Licensing Committee – 12 June 2014
Chairman: Councillor K Vickers
Venue: Function Room 1, Civic Centre, Ashby Road, Scunthorpe
Time: 10 am
2. Declarations of Personal or Personal and Prejudicial Interests or Significant Contact with Applicants, Objectors or Third Parties (lobbying) if any.
3. To take the minutes of the meeting of this committee held on 1 May 2014, as a correct record and authorise the Chairman to sign.
4. To note the scheduled dates and times of the Licensing Committee as follows –
Thursday 18 September 2014 at 10.00 am
Thursday 20 November 2014 at 10.00 am
Thursday 29 January 2015 at 10.00 am
Thursday 26 March 2014 at 10.00 am
5. Sub-Committee Proceedings – To receive and where necessary confirm the minutes of the meeting of the following sub-committee –
6. To appoint a Licensing (Miscellaneous) Sub-Committee comprising five members of the Licensing Committee (three Conservative and two Labour members) Councillors K Vickers (chairman), P Vickers (vice-chairman), Armitage, Clark and Swift.
7. To appoint a Licensing (Activities) Sub-Committee comprising three members (politically balanced) drawn from the 15 members of the Licensing Committee. (Membership of the sub-committee to deal with individual cases to be appointed as required from eligible members)
10. Any other items which the Chairman decides are urgent by reason of special circumstances which must be specified.
PRESENT: Councillor P Vickers (vice-chairman) in the chair.
Councillors Allcock, Armitage, Bunyan, Clark, Eckhardt, Ellerby, Glover, Kataria, Oldfield, O’Sullivan, Rowson, Swift, Wells and Whiteley.
Councillor Collinson attended the meeting under the provisions of Procedure Rule 1.37b.
The committee met at Civic Centre, Scunthorpe.
1159 CHAIRMAN’S REMARKS – The chairman welcomed all members present, especially new members of the committee, to its first meeting in the 2014/15 council year.
1160 DECLARATIONS OF DISCLOSABLE PECUNIARY INTERESTS, PERSONAL OR PERSONAL AND PREJUDICIAL INTERESTS AND SIGNIFICANT CONTACT WITH APPLICANTS, OBJECTORS OR THIRD PARTIES (LOBBYING) – The following members declared a personal interest
Nature of Interest
Hackney Carriage licence holder
1161 MINUTES – Resolved – That the minutes of the proceedings of thiscommittee held on 1 May 2014, having been printed and circulated amongst the members, be taken as read and correctly recorded and signed by the chairman.
1162 DATES AND TIMES OF MEETINGS – Resolved – That the dates and times of future meetings of the committee be held at 10:00am on –
Thursday 18 September 2014
Thursday 20 November 2014
Thursday 29 January 2015
Thursday 26 March 2015
1163 SUB-COMMITTEE PROCEEDINGS – Resolved – That the minutes of the meeting of the Licensing (Miscellaneous) Sub-Committee held on 1 May 2014 be received.
1164 TO APPOINT A LICENSING (MISCELLANEOUS) SUB-COMMITTEE – Resolved – That a Licensing (Miscellaneous) Sub-Committee be appointed comprising five members of the Licensing Committee, three Conservative members (Councillors K Vickers (chairman), P Vickers (vice-chairman), and Clark and two Labour members (Councillors Armitage and Swift).
1165 TO APPOINT A LICENSING (ACTIVITIES) SUB-COMMITTEE – Resolved -That a Licensing (Activities) Sub–Committee be appointed comprising three members (politically balanced) drawn from the 15 members of the Licensing Committee. (Membership of the sub-committee to deal with individual cases to be appointed as required from eligible members).
1166 (1) HACKNEY CARRIAGE VEHICLE LICENCES – TINTED WINDOWS – Resolved – (a)That consideration of the report be deferred following receipt of additional information requiring further work to be carried out by officers to confirm the current legal position and its impact on possible future policy, and (b) that a further report be submitted to a future meeting.
1167 (2) DEREGULATION BILL – The Director of Places submitted a report informing the committee of the proposed changes enclosed in the Deregulation Bill. The aim of the Bill was to reduce the burdens resulting from legislation on businesses, organisations or individuals and repeal legislation that no longer had practical use.
The report explained that the Deregulation Bill, as currently written, would have an impact upon a number of areas of current licensing legislation. Specific details of potential changes were summarised in paragraph 2.2 of the report.
The director responded to questions asked by members.
Resolved – (a) That the report be noted, and (b) that regular updates on future potential changes be brought to future meetings.