Licensing Committee – 10 November 2009
Chair: Councillor Barkworth
Venue: Function Room 1, Pittwood House, Ashby Road, Scunthorpe
Time: 10.00 am
- Declarations of Personal or Personal and Prejudicial Interests or Significant Contact with Applicants, Objectors or Third Parties (lobbying) if any.
- To take the minutes of the meeting of this committee held on 15 September 2009, as a correct record and authorise the Chair to sign.
- Sub-Committee Proceedings – To receive and where necessary confirm the minutes of the meeting of the Licensing (Miscellaneous) Sub-Committee held on the 10 September 2009, 1 October 2009 and 7 October 2009.
- Review of Gambling Act 2005 Statement of Principles
- Appeals Submitted to the Magistrates’ Court.
- Any other items which the Chair decides are urgent by reason of special circumstances which must be specified.
PRESENT: Councillor Swift in the chair.
Councillors Ali, Clark, Davison, Eckhardt, Ellerby, L Foster, Glover, Bainbridge, O’Sullivan, Poole, Smith, K Vickers, P Vickers and Wells.
The committee met at Pittwood House, Scunthorpe.
817 DECLARATIONS OF PERSONAL OR PERSONAL AND PREJUDICIAL INTERESTS AND SIGNIFICANT CONTACT WITH APPLICANTS, OBJECTORS OR THIRD PARTIES (LOBBYING) – The following members declared personal interests –
Nature of Interest
|Councillor Ali||819||License Holder|
|Councillor Davison||819||Family Member is a Licence holder|
818 MINUTES – Resolved – That the minutes of the proceedings of this committee held on 15 September 2009, having been printed and circulated amongst the members, be taken as read and correctly recorded and signed by the chair.
819 SUB-COMMITTEE PROCEEDINGS – Resolved – That the minutes of the meeting of the Licensing (Miscellaneous) Sub-Committee held on 10 September 2009, 1 October 2009 and 7 October 2009 be received.
820 (22) REVIEW OF GAMBLING ACT 2005 STATEMENT OF PRINCIPLES – The Service Director Neighbourhood and Environment submitted a report which outlined proposed changes to the above policy following the required public consultation process.
The Service Director explained that the Statement of Principles had been approved by this Committee in November 2006, and that it was a statutory requirement to review the Statement every three years. Members were advised that there had been no challenges to the previous Statement of Principles and therefore required very little amendment.
Members engaged in discussions over the proposed amendments and further amendments to the policy document were suggested by the Committee.
Recommended to Council – (a) That the initial proposed changes and further suggested changes made by the Licensing Committee be included in the policy document, and (b) that the policy document be approved and adopted.
821 APPEALS SUBMITTED TO THE MAGISTRATES COURT – The Service Director Legal and Democratic informed the meeting that no decisions of the council’s Licensing Committee, Licensing (Miscellaneous) Sub-Committee or Licensing (Activities) Sub-Committee had been appealed to the Magistrates Court, since the last meeting of the committee on 15 September 2009.
Resolved – That the position be noted.