Agenda and draft minutes

Licensing and Regulatory Committee
Monday, 17th June, 2019 10.00 am

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

Contact: Kimberly Soane  Democratic Services Officer

Items
No. Item

LIC1/19

Appointment of Chairman

To confirm the appointment of Cllr Robert Knowles as Chairman of the Licensing and Regulatory Committee for the Council year 2019/20.

 

Minutes:

The Committee AGREED the appointment of Cllr Robert Knowles as Chairman of the Licensing and Regulatory Committee for the Council year 2019/20.

LIC2/19

Appointment of Vice-Chairman

To confirm the appointment of Cllr Peter Clarke as Vice-Chairman of the Licensing and Regulatory Committee for the Council year 2019/20.

Minutes:

The Committee AGREED the appointment of Cllr Peter Clark as Vice-Chairman of the Licensing and Regulatory Committee for the Council year 2019/20.

 

LIC3/19

Minutes

To receive the minutes of the meeting held on 25 February 2019 (to be laid on the table half an hour before the meeting).

Minutes:

The minutes of the meeting held on 25 February 2019 were APPROVED and signed by the Chairman.

LIC4/19

Apologies for Absence and Substitutions

To receive apologies for absence and to report any substitutions

Minutes:

No apologies for absence were received and no substitutions made.

LIC5/19

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:

No declarations of interest were received in relation to any item on the agenda for this meeting.

 

LIC6/19

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.  Questions must be received by Monday 10th June 2019 to be considered.

Minutes:

There were no questions from members of the public.

LIC7/19

Questions from Members

The Chairman to respond to any questions received from Members in accordance with Procedure Rule 11. Questions should be received by Monday 10th June 2019 to be considered.

 

Minutes:

There were no questions from members of the public.

PART I - RECOMMENDATIONS TO THE COUNCIL

There were no matters falling within this category.

PART II - MATTERS OF REPORT

LIC8/19

Appointment of Councillors to Sub Committees

To receive nominations and appoint members to the Licensing and Regulatory Sub-Committees. 

 

a)    Licensing (General Purposes) Sub-Committee (5 Members)

b)    Licensing Sub-Committees A,B &C (3 members on each)

Minutes:

The Committee agreed the Membership of the sub-committees as follows:

 

a)    Licensing (General Purposes) Sub-Committee (5 Members)

 

Cllr Robert Knowles (Chairman)

Cllr Peter Clark (Vice-Chairman)

Cllrs Ruth Reed, Jack Lee and Martin D’Arcy

 

Substitutes: Cllrs Michael Goodridge, Michaela Martin, Jerome Davidson

 

b)    Licensing Sub-Committees A, B & C (3 Members on each)

 

A: Cllrs Patricia Ellis, Jack Lee and Jerome Davidson

B: Cllrs Michael Goodridge, Jacquie Keen and Roger Blishen

C: Cllrs Robert Knowles, Ruth Reed and Peter Clark

 

Post meeting note: The following changes were made post meeting.  Cllr Anna James will replace Cllr Jack Lee on Sub-Committee A and Cllr Michaela Martin will replace Cllr Ruth Reed on Sub-Committee C.

LIC9/19

Minutes of the Licensing Act 2003 Sub Committee B Held on Monday 20th May 2019 pdf icon PDF 71 KB

To receive the minutes of the Licensing Act 2003 Sub Committee B.

Minutes:

The minutes of the Licensing Act 2003 Sub-Committee B which took place on 20 May 2019 were confirmed and signed.

 

LIC10/19

Update on recent Court Cases

To receive a verbal update on the outcome of recent court cases.

Minutes:

The Committee received an update on the outcome of recent court cases.

 

a)    Refusal of application for a Private Hire Licence:  This was upheld in the court.

 

b)    Hackney Carriage Driver whose license was revoked:  This was upheld at Magistrates Court.  The driver took it to County Court but then retracted his appeal claim so it was not heard.

LIC11/19

Forward Programme

To note the following items programmed to come to forthcoming meetings.

 

September 2019

Taxi and Private Hire Tariff Card and Fees

November 2019

Taxi Policy Review

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Minutes:

The Committee noted the items that were programmed to come to forthcoming meetings.

LIC12/19

Exclusion of Press and Public

To consider the following recommendation on the motion of the Chairman:-

 

Recommendation

 

That pursuant to Procedure Rule 20 and in accordance with Section 100B(5) of the Local Government Act 1972, the press and public be excluded from the meeting during consideration of the following items on the grounds that it is likely, in view of the nature of the business to be transacted or the nature of the proceedings, that if members of the public were present during the items, there would be disclosure to them of exempt information (as defined by Section 100l of the Act) of the description specified in the appropriate paragraph(s) of the revised Part 1 of Schedule 12A to the Act (to be identified, as necessary, at the meeting).

Minutes:

There were no items to be considered by the Licensing & Regulatory Committee in Exempt Session.

LIC13/19

Legal Advice

To consider any legal advice relating to any items in the agenda.

Minutes:

No advice required.