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Appointment of Chair
Councillor John Sweeney was appointed as Chair for the duration of the meeting.
Declarations of Interest
There were no declarations of interest.
To confirm that the minutes of the previous meeting are a correct record.
The minutes of the meeting held on 21 November 2018 were approved as a correct record.
To determine an application for a Sex Establishment Licence in accordance with the Council’s Policy on the Licensing of Sex Establishments and the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1982 (as amended).
The Licensing Sub-Committee considered an application, made by Stir 777 Limited, which sought a Sex Establishment Licence for The Hive, pursuant to section 2 and Schedule 3 of the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1982, to operate within the Council’s Standard Conditions, with amendments sought by the applicant and operating times as follows:
· 21:00 hours to 02:00 hours on Thursdays;
· 21:00 hours to 03:00 hours on Fridays and Saturdays; The premises shall not operate on Bank holidays or public holidays except if they fall on a Thursday, Friday or Saturday.
The application sought the amendment and removal of the following Standard Conditions as set out in Annex 7 of the agenda report:
· Condition (1) to read:
Except with advance written consent of the Appropriate Authority, the premises shall not be open on Sundays. The premises shall not operate on Bank holidays or public holidays except if they fall on a Thursday, Friday or Saturday.
· Condition (40) to read:
A notice stating that there shall be no physical contact between customers and performers shall be clearly displayed at prominent positions throughout the premises and entrance.
· Removal of Conditions (42 and 44)
· Condition (45) to read:
A minimum of 4 SIA registered door supervisors shall be employed on the premises during its opening hours.
The Licensing Officer’s report confirmed that 61 residents and businesses were consulted in writing and informed that an application had been received. 17 responses were received in relation to the application. It was reported that 8 of these responses were valid objections to the application and 9 responses were in favour of the application.
It was confirmed that all relevant Authorities received a copy of the application and no objections were received from those consulted.
Having considered the application for a Sex Establishment Venue Licence, pursuant to section 2 and Schedule 3 of the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1982, for the premises known as ‘Stir 777/ Fillies’, and having considered the written and oral representations made by the Applicant and Other Parties, the Licensing Sub-Committee decided to GRANT the application with the conditions amended as set out in pages A22 to A25 of the agenda report for a period of one calendar year from grant of the licence.
In reaching its decision, the Licensing Sub-Committee took into account the written and oral representations from the members of the public and the written and oral representations of the Applicant.
The Applicant addressed the Sub-Committee and explained that the Sexual Entertainment Venue (SEV) application was to allow limited, licensed adult entertainment to run as a part time addition to the current premises use as a nightclub. It was explained that on the nights it operated as a SEV it would not operate as a nightclub.
It was noted that the applicant currently operated a similar venue in the neighbouring Town of Epsom, which, according to evidence provided to the committee by the applicant, had not received any complaints from residents, businesses or local authorities since its opening over ... view the full minutes text for item 4.
Urgent Items Authorised by the Chair
There were no urgent items.