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Licensing Committee - 8 July 2015

Penn Chamber, Three Rivers House07th July 2015

NOTICE AND AGENDA

 For a meeting to be held in the Penn Chamber, Three Rivers House, Northway, Rickmansworth, on Wednesday, 8 July 2015 at 7.30pm.

 

Members of the Committee:-

Councillors:-

Steve Drury (Chairman)

Joy Mann

 

Martin Trevett (Vice-Chairman)  

Sarah Nelmes

 

Diana Barber

Leslie Proctor

 

Rupert Barnes

Len Tippen

 

Eric Bishop

Alison Wall

 

Terry Dos Ramos

 

 

 

Steven Halls, Chief Executive

30 June 2015

 

The Licensing Committee welcomes contributions from members of the public to its discussion on agenda items. Contributions will be limited to one person speaking for and one against each item for not more than three minutes. Please note that, in the event of registering your interest to speak on an agenda item but not taking up that right because the item is deferred, you will automatically be given the right to speak on that item at the next meeting of the Licensing Committee. Details of the procedure and the list for registering the wish to speak will be available for a short period before the meeting.

 

1.

APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

 

 

2.

MINUTES

 

To confirm as a correct record the minutes of the meeting held on 5 June 2013 (circulated separately to Members of the Committee).

13 06 05 LI mins

 

 

3.

NOTICE OF OTHER BUSINESS

 

Items of other business notified under Council Procedure Rule 31 to be announced, together with the special circumstances which justify their consideration as a matter of urgency. The Chairman to rule on the admission of such items.

 

 

4.

DECLARATION OF INTERESTS

 

To receive any declarations of interest.

 

 

5.

REVIEW OF LICENSING POLICY

 

The Licensing Act 2003 (as amended) requires that each Licensing Authority must produce a Statement of Licensing Policy in respect of each 5-year period. This report is to request that Members make any comments on, or additions to, this draft Licensing Policy 2016 – 2021 document in order that the minimum period of consultation may be commenced. The final adopted policy must be published no later than 7 January 2016.

15 07 08 LI i (05) Licensing Policy 2016 -2021 report

15 07 08 LI i (05) Licensing Policy Statement

 

6. 

GAMBLING ACT 2005 - REVIEW OF STATEMENT OF LICENSING POLICY

 

 

The Council’s Statement of Gambling Principles and Policy for the period 2013–2016 (the Statement of Policy) is due for review by 3rd January 2016. Officers request that Members agree to an interim re-adopting of the current policy to incorporate some known amendments as a temporary measure pending publication of significant new guidance from the Gambling Commission after which it is recommended that consultation takes place in respect of a fresh Statement of Gambling Policy within the next 12 months. This report is to request that Members make any comments on, or additions to, the ‘Statement of Gambling Principles and Policy 2016 – 2019’ (Gambling Act 2005) document in order that the minimum period of consultation may be commenced.

15 07 08 LI i (06) Gambling Policy 2016-2019 report

15 07 08 LI i (06) Gambling Policy Statement

7.

LICENSING COMMITTEE WORK PROGRAMME

 

To consider and make necessary changes to the Committee’s work programme

15 07 08 LI i (07) work programme

 

8.

OTHER BUSINESS - if approved under item 3

 

 

9.

EXCLUSION OF PRESS AND PUBLIC

 

If confidential business is approved under item 3, it will also be necessary to specify the class of exempt or confidential information in the additional item(s) and a resolution to be passed in the following terms:-

 

 

 

 

“that under Section 100A (4) of the Local Government Act 1972, the press and public be excluded from the meeting for the following item(s) of business on the grounds that it involves the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined under paragraphs (1-7) of Part 1 of Schedule 12A to the Act”.  It has been decided by the Council that in all the circumstances, the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information.

 

 

 1.

OTHER BUSINESS – if approved under item 3.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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