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Meeting of the Licensing and Regulatory Committee held on 08/01/2007
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Licensing and Regulatory Committee 17
08.01.07

WAVERLEY BOROUGH COUNCIL
MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE LICENSING AND REGULATORY COMMITTEE –
8TH JANUARY 2007

SUBMITTED TO THE COUNCIL MEETING – 20TH FEBRUARY 2007
(To be read in conjunction with the Agenda for the Meeting)

Mr L C Bate (Chairman)*Mrs S R Jacobs
*Mr J M Savage (Vice-Chairman)*Mrs J R Keen
*Mr M J Blower*Dr M-G Lane
*Mr M W Byham*Mrs A E Mansell
*Mrs E Cable*Mr W M Marshall
*Mr V Duckett*Mr A Rayner
*Mr R D FrostMr J R Sandy
*Mr P B Isherwood
*Present

31. MINUTES (Agenda Item 1)

The Minutes of the Meeting held on 21st November 2006 were confirmed and signed.

32. APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE (Agenda Item 2)

Apologies for absence were received from Mr L C Bate and Mr J R Sandy. Mr P Betlem attended as a substitute.

33. DISCLOSURE OF INTERESTS (Agenda Item 3)

There were no interests raised under this item.
PART I – Recommendations to the Council

There are no matters falling within this heading.
MATTERS OF REPORT

Background Papers (MD)

The background papers relating to the following items in Parts II and III are as specified in the Agenda for the meeting of the Licensing and Regulatory Committee.
PART II – Matters reported in detail for the information of the Council

34. DRAFT REVENUE ESTIMATES 2007/08 (Agenda Item 4)

34.1 The Committee received the draft 2007/08 General Fund Revenue Estimates that had been presented to the Executive on 5th December 2006.

34.2 The Committee noted the potential reductions to the draft 2007/08 Budget which included the removal of the additional legal resource to support the Licensing function that had been approved last year. The post had never been filled and, as the peak period of workload appeared to have passed, it was no longer thought to be required.

34.3 The Committee noted the concerns expressed by the Corporate Overview and Scrutiny Committee regarding the cost of licensing and their request for an analysis of expenditure and income arising from the various Licensing functions. The analysis had been prepared and attached to the agenda report. The additional income of 5,000 identified from the Budget Monitoring process had been included in the figures.

34.4 The Committee noted that the overall rate of recovery of Liquor Licensing was considerably higher than the 2007/08 figure due to the fact that in 2005/06 income was significantly higher and fully covered the cost of the service in that year. The low rate of recovery for other Licensing functions arose from the time-consuming processes involved, together with mainly low statutory charges.

34.5 The proposed schedule of Fees and Charges for the Licensing and Regulatory Committee was received and Members were reminded that in 2005/06 fees for Hackney Carriages and Private Hire Licensing had been increased slightly above inflation to cover an improved plating system.

RESOLVED that

1. the draft Revenue Estimates for 2007/08 be accepted;
PART III – Brief Summaries of other matters dealt with

35. MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE LICENSING (GENERAL PURPOSES) SUB-COMMITTEE (Agenda Item 5)

RESOLVED that the Minutes of the Special Meeting of the Licensing (General Purposes) Sub-Committee held on 9th November 2006 and Licensing (General Purposes) Sub-Committee held on 21st November 2006 be noted.

36. MINUTES OF THE MEETINGS OF THE LICENSING ACT 2003 SUB-COMMITTEES (Agenda Item 6)

RESOLVED that the Minutes of the Meetings of the Licensing Act 2003 Sub-Committee ‘B’ held on 30th November 2006 and Sub-Committee ‘C’ held on 7th December 2006 be noted.

There being no matters needing to be dealt with in exempt session, the Chairman declared the meeting closed.
The meeting commenced at 7.00 pm and concluded at 7.16pm
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