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Agenda and minutes

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

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No. Item


Apologies for Absence



There were no apologies for absence.



Exclusion of Public and Press

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



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 paragraph 7 of Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act 1972, as amended.



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 - Review of a Premises Licence

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 paragraph 7 of Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act 1972 (as amended))



The Chief Licensing Officer submitted a report to consider an application, made by Sheffield City Council Trading Standards, under Section 51 of the Licensing Act 2003, for a review of a premises licence (Ref No. 116/19).




Present at the meeting were Bill Masini, Neil Bates and Lisa Marsden (Trading Standards, Applicants), Julie Hague (Sheffield Children Safeguarding Partnership), Cheryl Topham (South Yorkshire Police Licensing Officer), Chris Grunert (Solicitor, John Gaunt and Partners (on behalf of Licence Holder), the Manager of the Premises, the Licence Holder, Jayne Gough (Licensing Strategy and Policy Officer), Marie-Claire Frankie (Solicitor to the Sub-Committee) and Jennie Skiba (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 South Yorkshire Police, Sheffield Children Safeguarding Partnership and the Licensing Authority, and were attached at Appendix ‘C’ to the report.




Bill Masini reported on the grounds as to why the application had been made by Trading Standards.




Bill Masini and representatives of the other responsible authorities in attendance responded to questions from Members of the Sub-Committee.




Cheryl Topham made representations on behalf of South Yorkshire Police.




Julie Hague made representations on behalf of Sheffield Children Safeguarding Partnership.




Chris Grunert made representations on behalf of the Manager and Licence Holder of the premises.




Bill Masini summarised the case on behalf of Trading Standards.




Chris Grunert summarised the case on behalf of the Licence Holder.




Jayne Gough outlined the options open to the Sub-Committee.




RESOLVED: That the 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.




Marie-Claire Frankie reported orally, giving legal advice on various aspects of the application.




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




RESOLVED: That, in the light of the information contained in the report now submitted, and the representations now made, the Sub-Committee agrees to modify the conditions of the Premises Licence in respect of the premises now mentioned  (Ref No.116/19) as follows:-




(a)       remove the Designated Premises Supervisor;




(b)       add the following conditions to the licence:




(i)         the premises will operate a proof of age scheme and will require photographic identification from any person who appears to be under the age of 25 years and signage to this effect is to be prominently displayed within the premises, including the premises entrance and behind the service counter;




(ii)        all members of staff involved in the retail sale of alcohol shall be trained in the prevention of underage sales of alcohol at least once every 3 months. The training must  ...  view the full minutes text for item 4.