Agenda for Licensing and Regulatory Committee on Monday 18th March, 2019, 6.30 pm

Agenda and draft minutes

Venue: Town Hall, Southport

Contact: Caitlin Manion  Democratic Services Officer

Items
No. Item

43.

Apologies for Absence

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillors Bliss and McCann.

 

44.

Declarations of Interest

Members are requested at a meeting where a disclosable pecuniary interest or personal interest arises, which is not already included in their Register of Members' Interests, todeclare any interests that relate to an item on the agenda.

 

Where a Member discloses a Disclosable Pecuniary Interest, he/she must withdraw from the meeting room, including from the public gallery, during the whole consideration of any item of business in which he/she has an interest, except where he/she is permitted to remain as a result of a grant of a dispensation.

 

Where a Member discloses a personal interest he/she must seek advice from the Monitoring Officer or staff member representing the Monitoring Officer to determine whether the Member should withdraw from the meeting room, including from the public gallery, during the whole consideration of any item of business in which he/she has an interest or whether the Member can remain in the meeting or remain in the meeting and vote on the relevant decision.

 

Minutes:

 

No declarations of any disclosable pecuniary interests or personal interests were received.

 

45.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 73 KB

Minutes of the meeting held on 7 January 2019.

Minutes:

RESOLVED:

 

That the Minutes of the meeting held on 7 January 2019 be confirmed as a correct record.

 

46.

Approval of Premises for the Conduct of Marriages and Civil Partnerships pdf icon PDF 84 KB

Report of the Head of Corporate Resources.

Minutes:

The Committee considered the report of the Head of Corporate Resources on the consideration of the licensing of rooms at two venues; the Royal Hotel, Marine Terrace, Waterloo and Warren Farm, Southport Old Road, Formby, for civil marriages and civil partnerships.

 

 

RESOLVED:

 

That the designated rooms at the following venues be licensed for civil marriage and civil partnerships for a three year period:-

 

·       The Royal Hotel, Marine Terrace, Waterloo;

o   Seabank Suite

o   Restaurant

o   Lounge

o   Restaurant Conservatory

o   Lounge Conservatory

 

·       Warren Farm, Southport Old Road, Formby;

o   Function Room

o   The Podium

 

 

47.

Taxi Licensing Fees 2019/20 pdf icon PDF 63 KB

Report of the Head of Highways and Public Protection.

Minutes:

The Committee considered the report of the Head of Highways and Public Protection which sought the approval of Members for changes to fees and charges for Taxi Licensing services in 2019/20.

 

RESOLVED:

 

That the introduction of a £25 application charge for new driver applications be approved.

 

48.

Draft Statutory Guidance for Licensing Authorities pdf icon PDF 83 KB

Report of the Head of Highways and Public Protection.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Committee considered the report of the Head of Highways and Public Protection which informed Members of the recently published draft ‘Statutory Guidance for Licensing Authorities issued by the Department for Transport (DfT) and the consideration of suggested responses to the consultation.

 

RESOLVED: That:

 

(1)  the content of the draft statutory guidance and associated consultation be noted; and

 

(2)  the draft responses to the consultation be agreed.

 

49.

Determinations made under the Licensing Act 2003 and the Gambling Act 2005: period covering 15 December 2018 to 22 February 2019 pdf icon PDF 70 KB

Report of the Head of Highways and Public Protection.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Committee considered the report of the Head of Highways and Public Protection updating on applications made under the Licensing Act, 2003 and the Gambling Act 2005, which had been determined by Licensing Officers.

 

The report indicated that Sefton Council’s Statement of Licensing Policy (issued under the Licensing Act 2003) and the Statement of Gambling Policy (issued under the Gambling Act 2005), both followed the recommended delegation of functions contained within the Guidance issued under Section 182 of the Licensing Act 2003 and the Guidance issued under Section 25 of the Gambling Act 2005.  Where there are no relevant representations to applications, then these matters would be dealt with by Officers in order to speed matters through the system. The Guidance also recommended that where powers had been delegated, the Committee would receive regular reports on decisions made by Officers in order to maintain an overview of the general licensing situation.

 

The report indicated that during the period 15 December 2018 to 22 February 2019 the Head of Highways and Public Protection had received and determined the following numbers of applications:

 

Under the Licensing Act 2003:

 

  • 59 Applications made under Premise Licences
  • 23 Applications made under Personal Licences
  • 27 Notifications of Temporary Event Notices
  • 13 Notifications of Late Temporary Event Notices

 

Under the Gambling Act 2005:

 

  • 2 Notifications given for Licensed Premises Automatic Gaming

 

Details of the determinations were indicated in annexes 1 and 2 of the report.

 

RESOLVED:

 

That the report and the fact that further update reports would be submitted as necessary be noted.