Agenda, decisions and minutes

Bradford District Licensing Panel - Thursday, 24th February, 2022 10.00 am

Venue: Committee Room 1 - City Hall, Bradford. View directions

Contact: Jill Bell/Jane Lythgow/Farzana Mughal 

Items
No. Item

4.

DISCLOSURES OF INTEREST

(Members Code of Conduct - Part 4A of the Constitution)

 

To receive disclosures of interests from members and co-opted members on matters to be considered at the meeting. The disclosure must include the nature of the interest.

 

An interest must also be disclosed in the meeting when it becomes apparent to the member during the meeting.

 

Notes:

 

(1)       Members may remain in the meeting and take part fully in discussion and voting unless the interest is a disclosable pecuniary interest or an interest which the Member feels would call into question their compliance with the wider principles set out in the Code of Conduct.  Disclosable pecuniary interests relate to the Member concerned or their spouse/partner.

 

(2)       Members in arrears of Council Tax by more than two months must not vote in decisions on, or which might affect, budget calculations, and must disclose at the meeting that this restriction applies to them.  A failure to comply with these requirements is a criminal offence under section 106 of the Local Government Finance Act 1992. 

 

(3)       Members are also welcome to disclose interests which are not disclosable pecuniary interests but which they consider should be made in the interest of clarity.

 

(4)       Officers must disclose interests in accordance with Council Standing Order 44.

 

Minutes:

No disclosures of interest in matters under consideration were received.

 

5.

INSPECTION OF REPORTS AND BACKGROUND PAPERS

(Access to Information Procedure Rules – Part 3B of the Constitution)

 

Reports and background papers for agenda items may be inspected by contacting the person shown after each agenda item.  Certain reports and background papers may be restricted. 

 

Any request to remove the restriction on a report or background paper should be made to the relevant Strategic Director or Assistant Director whose name is shown on the front page of the report. 

 

If that request is refused, there is a right of appeal to this meeting. 

 

Please contact the officer shown below in advance of the meeting if you wish to appeal. 

 

(Jane Lythgow - 01274 432270)

 

Minutes:

There were no appeals submitted by the public to review decisions to restrict documents. 

 

6.

THE VILLAGE, 11-17 BARRY STREE, BRADFORD, BD1 2AL - APPLICATION FOR REVIEW OF A PREMISES LICENCE pdf icon PDF 138 KB

The Interim Assistant Director Waste, Fleet and Transport Services will present a report (Document “W”) which outlines an application for review of the premises license for the Village, 11-17 Barry Street, Bradford, BD1 2AL.

 

Recommended –

 

Members are invited to consider the information and documents referred to in this report and, after hearing interested parties, determine the related application.

 

(Melanie McGurk – 01274 431873)

 

 

Additional documents:

Decision:

Resolved –

 

That having considered all valid representations made by the parties to the hearing; valid written representations received during the statutory period, the published statement of licensing policy and relevant statutory guidance and, in light of the compelling evidence of persistent breaches of licensing objectives, the premises licence be revoked.

 

 

Reason - it is considered that the above revocation is necessary to protect children from harm; and prevent crime and disorder – Protection of Children from Harm; Prevention of Crime and Disorder Objectives

 

ACTION:        Interim Assistant Director Waste, Fleet & Transport Services

 

Minutes:

The Interim Assistant Director Waste, Fleet and Transport Services presented a report (Document “W”) which outlined an application for review of the premises licence for the Village, 11-17 Barry Street, Bradford, BD1 2AL.

 

A written representation on behalf of the Premises Licence Holder was submitted and circulated to members prior to the hearing.

 

The representative from West Yorkshire Police, the responsible authority, spoke in support of the application to review the premises licence and responded to the representation from the Licence Holder.  He noted that the application to review the premises licence was based on incidents directly attributed to the Village since reopening following the lifting of Covid restrictions.  He added that the application was on the grounds that the premises was failing to promote the prevention of crime and disorder and protection of children from harm licensing objectives.

 

He responded to the points made in the written representations from the Licence Holder as follows:

 

8 August 2021 – Injured parties were removed to the street to prevent further trouble.  The premises holder has a duty of care to protect people on the curtilage of the premises.

 

29 August 2021 – two 16-year-old girls, under age, were with friends.  The victim went to hospital due to their injuries.  Challenge 21 has to be in place and entry refused.  On 25 September the Village facebook page was updated with a Challenge 25 poster.  The licence holder was questioned whether the girls had been on the premises and whether both IDs had been checked.  Putting signs and posters on social media was a start but there was no implementation of the policy.

 

12 September 2021 – it is the responsibility of the operator to keep an incident book in accordance with condition 9 of the licence.  It was noted that the police do not receive reports of incidents at the premises.

 

18 September 2021 – door staff removed the victim from the premises and they were further assaulted.  It was pointed out that the licence holder has a duty of care to protect users.  The police have no record of a call from the premises regarding the incident.

 

26 September 2021 – He questioned what had been considered by the licence holder to prevent such an incident.

 

30 October 2021 – the police were contacted by the ambulance service regarding a 15-year-old male who got into the village with no ID and with friends who were 14-16 years old.  The premises were aware that fake ID was shown on mobile phones, no further checks were made and they were served alcohol.

 

26 December 2021 – He asked what had been done by the Licence Holder to prevent a knife being brought into the premises or how it could be prevented in the future by for example using knife wands.

 

He went on to note that there was an ongoing live investigation into GBH in January 2022.  The injuries sustained were grave and could have resulted in a fatality.  There was what  ...  view the full minutes text for item 6.