Agenda and minutes

Venue: Main Committee Room

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To approve as a correct record the Minutes of the Previous Meeting held on 11th September 2018 and Various Licensing Sub Committee meetings


The minutes of the meeting of the Licensing Committee held on 11th September 2018 were signed as a correct record of the proceedings subject to the following amendment:


Item 30:  Appointment of Chairmen for Licensing Sub Committees


Cllr. Crispin Raikes to be included in the list of members appointed as Licensing Sub Committee Chairmen for the municipal year 2018/19.


The minutes of the Licensing Sub Committee meetings held on 24th April 2018, 21st May 2018, 11th September 2018, 2nd October 2018 and 11th October 2018 were approved and signed by the Chairman.


Apologies for Absence


Apologies for absence were received from Councillors Neil Bloomfield, Dave Bulmer, Val Keitch, Tony Lock, David Norris, Wes Read, Gerard Tucker and Linda Vijeh.


Declarations of Interest

In accordance with the Council's current Code of Conduct (as amended 26 February 2015), which includes all the provisions relating to Disclosable Pecuniary Interests (DPI), personal and prejudicial interests, Members are asked to declare any DPI and also any personal interests (and whether or not such personal interests are also "prejudicial") in relation to any matter on the Agenda for this meeting.


There were no declarations of interest.


Public Participation at Committees

a)    Questions/comments from members of the public

This is a chance for members of the public and representatives of Parish/Town Councils to participate in the meeting by asking questions, making comments and raising matters of concern.


There were no members of the public present at the meeting.


Draft Statement of Principles 2019 - 2021 pdf icon PDF 114 KB


The Licensing Officer introduced the report and gave further information about the different types of authorisations in place under the Gambling Act 2005.  She also informed members that various parties had been consulted on the draft Statement of Principals including premise licence and permit holders, the Police, Town and Parish Councils and Solicitors.


The Licensing Officer advised that four responses had been received in respect of the draft Statement of Principles.  Members noted that a copy of the policy had been sent to the Gambling Commission and some of their comments had been included in the suggested amendments outlined on page 9 of the agenda. 


In response to a question regarding the programme of inspections, members were advised that the Licensing Specialists would endeavour to avoid duplication and carry out inspections for premises licences (issued under the Licensing Act 2003) and permits at the same time where applicable.


The Licensing Officer informed members that there was no prescribed regulations in relation to the size of ‘Gamcare’ and social responsibility stickers.


At the conclusion of the debate, Members were content to approve the recommendations of the report subject to including the Portfolio Holder for Licensing under Recommendation 2.




That the Licensing Committee approved the draft Statement of Principles together with the proposed amendments and recommend it to Full Council for consideration and adoption.



That Licensing Committee recommend to Full Council that the power to make any minor amendments to the policy is delegated to the Licensing Specialists in consultation with the Specialist Services Manager and the Portfolio Holder for Licensing.


(Voting: unanimous)


Date of Next Meeting pdf icon PDF 27 KB


Members noted that the next meeting of the Licensing Committee would be held on Tuesday 12th March 2019 at 10.00am in the Council Officers, Brympton Way, Yeovil.