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Proposed venue: Town Hall, Moorgate Street, Rotherham. S60 2TH

Contact: Debbie Pons, Principal Democratic Services Officer 

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Club/Premises Certificate (Licensing Act 2003) - Revolution Rotherham, 8 Ship Hill, Rotherham pdf icon PDF 30 KB

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The Sub-Committee considered an application and certificate, submitted by South Yorkshire Police, for the interim steps which could be taken pending the full review hearing on Wednesday 31st May, 2017, for the premises licence in respect of the premises known as the Revolution Rotherham night club, 8 Ship Hill, Rotherham. It was noted that the Licensing Act 2003 had been amended by the Violent Crime Reduction Act, 2006, with the insertion of Section 53A and Section 53B, which enabled the Police to instigate a fast track review of a premises licence where the Police considered that licensed premises may be associated with serious crime, or serious disorder, or both.


Accordingly, the Licensing Authority received representations from the South Yorkshire Police which were not withdrawn and the Sub-Committee considered those representations.


The Sub-Committee heard representations from Chief Superintendent R. Odell and Licensing Officer Mrs. H. Cooper of the South Yorkshire Police and from Mr. M. Keen (the premises’ owner and premises licence holder), as well as from Mr. D. Claypole, the Designated Premises Supervisor of this night club. Those present also viewed CCTV footage of an incident which had taken place outside and near to the premises in the early hours of Sunday morning, 23rd April 2017.


Members had considered the imposition of additional conditions to the premises licence, but ultimately did not feel that any such conditions would serve to prevent the occurrence of similar serious incidents at or outside these premises.


The Sub-Committee was concerned about the inactivity of the Security Industry Authority (SIA) registered door staff employed at the premises and their decision not to intervene to try and prevent the incident on 23rd April 2017 from happening.  Members were further concerned that this apparent policy of non-intervention in this type of serious incident was supported by the management of the premises.


Resolved:- That the request from the South Yorkshire Police for the suspension of the premises licence in respect of Revolution Rotherham, 8 Ship Hill, Rotherham be supported, this being a temporary suspension taking effect immediately, pending the full review hearing for the premises licence.