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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.

 

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.

Licensing Act 2003 - HEX, 4 Queens Road, Sheffield S2 4DG pdf icon PDF 2 MB

Report of the Chief Licensing Officer.

Minutes:

4.1

The Chief Licensing Officer submitted a report to consider an application made by the Health and Safety Enforcing Authority, under Section 51 of the Licensing Act 2003, for a review of a Premises Licence in relation to HEX, 4 Queens Road, Sheffield S2 4DG (Ref.79/19).

 

 

4.2

Present at the meeting were Sean Gibbons (Environmental Health Officer, Sheffield City Council), Julie Hague (Licensing Manager, Sheffield Children Safeguarding Partnership), Peter Clifton (Property Owner), Christopher Grunert (John Gaunt and Partners, Solicitor for the Premises), Gurnitnekh Rai (Premises Operations Manager), Jakob Plant (Premises Manager), Jayne Gough (Licensing Strategy and Policy Officer), Marie-Claire Frankie (Solicitor to the Sub-Committee) and Jennie Skiba (Democratic Services).

 

 

4.3

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

 

 

4.4

Jayne Gough presented the report to the Sub-Committee, and it was noted that representations had been received from Sheffield Children Safeguarding Partnership, and was attached at Appendix “C” to the report.

 

 

4.5

Sean Gibbons stated that, following an email he had received in January 2019 from South Yorkshire Police, which had expressed concerns regarding the nature of an event due to be held on 1st February advertising the use of bouncy castle, rodeo rides, gladiator duels and bouncy slides, a visit was made to the premises by himself and representatives of other Responsible Authorities.  Mr. Gibbons said the Premises Management confirmed to him that no further events of this nature would take place as it had been deemed to be detrimental to public safety.  Mr. Gibbons added that he had numerous concerns regarding the electrical safety of the premises, damaged electrical sockets, and exposed cables hanging out of the ceiling, although these were deemed to be redundant.  At the visit, Sean Gibbons asked for 100% of the electrical wiring to be tested by a competent electrician and that a satisfactory report be submitted to his service.  Other concerns were the use of three laser lights, the management of asbestos, glass door panels which needed to be replaced with safety glass or fitted with safety film, damaged flooring and very poor state of repairs to the toilets.  He further stated that, although he had asked for a copy of the asbestos report, this had only been shown to him digitally.

 

 

4.6

In response to questions from Members of the Sub-Committee, and the Solicitor for the Premises, Sean Gibbons stated that he was not disputing that the electrical works had been carried out by a qualified electrician, but his main concern was that only 25% of the electrical wiring had been tested and it was not anticipated that the full 100% testing would be carried out until five years’ time.  He felt that the general regulations should be applied to a commercial property of this type and that 100% electrical testing should have been carried out.  Sean Gibbons added that although there were many problems with the building, the Premises Management had been very co-operative on every visit.

 

 

4.7

Julie Hague stated that in June, 2019, she had  ...  view the full minutes text for item 4.