Agenda and draft minutes

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Items
No. Item

139.

Apologies For Absence

To receive apologies for absence for the meeting.

 

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillors A Dart and P Hackett.

140.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 102 KB

Confirmation of the Minutes of the meeting held on 18th October 2023.

Minutes:

It was proposed by Councillor C Bright, seconded S Harding by and –

 

Resolved:

 

That the minutes of the meeting held on be agreed 18 October 2023 and signed as a correct record.

 

(Vote: For – 6, Against – 0, Abstention - 1)    

 

141.

Action List pdf icon PDF 55 KB

Minutes:

The Action List was discussed and updated.

142.

Declarations of Interests

Members with interests to declare should refer to the agenda item and describe the nature of their interest when the item is being considered.

Minutes:

Members were reminded that declarations of interest should be made as and when the specific agenda item to which they related was under discussion.

 

143.

Agreement of Agenda Items Part I and II

Minutes:

There were no Part II items.

144.

Urgent Matters of Information to be Brought Forward with the Permission of the Chair and the Committee

Minutes:

Councillor S Harding raised concern to a local Caravan site not being licensed and what could be done to have the venue licensed? The Lead Licensing Officer advised this would be covered by the Environmental Protection Team under a site licence, not the Licensing Team. It would depend on the qualifying criteria if a licence was required. The Lead Licensing Officer would investigate and let Councillor S Harding know.

145.

Gambling Act - Statement of Principles pdf icon PDF 95 KB

To receive the report of the Lead Licensing Officer.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Lead Licensing Officer presented the report, the purpose was to review and update the Authority’s current Statement of Principles published under s.349 of the Gambling Act 2005.

 

In response to a query, the Lead Licensing Officer confirmed who the consultation would be seen by.

 

It was proposed by Councillor C Bright, seconded by Councillor S Harding and –

 

Resolved:

 

That the draft revised Statement of Principles be approved for consultation and that the consultation is carried out over a 8 week period and the results be reported back to the Licensing Committee.

 

(Vote: For – unanimous)

146.

Sex Establishment Policy pdf icon PDF 64 KB

To receive the report of the Lead Licensing Officer.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Lead Licensing Officer presented the report, the purpose of which was to review and update the Authority’s current Sex Establishment Policy.

 

It was proposed by Councillor C Bright, seconded by Councillor S Harding and –

 

Resolved:

 

That the revised policy be approved for consultation and the consultation period be for 8 weeks and responses reported back to the Licensing Committee.

 

(Vote: For – unanimous)

147.

Consideration of the Forward Plan pdf icon PDF 91 KB

Minutes:

The forward plan was discussed.