Agenda and draft minutes

Licensing (Hearings) Sub-Committee
Wednesday, 28th February, 2018 12.30 pm

Venue: City Hall College Green, BS1 5TR

Contact: Allison Taylor  0117 92 22237

Items
No. Item

1.

Welcome, Introductions and Safety Information pdf icon PDF 128 KB

Minutes:

These were done.

2.

Apologies for Absence and Substitutions

Minutes:

There were none.

3.

Declarations of Interest

Minutes:

There were none.

4.

Public Forum

Up to 30 minutes is allowed for this item.

 

Any member of the public or Councillor may participate in Public Forum.  The detailed arrangements for so doing are set out in the Public Information Sheet at the back of this agenda.  Public Forum items should be emailed to democratic.services@bristol.gov.uk and please note that the following deadlines will apply in relation to this meeting:-

 

Questions - Written questions must be received 3 clear working days prior to the meeting.  For this meeting, this means that your question(s) must be received in this office at the latest by 5 pm on 22 February 2018.

 

Petitions and Statements - Petitions and statements must be received on the working day prior to the meeting.  For this meeting this means that your submission must be received in this office at the latest by 12.00 noon on 27 February 2018.

 

Minutes:

There was none.

5.

Report on renewal and variation of a Sexual Entertainment Venue licence made by Nightlife Bristol LTD in respect of a premises trading as Urban Tiger, 4 Broad Quay, Bristol, BS1 4DA pdf icon PDF 122 KB

1.     To seek consideration of an application for the renewal and variation of a Sexual Entertainment Venue (SEV) Licence in respect of a premises trading as Urban Tiger, 4 Broad Quay, Bristol, BS1 4DA.

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Minutes:

Objections

 

The Members of the Committee noted the objections received. The objectors had no automatic right to address the hearing but the Committee was minded to allow them to briefly speak. The Committee also heard that a late objection had been received. The applicant was asked if he wished to accept the late objection and informed the Committee that although he had been content in the past to accept late objections, in this case he asked the Committee not to accept it as it was directed at conditions which were not the Council’s standard conditions for SEV’s. The Committee conferred and agreed not to accept the late objection. Objectors No’s 1, 3, 5, 8 were in attendance and summarised the objections that they had previously submitted.

 

Site Visit

 

It was noted that the Members of the Committee had made a site visit to the premises earlier in the day. The Licensing Policy Advisor summarised the findings of the site visit as follows:-

 

1. The Ladies ground floor WC, staff WC on first floor, dancers WC on 2nd floor were all due for refurbishment;

2. The exterior damage on the outside of the door had been like that since client had had the venue and would be refurbished;

3. The dancer’s smoking area would be screened off so that they could not be seen. A CCTV camera would also be installed for added security. The cigarette ends would be cleaned up.

4. All security staff had bodycams and radios at all times they were on duty. They could be instantly activated if needed.

5. First aid kits would be on every floor.

 

Report

 

The Licensing Policy Advisor introduced the report stating that there was a presumption to grant unless there were statutory grounds for refusal as set out in the report. The applicant had not made an application to exclude the standard conditions imposed. It was noted that the mandatory grounds for refusal did not apply in this case and so the Committee would have to consider the discretionary grounds only. The Committee would have regard to the Police objection and to the objections it had previously heard when retiring to deliberate.

 

Applicant’s submission

 

The Applicant’s legal representative addressed the Committee as follows:

 

1. He introduced the owners and management team at Urban Tiger;

2. He also reported that several of the dancers were in attendance in the public gallery and noted they had submitted testimonies at pages 162, 166, 169 and 175 of the Committee’s papers alongside other testimonies of dancers not in attendance;

3. Finally he reported that an independent compliance consultant had been employed by the operators in respect of this application and was in attendance;

4. He noted the the Committee’s inspection of the premises and that this was a useful means of highlighting issues. He confirmed that there was a programme for refurbishment for WC’s as some of them had become shabby. He also confirmed that the smoking area would be screened off so that  ...  view the full minutes text for item 5.

6.

Application for a Temporary Event Notice in respect of Dawkins And Georges, Unit 2, Lawnwood Road Industrial Estate, Lawnwood Road Bristol pdf icon PDF 46 KB

To seek consideration of an application for Application for a Temporary Event Notice in respect of Dawkins And Georges,  Unit 2, Lawnwood Road Industrial Estate, Lawnwood Road, Bristol.

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7.

Application for a Temporary Event Notice in respect of Crown,10 All Saints Lane, Bristol, BS1 1JH pdf icon PDF 46 KB

To seek consideration of an application for Application for a Temporary Event Notice in respect of Crown,10 All Saints Lane, Bristol, BS1 1JH.

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