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Meeting of the Council held on 14/10/2003
REPORT FROM LICENSING AND REGULATORY COMMITTEE - 6TH OCTOBER 2003



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WAVERLEY BOROUGH COUNCIL

LICENSING AND REGULATORY COMMITTEE
6TH OCTOBER 2003

REPORT TO THE MEETING OF THE COUNCIL ON 14TH OCTOBER 2003

PART I – Reports containing recommendations for decision by the Council

A. REVIEW OF STREET TRADING – AN UPDATE
[Wards Affected: All]

A.1 Your Committee has received a report proposing changes to the designation of streets within the Borough covered by street trading controls. The matter was first considered by the Committee in June 2003 when it was agreed that residents of Wrecclesham Road, Farnham be consulted, along with others who had demonstrated an interest by correspondence with the Council on the review of street trading designations elsewhere in the Borough. During this time, as required by law, the Council advertised notification of proposed changes to the scheme in the local press.

A.2 A total of 26 items of correspondence were received as a result of the consultation process on the proposed changes to the street trading designations. The representations in respect of each area are summarised below.

A.3 With regard to the A325 Wrecclesham Road in Farnham, no representations were received in favour of making the road a designated ‘consent’ street but there were 16 representations in favour of making the road a designated ‘prohibited’ street. These representations were in addition to those considered by your Committee in June.

A.4 The general points raised in the letters, one of which included photographs, referred to litter being discarded in garden fronts, noise of car doors slamming, loud music in the early hours of the morning, vehicular traffic issues relating to large lorries having to turn, parking of vehicles ‘for sale’ and the public order issues relating to bad language and shouting by people using the mobile food van.

A.5 In terms of the proposed prohibited streets in Godalming (Farncombe Street, St Johns Street, Station Road and Summers Road), 3 representations were submitted in favour of making the roads designated ‘prohibited’ streets and 2 representations were received against. The comments in support of making the roads prohibited referred to litter being discarded around the neighbourhood, noise of car doors slamming, loud music, shouting until the early hours, alleged incidents of criminal damage to local premises and property and unsociable behaviour.

A.6 Haslemere Town Council commented that it wished for the status quo to be maintained in terms of control as there were no street trading problems in the area.

A.7 The Tilford Village Shop Association supported the designated ‘prohibited’ street. One further representation has been received supporting the designation of the Tilford Road as a ‘prohibited’ street.

A.8 With regard to the list of proposed streets in Cranleigh, one representation was received, opposing the designated ‘prohibited’ streets. The owner of the mobile food van had written to confirm the nature of his business and to state that he picked up litter on completion of trading and that he could not be responsible for other people's actions.

A.9 At the meeting, your Committee heard oral representations from two traders based in the Godalming and Cranleigh areas and agreed that the consequences of any amendments to the current street trading designations be explained to all parties who may be affected by them.

A.10 Your Committee accordingly

RECOMMENDS that

2. East Street, Farnham from the traffic lights at its junction with South Street up to the east end of Dogflud Way (excluding the area immediately in front of Nos 1-6 The Woolmead) remains on the prohibited list until development plans are in place;

7. the following streets in Cranleigh be designated as prohibited streets:-

9. all existing controls in Haslemere be maintained.


Background Papers (DoEL)

Letters of representation received during consultation period.

PART II – Matters reported in detail for the information of the Council

There are no matters falling within this category.

PART III – Brief summaries of other matters dealt with

Background Papers

The background papers relating to the following report item are as specified in the agenda for the meeting of the Licensing and Regulatory Committee.

B. APPLICATIONS FOR ANNUAL PUBLIC ENTERTAINMENT LICENCES
[Wards Affected: All]

B.1 Your Committee has considered unopposed applications for the renewal and grant of annual Public Entertainment Licences, together with extensions in respect of the premises listed in the report, and has granted the licences applied for, subject to appropriate conditions to meet the requirements of Waverley's Regulations and General Conditions, including the maximum number of persons to be admitted, and to the individual conditions set out in the report. Your Committee also approved the renewal of a provisional grant of licences in respect of the Rotunda at Bel and the Dragon, Godalming. The licences will operate from 1st November 2003 to 31st October 2004.

B.2 Your Committee has deferred consideration of two applications until the next meeting which is due to take place on 24th November, namely the Surrey Institute of Art and Design, Farnham and the Wharf Public House in Godalming. The Committee noted that the application for The Manor House, Huxley Close, Godalming had been withdrawn.

C. DOOR SUPERVISORS REGISTRATION SCHEME
[Wards Affected: N/A]

C.1 Your Committee has considered a report advising of the Council's current door supervisor registration scheme and proposing changes to update the scheme to reflect the passing time since it was originally approved. Your Committee has agreed that the current scheme should be amended so that officers can accept applications and issue registration without the need for further training from applicants, provided that training is from recognised organisations and covers the necessary aspects of training, as set out in an annexe to the report.

C.2 Your Committee has also agreed to amend Public Entertainment Licence conditions which refer to door supervisors, where appropriate or necessary and that the door supervisor registration fee of 30 for a three-year registration badge should be deleted from the fees and charges list.

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