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Meeting of the Licensing and Regulatory Committee held on 01/12/2005
Agenda for the Meeting to be held on 1st December 2005




To: All Members of the LICENSING
AND REGULATORY COMMITTEE


Fax No: 01483-523475
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When calling please ask for: Maureen Brown
Direct line: 01483 523492
E-mail: mbrown@waverley.gov.uk
Date: 22nd November 2005

Membership of the Licensing and Regulatory Committee

Mr L C Bate (Chairman) Mrs J R Keen
Mr J M Savage (Vice-Chairman) Dr M-G Lane
Mr M J Blower Mrs A E Mansell
Mr M W Byham Mr W M Marshall
Mrs E Cable Mr A Rayner
Mr V Duckett Mr J R Sandy
Mr R D Frost Vacancy
Mr P B Isherwood
Substitute Members

Liberal Democrat Conservative Independent

Mr P Haveron Mr P Betlem Dr P M Marriott
Mr B G Shelley
Mr R C Terry




Dear Sir/Madam

A meeting of the LICENSING AND REGULATORY COMMITTEE will be held as follows:-

DATE: THURSDAY, 1ST DECEMBER 2005

TIME: 10.30 A.M. OR AT THE CONCLUSION OF THE MEETING OF THE LICENSING (GENERAL PURPOSES) SUB-COMMITTEE, WHICHEVER IS THE LATER.

PLACE: COUNCIL CHAMBER, COUNCIL OFFICES, THE BURYS, GODALMING

The Agenda for the Meeting is set out below.

Yours faithfully

CHRISTINE L POINTER

Chief Executive

This meeting will be preceded by an open public question time in the Council Chamber


AGENDA

1. MINUTES

To confirm the minutes of the meeting held on 10th October 2005 (to be laid on the table half an hour before the meeting).

2. APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE AND SUBSTITUTIONS

To receive apologies for absence and to report any substitutions.

3. DISCLOSURE OF INTERESTS

To receive from members declarations of personal and prejudicial interests in relation to any items included in the agenda for this meeting, in accordance with the Waverley Code of Local Government Conduct.

4. LICENSING ACT 2003 – FUTURE ENFORCEMENT, STAFFING STRUCTURES AND OTHER MATTERS
[Wards Affected:All]

The report at Appendix A sets out proposals for the next stage of implementing the 2003 Licensing Act and the transfer of responsibility for liquor licensing to Waverley. The proposals have significant environmental implications, and also have major resource implications.

Recommendation

The Committee is recommended to:-

1. note the proposals for continuing the licensing service to administer 2003 Act licences and for pro-active joint enforcement with Surrey Police;

2. endorse the proposals for a reactive enforcement service which would not involve an immediate late night or early morning response by Waverley staff to any complaints;

3. recommend to the Council that officers be authorised in accordance with the Licensing Act 2003 as set out in Annexe1;

4. recommend the Executive to agree the resulting staffing proposals as follows:-

(a) continuing the Temporary Licensing Administrator 0.7 part time post;

(b) the Temporary Enhancement of the Licensing Enforcement Officer post hours by 0.3 full-time equivalent;

(c) to adopt the staffing structure set out in (Exempt) Annexe 2 and resulting re-designations and re-evaluations of grading; and

(d) recommend the Council to make permanent the current two year Temporary Licensing Administrator post; and

5. ask the officers to monitor carefully the continuing workload and report regularly to the Committee on this.

5. REVIEW OF STREET TRADING
[Wards Affected: Farnham Upper Hale]

To receive the report on the Review of Street Trading from the Licensing (General Purposes) Sub-Committee held prior to this meeting. The report will be circulated at the meeting.

The agenda for the meeting of the Sub-Committee containing the original report has been circulated to all members of this Committee for information.

It is suggested that members of the Licensing and Regulatory Committee who are not members of the Licensing (General Purposes) Sub-Committee may wish to attend the earlier meeting (starting at 10.00 am) to hear the debate on the Review of Street Trading which is expected to be the subject of a recommendation to the Licensing and Regulatory Committee.

6. GAMBLING ACT 2005

To receive a report on this matter at Appendix B (to follow).

7. VACANCY – LICENSING AND REGULATORY COMMITTEE
[Wards Affected: N/A]

Dr J F A Blowers has advised that he is unable to serve on this Committee. There is therefore a Liberal Democrat vacancy to fill and the Group Leader has been consulted to make a nomination.

Recommendation

It is recommended that the Committee confirm the nomination of a Liberal Democrat member to serve on the Licensing and Regulatory Committee.

8. REPORT OF THE MEETINGS OF THE LICENSING (GENERAL PURPOSES) SUB-COMMITTEE
[Wards Affected: All]

To consider the report of the meetings of the Licensing (General Purposes) Sub-Committee held on 15th August and 10th September 2005 attached at Appendix C.

Recommendation

It is recommended that the report be noted.

9. REPORT OF THE MEETINGS OF THE LICENSING ACT 2003 SUB-COMMITTEES
[Wards Affected: All]

To consider the report of the meetings of the Licensing Act 2003 Sub-Committees A, B, C, D and E attached at Appendix D.

Recommendation

It is recommended that the report be noted.

10. EXCLUSION OF PRESS AND PUBLIC

To consider the following recommendation on the motion of the Chairman:-

11. LEGAL ADVICE

To consider any legal advice relating to any items in the agenda.


For further information or assistance, please telephone
Maureen Brown, Committee Secretary on ext 3492or 01483 523492
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