Agenda and minutes

Venue: Anglia Room, The Conference Suite, Elizabeth House, Dereham

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Minutes (Agenda item 1) pdf icon PDF 78 KB

To confirm the Minutes of the meetings held on 28 March 2018.


Councillor Monument queried Minute No. 29/18 in relation to whether notices on how to complain about taxi and PHV services were now being displayed and if so where were they being displayed.  Members were informed that the Government Working Group had not come back to Councils as yet on this matter.  The Legal Services Manager said that it would make sense to have these notices displayed in the vehicles.


The Minutes of the meeting held on 28 March 2018 were confirmed as a correct record and signed by the Chairman.


Apologies (Agenda item 2)

To receive apologies for absence.


Apologies for absence were received from Councillors Gilbert and Millbank.


Urgent Business (Agenda item 3)

To note whether the Chairman proposes to accept any item as urgent business, pursuant to Section 100(B)(4)(b) of the Local Government Act, 1972.




Declaration of Interests (Agenda item 4)

The duties to register, disclose and not to participate for the entire consideration of the matter, in respect of any matter in which a Member has a disclosable pecuniary interest are set out in Chapter 7 of the Localism Act 2011.  Members are also required to withdraw from the meeting room as stated in the Standing Orders of this Council.





Non-Members Wishing to Address the Meeting (Agenda item 5)

To note the names of any non-members who wish to address the meeting.




Member Training Session (Agenda item 6)

Training provided in-house by Donna Hall, the Licensing & Business Support Manager and Sarah Wolstenholme-Smy, the Legal Services Manager.


Prior to discussing any training requirements it was agreed that this matter would be adjourned to consider items, in particular, the Gambling Act Policy, included on the Committee of the Licensing Committee agenda.  The time of this adjournment was 10:10am.


The meeting resumed at 11:10am.


A presentation was provided.  The presentation contained taxi guidelines on suitability - developed by the Institute of Licensing. They included an explanation of offenders and offending and the timelines that should be taken into account for various offences.


It was noted that this guidance would be included in Breckland’s own Licensing Policy when due for review.


It was agreed that a mini in-house training session would be held for those Members who missed the training session in April 2018:


·        Roy Brame

·        Jenny Hollis

·        Shirley Matthews (refresher training)

·        Claire Bowes

·        Kate Millbank

·        Steve Askew

·        Richard Duffield

·        Mike Brindle


The Legal Services Manager would make the appropriate arrangements.


Next Meeting (Agenda item 7)

To note the arrangements for the next meeting on Wednesday, 21 November 2018 at 10.00am in the Norfolk Room.


The arrangements for the next meeting on Wednesday, 21 November 2018 at 10.00am in the Norfolk Room were noted.