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Contact: John Turner, Democratic Services  Email: john.turner@sheffield.gov.uk

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1.

Apologies for Absence

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1.1

No apologies for absence were received.

 

2.

Exclusion of Public and Press

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

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2.1

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

 

3.

Declarations of Interest pdf icon PDF 129 KB

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

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3.1

There were no declarations of interest.

 

4.

Licensing Act 2003 - Hangingwater Stores, 87 Hangingwater Road, Sheffield, S11 7ER pdf icon PDF 3 MB

Report of the Chief Licensing Officer

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4.1

The Chief Licensing Officer submitted a report to consider an application made by the Sheffield Children’s Safeguarding Partnership, under Section 51 of the Licensing Act 2003, for a review of the premises licence in respect of the premises known as Hangingwater Stores, 87 Hangingwater Road, Sheffield, S11 7ER (Ref No. 67/20).

 

 

4.2

Present at the meeting were Chris Grunert (John Gaunt and Partners, Solicitors, for the Premises Licence Holder), Basharit Khan (Premises Licence Holder), Julie Hague and Maureen Hannitty (Sheffield Children’s Safeguarding Partnership, Applicants), Magda Boo (Health Improvement Officer), Catherine Jarvis (South Yorkshire Police Licensing Officer), Lisa Marsden (Sheffield Trading Standards), Paul Baxter-Gibson and Vicki Tulip (Local residents, speaking in favour of the Premises Licence Holder), Jayne Gough (Licensing Strategy and Policy Officer), Marie-Claire Frankie (Solicitor to the Sub-Committee) and Sarah Cottam (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 the office of the Director of Public Health, South Yorkshire Police and Sheffield Trading Standards, and were attached at Appendix ‘C’ to the report.  Ms Gough added that, in addition to the representations, the Licensing Service had also received 40 letters of support for the premises from local residents who lived in the surrounding area, and  were set out in Appendix ‘D’ to the report.  All 40 residents had been invited to attend the meeting, with two attending.

 

 

4.5

Julie Hague provided a brief outline of the role of the Sheffield Children’s Safeguarding Partnership (SCSP) in connection with the safeguarding of children and young people in the City.  She stated that she had received no response from the premises management following numerous communications, and the only time they had responded was when they were served the application for this review.  The management had made no attempt at all, until today, to try and address the concerns of the Partnership.  The Partnership had initially engaged with the premises, in May 2018, when Ms Hague made a joint visit with Cheryl Topham (South Yorkshire Police), and spoke to Mrs Khan (the Premises Licence Holder’s (PLH) wife), requesting that the management improve staff vigilance and training.  This was followed up in writing, with the offer of free places on the safeguarding training course in July 2019 (Annexe 1 to the report).  During the visit, Mrs Khan could not evidence a refusals log. In June 2018, following the receipt of a complaint from a school teacher, regarding concerns that the shop was making underage alcohol sales.  A complaints check was made by Sheffield Trading Standards, whereby a secret shopper, who was over 18, but looked younger, was sent to purchase alcohol.  The shopper was not challenged, or asked for any ID.  No-one from the premises attended the training session in July 2019, and there was no response to the offer of advice or the letter sent. 

 

 

4.6

Ms Hague stated that from February to June 2020, the  ...  view the full minutes text for item 4.