Agenda and minutes

Licensing Committee
Tuesday 18 May 2021 8:30 pm

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Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies

Minutes:

In view of the decision, taken at Council on 29 April 2021 that the meeting would proceed on a quorum only basis in order to adhere to the Covid safety mitigation measures and capacity in the Council Chamber it was recorded that those Members not present were not required to attend the meeting.

2.

Declarations

Members are invited to declare any disclosable pecuniary interests and any other non- pecuniary interests (personal interests) relevant to items on this agenda.

 

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest.

3.

Minutes

To confirm that the minutes of the Licensing Committee held on 10 March 2021 and all minutes of Licensing Sub-Committees since the previous main Committee are a true and correct record.

Minutes:

The minutes of the Licensing Committee held on 10 March 2021 and all minutes of Licensing Sub-Committees since the previous main Committee were approved as a true and correct record.

4.

Licensing Sub-Committee pdf icon PDF 59 KB

To approve arrangements for forming and chairing Licensing Sub-Committees.

Minutes:

The Committee considered a report which set out proposed arrangements for forming and chairing Licensing Sub-Committees.

 

The Licensing Act 2003 (Section 9(1) and 10(1)) requires that the Licensing Committee must meet to establish its Sub-Committees.  Consequently, the Licensing Committee is convened as early as possible in the new municipal year to consider the appointment of its members to Licensing Sub-Committees and the arrangements for chairing those meetings, so that there will be no delay in convening a Sub-Committee should it be required early in the new municipal year, given that licensing hearings must be convened within statutory timescales.

 

The arrangements for Sub-Committee meetings proposed in the report were in accordance with those introduced in previous years since 2012/13 (which have since then been agreed unanimously by the Licensing Committee) as follows:

 

·         Membership: Licensing Sub-Committees to be formed by drawing three Members from the full pool of the membership of the Committee (i.e. 15 members).

·         Chairing: Chairs would be appointed at each Licensing Sub Committee meeting.

·         Attendance: To fairly share responsibility for attendance at the Sub-Committees across the membership of the Committee so far as was possible

 

RESOLVED that the arrangements for forming and chairing Licensing Sub-Committees as set out paragraphs 5-7 of the report (and as summarised above - the same arrangements as agreed by the Committee each year since 2012/13) be confirmed for 2021/22.

 

Voting - unanimous

 

 

 

5.

Urgent items authorised by the Chair

To consider any items which, in the view of the Chair, should be dealt with as a matter of urgency because of special circumstances in accordance with S100B(4) of the Local Government Act 1972.

 

Minutes:

There were no urgent items.