Agenda and minutes
Venue: Committee Room 1 - Civic Suite. View directions
Contact: Tim Row - Principal Democratic Services Officer
Apologies for Absence
Apologies for absence were received from Councillors Borton (no substitute) and Harp (substitute: Councillor McGlone).
Declarations of Interest
No interests were declared at the meeting.
The Sub-Committee received a report of the Deputy Chief Executive (Place) concerning an application that had been made by Wizard Sleeve Bars (Essex) Limited for the renewal of a Sexual Entertainment Venue Licence in respect of Entice, 3 Warrior House, 42 - 82 Southchurch Road, Southend-on-Sea, Essex, SS1 2LZ.
The application was presented by Mr Sutherland (Applicant’s Solicitor). Mr Moloo (Director and Designated Premises Supervisor) 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 a Sex Entertainment Venue licence to this applicant at this premises.
Letters of objection had been received from one resident, who did not attend the hearing. The objector’s principal concerns are the location of the premises, its effect the surrounding environment and issues of morality.
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 Entice, 3 Warrior House, 42 - 82 Southchurch Road, Southend-on-Sea, Essex, SS1 2LZ be granted, subject to the existing operating conditions to the current licence set out in Appendix 1 to the report of the Deputy Chief Executive (Place), together with the following additional condition:
“The licensee shall signpost performers and staff to suitable support services when requested or as appropriate”