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Agenda and draft 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 Andy Bainbridge.

 

2.

Exclusion of Public and Press

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

Minutes:

2.1

RESOLVED: That the public and press be excluded from the meeting before discussion takes place on item 4 on the grounds that, if the public and press were present during the transaction of such business, there would be a disclosure to them of exempt information as described in paragraphs 1, 2 and 7 of Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act 1972, as amended.

 

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.

Licensing Act 2003 - Cocoon, 2 Holland Street, Sheffield, S1 4LN

Report of the Chief Licensing Officer

 

*(NOTE: The report at item 5 in the above agenda is not available to the public and press because it contains exempt information described in paragraphs 1, 2 and 7 of Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act 1972 (as amended))

Minutes:

4.1

The Chief Licensing Officer submitted a report to consider an application by South Yorkshire Police, under Section 53A of the Licensing Act 2003, for the summary review of the premises known as Cocoon, 2 Holland Street, Sheffield, S1 4LN (Ref No. 22/19).

 

 

4.2

Present at the meeting were Tan Tanwir (Designated Premises Supervisor) and Jessica Stewart (Manager), representing the premises; Emily Price (Solicitor), Ian Armitage (Licensing Officer) and John O’Malley (Licensing Manager), representing South Yorkshire Police; Magdalena Boo (Sheffield Public Health), Jayne Gough (Licensing Strategy and Policy Officer), Marie-Claire Frankie (Legal Adviser 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

Jane Gough presented the report to the Sub-Committee, referring specifically to the application made by South Yorkshire Police for a summary review of the premises licence, which had been considered at an informal meeting held on 18th February 2019, and to the informal meeting held on 22nd February 2019, to consider representations made by the Designated Premises Supervisor against the interim steps imposed by the Sub-Committee on 18th February 2019.  It was also noted that representations had been received from Sheffield Public Health, and were attached at Appendix ‘E’ to the report.

 

 

4.5

Emily Price, on behalf of South Yorkshire Police, stated that since the informal meeting held on 18th February 2019, at which the premises licence was suspended, the premises’ management had worked very closely with the police, both in terms of physical and operational changes to the premises, in order to address the issues raised.  Ms Price referred to the list of conditions suggested by the police, which were set out in the report, indicating that if implemented, and adhered to, the police would have no further objections to the lifting of the suspension.  Ian Armitage confirmed that the police had discussed the suggested conditions with Mr Tanwir, in depth, and had made it very clear to him what was expected. 

 

 

4.6

In response to questions from Members of the Sub-Committee, Marie-Claire Frankie explained that the suggested measures had not been in place when the premises first opened on the basis that there had been no requirement for them, and, in many cases, such as this, premises had to be reactive, following incidents such as those that had occurred at this premises.  It was understood that the majority of the physical works required had nearly been completed, specifically the upgrading of the CCTV system, and which was due to be inspected by the police later this day.  It was added that the police considered all the suggested conditions to be proportionate, and had been imposed on a number of licensed premises in the City Centre.  The police believed that the suggested conditions would drive away the gang members or people involved in organised crime, away from the premises.

 

 

4.7

Magdalena Boo stated that the representations from Public Health had been made simply on the basis of promoting public  ...  view the full minutes text for item 4.