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Agenda, decisions and minutes

Venue: Meeting Room - City Hall, Malthouse Lane, Salisbury, SP2 7TU. View directions

Contact: Lisa Moore  Email: lisa.moore@wiltshire.gov.uk

Items
No. Item

1.

Election of Chairman

To elect a Chairman for the meeting of the Sub Committee.

Minutes:

Nominations for a Chairman of the Licensing Sub-Committee were sought and it was

 

Resolved:

 

To elect Councillor Jose Green as Chairman for this meeting only.

2.

Procedure for the Meeting

The Chairman will explain the attached procedure for the members of the public present.

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Minutes:

The Chairman explained the procedure to be followed at the hearing, as contained within Agenda.

3.

Chairman's Announcements

The Chairman will give details of the exits to be used in the event of an emergency.

Minutes:

The Chairman gave details of the exits to be used in the event of an emergency.

4.

Declarations of Interest

To receive any declarations of disclosable interests or dispensations granted by the Standards Committee.

 

Minutes:

There were no interests declared.

5.

Licensing Application

To consider and determine an Application for a Variation to a Sex Establishment Licence by Mr Jonathan Spencer and Mrs Joan Spencer  in respect of My Amazing Fantasy, 105 Fisherton Street, Salisbury, SP2 7SP.

 

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Minutes:

Application by Mr Jonathon Spencer for Variation to a Sex Establishment Licence at My Amazing Fantasy, 105 Fisherton Street, Salisbury, SP2 7SP

 

The Licensing Officer introduced the purpose and scope of the application, the premises to which it related and the key issues for consideration.

 

No objections had been received in respect of this Application.

 

In accordance with the procedure detailed in the agenda, the Applicant was given the opportunity to address the Sub Committee.

 

Key points raised by Jonathon Spencer of My Amazing Fantasy were:

 

·               The applicant owned three other sex establishment shops in other authorities, none of which were restricted from Sunday opening.

·               The other shops had won awards for their window displays, from Bournemouth Chamber of Commerce.

·               Opening the shop on Sundays would enable the applicant to recruit an additional part time member of staff.

·               Since taking the shop on in June 2013, improvements had been made, including painting the exterior.

·               Other local businesses had shown their support by signing a counter petition against the petition which had been produced by a local religious group.

·               The interior alterations would provide disabled access to the shop.

 

Key points raised by the Linda Holland, Licensing Officerwere:

 

·               Notices had been served for 21 days with no representations being received.

·               In addition to the standard hours of 9.00am – 9.00pm Monday to Saturday, the applicant had applied to open the establishment every Sunday from 10.00am to 6.00pm.

·               The applicant wished to make alterations to the interior of the shop, as detailed in the photographs attached to the agenda.

 

The following questions were asked of the Applicant by members of the Sub Committee :

 

  • Why does the applicant wish to open the shop on Sundays?

Answer: To accommodate those customers who wish to shop on Sundays.

  • Why do you want to push back the standard licensing hours to 9.30am – 9.30pm, Monday to Saturday when you only open the premises from 10.00 – 6.00pm daily?

Answer: The applicant did not require to change the standard times as detailed in his application, he had taken the incorrect hours from an old document. The applicant confirmed that he was happy to remain with the standard 9.00am – 9.00pm hours on Monday to Saturday.

  • Would the new part time employee be recruited for the Sunday opening hours or for another day?

Answer: The Sunday shift would be covered by staff on a rotational basis, the new part time member of staff would receive full training. There are 2 other members of staff currently working at the shop and staff from the Andover shop also work in the Salisbury shop when required.

  • Why do you require facilities for previewing and quality checking the DVD’s?

Answer: We need the facility for quality control purposes, should a DVD be returned as faulty, the staff would need to play the DVD to check it.

 

The Sub Committee thanked the Applicant for attending.  He opted to be informed of the decision by telephone and left the meeting. The members  ...  view the full minutes text for item 5.

6.

Appendix 1 - Application Form and Plan of Property

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7.

Appendix 2 - Photos of Shop Interior

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8.

Appendix 3 - Street Location Plan

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9.

Appendix 4 - Standard Conditions and Wiltshire Council Sex Establishment Licensing Policy

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