Agenda and minutes

Venue: Norfolk Room, The Conference Suite, Dereham

Contact: Democratic Services 

Items
No. Item

1.

Minutes (Agenda item 1) pdf icon PDF 343 KB

To confirm the Minutes of the meeting held on 12 October 2016.

Minutes:

The Minutes of the Committee of the Licensing Authority held on 12 October 2016 were agreed as a correct record and signed by the Chairman.

2.

Apologies (Agenda item 2)

To receive apologies for absence.

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillors Hollis and Duffield.

3.

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.

 

Minutes:

None.

4.

Declaration of Interest (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.

 

Minutes:

None.

5.

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

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

 

Minutes:

Detective Constable Andy Brown was invited to stay at the meeting.

6.

Quarterly Team Update Report (Agenda item 6) pdf icon PDF 71 KB

Donna Hall, Licensing & Business Support Manager.

Minutes:

The report gave a flavour of the work that the Licensing Team had undertaken in relation to the Committee of the Licensing Authority.  For those Members who were unable to attend the last meeting, the difference between the two Committees was explained. The report highlighted the large variety of Licences most of which had licensing conditions attached.

 

An on-line application process had been implemented which had received positive feedback from applicants.

 

A number of inspections had been carried out.  The Food Team would be accompanying the Licensing Team in future.

 

Another significant piece of work was the development of the licensing web pages.  Once completed it would not only look much better but would be more user friendly.

 

Referring to the Panel Hearings listed in the report, the Chairman felt that both had been quite challenging and the Panel itself had taken a very robust stance on the decisions that had been taken and she felt very lucky that Trading Standards had brought these issues forward.    The membership of the Panels was decided on a first come, first served basis and she encouraged all Members to put their name forward as it was good experience.

 

Members were informed that an Officer from Trading Standards had been invited to the next meeting.

 

The report was otherwise noted.

7.

Training Requirements (Agenda item 7)

General discussion.

Minutes:

The Chairman reminded everyone of the training session that had been arranged on 20 February 2017. 

 

The Licensing & Business Support Manager stated that most Members had met the trainer, Mr James Button, at a previous training session; however, this one would be more interactive. 

 

No other training requirements were required at this time.

8.

Feedback and Discussion on recent Panel Meetings (Agenda item 8)

For discussion.

Minutes:

Discussed under previous Minute.

9.

Next Meeting (Agenda item 9)

To note the arrangements for the next meeting on Wednesday, 22 March 2017 in the Norfolk Room (this meeting will commence immediately following the Licensing Committee meeting).

Minutes:

The arrangements for the next meeting on Wednesday, 22 March 2017 in the Norfolk Room were noted.