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Agenda and minutes

Venue: To be held at the Town Hall, Pinstone Street, Sheffield, S1 2HH

Contact: John Turner, Democratic Services  Email: john.turner@sheffield.gov.uk

Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies for Absence

Minutes:

1.1

An apology for absence was received from Councillor Adam Hurst.

 

2.

Exclusion of Public and Press

To identify items where resolutions may be moved to exclude the press and public

Minutes:

2.1

No items were identified where resolutions may be moved to exclude the public and press.

 

3.

Declarations of Interest pdf icon PDF 88 KB

Members to declare any interests they have in the business to be considered at the meeting

Minutes:

3.1

Councillor Michelle Cook declared an interest in the item of business to be considered at the meeting, as the premises were within her Ward.

 

4.

Licensing Act 2003 - Psalter Tavern, 178-180 Psalter Lane, Sheffield, S11 8US pdf icon PDF 2 MB

Report of the Chief Licensing Officer

Minutes:

4.1

The Chief Licensing Officer submitted a report to consider an application, made under Section 17 of the Licensing Act 2003, for the grant of a premises licence in respect of premises known as The Psalter Tavern, 1780-180 Psalter Lane, Sheffield S11 8US (Case No.76/19).

 

 

4.2

Present at the meeting were Anthony Chan and James Green (Directors, JGAC Psalter Limited), Timothy Steedman (representing JGAC Psalter Limited) (Applicants), Louise Ritchie, Robert Walsh and Ann McGloin (local residents), Clive Stephenson (Licensing Strategy and Policy Officer), Ryan Cannister (Licensing Service, observing), Samantha Bond (legal representative to the Sub-Committee) and Jennie Skiba (Democratic Services).

 

 

4.3

Samantha Bond outlined the procedure which would be followed during the hearing.

 

 

4.4

Clive Stephenson presented the report to the Sub-Committee, and it was reported that representations had been received from seven local residents, and were attached at Appendix “B” to the report.

 

 

4.5

Timothy Steedman stated that the premises were currently being refurbished and the proposal was to extend the closing time from 2300 hours to 2400 hours.  He said that the premises would reopen as a hotel with 23 bedrooms, with a bar and restaurant, both of which would close at 2400 hours.  There was no proposal to hold live music events but an option for sporting events to be screened.

 

 

4.6

In response to questions from Members of, and the Solicitor to, the Sub-Committee, and from the objectors, Timothy Steedman said that if there were to be any special nights, tribute bands etc., to be held, the Company would apply for Temporary Event Notices (TENs) but there were no plans for this at present.  With regard to the number of staff on duty at night, Mr. Steedman couldn’t give a definitive answer, he said it would depend on how busy the pub was and that all staff would be fully trained and be instructed to inform customers to leave the premises quietly and not to trespass on the adjoining private land.  He added that the land at the rear of the premises had been cleared of rubbish and overgrown shrubs but acknowledged residents’ concerns that there was little screening from headlights, spotlights and people stood outside in the smoking area now that it had been cleared and Mr. Steedman said this would be addressed.  He said that there would be a smoking shelter but there were no plans for seats to be placed inside the shelter and drinks would not be permitted to be taken outside.  Also the rear shelter would be closed at 10.00 p.m.  Members were informed that it had been agreed with South Yorkshire Police to remove all outside tables, except one, at 2230 hours. 

 

 

4.7

Anthony Chan stated that he had been in contact with a local community group and there were plans to create a community garden at the rear of the premises.  He said that he hoped the hotel would appeal to parents whose children were attending the Universities.  He added that the bar would serve real ales, bar snacks  ...  view the full minutes text for item 4.