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(1) Members may remain in the meeting and take part fully in discussion and voting unless the interest is a disclosable pecuniary interest or an interest which the Member feels would call into question their compliance with the wider principles set out in the Code of Conduct. Disclosable pecuniary interests relate to the Member concerned or their spouse/partner.
(2) Members in arrears of Council Tax by more than two months must not vote in decisions on, or which might affect, budget calculations, and must disclose at the meeting that this restriction applies to them. A failure to comply with these requirements is a criminal offence under section 106 of the Local Government Finance Act 1992.
(3) Members are also welcome to disclose interests which are not disclosable pecuniary interests but which they consider should be made in the interest of clarity.
(4) Officers must disclose interests in accordance with Council Standing Order 44.
No disclosures of interest in matters under consideration were received.
INSPECTION OF REPORTS AND BACKGROUND PAPERS
(Access to Information Procedure Rules – Part 3B of the Constitution)
Reports and background papers for agenda items may be inspected by contacting the person shown after each agenda item. Certain reports and background papers may be restricted.
Any request to remove the restriction on a report or background paper should be made to the relevant Strategic Director or Assistant Director whose name is shown on the front page of the report.
If that request is refused, there is a right of appeal to this meeting.
Please contact the officer shown below in advance of the meeting if you wish to appeal.
(Claire Tomenson - 01274 432457)
There were no appeals submitted by the public to review decisions to restrict documents.
The Assistant Director Waste, Fleet and Transport Services will present a report (Document “N”) which outlines an application for review of a premises licence authorising the sale of alcohol and the provision of regulated entertainment.
Members are invited to consider the information and documents referred to in this report and, after hearing interested parties, determine the related application.
(Tracy McLuckie – 01274 432240)
That having considered all valid representations made by the parties to the review; valid written representations received during the statutory period; the published statement of licensing policy and relevant statutory guidance, the Panel finds as follows:-
1. That condition 22 is incompatible with a full premises licence and should be removed from the license.
2. That the consumption of alcohol, other drinks and food in the external areas of the premises shall not be allowed after 2200 hours and the licensee shall be required to clear the external areas of glasses and glass receptacles at that time and that there be prominent signage informing patrons of the restrictions.
It is considered that the condition is necessary to minimise noise disturbance to nearby residents and to keep the area free from litter – prevention of public nuisance.
Members of the Panel:
Bradford District Licensing Panel: Councillors Slater (Chair), Godwin and Whittaker
Parties to the Hearing:
Representing the Applicant
Mr Andrasic – Applicant
Representing the Licensee:
Mr Owen – Director, Leicester Club Ltd
Ms Reed – Designated Premises Supervisor
Local residents in support of the Licensee
The Assistant Director Waste, Fleet and Transport Services presented a report (Document “N”) which outlined an application for a review of the premises licence for Leicester Street Club, Leicester Street, Bradford authorising the sale of alcohol and the provision of regulated entertainment.
It was explained that a local resident had submitted a review application on the grounds of prevention of public nuisance. The resident raised concerns regarding noise and disturbance from patrons outside the premises and alleged operating beyond permitted hours. The resident also raised concerns regarding the operating of the premises following the change from a members' only club (operating under a Club Premises Certificate) to a ‘public house’, operating under a full Premises Licence. A copy of the application for review was appended to Document “N”.
Members were advised that nine individual letters and a petition in support of the premises had been received which stated that no noise or disturbance issues had been witnessed by other local residents and the premises were a valuable resource in the area used by groups, clubs and residents. Those letters of support were also appended to Document “”N.
The applicant for the review addressed the meeting and stressed that he did not want the premises to close but he did want the premises to abide by the Licensing Act 2003 and the restrictions placed on the licence. He explained that the activities undertaken at the premises during the day and early evening presented no problems, however, it was claimed that people were getting drunk and losing control late at night. He also reported that he had been subjected to abusive behaviour and was often afraid to go home at night because of that abusive behaviour. He also reported that bottles and glasses were left outside of the premises which he believed were a danger to children and local residents.
In response to questions from Members of the Panel the following responses were provided by the applicant for the review:-
· The frequency of the disturbances depended on the time of year. Celebrations and sporting events caused excessive drinking and in summer time the problems were exacerbated by customers drinking and using the picnic tables outside of the premises. It was felt that problems occurred approximately once per month.
· The issues had started after the last trustee of the club died and the Membership of the Committee had changed. It was felt that this had occurred around 2005.
· The abusive behaviour had turned physical this year.
· There were problems every two to three weeks. ... view the full minutes text for item 3.