Extraordinary Licensing Committee - 6 October 2021

6 October 2021
Extraordinary Licensing Committee - Agenda and reports



For a meeting of the Licensing Committee to be held on Wednesday 6 October 2021 at 7.30pm in the Penn Chamber, Three Rivers House, Northway, Rickmansworth, WD3 1RL

Members of the Licensing Committee:-

Raj Khiroya (Chair)

Donna Duncan

Stephen Cox

Joanna Clemens

David Coltman

Martin Trevett (Vice Chair)

Roger Seabourne

Paul Rainbow

Alex Turner

Kate Turner

Alison Wall

Joanne Wagstaffe, Chief Executive

28 September 2021

The Council welcomes contributions from members of the public to aid discussions on agenda items at the Licensing Committee meetings. Details of the procedure are provided below:

For those wishing to speak:

Members of the public will be entitled to register and identify which report(s) they wish to speak on from the published agenda for the meeting.  Those who wish to register to speak must do so by notifying the Committee team by e-mail ( CommitteeTeam@threerivers.gov.uk ) 48 hours before the meeting. The first 2 people to register on any report (one for and one against) will be sent details on the requirements for attending the meeting.  Registering 48 hours before the meeting will allow the Committee Team time to prepare the speaker sheet in advance of the meeting. Owing to the need to make Covid/Health and Safety preparations for the meeting we are not able to accept speaker registrations after 2pm on the day of the meeting.

Please note that contributions will be limited to no 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 be given the right to speak on that item at the next meeting of the Licensing Committee.

For those wishing to observe the meeting:

The Council are limited on the number of people who can attend the meetings in person.  To secure one of the limited places as an observer, please contact the Committee Team by email at  CommitteeTeam@threerivers.gov.uk  48 hours in advance of the meeting taking place.  In order to make preparations for the meeting we are not able to accept registrations to observe the meeting after 2pm on the day of the meeting.

In accordance with The Openness of Local Government Bodies Regulations 2014 any matters considered under Part I business only of the meeting may be filmed, recorded, photographed, broadcast or reported via social media by any person.

Recording and reporting the Council’s meetings is subject to the law and it is the responsibility of those doing the recording and reporting to ensure compliance.  This will include the Human Rights Act, the Data Protection Legislation and the laws of libel and defamation.

The Committee meeting will not being broadcast/livestreamed but a recording of the meeting will be made.


Items of other business notified under Council Procedure Rule 30 to be announced, together with the special circumstances that justify their consideration as a matter of urgency.  The Chair to rule on the admission of such items.


To receive any declarations of interest.


The review of the ‘Statement of Gambling Principles and Policy (hereafter referred to as “the draft Statement of Policy”) is required by The Gambling Act 2005 (“the Act”). The current policy (Appendix A) was amended in 2018 and came into force on 14 January 2019 and is in place until 13 January 2022. The Policy must be reviewed at least every 3 years.

Members had also previously confirmed the continuation of a ‘No Casinos’ policy which is attached to the current policy at Appendix 4. The resolution of a ‘No Casinos’ policy was first passed by Full Council on 17 October 2006, and more recently was passed in 2018 when the Statement of Policy was last amended.

Earlier this year Officers reviewed the draft Statement of Policy and sought Members’ comments, or additions to, the policy via the Licensing Committee on 16 June 2021. At the June meeting the draft Statement of Policy was noted by Members with no changes proposed.

Following the June Committee Officers commenced a 6 week public consultation process, which ended on 27 August 2021.

No comments were received during the consultation period and therefore the draft Statement of Policy is returning to the Licensing Committee for Member agreement and to then to be ratified by Full Council on 19 October 2021 in order for it to be implemented on 14 January 2022.

A resolution on Casinos will also need to be passed if it is to form part of the draft Statement of Policy.

The draft Statement of Policy must come into force by 14 January 2022 otherwise the Council will be unable to exercise its function under the Act.

  1. OTHER BUSINESS – If approved under Item 2 above.

If confidential business is approved under item 2, 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 2 above

General Enquiries: Please contact the Committee Team at  committeeteam@threerivers.gov.uk