Agenda and minutes

Licensing Sub-Committee
Tuesday, 9th July, 2019 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.

Items
No. Item

1.

Election of the Chair

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

Minutes:

RESOLVED – That Councillor H Bithell be elected as Chair for the hearings.

 

 

2.

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)

 

Minutes:

There were no appeals.

 

 

3.

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.

Minutes:

There were no exempt items.

 

 

4.

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)

 

Minutes:

There were no formal late items. However, there was some supplementary information distributed to Members prior to the meeting in relation to Item 6 (Minute 6 refers)

5.

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.

 

Minutes:

Although there were no declarations of disclosable pecuniary interests, Councillor A Wenham required it to be recorded that she knew two of the applicants in attendance for Item 6 – Temporary Event Notice for Carribean Cricket Club, Scott Hall Road, Leeds, LS7 2EE.

 

 

6.

Temporary Event Notice for Caribbean Cricket Club, Scott Hall Road, Leeds, LS7 2EE pdf icon PDF 95 KB

The report of the Chief Officer Elections and Regulatory advises Members that a temporary event notice has been received by the Licensing Authority in respect of Caribbean Cricket Club, Scott Hall Road, Leeds, LS7 2EE.

 

(Report attached)

Additional documents:

Minutes:

 

The Chief Officer, Elections and Regulatory submitted a report detailing an application for a Temporary Event Notice (TEN) for Caribbean Cricket Club, Scott Hall Road, Leeds, LS7 2EE.

 

In summary, the TEN was set out to include:

 

The sale by retail of alcohol

The provision of regulated entertainment

The provision of late night refreshment

The dates and hours:

 

From 23:00 hours on Saturday 24th August until 04:00 hours on Sunday 25th August 2019. Specified maximum capacity of the event 499.

 

The application had received representations from West Yorkshire Police and the Environmental Protection Team on the grounds of the prevention of public nuisance.

 

The following were in attendance on behalf of the applicant:

 

-  Diane Flemming

-  Harwood Williams

-  Larry Gumbs

-  Reginald Hamilton

 

Diane Flemming, the proposed licence holder, addressed the Sub-Committee. Members were informed that the TEN would allow for a cultural celebration event with live music, with attendees likely to be aged 35 – 65, as part of the Leeds West Indian Carnival. Mrs Flemming stated that she was surprised to receive a representation from West Yorkshire Police on the grounds of prevention of public nuisance, as no large speaker systems are to be used and that the event would be the only event for the Leeds West Indian Carnival that would be ticketed. Mrs Flemming added that a strict policy for music and behaviour would be in place, and that security staff would be employed to supervise attendees leaving the premises. Mrs Flemming advised that any complaints received historically were likely to be from ex-committee members of the club.

 

Ruth Turner and Karl Sheldon were in attendance on behalf of the Environmental Protection Team. Members were informed that the premises included a conservatory type extension, which had little to no sound attenuation, and was in close proximity to residential housing, including sheltered housing. Members were informed that there had been a number of complaints historically, with the most recent noise complaint on 23rd June 2019. The Environmental Protection Team advised that an event taking place until 4am would negatively impact local residents, and therefore had serious concerns that the premises would be unable to comply with the licensing conditions.

 

Andy Clifford was in attendance on behalf of the West Yorkshire Police (WYP) and addressed the Sub-Committee. Members were informed that a number of meetings had taken place between WYP, residents and local businesses following last year’s Carnival and ahead of the Leeds West Indian Carnival. During these meetings, Mr Clifford reported that attendees were keen for the Carnival to flourish, however wished to be able to sleep and go to work as normal, and agreed that an appropriate closing time for parties on Saturday 24th August would be 12am on Sunday 25th August 2019. Members were informed that Mrs Flemming had attended the meetings. Mr Clifford added that members of the club would attend the Club as normal, whereas owing to the premises only having a Club Premises Licence, non-member ticket holders  ...  view the full minutes text for item 6.

7.

Certification of Films - Everyman Cinema, Trinity Shopping Centre, Leeds pdf icon PDF 227 KB

The report of the Chief Officer Elections and Regulatory advises Members of an application for the certification of a film to be shown at Everyman Cinema, Trinity Shopping Centre, Leeds from 12th July 2019.

 

(Report attached)

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

This application was withdrawn prior to the meeting.