Agenda and minutes

Licensing and Regulatory (Urgent Referrals) Committee - Monday 27th June, 2022 2.00 pm, NEW

Venue: Bar Lounge - Town Hall, Bootle. View directions

Contact: Amy Dyson  Democratic Services Officer

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Apologies for Absence


Apologies for absence were received from Councillor Waterfield and her Substitute Member Councillor Friel.



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.



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



Minutes pdf icon PDF 193 KB

Minutes of the meeting held on 4 November 2020




That the Minutes of the meeting held on 4 November 2020 be confirmed as a correct record.


Coast and Visitor Areas Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) pdf icon PDF 534 KB

Report of the Head of Operational In-House Services


This initial/ interim report, published during the consultation period, will be followed up by a supplementary agenda item on the day of the Licensing and Regulatory (Urgent Referrals) meeting - once the consultation period has finished and remaining sections can be completed accordingly.

Additional documents:


The Committee considered the joint report of the Head of Operational In-House Services and the Head of Communities relating to a draft Public Spaces Protection Order – Coast and Visitor Areas (PSPO) under the Anti-Social Behaviour Crime and Policing Act 2014.


The report provided information concerning Coast and Visitor Area behaviours and an overview of the public consultation on proposed additional measures through a proposed new Public Space Protection Order (PSPO).


Mr. Mark Shaw, Green Sefton Service Manager, and Ms Rachel Northover, Green Sefton Team Leader – Community and Resource, presented the report and answered questions thereon.


Members of the Committee requested and agreed that an additional restriction be added in response to the consultation to cover damage, destruction and vandalism of life saving equipment (including life rings, life belts and defibrillator equipment etc) and associated safety and PSPO signage.





Council be requested to give its approval for the proposed Public Space Protection Order as detailed below:


1.0.        that the following requirements/restrictions summarised below are included within the proposed PSPO – Coast and Visitor Areas, where clear support has been demonstrated through the consultation (over 60% in support):


1.1.        Authorised Officers able to confiscate alcohol (where they feel it is contributing to Anti-Social Behaviour only – this is not a complete ban)


1.2.        Fires and Barbeques not allowed

(not allowed to light or fuel any open fire nor to use, light or discard any barbecue. This refers to all types of barbeques – disposable, gas powered, standard charcoal)


1.3.        Fireworks, balloons, and lantern releases not allowed.


1.4.        Certain events only with written permission.

(Events such as lectures, speeches, sermons, busking, live music, bootcamps, sport events, use of generators and other types of entertainment performances/shows are not allowed without prior permission granted by the Council as per our events policy)


1.5.        No overnight stays in tents, motorhomes, or caravans without written permission.

(including, but not limited to, pitching or occupying tents, motorhomes, caravans; sunshades and windbreaks excepted if there for a maximum of 12 hours). The consultation material originally suggested this relate to ‘groups’ overnight stays, but following discussion, is proposed to be amended to propose no unauthorized camping etc at all, without written permission.


1.6.        No collecting money or selling (for any reason) without written permission.

(This includes:

·       Begging or soliciting for money*

·       Advertising any article verbally or by the distribution of leaflets and flyers, circulars, or advertisements of any kind

·       Flyposting and other fixed notices on railings, posts or other street furniture without prior permission, and a fee may be chargeable for this. Notices must be taken down within an agreed period.

·       Selling goods, products, or services without prior permission of the Council.

*Begging or soliciting for money. The act of begging is deemed as either approaching people for money, or being stationary and asking for money, or positioned on the floor to invite the offer of money or goods)


1.7.        Cycling on cycle paths and routes, following road rules, and not cycling dangerously.

(No riding  ...  view the full minutes text for item 12.