Agenda and minutes

Decision on Item 6 Adjourned until 24 October 2013, Licensing (General) Sub-Committee
Thursday, 17th October, 2013 9.30 am, MOVED

Venue: Conference Room 3 - Civic Centre

Contact: Karen Wardle, Democratic Support Officer  023 8083 2302

Items
No. Item

6.

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 Lewzey and Parnell.

7.

Minutes Of The Previous Meeting (Including Matters Arising) pdf icon PDF 49 KB

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

 

Minutes:

RESOLVED that the minutes of the meeting held on 14 August 2013 be approved and signed as a correct record.

 

8.

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:

(i)   RESOLVED that in accordance with the Council’s Constitution, specifically the Access to Information Procedure Rules, the press and public be excluded from the meeting in respect of viewing CCTV evidence disclosed by the Police in relation to Item 9 based on Categories 1 and 2 of paragraph 10.4 of the said Rules and be invited to return immediately following private session.

 

(ii)  RESOLVED that 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 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.

 

9.

Application for Grant of a Sexual Entertainment Venue Licence - ISIS, 188 Above Bar Street, Southampton pdf icon PDF 59 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 Isis, 188 Above Bar Street, Southampton, attached.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Sub-Committee considered the application for a Sexual Entertainment Venue licence in respect of Isis, 188 Above Bar Street, Southampton.  (Copy of the report circulated with the agenda and appended to the signed minutes).

 

Mr Gill (Applicant / Manager), Mrs Gill (Owner), Miss Helmi (Barrister), Ms Baillie (Floor Supervisor, Isis) and PC Conway (Hampshire Constabulary) were present and with the consent of the Chair, addressed the meeting.

 

The Sub-Committee moved into confidential session to view two clips of CCTV evidence disclosed by the Police in accordance with Categories 1 and 2 of Paragraph 10.4 of the Council’s Access to Information Procedure Rules.

 

One clip of the CCTV evidence showed a particular incident which had been reported to the Police by Isis.  The second clip showed a number of dances at the club. There was a dispute between the parties regarding what the remaining (not viewed) evidence showed in relation to other dancers and whether there were further breaches of the dancers’ Code of Conduct and conditions. The police confirmed the CCTV evidence had been disclosed, in full, to the applicant and the Council in advance of the hearing with an indication that the intention was to rely upon that evidence at the hearing.

 

RESOLVED

(i)  that the meeting be adjourned in order for the Sub-Committee to view the CCTV evidence, in full, in private session to determine whether other dancers at the premises were in breach of the Code of Conduct and conditions;

(ii)  that a decision would be made by the Sub-Committee in private session following the viewing of the CCTV evidence in order to receive legal advice when determining the issue.