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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 Joe Otten. 

 

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

There were no declarations of interest.

 

4.

Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1982 - Street Trading - Static Street Trading Consent - Peace Gardens, Sheffield City Centre pdf icon PDF 5 MB

Report of the Chief Licensing Officer

Minutes:

4.1

The Chief Licensing Officer submitted a report to consider an application, under the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1982, to move a static street trading consent to an alternative trading site, at the top of Cheney Row, outside the Town Hall, from an existing site in the Peace Gardens (Ref No. 87/19).

 

 

4.2

Present at the meeting were Andrew Cuneo (Applicant), Angela Gower (City Centre Management Team, Objector), Paul Turner (Highway Licences and Regulation, Objector), Jayne Gough (Licensing Strategy and Policy Officer), Marie-Claire Frankie (Solicitor to the Sub-Committee) and John Turner (Democratic Services).

 

 

4.3

Marie-Claire Frankie outlined the procedure which would be followed during the hearing.

 

 

4.4

Jayne Gough presented the report, and it was noted that objections to the application had been received from the Highways Service and City Centre Management Team, and were attached at Appendix ‘B’ to the report.

 

 

4.5

Andrew Cuneo reported that his business was in its 14th year of trading in the Peace Gardens, and that during this time, he had noticed a number of changes, notably the increase in events and the siting of tables and chairs from cafes, bars and restaurants.  Whilst he stressed that the changes were mainly positive, in that they resulted in a more vibrant atmosphere, the tables and chairs, as well as A-boards, predominantly relating to Browns, had made it very difficult for him to drive off the site in the evenings.  Mr Cuneo stated that he had asked staff at Browns to move the tables, chairs and A-boards, on a number of occasions, but they had refused.  He stated that he had also asked the City Centre Management Team if, on those occasions when fairground rides were to be sited in the Peace Gardens, in conjunction with special events, they could be moved further away from the trading van on the grounds that it created health and safety issues for customers queuing for ice creams, but such requests had also been turned down.  Mr Cuneo pointed out, by referring to the photographs in the report and additional photographs he circulated at the hearing, the difficulties he faced when leaving the site, stating that the issue was made more difficult when there were people outside Browns, drinking alcohol.  He also stated that the site at the top of Cheney Row would be a lot safer to drive on and off as it was only around 20 feet from Pinstone Street, and there was a dropped kerb adjacent to the trading site.  Mr Cuneo concluded by referring to the numerous problems he had encountered, both in terms of access and egress from the Peace Gardens, and the lack of co-operation he had received from the City Centre Management Team. 

 

 

4.6

In response to questions from Members of the Sub-Committee, Mr Cuneo stated that he traded from the site at the top of Cheney Row on those occasions when there were special events in the City Centre, at a cost of £200 a day.  He believed the problems,  ...  view the full minutes text for item 4.