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Minutes pdf icon PDF 17 KB


RESOLVED that the minutes of the meeting of the Licensing Committee held on 15 October 2014 be confirmed and signed.



Declaration of interests pdf icon PDF 33 KB





TEN Zanzibar pdf icon PDF 32 KB

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3.1      The Chair welcomed all parties to the meeting and introductions were made. She then invited the Licensing Manager to speak.


Licensing Manager


3.2      The Licensing Manager said that this was a hearing to determine the Temporary Event Notice for Zanzibar 291-330 Kirkdale, for the supply of alcohol for consumption on the premises, regulated entertainment and the provision of late night refreshment between the hours of 0200hrs to 0400hrs on 30 November 2014. The notice had been served by the current licensee Mr Gayle.


3.3      These premises were subject to a review earlier in the year and this Committee restricted its hours for licensable activities to 2am along with a raft of conditions. This decision was subsequently appealed to the magistrates’ court. The licence was also transferred in to Mr Gayle’s name during this period. The evidence was produced for the appeal hearing by Licensing Officers, the court confirmed the decision of the Committee by way of a consent order agreed by the licensee.


3.4      A TEN was also served for an event on the 19th October 2014 which was counter noticed by this committee. This notice differs in hours and additional conditions offered, however the police did not consider that this make a significant difference to the potential for public nuisance. Mr Reid had some video footage which he wished to show the committee.




3.5      Mr Reid said that he is the operations Manager for Zanzibar Night Club. He intended to show members of this committee a video showing a sample of the events that took place at the Club on 18 October when a throwback party was held; it finished at 2am. He was not sure what time the video was taken, but estimated that it was approximately 10p.m. He said that it showed the type of the people coming to the event, the profile of the audience; it showed them queuing up and being searched. Mr Reid said that the age groups of those attending were the over 30s and 40s; a mature age group.


3.6      The video was paused when a female patron was frisked in an inappropriate manner by a male SIA doorman. Mr Reid said that the female was also SIA worker at the club and she was a friend of the doorman.  


3.7      Ms Der Man referred to the barriers seen in place blocking the road at the top of Peak Hill Avenue. She asked whether the club had authority from the local highways authority  to close or otherwise block off the road. Mr Reid said that they did not. Sgt McGrath confirmed that a traffic management order was required.


3.8      Mr Reid continued with the video, showing the petrol station adjacent to the club.  Patrons had been parking on this forecourt but staff fenced off this area in the evening to prevent parking. Kirkdale Road was also shown not to have any double parking or hindrance to traffic in the road.


3.9      Ms Der Man asked why  ...  view the full minutes text for item 30.