Agenda, decisions and minutes

Bradford District Licensing Panel
Thursday, 25th July, 2019 10.00 am

Venue: Committee Room 3 - City Hall, Bradford. View directions

Contact: Claire Tomenson 

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(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.




(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.




(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 “B”) which outlines an application for review of a Premises Licence authorising the sale of alcohol and the provision of regulated entertainment for one event per calendar year.


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:




Commenced: 1010

Adjourned: 1138

Reconvened: 1155

Concluded: 1158




Members of the Panel

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


Parties to the Hearing


Representing the Applicant

Mr Ali – applicant


Representing the Licence Holder

Ms G Simpkins – Event Manager

Mr L D’Apolito – Event Management Team




The Interim Assistant Director, Waste, Fleet and Transport Services presented a report (Document “B”) which outlined an application for review of a Premises Licence authorising the sale of alcohol and the provision of regulated entertainment for one event per calendar year. The Panel was advised that the licence was restricted to the hours of 1200-2000 and that it did not have a specified date within each year. The application for review had been made on the basis of concerns about public nuisance and crime and disorder.


The Licensing and Local Land Charges Manager advised the Panel that the supporting documentation for the review had been served on all parties to the hearing and that supporting documents from the Event Management Team had also been circulated, although they had been received late. Two video clips had also been submitted after the deadline for submissions so there had been no opportunity to arrange for them to be viewed.


With the agreement of the Panel, the Chair stated that, in view of their late submission, the video clips would not be viewed.


The Panel was also advised of the possible options in respect of the decision making process at this hearing, and that any decision made would not take effect for 21 days as there must be a period of time for an appeal to be made. It was noted that the event for this year was scheduled for Saturday 27 July 2019.


The applicant for the review then made representations in support of his application, stating that he and his brother had made the application together as they ran a designer menswear and children’s wear business on North Parade and had done so since 2009. The location of the yearly event, which took the form of a street party, meant that the main stage was sited directly outside their premises and that it created a significant nuisance on an otherwise busy trading day. They also suffered from nuisance caused by people who loitered outside the store while drunk. Although the stewards for the street party tried to help with the problem they were often too busy to do so. Such problems meant that customers could not access the store or were unwilling to approach the premises if they had young children with them. The closure of the road for the street party also meant that potential customers were discouraged. There had been previous problems of party goers trying to enter the store while holding bottles and glassware containing alcohol and even an incident of public urination outside  ...  view the full minutes text for item 3.