Venue: Meeting Room G.02, Ground Floor, City Hall, 115 Charles Street, Leicester, LE1 1FZ
Contact: Angie Smith, Email: Angie.Smith:leicester.gov.uk, Phone: (0116) 4546354
APPOINTMENT OF CHAIR
Councillor Gee was appointed as Chair for the meeting.
APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE
Apologies for absence were received from Councillor Cank. Councillor Khan was present at the meeting.
DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST
Members are asked to declare any interests they may have in the business to be discussed.
There were no declarations of interest made by Members.
The Director of Neighbourhood and Environmental Services submits a report on an application for Beyond Festival, Abbey Park Grounds, Abbey Park Road, Leicester.
Report attached. A copy of the associated documentation is attached for Members only. Further copies are available on the Council’s website at www.cabinet.leicester.gov.uk or by telephoning Democratic Support on (0116) 4546354.
(Ward affected: Abbey)
The Director of Neighbourhood and Environmental Services submitted a report on an application for a new premises licence for Beyond Festival, Abbey Park Grounds, Abbey Park Road, Leicester. The application was received from JBR Events Ltd.
Introductions were made and the procedure for the meeting outlined.
Mr Paul Brindley (Applicant, JBR Events Ltd) and Mr Abs Rohomon (Agent) were present. Mr Dave Braithwaite (Deputy Licensing Manager) and PC Anton for Leicestershire Police, Mr Tj Mavani (Licensing Team Manager (Licensing Enforcement, LCC), Mr Chris White (Noise and Pollution Control, LCC) and Mr Theo Markham-Crew (Senior Festival and Events Officer, LCC) were present as persons who had made representations. Also present was the Chief Licensing Officer and the Legal Adviser to the Sub-Committee. Two members of the public who had made representations were not present, but the representations were be considered by the Sub-Committee.
Prior to commencement of the presentation of the report, Mr Abs Rohomon passed on his condolences to those present for the sad loss of the Chief Constable Simon Cole.
Mr Abs Rohomon then requested that the meeting move into private session when it became necessary to discuss the security of the proposed event. The meeting received legal advice from the Legal Adviser to the Sub-Committee and there were no objections to the request.
That prior to discussing matters of security for the proposed event, the meeting would move into private session.
The Chief Licensing Officer presented the report. It was noted a representation was received on 7 March 2022 from Leicestershire Police on the grounds of all four licensing objectives, namely the prevention of crime and disorder, the prevention of public nuisance, public safety, and the protection of children from harm. The Police were concerned the application failed to promote the four licensing objectives.
A representation was received on 8 March 2022 from the Licensing Enforcement Team on the grounds of all four Licensing objectives. The representee was concerned that the application affected the local community and local policing with regards to noise concerns, likelihood of crime and disorder and security measures surrounding the physical event.
Two representations were received on 9 March 2022 from two members of the public on the grounds of the prevention of crime and disorder and the prevention of public nuisance. They were concerned the application would affect parking in the area and increase crime and disorder.
A representation was received on 4 March 2022 from the Noise Team on the grounds of the prevention of public nuisance. The Noise Team were concerned that noise from the event would cause a disturbance to local residents. The Noise Team had contacted the applicant, and an agreement had been reached to re-word one of the conditions to help prevent disturbance.
Mr Braithwaite and PC Wilson were given the opportunity to outline the details of the Police representation and answered questions from Members and Mr Rohomon.
Mr Mavani was given the opportunity to outline the representation from Licensing Enforcement Team. Mr Chris White (Noise Team) ... view the full minutes text for item 4.
ANY OTHER URGENT BUSINESS
There being no other items of urgent business, the meeting closed at 1.17pm.