Agenda and decisions

Licensing Panel - Tuesday 30th January 2024 9.30 am

Venue: Council Chamber - Town Hall, Huddersfield. View directions

Contact: Nicola Sylvester  Email:


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Declaration of Interests pdf icon PDF 22 KB

Members will be asked to say if there are any items on the Agenda in which they have any disclosable pecuniary interests or any other interests, which may prevent them from participating in any discussion of the items or participating in any vote upon the items.


No interests were declared.


Admission of the Public

Most agenda items take place in public. This only changes where there is a need to consider exempt information, as contained at Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972. You will be informed at this point which items are to be recommended for exclusion and to be resolved by the Panel.


All agenda items were considered in public session.



The Panel will receive any petitions and/or deputations from members of the public. A deputation is where up to five people can attend the meeting and make a presentation on some particular issue of concern. A member of the public can also submit a petition at the meeting relating to a matter on which the body has powers and responsibilities.


In accordance with Council Procedure Rule 10, Members of the Public must submit a deputation in writing, at least three clear working days in advance of the meeting and shall subsequently be notified if the deputation shall be heard. A maximum of four deputations shall be heard at any one meeting.


No deputations or petitions were received.


Public Question Time

To receive any public questions.


In accordance with Council Procedure Rule 11, the period for the asking and answering of public questions shall not exceed 15 minutes.


Any questions must be submitted in writing at least three clear working days in advance of the meeting.


No public questions were asked.


Application of the Grant of an Adult Gaming Premises Licence under the Gambling Act 2005 - Royal Amusements, 23 Northgate, Dewsbury, WF13 1DS pdf icon PDF 2 MB

To consider the application at 9:30am.


Contact: Rox Javaid, Licensing Officer, 01484 221000

Additional documents:




That the grant of an Adult Gaming Premises Licence in respect of Royal Amusements, 23 Northgate, Dewsbury, WF13 1DS be granted with the following conditions:


·       Prominent signage and notices advertising that Under 18's not to be allowed on the premises.

·       A “think 25” proof of age scheme to be operated at the premises where any person who appears to be under 25 years of age, and who has not previously provided satisfactory proof to the contrary, is challenged at the point of entry.

·       Acceptable forms of identification to be recognised, such as a driving licence, passport or proof of age card with the PASS Hologram.

·       Appropriate staffing levels to be assessed by way of risk assessment and cognisance and advice to be taken from the Licensing Department.

·       Individuals who are deemed to be under the influence of alcohol not to be allowed to enter the premises.

·       The licensee to take reasonable steps to prevent nuisance directly outside the premises.

·       A digital CCTV system to be installed to Home Office Guidance standards and maintained in a good working condition to ensure continuous quality of image capture and retention:

(a) Cameras to be sited to observe the entrance doors from the inside.

(b) Cameras on the entrances must capture full frame shots of the heads and shoulders of all people entering the premises i.e. capable of identification.

(c) Cameras must be sited to cover all areas to which the public have access including any outside smoking area.

(d) Cameras must record whilst members of the public are frequenting the premises.

(e) CCTV system to be able to provide a linked recording of the date and time of any image.

(f) CCTV system to have a monitor to review images and recordings.

(g) A member of staff trained in operating CCTV to be at the venue during times open to the public.

(h) CCTV footage must be kept for 31 days.

(i) CCTV equipment must have a suitable export method, e.g. CD/DVD writer / USB.

(j) CCTV footage must be available within a reasonable time to Police on request.

·       An incident log to be kept at the premises, in a hardback durable format, handwritten at the time of the incident or as near to as is reasonable and made available on request to the Police, which will record the following:

(a) all crimes reported to the venue.

(b) all ejections of patrons.

(c) any complaints received.

(d) any incidents of disorder.

(e) any faults in the CCTV system.

(g) any visit by a relevant authority or emergency service.

·       The Licensee to join any local Betwatch or similar scheme.

·       The Licensee to work with the Licensing Department and Councillors to resolve any issues.



Licensing Act 2003 - Application for the Grant of a Premises Licence: Ravensthorpe Off Licence, 618 Huddersfield Road, Ravensthorpe, Dewsbury, WF13 3HL pdf icon PDF 248 KB

To consider the application at 10:15am.



Contact: Jordan Barrett, Licensing Officer, 01484 221000

Additional documents:




That the grant of a premises licence in respect of Ravensthorpe Off Licence, 618 Huddersfield Road, Ravensthorpe, Dewsbury, WF13 3HL be approved with the following conditions:


·       That 3 CCTV cameras internally and 3 CCTV cameras externally be operational during licensing hours.

·       That training of the applicant and staff in dealing with difficult customers in relation to crime and antisocial behaviour be undertaken.

·       That the applicant works with the Licensing Departments and the Police to resolve any issues.