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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

There were no apologies for absence.  Councillor Bob Pullin attended the meeting as a reserve Member, but was not required to stay.

 

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 (As Amended) - Spearmint Rhino, 60 Brown Street, Sheffield, S1 2BS pdf icon PDF 58 KB

Report of the Chief Licensing Officer.

 

 

 

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

4.1

The Chief Licensing Officer submitted a report to consider an application for the renewal of a Sexual Entertainment Venue Licence, made under Schedule 3, Section 10, of the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1982, as amended, in respect of the premises known as Spearmint Rhino, 60 Brown Street, Sheffield, S1 2BS (Ref No. 52/19). 

 

 

4.2

Present at the meeting were Philip Kolvin QC (Counsel for the Applicants), Robert Sutherland (Solicitor for the Applicants), John Specht (Director), Andy Foster (Area Manager) and Peter Mercer (Designated Premises Supervisor) (Spearmint Rhino), Andrew Bamber (Crime and Disorder Consultant), Julian Norman (Counsel for the Complaint Coalition), 13 objectors, seven supporters, Julie Hague (Sheffield Children Safeguarding Partnership and Sheffield Adults Safeguarding Partnership), Claire Bower, Emma Rhodes-Evans, Shelley Marshall and Lee Freeman (Licensing Service), 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, as set out in Appendix ‘I’ to the report.

 

 

4.4

Emma Rhodes-Evans presented the report to the Sub-Committee, and it was noted that written representations objecting to the application had been received from 390 interested parties, 13 of whom were in attendance and addressed the Sub-Committee, and details of all those representations were attached at Appendix ‘D’ to the report.  It was also noted that written representations in support of the application had been received from 363 interested parties, seven of whom were in attendance and addressed the Sub-Committee, and details of all those representations were attached at Appendix ‘E’ to the report.  In addition, a petition containing 958 signatures, in support of the application, had been submitted, and details of this were attached at Appendix ‘F’ to the report.

 

 

4.5

Julian Norman referred to a skeleton argument and an additional witness statement she had prepared on behalf of the Complaint Coalition. Philip Kolvin objected to these on the basis that he hadn’t seen them prior to the hearing, therefore had not had a chance to give them consideration.

 

 

4.6

RESOLVED: That the public and press and attendees involved in the application be excluded from the meeting before further discussion takes place on the grounds that, in view of the nature of the business to be transacted, if those persons were present there would be a disclosure to them of exempt information as described in paragraph 5 of Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act 1972, as amended.

 

 

4.7

The Sub-Committee took legal advice as to whether the documents referred to could be taken into consideration as part of the license renewal application.

 

 

4.8

At this stage in the proceedings, the meeting was re-opened to the public and press and attendees.

 

 

4.9

RESOLVED: That, based on the legal advice received, the Sub-Committee determines that the statement now referred to be not considered as part of the proceedings.

 

 

4.10

Julian Norman referred to John Specht’s statement, which had been circulated to all parties on 13th September 2019, indicating that there was no supportive evidence to show that  ...  view the full minutes text for item 4.