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Licensing Committee - 12 August 2009

Penn Chamber, Three Rivers House11th August 2009


NOTICE AND AGENDA

For a meeting to be held in the Penn Chamber, Three Rivers House, Northway, Rickmansworth, on Wednesday, 12 August 2009 at 7.30pm.

Members of the Committee:-

Councillors:-

Pam Hames (Chairman)

Les Mead (Vice Chairman)

 

Malcolm Butwick

Richard Laval

 

Mary Connolly

Ralph Sangster

 

Francis Durham

Martin Trevett

 

Paul Goggins

Keith Williams

 

Barbara Lamb MBE

 

David Gardner, Director of Corporate Resources and Governance
4 August 2009

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 25 March 2009 (copy enclosed for Members of the Committee).

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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.

GAMBLING ACT 2005 – STATEMENT OF LICENSING POLICY

 

 

 

The Council’s Statement of Licensing Policy (SOLP) under the Gambling Act 2005 (GA05) is required to be reviewed every three years.  The review is by way of full public consultation and this report is the first stage of the consultation process by agreeing the draft SOLP for consultation.

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6.

GAMBLING ACT 2005 - FEES

 

 

 

To recommend fees under the Gambling Act 2005 (GA05) in relation to premises within the District.

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7.

A SIMPLIFIED PROCESS FOR DEALING WITH MINOR VARIATIONS FOR PREMISES LICENCES AND CLUB PREMISES CERTIFICATES AND THE REMOVAL OF THE REQUIREMENT FOR A DESIGNATED PREMISES SUPERVISOR AND PERSONAL LICENCE AT COMMUNITY PREMISES

 

 

 

To advise Members on the receipt of Supplementary Guidance under the Licensing Act 2003 and the implications for the Committee.

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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.