adjourned the meeting for 5 minutes to consider the information.
Mr Coen addressed the Sub-Committee, outlining the current licensed activities at the premises and particularly the focus on dining, attributing around 40% of the takings to the sale of food. Mr Coen also informed the Sub-Committee that the age profile for customers was between 30 and 50 years old before 11pm, and between 20 and 40 years old from 11pm until close. Members heard that there had not been any formal complaints to Ward Members or Environmental Health, and that West Yorkshire Police no longer held concerns about the additional hour applied for, following the agreement of the additional conditions to the licence. Mr Coen also suggested that The Potting Shed, located a short distance from the premises on Oxford Road, should have been included on the list of nearby licensed premises at Appendix F. The Sub-Committee heard that The Potting Shed held a licence for the sale of alcohol until 1am, with other licensable activities permitted until 1:30am.
Mr and Mrs Hawkins, and Mr Clayforth, were in attendance as objectors to the application and addressed the Sub-Committee. Members heard that the concern of local residents was mostly due to the noise associated with customers gathering outside the premises, and the constant flow of taxis and other vehicles collecting and dispersing customers. The objectors also noted the frequent litter, often including broken glass, around the premises which they felt the operator did not take responsibility for, leaving it to them to clear up instead. The objectors felt that the operators were not responding to the issues already occurring, and therefore that an extension of hours would contribute to their regular disturbance.
Members queried who the local residents had complained to, and were informed by the objectors that their complaint was submitted to a member of staff, who had provided assurance that their complaint would be passed to the manager. The manager was not aware of the complaint.
Members also queried the drinking outside of the property after 11pm ... view the full minutes text for item 6.