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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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Appointment of Chair

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RESOLVED: That Councillor Joe Otten be appointed Chair of the meeting.




Apologies for Absence

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No apologies for absence were received.




Exclusion of Public and Press

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

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




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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There were no declarations of interest.




Licensing Act 2003 - Alma Street Social, 24 Alma Street, Sheffield, S3 8SA pdf icon PDF 2 MB

Report of the Chief Licensing Officer

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The Chief Licensing Officer submitted a report on an application made under Section 17 of the Licencing Act 2003, for the grant of a premises licence in respect of the premises known as Alma Street Social, 24 Alma Street, Sheffield S3 8SA (Ref No. 83/21).



Present at the meeting were Kieran Crosby (Applicant), Leigh Schelvis (Applicant’s Solicitor), Luke Fitzmaurice (Applicant’s Agent), 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 one interested party and were set out at Appendix ‘B’ to the report.  They had received an invite to the meeting, but were not in attendance. Ms Gough added that the applicants had revised the application by request of the Environmental Protection Service (EPS), by agreeing to reduce the hours on the operating schedule, amending Regulated Entertainment to be provided “indoors only” and removing all references to broadcasting amplified music outside.  The applicants had also agreed that several conditions be added to the licence, if granted, and which were set out in Appendix ‘C’ to the report.




Leigh Schelvis reported that the applicants – Alma Street Social Ltd, were part of the Future Sounds Group, the largest live music brand in Yorkshire, and which had been hosting and running live music venues, and had been associated with live music, for 20 years.  The applicants were very experienced, and had hosted gigs and events for some of the world's biggest artists.  The group was currently operating two multi-purpose venues in Leeds, which hosted other artists as well as bands, and both had food and drink offerings.  The applicants had an excellent record with the Licencing Service in Leeds, and had never had any premises licences revoked, or caused any concerns.  The premises comprised a two-storey, industrial unit, with a bar/bistro on the first floor, and a live music/multi-purpose venue on the ground floor.  The venue aimed to be the centre of the Kelham Island community, and fit in with the style of other licensed premises in the area.  It would be a venue where people could meet for a drink and/or food, businesses could hold meetings or host events, and students could go and study.  The drink offer would comprise a selection of craft beers, wines and spirits, and there would be an easy-going food menu.  The applicants had worked proactively with the EPS in agreeing a list of conditions, which related mainly to noise control and the prevention of nuisance, following which the Service had withdrawn its objection to the application.  Mr Schelvis also referred to other conditions on the operating schedule.  He stressed that there were no live objections from the responsible authorities.  He referred to the objection received from the Kelham Island and Neepsend Neighbourhood Forum (KINNF), and summarised the group’s concerns, which focused  ...  view the full minutes text for item 5.