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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

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1.

Appointment of Chair

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Minutes:

1.1

RESOLVED: That in the absence of the Co-Chairs of the Sub-Committee (Councillors David Barker and Karen McGowan), Councillor Dawn Dale be appointed Chair of the meeting.

 

 

 

2.

Apologies for Absence

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Minutes:

2.1

There were no apologies for absence.  Councillor Lewis Chinchen attended as a reserve Member, but was not required to stay.

 

 

 

3.

Exclusion of Public and Press

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

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Minutes:

3.1

RESOLVED: That the public and press be excluded from the meeting before discussion takes place on items 6 and 7 on the agenda 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.

 

 

 

4.

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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Minutes:

4.1

There were no declarations of interest.

 

 

 

5.

Licensing Act 2003 - Boston Arms, 676 Chesterfield Road, Sheffield, S8 0SD pdf icon PDF 2 MB

Report of the Chief Licensing Officer

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Minutes:

5.1

The Chief Licensing Officer submitted a report to consider an application, made under Section 17 of the Licensing Act 2003, for the grant of a premises licence in respect of premises known as Boston Arms, 676 Chesterfield Road, Sheffield S8 0SD (Ref No.02/22).

 

 

5.2

Present at the meeting were Robbie McDonald (Applicant), Chris Grunert (Solicitor for the Applicant), Jonathan Round (Environmental Protection Officer), Alison Riocreux (Local School Governor on behalf of Headteacher, Woodseats Primary School), Jayne Gough (Licensing Strategy and Policy Officer), Marie-Claire Frankie (Legal Adviser to the Sub-Committee) and Jennie Skiba (Democratic Services).

 

 

5.3

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

 

 

5.4

Jayne Gough presented the report to the Sub-Committee, and it was noted that representations had been received from three local residents, the Headteacher of Woodseats Primary School and the Environmental Protection Service and were attached at Appendix “B” to the report. 

 

 

5.5

Jonathan Round stated that the application was to use the ground and first floor of the premises, the first floor being adjacent to residential accommodation and as such the recommendations outlined in his sound report should be carried out.  He said that the applicant had engaged the services of consultants to carry out a sound report without consulting the Environmental Protection Service and as such there were a few issues that had not been addressed and that recommended works were only appropriate to control customer noise and not amplified sound.  Mr. Round said that the applicant had indicated that there would be background music played at the premises, and therefore recommended that the applicant puts in place additional measures to ensure that the premises would be able to retain all sound during trading hours.

 

 

5.6

Alison Riocreux stated that to open a pub adjacent to the local primary school would be inappropriate as it could encourage parents to drop off their children at school and go into the pub and likewise when picking them up after school.  Ms. Riocreux said there would be issues caused by additional rubbish and smells emanating from the premises and that people would stand outside the premises, blocking the pavement which was not very wide.  She referred to the alleyway between the premises and the school which also was not very wide and was concerned that the bins would be left there and also there would be excessive noise coming from the rear doors when opened or propped open. Ms. Riocreux said that broken glass, urine and vomit from those using the premises would be left in the alleyway.  Although it had been suggested in the operating schedule that clearing up would be carried out during the hours the premises were open, her concern was, would the alleyway be cleared by the morning when children were going to school and would it be safe.  She also raised concerns about people stood outside the premises smoking as their smoke could drift into the playground.  She felt that the privacy and safety of the schoolchildren could  ...  view the full minutes text for item 5.

6.

Licensing Act 2003 - Pitsmoor Hotel, 448 Pitsmoor Road, Sheffield, S3 9AY

(a)  Review of the Premises Licence

 

(b)  Application to Vary the Premises Licence

 

 

 

      Reports of the Chief Licensing Officer

Minutes:

6.1

The Chief Licensing Officer submitted four reports to consider (a) the review of two premises licences under Section 53A of the Licensing Act, 2003, in respect of premises known as The Pitsmoor Hotel, 448 Pitsmoor Road, Sheffield S3 9AY (Ref No.07/22) and the review of premises known as The Staffordshire Arms, 40 Sorby Street, Sheffield S4 7LB (Ref No.08/22) and (b) applications to vary a premises licence to specify an individual as a designated premises supervisor of the Pitsmoor Hotel (Ref No.11/22) and the Staffordshire Arms (Ref No.12/22).

 

 

6.2

Present at the meeting were Ian Armitage, Catherine Jarvis and James Ketteringham (South Yorkshire Police), Julie Hague (Sheffield Safeguarding Children Partnership), Gareth Barrett (Licensing Strategy and Policy Officer), Ashley Greasby, Paige Greasby and Louise Leggitt (Applicants) Chris Weldon (local resident), Jayne Gough Licensing Strategy and Policy Officer), Marie-Claire Frankie (Legal Advisor to the Sub-Committee) and Jennie Skiba (Democratic Services).

 

 

6.3

In view of the circumstances, the parties had agreed that the four cases in Items 6 and 7 on the agenda would be heard together.

 

 

6.4

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

 

 

6.5

Jayne Gough presented the reports to the Sub-Committee, and it was noted that representations had been received from South Yorkshire Police, Sheffield Children Safeguarding Partnership and the Licensing Service and were attached as Appendices to the report.

 

 

6.5

Catherine Jarvis and James Ketteringham reported on the objections of South Yorkshire Police to the applications, referring to the information contained in the papers, and circulated prior to the meeting, which highlighted a number of issues with regard to the operation of the two premises. Ms. Jarvis and Mr. Ketteringham stated that, as well as all the incidents now referred to, the police did not consider the applicants to be fit and proper persons to be granted a premises licence or a Designated Premises Supervisor (DPS) for the premises.

 

 

6.6

Julie Hague reported on the representations made by the Sheffield Safeguarding Children Partnership, referring to the information contained in the papers, and circulated prior to the meeting, which highlighted a number of issues with regard to the operation of the two premises. Ms. Hague stated that, as well as all the incidents now referred to, she did not consider the applicants to be  fit and proper persons to be granted a licence.

 

 

6.7

Gareth Barrett reported on the representations made by the Licensing Service, referring to the information contained in the papers, and circulated prior to the meeting, which highlighted a number of issues with regard to the operation of the two premises. Mr. Barrett stated that, as well as all the incidents now referred to, he did not consider the applicants to be fit and proper persons to be a Designated Premises Supervisor (DPS) for the premises.

 

 

6.8

The applicants put forward their case, providing an explanation as to the incidents now referred to, stressing that despite the issues, they were willing to work with the responsible authorities in connection with the  ...  view the full minutes text for item 6.

7.

Licensing Act 2003 - Staffordshire Arms, 40 Sorby Street, Sheffield, S4 7LB

(a)  Review of Premises Licence

 

(b)  Application to vary the Premises Licence

 

 

      Reports of the Chief Licensing Officer

 

 

 

      *(NOTE: The reports at items 6 and 7 in the above agenda are not available to the public and press because they contain exempt information described in  1. paragraph 7 in respect of Items 6 (a) and 7 (a) and 2. paragraphs 1 and 2 in respect of Items 6 (b) and 7 (b), of Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act 1972 (as amended))

Minutes:

7.1

This case was heard in conjunction with Item 6 on the agenda (Licensing Act 2003 - Pitsmoor Hotel, 448 Pitsmoor Road, Sheffield S3 9AY (Ref No.07/22).