Agenda, decisions and minutes

Bradford District Licensing Panel
Wednesday, 15th May, 2019 10.00 am

Venue: Committee Room 4 - City Hall, Bradford. View directions

Contact: Claire Tomenson 

Items
No. Item

1.

DISCLOSURES OF INTEREST

(Members Code of Conduct - Part 4A of the Constitution)

 

To receive disclosures of interests from members and co-opted members on matters to be considered at the meeting. The disclosure must include the nature of the interest.

 

An interest must also be disclosed in the meeting when it becomes apparent to the member during the meeting.

 

Notes:

 

(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.

 

Minutes:

No disclosures of interest in matters under consideration were received.

 

2.

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)

 

Minutes:

There were no appeals submitted by the public to review decisions to restrict documents. 

 

3.

BINGLEY CONGREGATIONAL CRICKET CLUB, BECKFOOT LANE, BINGLEY pdf icon PDF 100 KB

The Assistant Director Waste, Fleet and Transport Services will present Document “X” which outlines an application for a new Club Premises Certificate for the sale of alcohol.

 

Members are invited to consider the information and documents referred to in this report and, after hearing interested parties, determine the related application.

 

(Melanie McGurk – 01274 431873)

Additional documents:

Decision:

Resolved –

 

That, having considered all valid representations made by the parties to the hearing; valid written representations received during the statutory period; the published statement of licensing policy and relevant statutory guidance, the panel grants the application subject to the following condition:-

 

            Hours of licensable activities:-

·         Monday to Thursday 1800 to 2200

·         Friday 1200 to 2300

·         Saturday 1000 to 2300

·         Sunday 1000 to 2200

 

 

Reason – it is considered that the above condition is necessary to minimise noise disturbance to nearby residents – prevention of public nuisance objective.

 

 

Minutes:

RECORD OF A HEARING FOR A CLUB PREMISES CERTIFICATE FOR BINGLEY CONGREGATIONAL CRICKET CLUB, CRICKET GROUND, BECKFOOT LANE, BINGLEY, BD16 1LX

 

Commenced:1005

Adjourned: 1050

Reconvened: 1055

Concluded: 1100

 

Present

 

Members of the Panel

Bradford District Licensing Panel: Councillor Slater (Ch), Councillor Godwin and Councillor S Khan

 

Parties to the Hearing

 

Representing the Applicant:

Mr Allen – Club Secretary

Mr Bailey – Club President

 

Representing Interested Parties:

Mr Beaumont – local resident

Mr and Mrs Barker – local residents

Mr and Mrs Spillane – local residents

 

Representations

 

The Assistant Director Waste, Fleet and Transport Services presented Document “X” which outlined an application for a new Club Premises Certificate for the sale of alcohol, noting also that twelve letters of objection had been received .

 

The Club Secretary and President then made a presentation in support of the application, explaining that the club had been developed to a stage where it now had three senior teams and that the application was intended to aid further development. They stated that they had no intention of letting the club as a venue for private functions and that they could operate within fewer hours than those applied for. They were fully aware of the limited access to the club and intended only to undertake licensable activities when the teams were practising or playing. As cricket was not played during the winter, it was intended to have limited opening only for such events as a weekly quiz, bonfire night and Sunday morning football games for the Bingley Juniors team.

 

The Panel questioned the Secretary and President in respect of their understanding of the terms of a club premises licence and their prospective hours of opening. In response, it was confirmed that only members would be served alcohol and that there was no intention to have 0200 finishing times for any event. That time had been put on the application as it had appeared on the template form used for guidance. It was envisaged that the club would usually be closed by 2200.

 

The club representatives also confirmed that it was their intention to sell alcohol to improve the financial viability of the club as it had self funded an extension to the premises and now wished to repay its investors. However it was not the intention of the club to host events unconnected to cricket. The club would continue to be run for the benefit of its members only. It was a very busy club and was in the unusual position of having three senior teams. Part of the intention to run events during the winter months was to keep members involved during the off-season. It was suggested by the club representatives that the hours of operation in the winter could finish even earlier at 2300. 

 

An objector then spoke on behalf of the local residents present at the hearing, explaining that their main objection was to the hours being applied for, which they considered to be far too long. They also considered  ...  view the full minutes text for item 3.