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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: john.turner@sheffield.gov.uk

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1.

Appointment of Chair

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1.1

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

 

 

 

2.

Apologies for Absence

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2.1

There were no apologies for absence. Councillor Ruth Milsom 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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3.1

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

 

 

 

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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4.1

There were no declarations of interest.

 

 

 

5.

Licensing Act 2003 - SJM Concerts, Hillsborough Park pdf icon PDF 3 MB

Report of the Chief Licensing Officer

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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 SJM Concerts, Hillsborough Park, Sheffield (Ref No.55/21).

 

 

5.2

Present at the meeting were Kit Bailey, Kelli Graham, Pat Smith and Stephen Walton (SJM Concerts)(Applicants), Julie Birch and Eamonn Ward (Objectors),  Gary Clifton (Major Events Manager, City Centre Management and Major Events, Sheffield City Council)(Observer),  Matt Proctor (Sports Grounds and Events Lead Officer, Sheffield City Council Licensing Service), 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

Matt Proctor presented the report to the Sub-Committee, and it was noted that representations had been received from three interested parties and were attached at Appendix “B” to the report.  Matt Proctor stated that one of the interested parties, Simon Benton, had contacted him stating that he would have wished to attend the hearing, but unfortunately was not available and asked that his representation be brought to the attention of the Sub-Committee.

 

 

5.5

Julie Birch stated that she lived opposite the area in Hillsborough Park where the events were generally held.  She said that her home was situated at a distance of one road width and the same again from the Park and the noise emanating from the Park when events were taking place made it impossible for her to enjoy her own home, as the noise was horrendous.  She said that the windows and floorboards in her home would vibrate due to the level of noise.  In addition to the noise during the weekend of the Tramlines festival, Mrs. Birch said the heavy lorries transporting equipment during the building and dismantling of the site, and the persistent throbbing of the generators caused additional noise nuisance for approximately three weeks particularly when the Tramlines festival was to take place.  She felt that to allow another noisy event to take place within Hillsborough Park would be one event too many.

 

 

5.6

In response to questions from Members of the Sub-Committee, Julie Birch said that Farrars Funfair was held in Hillsborough Park twice a year and was usually scrunched up in the corner near to the houses.  She said the Funfair visited for 10 days in May and again in August each year and the noise from the Funfair was extremely loud and lasted for up to eight hours a day.  Mrs. Birch said other events included the Tramlines Festival, which lasts for three weeks in total, the ”Owls in the Park” one day event, which caused additional parking problems in the area and the Friends Festival.

 

 

5.7

Eamonn Ward stated that he was making his representation on behalf of the Hillsborough Green Party and made comparisons to the recently held Tramlines Festival and the music festivals proposed by this application.  Mr. Ward said that the Tramlines event was enjoyed by all who attended  ...  view the full minutes text for item 5.

6.

Licensing Act 2003 - Club Baize, 14 West Street, Beighton, Sheffield S20 1EP pdf icon PDF 225 KB

Report of the Chief Licensing Officer

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6.1

The Chief Licensing Officer submitted a report to consider an application for the variation of a premises licence, made under Section 34 of the Licensing Act 2003, in respect of premises known as Club Baize, 14 West Street, Beighton, Sheffield S20 1EP (Ref No.54/21).

 

 

6.2

Present at the meeting were Patrick Robson (Solicitor for the Applicant), Adam Foster (Premises Manager), Jayne Gough (Licensing Strategy and Policy Officer), Marie-Claire Frankie (Legal Adviser to the Sub-Committee) and Jennie Skiba (Democratic Services).

 

 

6.3

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

 

 

6.4

Jayne Gough presented the report to the Sub-Committee, and it was noted that a representation had been received from one public objector and was attached at Appendix “B” to the report. Ms. Gough said that the objector had been invited to attend the hearing but was not in attendance. 

 

 

6.5

Members asked for clarity on whether the variation for recorded music to be played was for both inside and/or outside of the premises as this was unclear from the report.  Patrick Robson stated that the application was for recorded to be played inside the premises, not outdoors and amended the application as such. 

 

 

6.6

Mr. Robson stated that the premises had been licensed for a number of years for the sale of alcohol and the provision of regulated entertainment, but the company that had previously held the premises licence had been dissolved, which necessitated the need for a new premises licence which had been granted in June 2021.  He said that Adam Foster had been Manager of the club for the past six years, during which time there had only been one complaint received regarding the outbreak of noise and that had been in 2015.  Mr. Robson said that the premises was primarily a snooker room with bar facilities and a function room.  He said that onus was on the objector to produce evidence to the contrary and he referred Members to the evidence previously circulated and the many supportive comments that had been received.  Mr. Robson said that there was no evidence of parking issues or, as referred to in the complaint, smashed up cars or fights having taken place.

 

 

6.7

In response to questions from Members of, the Legal Adviser and the Licensing Officer to, the Sub-Committee, Adam Foster stated that the only ventilation of fresh air into the premises was through the main doors, as the windows in the function room were boarded up with 18mm thick medium density fibreboard (MDF).  Mr. Foster said that one of the windows had been broken, but this had been repaired from the inside, again with MDF. Following the outbreak of Covid 19 and the need for better ventilation inside premises, Mr. Foster stated that there had been a risk assessment carried out in the bar area, but as no large events had been held, there was no risk assessment of the function room, to which the Licensing Officer stated that the Licensing Service would expect a  ...  view the full minutes text for item 6.