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APPOINTMENT OF CHAIR AND VICE-CHAIR
The Committee will appoint a Chair and Vice-Chair for this particular meeting.
Resolved that Councillor Mrs Bowyer be appointed as Chair and Councillor Lock be appointed as Vice Chair for this meeting.
DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST
Members will be asked to make any declarations of interest in respect of items on this Agenda.
There were no declarations of interest in accordance with the code of conduct.
CHAIR'S URGENT BUSINESS
To receive reports on business which, in the opinion of the Chair, should be brought forward for urgent consideration.
There were no items of Chair’s Urgent Business.
The Director for Community Services will submit a report on an application for a Temporary Events Notice.
The committee having –
heard from the applicant that –
most of his clientele were mature and the décor and ambience of the premises was not that of a nightclub ;
his aim behind his application was to explore the business potential of the premises as current trading had shown that whilst locals tended to leave the area at around 1am he still had visitors to the city wishing to stay longer than that;
he had no intention of having any drinks promotion;
he had an open door policy and had been to residents meetings and that he intended to continue going to those;
he was intending to open for 24 hours a day for the 96 hours but that his hours would be customer driven and that if he did close during that period customers would be given the customary 30 minutes drinking up time;
he used polycarbonate drinking vessels;
if there was any hassle with people smoking outside residents would be able to contact him;
the live music element was to be string instruments and after 2am would be acoustic;
heard from the Police and considered their written representation that:
they had withdrawn their objection to the TEN for the 29 January 2010 to 1 February 2010 and 5 February 2010 to 8 February 2010 due to amendments made to the applications by the applicant;
the applicant had not made amendments to the TEN applications for the 12 February 2010 to 15 February 2010 and therefore there were concerns that the application may undermine the crime prevention objective;
they had written to the applicant to request further information but this has not been forthcoming;
that the application would undermine the crime prevention objective as it authorised the retail sale of alcohol and the performance of regulated entertainment 24 hours a day between the dates specified as detailed in (e) below;
research showed that when a premises opens later into the small hours that Crime and Disorder could increase and this was irrespective of whether the premises was situated in either a city centre or suburban area. Evidence in support was provided as follows:
a premise on the Barbican had extended its opening by 2 hours in October 2009. In the 9 months prior to the change 7 crimes were recorded against the premises (4 of which were violent) but in the 3 months after the change this had increased to 12, 8 of which were violent;
two premises in North Hill had seen an increase from 15 crimes to 29 crimes within a 12 month period following an increase in hours;
a premises located in the suburbs had extended its hours and crimes at the premises had increased from 2 to 17 in an 18 month period;
The above was considered relevant to the crime prevention objective however they considered that due to the location and variety of size of the ... view the full minutes text for item 37.
To consider passing a resolution under Section 100A(4) of the Local Government Act 1972 to exclude the press and public from the meeting for the following item(s) of business on the grounds that it (they) involve(s) the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in paragraph(s) ? of Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the Act, as amended by the Freedom of Information Act 2000.
There were no items of exempt business.