Agenda and draft minutes

Licensing and Regulatory Committee
Monday 1st November, 2021 6.30 pm

Venue: Ballroom - Bootle Town Hall, Trinity Road, Bootle, L20 7AE. View directions

Contact: Amy Dyson  Democratic Services Officer

Items
No. Item

17.

Apologies for Absence

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillors Bradshaw, Friel and Lynne Thompson.

 

18.

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.

 

 

19.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 62 KB

Minutes of the meeting held on 6 September 2021

Minutes:

RESOLVED:

 

That the Minutes of the meeting held on 6 September 2021 be confirmed as a correct record subject to the following amendment:

 

That Councillors Webster and Thomas’ apologies be recorded.

 

20.

Receipt of Petition - Crosby seafront parking pdf icon PDF 129 KB

Report of the Head of Highways and Public Protection

Minutes:

The Committee considered the report of the Head of Highways and Public Protection regarding the receipt of a petition from residents of Marine Terrace, Marine Crescent, Bath Street, Waterloo, in which they requested the implementation of a Residents’ Privileged Parking scheme.

 

RESOLVED: That

 

(1)

the receipt of the petition be noted; and

(2)

the Coast Member Reference Group be requested to consider the request as part of a wider strategy for coastal parking.

 

 

21.

College Road, Crosby - receipt of objection pdf icon PDF 903 KB

Report of the Head of Highways and Public Protection

Minutes:

The Committee considered the report of the Head of Highways and Public Protection regarding the receipt of an objection against the proposed changes to waiting restrictions outside Marine Football Club, College Road, Waterloo.

 

RESOLVED: That

 

(1)

the objection be overruled;

(2)

the Cabinet Member for Locality Services be requested to authorise progression of the Traffic Regulation Order as originally advertised; and

 

(3)

the objector be notified of this decision.

 

22.

Proposed new signal-controlled crossing, Moorland Avenue, Crosby pdf icon PDF 437 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 Member’s approval for the implementation of a new signal-controlled crossing on Moorland Avenue, Crosby, adjacent to the junction with De Villiers Avenue.

 

RESOLVED:

 

That the Head of Highways and Public Protection be authorised to implement the introduction of a new signal-controlled crossing on Moorland Avenue, Crosby, adjacent to the junction with De Villiers Avenue.

 

23.

Modified signal-controlled toucan crossing, A59, Ormskirk Road, Aintree pdf icon PDF 415 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 the relocation of the single controlled toucan crossing on the A59 in Aintree.

 

RESOLVED:

 

That the Head of Highways and Public Protection be authorised to implement the replacement of the existing signal-controlled toucan crossing on the A59 southbound with another facility approximately 20m south of the existing one.

 

24.

Scarisbrick Avenue Improvements, Southport pdf icon PDF 4 MB

Report of the Head of Highways and Public Protection

 

Minutes:

The Committee considered the report of the Head of Highways and Public Protection which sough Members’ approval for the implementation of the proposed improvements on Scarisbrick Avenue, Southport and at the junctions with Promenade and West Street.

 

RESOLVED:

 

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

 

(1)

installation of new, high quality paving, new lighting and improvements to street furniture on Scarisbrick Avenue;

(2)

replacement of pedestrian crossing facility on the Promenade; and

(3)

extension of table crossing, and footway build out on West Street, including removal of one pay and display parking bay and minor relocation of taxi rank.

 

 

25.

Amendment to Hackney Carriage Tariffs 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 which asked Members to consider a request from the Hackney Carriage trade representatives for an amendment to the existing tariffs.

 

The Committee debated the recommendations and concluded that a 7pm -6am amendment for charging tariff 2 on the weekends would be too early. It was noted that the other authorities in Merseyside were still charging tariff 2 between 11pm and 6am. 

 

RESOLVED: That

 

(1)

the request from the Hackney Carriage Trade for an increase for the initial hiring charges to tariffs 1, 2 and 3 to £2.60. £3.25 and £3.90 respectively be granted;

(2)

the request to change the applicable time for charging tariff 2 on weekends (Friday, Saturday and Sunday) from 11pm – 6am to 7pm – 6am be rejected; and

(3)

the request to apply the waiting time charge to 25p per 60 seconds for all tariffs be granted.

 

 

26.

Determinations made under the Licensing Act 2003 and the Gambling Act 2005: period covering 19 August to 7 October 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, 2003and 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 19 August 2021 to 7 October 2021 the Head of Highways and Public Protection had received and determined the following numbers of applications:

 

Under the Licensing Act 2003:

 

         36 Applications made under Premise Licences

         14 Applications made under Personal Licences

         23 Notifications of Temporary Event Notices

         20 Notifications of Late Temporary Event Notices

 

No Applications have been determined under the Gambling Act 2005 during this period.

 

RESOLVED:

 

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