Agenda and minutes

Licensing and Regulatory Committee
Monday, 12th November, 2018 10.00 am

Venue: Council Chamber, Council Offices, The Burys, Godalming

Contact: Ema Dearsley  Democratic Services Officer

Items
No. Item

LIC11/18

Minutes

To receive the minutes of the meeting held on 18 June 2018 (to be laid on the table half an hour before the meeting).

Minutes:

The minutes of the meeting that took place on 18 June 2018 were confirmed and signed.

LIC12/18

Apologies for Absence and Substitutions

To receive apologies for absence and to report any substitutions

Minutes:

There were apologies from Councillors Libby Piper and John Fraser.

LIC13/18

Declarations of Interest

To receive from members declarations of interest in relation to any items included on the agenda for this meeting, in accordance with the Waverley Code of Local Government Conduct.

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest.

LIC14/18

Questions from members of the Public

The Chairman to respond to any questions received from members of the public in accordance with Procedure Rule 10.

 

The deadline for receipt of questions is 5 November 2018.

Minutes:

There were no questions.

LIC15/18

Questions from Members

The Chairman to respond to any questions received from Members in accordance with Procedure Rule 11.

 

The deadline for receipt of questions is 5 November 2018.

 

 

Minutes:

There were no questions.

LIC16/18

Action Authorised

To receive any action taken by the Executive Director after consultation with the Chairman and Vice-Chairman since the last meeting.

Minutes:

None.

LICENSING ACT 2003 ITEMS

PART I - RECOMMENDATIONS TO THE COUNCIL

LIC17/18

GAMBLING ACT 2005 - REPORT FOLLOWING PUBLIC CONSULTATION ON REVIEW OF THE COUNCIL'S STATEMENT OF GAMBLING POLICY pdf icon PDF 77 KB

The purpose of this report is to formally invite the Licensing Committee to consider the draft Statement of Licensing Principles : Gambling Policy (SLP) , for the period  [ ] and the responses received to the consultation

 

Recommendation

 

That the Licensing and Regulatory Committee considers the representations to the Statement of Licencing Principles: Gambling Policy and recommends to the Executive that the Council adopt the new Policy on 11 December 2018

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Committee was asked to consider the draft Statement of Licensing Principles: Gambling Policy for the period January 2019 – December 2021 and the responses received to the consultation.

 

The Committee was advised that the Council’s first Statement of Licensing Principles was adopted by the Council in December 2006. The Council is required to review the Principles every three years, with the review being carried out in 2015. If adopted this Policy would come into effect on 31 January 2019.

 

The Policy had been reviewed by officers before being published for a 12 week public consultation period. The Act required the licensing authority to consult on its principles with the Police; those representing the interests of gambling businesses in their area: and those representing interested persons likely to be affected. In addition to the statutory consultees, including the Local Safeguarding Children’s Board and the Public Health Team, consultation had also been conducted through a written process to Citizens Advice Centres, Chambers of Commerce, Town and Parish Councils, and via the Council’s website. In total 3 responses had been received with no proposed amendments apart from the HRMC postal address.

 

The Committee considered the Policy and proposed three minor amendments to the wording in the Policy to make it clearer and one sentence was deleted as it was not required. The Committee also discussed the use of acronyms in the document and asked that they be deleted so that people reading the document could understand it more clearly. The final version of the Policy with the amendments is attached at Annexe 1.  

 

Accordingly the Committee

 

RECOMMENDS that

 

1.    The Statement of Licensing Principles: Gambling Policy, attached at Annexe 1, be approved. 

PART II - MATTERS OF REPORT

The background papers relating to the following items are as set out in the reports

included in the original agenda papers.

LIC18/18

MINUTES OF THE MEETINGS OF THE LICENSING (GENERAL-PURPOSES) SUB-COMMITTEE pdf icon PDF 50 KB

To receive the Minutes of the Meetings of the Licensing (General Purposes) Sub-Committee held on 6 September 2018, 24 September 2018 and 10 October 2018 (to follow).

 

Recommendation

 

It is recommended that the Minutes of the Meetings of the Licensing (General Purposes) Sub-Committee held on 6 September 2018, 24 September 2018 and 10 October 2018 (to follow) be noted.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The minutes of the meetings of the Licensing (General Purposes) Sub-Committee held on 6 September 2018, 24 September 2018 and 10 October 2018 were confirmed.

LIC19/18

MINUTES OF THE MEETINGS OF THE LICENSING ACT 2003 SUB-COMMITTEES pdf icon PDF 48 KB

To receive the Minutes of the Meetings of Licensing Sub-Committee A held on 9 July 2018 and 6 September 2018 and Licencing Sub-Committee B held on 9 August 2018.

 

Recommendation

It is recommended that the Minutes of the Meetings of Licensing Sub-Committee A held on 9 July 2018 and 6 September 2018 and Licencing Sub-Committee B held on 9 August 2018 be noted.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Minutes of the Meetings of Licensing Sub-Committee A held on 9 July 2018 and 6 September 2018 and Licencing Sub-Committee B held on 9 August 2018 were confirmed.