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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:

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Apologies for Absence



No apologies for absence were received.  Councillor Douglas Johnson attended the meeting as a reserve Member, but was not required to stay.



Exclusion of Public and Press

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



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



Declarations of Interest pdf icon PDF 88 KB

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



There were no declarations of interest.



Licensing Act 2003 - Smiths (fka Yummy Hut), 647 Ecclesall Road, Sheffield, S11 8PT pdf icon PDF 3 MB

Report of the Chief Licensing Officer



The Chief Licensing Officer submitted a report to consider an application for the variation of a premises licence, made under Section 34 of the Licensing Act 2003, regarding Smiths (formerly known as Yummy Hut), 647 Ecclesall Road, Sheffield, S11 8PT (Ref No. 63/19).




Present at the meeting were Ria Smedley (Applicant), Sean Gibbons (Health Protection Service), Jayne Gough (Licensing Strategy and Policy Officer), Marie-Claire Frankie (Solicitor to the Sub-Committee) and John Turner (Democratic Services).




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




Jayne Gough presented the report to the Sub-Committee, and it was noted that representations had been received from the Health Protection Service and two members of the public, and were attached at Appendix “C” to the report.  The objection from the Health Protection Service, which related to a building regulations issue, had subsequently been withdrawn following further discussions with the applicants.  The two members of the public who had submitted representations had been invited to the meeting, but neither attended.  Ms Gough further reported that Sean Gibbons (Health Protection Service) was in attendance as, following the submission of revised plans, the Service had a minor concern regarding the layout of the first floor of the premises, which he had not noticed prior to withdrawing the objection. He therefore took the opportunity to attend the hearing to clear this matter up with the applicant and the Sub-Committee.  




Sean Gibbons confirmed that the Health Protection Service had withdrawn its objection to the original application following the resolution of an issue with regard to building regulations but, having reviewed the revised plans, which had been circulated to Members prior to, and at, the meeting, the Service had concerns that there was no dividing wall between the toilet and the kitchen on the first floor. 




Ria Smedley stated that the primary aim of the application was to extend the offer available to customers to include alcohol.  Ms Smedley stated that she had extensive experience working in, and managing, coffee houses and café bars, and she wanted to provide an opportunity for the sale of alcohol for customers who wanted a drink, but did not wish to visit a bar or restaurant.  The times of the supply of alcohol, on the original application, had indicated 11:30 to 01:00 hours, Sunday to Thursday and 11:30 to 02:30 hours Saturday and Sunday simply to keep the times in line with the provision of late night refreshment on the previous licence but, following objections to these times from local residents and the Environmental Protection Service, the times had been amended to align with other bars and restaurants in the surrounding area, from 11:30 to 23:30 hours, Sunday to Thursday and 11:30 to 00:30 hours Friday and Saturday.




In response to questions raised by Members of the Sub-Committee, Ms Smedley stated that, from her knowledge and experience of working in coffee houses and café bars over the years, she had found that people wanted a drink  ...  view the full minutes text for item 4.