Licensing (Activities) Sub-Committee – 22 December 2009
Chair: To be appointed
Venue: Council Chamber, Pittwood House, Ashby Road, Scunthorpe
- Appointment of Chair.
- Declarations of personal or personal and prejudicial interests, and significant contact with applicants, objectors or third parties (lobbying), if any.
- Licensing Act 2003 – Notice of Hearing
- Application for the grant of a personal licence – Erica Anne Patricia Forman
- Any other items which the chair decides are urgent by reason of special circumstances which must be specified.
PRESENT: Councillors Eckhardt, L Foster and Swift.
The sub-committee met at Pittwood House, Scunthorpe.
834 APPOINTMENT OF CHAIR – Resolved – That Councillor Swift be and he is hereby appointed chair for the meeting.
Councillor Swift thereupon took the chair.
835 DECLARATIONS OF PERSONAL OR PERSONAL AND PREJUDICIAL INTERESTS AND SIGNIFICANT CONTACT WITH APPLICANTS, OBJECTORS OR THIRD PARTIES (LOBBYING) – There were no declarations of personal or personal and prejudicial interests.
836 (31) LICENSING ACT 2003 – APPLICATION FOR THE GRANT OF A PERSONAL LICENCE, ERICA ANNE PATRICIA FORMAN – The Service Director Neighbourhood and Environment submitted a report advising members of an application for the grant of a personal licence by Erica Anne Patricia Forman.
Details of the application were outlined in the report, together with the personal licence application form. Members were also in receipt of additional documents submitted by Humberside Police objecting to the personal licence application.
The applicant did not attend the hearing. The sub-committee therefore agreed to determine the application in the applicant’s absence.
A Humberside Police Officer addressed the sub-committee and responded to questions.
The Service Director in his report reminded the sub-committee that the options available to it under the Licensing Act 2003 when considering such applications were:
- To grant the licence;
- To reject the application
Following the summary of their case by Humberside Police, the meeting was adjourned for deliberation by members and then reconvened when the decision of the sub-committee was stated as follows: –
Resolved – The Sub-Committee resolved unanimously to refuse to grant the personal licence application as the sub-committee consider it necessary for the promotion of the crime prevention licensing objective, in that the applicant had a recent unspent conviction for burglary, which demonstrates that she was not proved to be honest and trustworthy.