Agenda and minutes
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Contact: Tim Row - Principal Committee Officer
Apologies for Absence
There were no apologies for absence.
Declarations of Interest
There were no declarations of interest at this meeting.
The Sub-Committee received a report of the Deputy Chief Executive (Place) concerning an application that had been made by Mr A Stimson for a Sexual Entertainment Venue Licence in respect of The Cornucopia Public House, 39 Marine Parade, Southend-on-Sea, Essex, SS1 2EN.
The application was presented by Mrs Stimson (Licensse). Mr Stimson (applicant) was also in attendance.
The Sub-Committee noted that there had been no objections from the Police, Licensing Authority or any other regulatory body to this application, nor any incidents of concern since the granting of an Sex Entertainment Venue licence to this applicant at this premises.
Two letters of objection had however, been received from interested people. The objectors’ did not attend the hearing. The objectors’ principal concerns were the locality and suitability for a Sex Entertainment Venue and issues relating to the health and the degradation of women.
The Sub-Committee considered all the evidence and submissions that had been made at the meeting and the written reports and documentation that had been presented prior to the hearing. The Sub-Committee also had regard to Schedule 3 of the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1982 (adopted pursuant to the Police and Crime Act 2009) and the Council’s Policy for controlling sex establishments.
That the application for the renewal of a Sexual Entertainment Venue Licence in respect of The Cornucopia Public House, 39 Marine Parade, Southend-on-Sea, Essex, SS1 2EN, be granted, subject to the relevant standard operating conditions to the current licence set out in Appendix 1 to the report of the Deputy Chief Executive (Place) and the following additional condition:
‘The hours of operation of the relevant entertainment (namely full or partial nudity, striptease, pole dancing and table dancing) shall be during weekdays only Monday to Friday 20:00 to 00:30.’