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RESOLVED that the minutes of the meetings of the Licensing Committee held on 16 and 23 December 2014 be confirmed and signed.



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RESOLVED that in accordance with Regulation 4 (2) (b) of the Local Authorities (Executive Arrangements) (Meetings and Access to Information) (England) Regulations 2012 and under Section 100(A)(4) of the Local Government Act 1972, the press and public be excluded from the meeting for the following items of business on the grounds that they involve the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in paragraphs 1 and 3  of Part 1 of Schedule 12(A) of the Act,  and the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information:


4.       Sahara Club (known as Skye Club) 100-104 Lewisham High Street SE13 5JH


The following is a summary of the item considered in the closed part of the meeting.


4.       Sahara Club (known as Skye Club) 100-104 Lewisham High Street SE13 5JH




(a) the interim step to suspend the alcohol licence ceases to have effect; and


(b) 27 conditions shall be attached to the premises licence.



Skye Night Club 100-104 Lewisham High Street SE13 5JH


In the matter of a Premises Licence Summary Review, the Committee has considered all the relevant representations made by all parties.


The Committee has made the following determination:


With a view to ensuring the promotion of the licensing objectives, in accordance with the provisions of the summary review  guidance and the principles of our licensing policy ;


(a) the interim step to suspend the Premises Licence ceases to have effect

(b) the modifications of the conditions of the premises licence are as follows;


1.         The premises shall install and maintain a comprehensive CCTV system. All entry and exit points will be covered, enabling frontal identification of every person entering in any light condition. The CCTV system shall continually record whilst the premises is open for licensable activities and during all times when customers remain on the premises. All recordings shall be stored for a minimum period of 31 days with date and time stamping. Recordings shall be made available immediately upon the request of Police or authorised Council officer throughout the preceding 31 day period. The CCTV system should be updated and maintained.


2.         A staff member from the premises who is conversant with the operation of the CCTV system shall be on the premises at all times when the premises are open to the public. This staff member must be able to show a Police officer, or authorised Council officer, recent data or footage with the absolute minimum of delay when requested.


3.         There shall be a personal licence holder on duty on the premises at all times when the premises are authorised to sell alcohol.


4.         The premises shall prominently display signage at all entrances informing customers:-


·           All persons entering this premise are liable to be searched. Agreement to search is a condition of entry. If persons do not consent, entry will be refused.

·           All persons entering the premise will produce identification; this will be recorded on to the club’s ID system. Agreement to this is a condition of entry. If persons do not consent, entry will be refused

·           Police may be called if drugs or weapons are found.

·           CCTV is in operation throughout these premises and is made available to the police.

·           Any person found carrying weapons or illegal drugs will be permanently excluded and the police will be informed.

·           Management reserve the right to refuse entry.


5.         A register of security personnel employed on the premises shall be maintained in a legible format and made available to police upon reasonable request. The register should be completed by the DPS/duty manager/nominated staff member at the commencement of work by each member of security staff and details recorded should include; full name, SIA badge number, time of commencement of duties. The security operative should then sign their name.


6.         At the commencement of work, security personnel should ensure that they are recorded on the CCTV system and that a clear head and shoulders image showing their face clear of any hat, glasses or other obstruction is recorded.


7.  ...  view the full decision text for item 7.