Agenda and minutes

Licensing Sub-Committee - Tuesday, 20th October, 2020 10.00 am

Venue: Remote

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.

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No. Item


Election of the Chair

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


RESOLVED – That Councillor Jessica Lennox 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 and Scrutiny Support at least 24 hours before the meeting)



There were no appeals against the 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 formal late items. However, there was supplementary information which had been circulated to all relevant parties.



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.



Application to Vary a Club Premises Certificate in respect of Seacroft Village Hall Social Club, Seacroft Village Hall, York Road, Leeds, LS14 6JS pdf icon PDF 360 KB

The report of the Chief Officer Elections and Regulatory advises Members of an application made under Section 84 of the Licensing Act 2003 ("the Act") to vary a club premises certificate in respect of the above mentioned premises.


(Report attached)

Additional documents:


The report of the Head of Elections and Regulatory presented an application to vary a Club Premises Certificate in respect of Seacroft Village Hall Social Club, Seacroft Village Hall, York Road, Leeds, LS14 6JS


The Licensing Officer informed the Sub-Committee of the following points:

·  The application was to alter the hours permitted for licensable activities; and to include the external area of the premises with the licensed area. A redacted version of the application was attached at Appendix B of the submitted report;

·  No representations had been received from the Responsible Authorities;

·  Three objections had been received from members of the public who opposed the application on the grounds of public nuisance related matters. One of those representations expressed concerns in relation to the current operation of the premises. These representations were set out at Appendix D;

·  A list of other premises with a premises licence were attached at Appendix E of the report.


In attendance at the meeting were:

·  Mr William Askin – Applicant; and

·  Mr George Floyd – Objector


Mr Askin informed the Sub-Committee of the following:

·  The Club would like permission to consume alcohol on and within the premises and this included land to the front and the sides of the premises during the permitted hours. It was noted that the use of the outside area would be weather dependent and would always be limited to Sundays and Bank Holidays;

·  The Club also wished to have the facility to extend the permitted hours on Saturdays by one hour. It was suggested that this extra one hour would only be used for special occasions such as birthdays, anniversaries or national celebrations;

·  Mr Askin said that the extra hour would not be taken up each week as the Club was run by volunteers who did not want to work every weekend. He said that the extra hour may be used up to two times every two months;

·  Mr Askin said that Club Members were mostly elderly and were well behaved and that there had been no issues in the last few months;

·  The Club had applied for Temporary Event Notices previously for special events such as the August Bank Holiday;

·  During celebrations watching Leeds United get promotion to the premier league in July, about 10-15 people had gathered and there was cheering. Mr Askin was of the view that this had prompted a complaint from one of the residents nearby.


Responding to questions from Members, Mr Askin said that he was not sure of any specific event where the premises had remained open past the permitted hours. There had been no issues raised from the Responsible Authorities and he had not been approached personally with any complaints.

Members were advised that one of the staff at the Club had tested positive for Covid-19 and the Club was currently closed for three weeks. The Club is a local venue with regular clientele. However, since the re-opening in July the numbers of customers had reduced from those prior to lockdown. The  ...  view the full minutes text for item 6.