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Meeting of the Licensing and Regulatory Committee held on 01/12/2005
Minutes




MINUTES of the MEETING of the LICENSING AND REGULATORY COMMITTEE
held on 1st December 2005
(To be read in conjunction with the Agenda for the Meeting)
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 ByhamMr W M Marshall
Mrs E CableMr A Rayner
Mr V Duckett*Mr J R Sandy
Mr R D FrostVacancy
*Mr P B Isherwood
* Present


24. APPOINTMENT OF CHAIRMAN

Mr J R Sandy was appointed Chairman for this meeting of the Licensing and Regulatory Committee as the Chairman and Vice-Chairman were unable to be present.

25. MINUTES (Agenda Item 1)

The Minutes of the Meeting held on 10th October 2005 were confirmed and signed.

26. APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE (Agenda Item 2)

Apologies for absence were received from Mr L C Bate, Mrs E Cable, Mr V Duckett, Mr R D Frost, Mrs J R Keen, Dr M-G Lane Mr W M Marshall, Mr A Rayner and Mr J M Savage.

27. DISCLOSURE OF INTERESTS (Agenda Item 3)

There were no interests raised under this heading.

The Head of Committee and Member Services advised that Mrs E Cable, Mr V Duckett and Mrs J R Keen had sat on the Committee for the hearing of the Hot Food Van on the Odiham Road, Farnham and would therefore not be taking part in this meeting.

28. LICENSING ACT 2004 – FUTURE ENFORCEMENT, STAFFING STRUCTURES AND OTHER MATTERS (Appendix A)

RESOLVED to RECOMMEND to Council that officers be authorised in accordance with the Licensing Act 2003 as set out in Annexe 1 to the report. 1. the Temporary Licensing Administrator 0.7 part time post be continued;

2. the hours of the Licensing Enforcement Officer be temporarily enhanced by 0.3 full-time equivalent;

3. the staffing structure set out in (Exempt) Annexe 2 and resulting re-designations and re-evaluations of grading be adopted; and

4. the Council be recommended to make permanent the current two year Temporary Licensing Administrator post.

RESOLVED that

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

2. 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 be endorsed; and

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

29. REVIEW OF STREET TRADING

The Committee considered the report from the Licensing (General Purposes) Sub-Committee that had reviewed the designation of the A287 Odiham Road, Farnham.

RESOLVED that

1. the stretch of the A287 from the junction with Folly Hill to the County boundary be designated as a Prohibited street for street trading purposes; and

2. the proposal to make this designation be advertised in the local press in accordance with the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1982 to enable representations to be considered at a later meeting.

30. GAMBLING ACT 2005

The report summarised the latest position and timescale for implementing the Council’s new responsibilities for licensing gambling which will have resource implications.

The Committee noted the draft timetable for implementation and agreed that it would not be possible to make an informed response on the Gambling Commission consultation until more detailed information is received from the Department for Culture, Media and Sport.

RESOLVED that

1. the draft timetable for implementation be noted;

3. an informal indication to LACORS about the possibility of encouraging a casino in the Borough be deferred for further discussion; and

31. VACANCY – LICENSING AND REGULATORY COMMITTEE

RESOLVED to RECOMMEND to Council that Mrs S R Jacobs be appointed to the Licensing and Regulatory Committee for the remainder of the Council year.

32. REPORT OF THE MEETINGS OF THE LICENSING (GENERAL PURPOSES) SUB-COMMITTEE

RESOLVED that the report be noted.

33. REPORT OF THE MEETINGS OF THE LICENSING ACT 2003 SUB-COMMITTEES

RESOLVED that the report be noted.

The meeting concluded at 1.39 p.m.

Chairman


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