Agenda and minutes

Licensing Committee - Wednesday, 11th November, 2020 9.30 am, MOVED

Contact: Members Services 

Link: This meeting will be held virtually via Microsoft Teams

Items
No. Item

Lic/29/11/20

Apologies for Absence

Minutes:

At the start of the meeting, the Senior Solicitor advised that this meeting was being hosted remotely using conferencing software which allowed Members, Officers and public attendance whilst being able to protect themselves and others, whilst observing the Government’s lockdown measures.

The Senior Solicitor also stated that all votes during this meeting would be taken through an informal recorded vote, though would not be noted as such in the minutes.

A roll call of all those Members in attendance remotely was then taken.

Apologies for absence were received from Councillor Patterson, Councillor Clark attended as substitute.

Lic/30/11/20

Minutes

RECOMMENDATION that the public minutes Lic/22/08/20 to Lic/28/08/20 of the meeting of the Licensing Committee held on 05 August 2020 be confirmed and approved by the Chairman as a correct record of those proceedings (copies previously circulated)

Minutes:

RESOLVED that the public minutes Lic/22/08/20 to Lic/28/08/20 of the meeting of this Committee held on 5 August 2020 be confirmed and signed by the Chairman as a correct record of those proceedings.

 

Lic/31/11/20

Declarations of Interest

To receive declarations of the existence and nature of any private interests, both disclosable pecuniary and any other registrable interests, in any matter to be considered or being considered..

 

Minutes:

No declarations of interest were made at this meeting.

Lic/32/11/20

Licensing Act 2003 - Review of Statement of Licensing Policy pdf icon PDF 930 KB

To consider report PP39/20 which seeks consideration to be given to the response to the consultation on the proposed amendments to the Statement of Licensing Policy and the Licensing Committee’s support to approve the amended policy.

 

RECOMMENDATION that Council be recommended to approve the draft revised Statement of Licensing Policy as set out at Appendix A to this report.

 

Minutes:

Councillor Hanley joined the meeting at 9.38am

Councillor Harker joined the meeting at 9.42am.

Members considered report PP39/20 from the Assistant Director Community Services which considered the response to the consultation on the proposed amendments to the Statement of Licensing Policy and the Licensing Committee’s support to approve the amended policy.

RESOLVED that Council be recommended to approve the draft revised Statement of Licensing Policy.

Lic/33/11/20

Any Other Items which the Chairman decides are urgent

Minutes:

No formal meeting of the Licensing Committee has been scheduled but, if necessary, a meeting will be held on the first Wednesday of the month.  

Lic/34/11/20

Date of Next Scheduled Meeting

No formal meeting of the Licensing Committee has been scheduled but, if necessary, a meeting will be held on the first Wednesday of the month.

Minutes:

No formal meeting of the Licensing Committee has been scheduled but, if necessary, a meeting will be held on the first Wednesday of the month.

Lic/35/11/20

Exclusion of the Press and Public

To consider whether, in accordance with Section 100A(4) of the Local Government Act 1972, members of the public (including the press) should be excluded from the meeting during discussion of the following items of business on the grounds that they involve the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in paragraphs 1 of Part 1 to Schedule 12A of the Act

Minutes:

RESOLVED that in accordance with Section 100A(4) of the Local Government Act 1972, members of the public (including the press) be excluded from the meeting during discussion of the following items of business on the grounds that they involve the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in paragraph 1 of Part 1 to Schedule 12A of the Act.

Lic/36/11/20

Revocation or Suspension of a Personal Licence

To consider report PP38/20 of Assistant Director Community Services which seeks to outline all the relevant considerations to enable Committee to decide how to exercise their powers under the Licensing Act 2003 in respect of a personal licence holder who has been convicted of a relevant offence.

 

RECOMMENDATION that the Committee, having considered the matters set out in this report, decide whether or not to revoke or suspend the personal licence for a period of up to six months.

 

Minutes:

Members considered report PP38/20 from the Assistant Director Community Services which sought to outline all the relevant considerations to enable the Licensing Committee to exercise their powers under the Licensing Act 2003 in respect of a personal licence holder who has been convicted of a relevant offence.

RESOLVED that the personal license holder have their license revoked.