Agenda and minutes

Licensing Sub-Committee - Tuesday 29 November 2022 10.00 a.m.

Venue: Rotherham Town Hall, Moorgate Street, Rotherham. S60 2 TH

Contact: Dawn Mitchell, Governance Adviser 

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Consideration of an application (made in accordance with s.51 of the Licensing Act 2003) for the review of the Premises Licence issued to Ei Group Limited in respect of the premises known as The Joker situated at Blackthorn Avenue, Bramley, Rotherham, S66 2LU pdf icon PDF 401 KB

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Consideration was given to an application made (in accordance with Section 51 of the Licensing Act 2003) by a local resident for the review of the Premises Licence currently in force in respect of The Joker, Blackthorn Avenue, Bramley, Rotherham.


Representations in support of the application to review had been received from 3 local residents.


The application under consideration for the review of the Premises Licence was made on 15th September, 2022 by Mrs. S. Bedford on the grounds that the licence holder was failing to promote the licensing objectives namely:-


-        The prevention of crime and disorder

-        Public safety

-        The prevention of public nuisance

-        The protection of children from harm


It was noted that no representations had been made by South Yorkshire Police, the Council’s Environmental Health Service or the Licensing Service (acting in their roles as a Responsible Authority under the Licensing Act 2003).


On 13th October an application for the minor variation of the Premises Licence was made on behalf of the Ei Group Limited.  The application sought to reduce the terminal hour authorised for the playing of recorded music, the provision of the facilities for dancing and the provision of late night refreshment on Fridays and Saturdays to 12.00 midnight (previously 01.00 a.m. on the day following) and the addition of 29 management control conditions to the licence.


In the absence of relevant representation, the application for the minor variation of the Premises Licence was granted on 2nd November, 2022, and the terms of the licence amended in accordance with the application i.e.:-


1.       A CCTV system shall be installed at the premises, recording for the entirety of each 24-hour period and for a minimum of 28 days. CCTV footage must be made available within 48 hours to the Police or officers of the Council upon request and be of evidential quality.


2.       The Designated Premises Supervisor (DPS) must ensure that at least 1 member of staff in addition to the designated premises supervisor is trained in the recording and retrieval of CCTV images.


3.       The CCTV cameras shall cover all entrances and exits, the area in which payment is made for alcohol and all areas to which the public have access including all external areas. The licence holder must ensure that the hard drive is located in an area that is easily accessed by officers.


4.       The DPS shall adopt an age verification scheme which incorporates "Challenge 25" The Premises Licence Holder shall ensure that Challenge 25 notices are on display in view of the public and in the area in which payment for alcohol is made.


5.       The DPS shall keep a register of refused sales of all age-restricted products. The refusals book must be retained on the premises and made available for inspection by the Police or officers of the Council upon request.


6.       The refusals book must contain details of time and date, description of the attempting purchaser, description of the age restricted products they attempted  ...  view the full minutes text for item 15.