Agenda and minutes

Licensing Committee
Monday, 17th June, 2019 10.00 am

Venue: Newton Room, The Guildhall Arts Centre, St. Peter's Hill, Grantham. NG31 6PZ

Contact: Lucy Bonshor 

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Disclosure of interests


Minutes of the meeting held on 23 April 2019 pdf icon PDF 180 KB


Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1982: Committee to determine an application to Renew a Sexual Entertainment Venue Licence at Taboo Gentleman's Club pdf icon PDF 205 KB

    Report CSL171 from the Licensing Officer.

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    To approve the renewal of the application for a Sexual Entertainment Venue Licence at Taboo Gentleman’s Club, 99 Westgate, Grantham in accordance with Schedule 3 of the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1982 as amended by the Police and Crime Act 2009.


    The applicants were not present at the meeting.


    Members had been circulated with report CSL 171 which concerned the renewal of the licence for a Sexual Entertainment Venue.  In accordance with the authority’s procedures all applications relating to sex entertainment venues with the exception of uncontested transfer applications were to be heard by the Licensing Committee.


    The applicant had held a licence to run the premises as a sexual entertainment venue since 2012 until the renewal application had been submitted.  No valid objections or complaints had been received from any interested parties or Responsible Authorities.


    Each application had to be determined on its own merits; however applications could only be refused on certain defined mandatory or discretionary grounds and these were listed within the report,


    The Licensing Officer then gave his closing statement.  Members should consider each application on its own merits and the Committee should have regard to South Kesteven’s sex establishment procedures, the Human Rights Act, SKDC’s regulations prescribing standard conditions and Schedule 3 of the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1982.  The options available to the Committee were:


    -           to renew the application as applied for

    -           to renew the application with modifications and/or additional conditions

    -           refuse the renewal.  If, having considered the renewal application the committee decides to refuse it, it must provide the applicant with the reasons for the decision in writing.


    Members considered the application before them having regard to all necessary regulations and procedures.  One Member stated that the premise ran a tight ship and there had not been any complaints including any from the Police as a Statutory Authority.  It was proposed, seconded and unanimously agreed to renew the licence. 


Close of meeting