Agenda, decisions and minutes

Bradford District Licensing Panel
Wednesday, 4th September, 2019 2.00 pm

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.

TIPPLE BAR, 9 BARRY STREET, BRADFORD pdf icon PDF 121 KB

The Interim Assistant Director Waste, Fleet and Transport Services will present a report (Document “E”) 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)

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

RECORD OF A HEARING FOR A REVIEW OF A PREMISES LICENCE FOR TIPPLE BAR, 9 BARRY STREET, BRADFORD, BD1 2AL

 

Commenced: 1410

Adjourned: 1510

Reconvened: 1525

Concluded: 1525

 

Present

 

Members of the Panel

Bradford District Licensing Panel: Councillor Slater (Ch), Councillor Dodds and Councillor Ellis

 

Parties to the Hearing

 

Representing the Applicant:

Inspector Hall, West Yorkshire Police

PC Lord, West Yorkshire Police

PC Brown, West Yorkshire Police

Mr Garthwaite, Solicitor for West Yorkshire Police

 

Representing the Licence Holder

Mr Mansha – Premises Owner

 

Representations

 

The Interim Assistant Director Waste, Fleet and Transport Services presented a report (Document “E”) which outlined an application for review of a Premises Licence authorising the sale of alcohol and the provision of regulated entertainment for Tipple Bar. The Panel was also reminded that additional information supporting the application had been circulated since the publication of the agenda as had information from the premises owner. The premises owner had transferred the premises licence into his own name and Tipple Entertainment plc was no longer involved with the premises in any way.

 

The decision making options open to the Panel were also explained in full.

 

The Solicitor representing West Yorkshire Police made representations on behalf of the application, stating that he had initially been instructed to seek revocation of this licence but that, in the light of the very recent change to the licence holder and his informal conversation with the premises owner prior to the hearing, he would be satisfied with the licence remaining in place with restricted hours of operation.

 

He explained the original reasons for the application, stressing that the number and seriousness of incidents in respect of Tipple Bar were sufficient to require the revocation of the licence but stated that the change of licence holder meant that a “new broom” was now in place and that the new licence holder had not been involved in the previous incidents in any way. He accepted the premises owners reasons for wanting an extant licence for these premises and noted that, since the removal of the previous licence holders, the incidents plaguing the premises had ceased.

 

He stressed that the Police wished to avoid a situation where the previous problems reoccurred and that their focus was now on the operation of the licence going forward rather than its revocation.

 

He advised that the location of the premises was a concern to the Police as it was set on a one way street which attracted a great deal of traffic. The Council had made a significant investment in traffic management but problems were still on-going. He considered that a reduction of the licensable hours would satisfy those concerns and stated that a terminal hour of 0200 every night would be acceptable to the Police and would allow a new operator to come in and restart the business. He noted also that a new operator would be able to make use of temporary event notices to extend that terminal hour until  ...  view the full minutes text for item 3.