Agenda and minutes

Licensing (General) Sub-Committee
Wednesday, 14th August, 2013 9.00 am

Venue: Committee Room 1 - Civic Centre

Contact: Karen Wardle, Democratic Support Officer  023 8083 2302

Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies And Changes In Membership (If Any)

To note any changes in the membership of the Sub-Committee made in accordance with Council Procedure Rule 4.3.

 

Minutes:

The Sub-Committee noted that apologies had been received from Councillors Parnell and Mrs Blatchford.

2.

Minutes Of The Previous Meeting (Including Matters Arising) pdf icon PDF 21 KB

To approve and sign as a correct record the Minutes of the meeting held on 14 February 2013 and to deal with any matters arising, attached.

 

Minutes:

RESOLVED that the Minutes of the Meeting held on 14 February 2013 be signed as a correct record.

3.

Exclusion Of The Press And Public

At a predetermined point during the consideration of all items the Sub-Committee may move into private session in order to receive legal advice when determining issues. The press and the public, unless otherwise excluded by Category 4 of paragraph 10.4 of the Council's Access to Information Procedure Rules, will be invited to return immediately following that private session at which time the matter will be determined and the decision of the Sub-Committee will be announced.

Minutes:

RESOLVED that at a predetermined point during the consideration of all items the Sub-Committee may move into private session in order to receive legal advice when determining issues.  The press and public, unless otherwise excluded by Category 4 of paragraph 10.4 of the Council’s Access to Information Procedure Rules, will be invited to return immediately following that private session at which time the matter will be determined and the decisions of the Sub-Committee will be announced.

 

 

 

4.

Application for Grant of a Sexual Entertainment Venue Licence - FYEO, 135-136 High Street, Southampton SO14 2BR pdf icon PDF 65 KB

Report of the Head of Legal, HR and Democratic Services detailing an application for grant of a sexual entertainment venue licence in respect of 135-136 High Street, Southampton SO14 2BR, attached.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Sub-Committee considered the application for a Sexual Entertainment Venue licence in respect of FYEO, 135-136 High Street, Southampton, SO14 2BR.  (Copy of the report circulated with the agenda and appended to the signed minutes).

 

Ms Palmer, Solicitor for Applicant and Mr Nicie, Director of FYEO were present and with the consent of the Chair, addressed the meeting.

 

The Sub-Committee considered the decision in private session in order to receive legal advice when determining issues.

 

RESOLVED that the application for a Sexual Entertainment Venue licence be granted, subject to the following amendments to the standard conditions detailed in Appendix 3 of the report:

 

Part One – General Conditions

1.8  Unless permitted by the council neither the Licence holder nor any employee or agent shall tout or solicit custom for the sex establishment immediately outside or in the vicinity of the licensed premises.

3.6  No part of the interior of the licensed premises where licensable   activities are authorised shall be visible whatsoever to persons outside   the premises.

5.1  Police and authorised officers of the council shall have access to data   from the systems (subject to the Data Protection Act 1998) quickly and   easily and therefore provision will be made for the licensee or a   member of staff to have access to the secure area and also be able to   operate the equipment and to supply footage in a format which can be   easily viewed by police or council officers.

5.2  All operators will receive training from the installer if new equipment is   installed and this training will be cascaded down to new members of   staff. 

5.4  The premises shall not be operated pursuant to the grant of a licence   until such time as the CCTV System has been approved by the Police.  The CCTV must be maintained in a satisfactory working condition in   order to remain operating under the licence.  The CCTV will be   deemed to be approved and in a satisfactory working condition if it is   installed and operated in accordance with Police guidance of 13.8.13   or as otherwise approved by the Police).

6.2  The council may substitute, delete, vary or amend these conditions at   any time following proper consultation with, amongst others, the licence   holder.

Part Three – Additional Conditions for Premises Operating as Sexual Entertainment Venues

10.1The exterior of the premises shall not contain any displays or   depictions of the human form (save for council approved trademarks or logos of the business), or any imagery that suggests or indicates   relevant entertainment takes place at the premises, or other language   stating the nature of such activities, including use of the word “nude”.    The condition does not prevent the use of the words “Licensed Sexual Entertainment Venue” or “Adult entertainment” or “Gentlemen’s Club“

10.2This condition was agreed to be deleted

10.3The prices for entrance and any compulsory purchases within the   venue shall be clearly displayed on the exterior, or in the lobby, of the   premises. 

10.9The use of flyers and similar promotional  ...  view the full minutes text for item 4.

5.

Application for Grant of a Sexual Entertainment Venue Licence - Play House Gentlemen's Club, Harbour House, Town Quay, Southampton SO14 2AQ pdf icon PDF 66 KB

Report of the Head of Legal, HR and Democratic Services detailing an application for grant of a sexual entertainment venue licence in respect of Play House Gentlemen’s Club, Harbour House, Town Quay, Southampton SO14 2AQ, attached.

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Sub-Committee considered the application for a Sexual Entertainment Venue licence in respect of Play House Gentlemen’s Club, Harbour House, Town Quay, Southampton, SO14 2AQ.  (Copy of the report circulated with the agenda and appended to the signed minutes).

 

Ms Palmer, Solicitor for Applicant and Mr Knight, Director of Play House Gentlemen’s Club were present and with the consent of the Chair, addressed the meeting.

 

The Sub-Committee considered the decision in private session in order to receive legal advice when determining issues.

 

RESOLVED that the application for a Sexual Entertainment Venue licence be granted, subject to the following amendments to the standard conditions detailed in Appendix 3 of the report:

 

Part One – General Conditions

1.8  Unless permitted by the council neither the Licence holder nor any   employee or agent shall tout or solicit custom for the sex establishment   immediately outside or in the vicinity of the licensed premises.

3.6  No part of the interior of the licensed premises where licensable   activities are authorised shall be visible whatsoever to persons outside   the premises.

4.7  The CCTV system will have sufficient storage capacity for 30 days of   good evidential quality images. 

5.1  Police and authorised officers of the council shall have access to data   from the systems (subject to the Data Protection Act 1998) quickly and   easily and therefore provision will be made for the licensee or a   member of staff to have access to the secure area and also be able to   operate the equipment and to supply footage in a format which can be   easily viewed by police or council officers.

5.2  All operators will receive training from the installer if new equipment is   installed and this training will be cascaded down to new members of   staff. 

5.4  The premises shall not be operated pursuant to the grant of a licence   until such time as the CCTV System has been approved by the Police.  The CCTV must be maintained in a satisfactory working condition in   order to remain operating under the licence.  The CCTV will be   deemed to be approved and in a satisfactory working condition if it is   installed and operated in accordance with Police guidance of 13.8.13   or as otherwise approved by the Police).

6.2  The council may substitute, delete, vary or amend these conditions at   any time following proper consultation with, amongst others, the licence   holder.

Part Three – Additional Conditions for Premises Operating as Sexual Entertainment Venues

10.1The exterior of the premises shall not contain any displays or   depictions of the human form (save for council approved trademarks or logos of the business), or any imagery that suggests or indicates   relevant entertainment takes place at the premises, or other language   stating the nature of such activities, including use of the word “nude”.    The condition does not prevent the use of the words “Licensed Sexual Entertainment Venue” or “Adult entertainment” or “Gentlemen’s Club“

10.2This condition would be deleted

10.3The prices for entrance and any compulsory purchases within the   venue shall be  ...  view the full minutes text for item 5.