Agenda and draft minutes

Licensing and Regulatory Committee
Monday 6th September, 2021 6.30 pm

Venue: Birkdale Room - Southport Town Hall, Lord Street, Southport, PR8 1DA. View directions

Contact: Amy Dyson  Democratic Services Officer

Items
No. Item

12.

Apologies for Absence

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillors Blackburne and Yvonne Sayers.

 

13.

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.

 

 

14.

Minutes of the meeting held on 14 June 2021 pdf icon PDF 69 KB

Minutes:

RESOLVED:

 

That the Minutes of the meeting held on 14 June 2021 be confirmed as a correct record.

 

15.

Crossing Improvements, Weld Road, Shore Road junctions with Coastal Road pdf icon PDF 495 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 Members’ approval for the implementation of crossing improvements to the junctions of Weld Road and Shore Road with the Coastal Road in Birkdale and Ainsdale.

 

RESOLVED:

 

That the Head of Highways and Public Protection be authorised to implement the following modifications to the highway:

 

(1)

Amendment to the Geometry and Improved Crossing facilities at the junction of Weld Road and the Coastal Road in Birkdale; and

(2)

Amendments to the Geometry and improved crossing facilities at the junction of Shore Road and the Coastal Road in Ainsdale

 

 

 

 

16.

Determinations made under the Licensing Act 2003 and the Gambling Act 2005: period covering 14 May 2021 to 18 August 2021 pdf icon PDF 73 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 were 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 14 May 2021 to 18 August 2021 the Head of Highways and Public Protection had received and determined the following numbers of applications:

 

Under the Licensing Act 2003:

 

·       78 Applications made under Premise Licences

·       31 Applications made under Personal Licences

·       44 Notifications of Temporary Event Notices

·       13 Notifications of Late Temporary Event Notices

 

Under the Gambling Act 2005:

 

·       23 Applications made under Gambling Premise Licences

·       1 Application made under Licensed Premises Gaming Permits

·       3 Notifications given for Licensed Premises Automatic Gaming

·       1 Application made under Club Machine Permits

 

RESOLVED:

 

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