Agenda and draft minutes

Licensing and Regulatory Committee - Monday, 8th November, 2021 10.00 am

Venue: Council Chamber, Council Offices, The Burys, Godalming. View directions

Contact: Kimberly Soane  Democratic Services Officer

Items
No. Item

LIC51/20

Minutes pdf icon PDF 191 KB

To receive the minutes of the meeting held on 14 June and published on the Council’s website.

Minutes:

The minutes of the meeting held on 14 June 2021, and published on the Council’s website, were agreed as a correct record.

LIC52/20

Apologies for Absence and Substitutions

To receive apologies for absence and to report any substitutions

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Cllr Peter Isherwood.

LIC53/20

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 submitted for this meeting.

LIC54/20

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 submission of written questions for this meeting is Monday 1 November 2021.

 

Minutes:

There were no questions from members of the public submitted.

LIC55/20

Questions from Members

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

 

The deadline for submission of written questions for this meeting is Monday 1 November 2021.

 

Minutes:

There were no questions from members submitted.

 

LIC56/20

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

 

PART I - RECOMMENDATIONS TO THE COUNCIL

Unless specified in the report, there are no background papers, as defined by Section 100D(5) of the Local Government Act 1972).

 

 

LIC57/20

Review of Waverley Borough Council's Policy for the Licensing of Sex Establishments- feedback from Consultation pdf icon PDF 232 KB

At the last meeting the Committee were asked to note the current Policy for the Licensing of Sex Establishments which was first introduced in 2012 and reviewed in January 2017. The Policy is reviewed every 5 years and was therefore proposed to once again go out for consultation.

 

The Committee considered the document and made some suggested amendments.

 

The Committee noted and ENDORSED the approach to carry out a consultation on the Policy for the Licensing of Sex Establishments with a proposal for a new Policy to be in place by January 2022 for a further 5 year period.

 

This report is to report on the feedback received from the Consultation before going to Council on 14th December.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Paul Hughes, Licensing & Environmental Enforcement Manager, outlined the changes to the Policy for the Licensing of Sex Establishments following consultation and asked for comments.

 

The committee had a short discussion highlighting a few minor amendments and the importance of consultation with town and parishes if a licence was applied for.

 

The Committee AGREED:

 

·         The draft revised Policy for the Licensing of Sexual Entertainment venues and Principles be approved subject to any amendments agreed at the meeting;

 

·         To delegate Paul Hughes, Licensing & Environmental Enforcement Manager, to make the amendments identified;

 

·         To recommend the revised Policy for the Licensing of Sexual Entertainment venues and Principles to Council at its meeting on 14 December 2021 to approve.

LIC58/20

Review of Waverley Borough Council's Statement of Gambling Policy - Feedback from Consultation pdf icon PDF 312 KB

At the last meeting the Committee were asked to note the current Statement of Gambling Policy, which was put in place in January 2019. The Policy is reviewed every 3 years and was therefore proposed to once again go out for consultation.

 

The Committee considered the document and made some suggested amendments.

 

The Committee noted and ENDORSED the approach to carry out a consultation on the Statement of Gambling Policy with a proposal for a new Policy to be in place by January 2022 for a further 3 year period.

 

This report is to report on the feedback received from the Consultation before going to Council on 14th December.

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Paul Hughes, Licensing & Environmental Enforcement Manager, outlined the changes to the Statement of Gambling Policy and Principles following consultation and asked for comments.

 

The committee had a short discussion highlighting a few minor amendments .

 

The Committee AGREED:

 

·         The draft revised Statement of Gambling Policy and Principles be approved subject to any amendments agreed at the meeting;

 

·         To delegate Paul Hughes, Licensing & Environmental Enforcement Manager, to make the amendments identified.

 

·         To recommend the revised Statement of Gambling Policy and Principles to Council at its meeting on 14 December 2021 to approve.

PART II - MATTERS OF REPORT

LIC59/20

Licensing General Purpose pdf icon PDF 125 KB

To note the minutes of the Licencing General Purpose Committee held on 14 June 2021, 9 September 2021 and 6 October 2021.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The minutes of the Licencing General Purpose Committee held on 14 June 2021, 9 September 2021 and 6 October 2021 were agreed as a correct record.

 

It was noted that the end times on some of the minutes had been omitted.  The clerk would rectify this.

LIC60/20

Licencing Sub Groups A, B, C pdf icon PDF 105 KB

To note the minutes of the Licensing Sub Groups A, B &C

 

A – 2 September 2021

B – 1 June 2021 and 30 September 2021

C – 13 September 2021 and 13 October 2021

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The minutes of the Licensing Sub Groups A, B &C held on:

 

A – 2 September 2021

B – 1 June 2021 and 30 September 2021

C – 13 September 2021 and 13 October 2021

 

Were agreed as a correct record.  A grammatical error on 29.3 was raised and this would be rectified.

LIC61/20

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 discuss in exempt session so the Chairman closed the meeting.