Agenda and minutes

Lewes District Council Licensing Committee
Tuesday, 11th December, 2018 4.00 pm

Venue: Ditchling Room - Southover House, Lewes. View directions

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No. Item


Minutes pdf icon PDF 80 KB

To confirm and sign the minutes of the previous meeting held on 3 July 2018 (attached herewith).


The minutes of the meeting held on 3 July 2018 were submitted and approved, and the Chair was authorised to sign them as a correct record.


Apologies for absence/declaration of substitute members


Apologies for absence had been received from Councillors Liz Boorman, Will Elliott, Stephen Gauntlett and Tony Rowell.


Declarations of interest

Disclosure by councillors of personal interests in matters on the agenda, the nature of any interest and whether the councillor regards the interest as prejudicial under the terms of the Code of Conduct.


There were none.


Urgent items

Items not on the agenda which the Chair of the meeting is of the opinion should be considered as a matter of urgency by reason of special circumstances as defined in Section 100B(4)(b) of the Local Government Act 1972.


There were none.


Review of Lewes District Council’s Gambling Statement of Principles pdf icon PDF 174 KB

Additional documents:


The Committee received the report which requested that Members consider and approve the recently reviewed and revised Statement of Gambling Principles.


The Senior Specialist Advisor (Licensing) referred to Appendix 1 which detailed the proposed changes to the Council’s Statement of Gambling Principles. She explained that members of Licensing department had recently attended a meeting with the Gambling Commission at which time it was recommended that all current premises license holders be required to undertake risk assessments and have the assessments available for inspection at the premises.


The Committee queried if the risk assessments related solely to new gambling related applications. The Senior Specialist Advisor (Licensing) clarified that risk assessments would be required to be submitted with any new or variation applications submitted in the future.




1.    That the reviewed and revised Statement of Gambling Principles be agreed;

2.    That a 4 week consultation period of the review and revised Statement of Gambling Principles be agreed; and

3.    That the Senior Specialist Advisor (Licensing), in conjunction with the Chair of the Licensing Committee, be authorised to recommend the reviewed and revised Statement of Gambling Principles to Full Council and that all other Members of the Licensing Committee be informed of that action, unless substantial changes were suggested during the 4 week consultation period.


Written questions from councillors

To deal with written questions from councillors pursuant to Council Procedure Rule 12.3 (page D8 of the Constitution).


There were none.


Date of next meeting

To note that the next meeting of the Licensing Committee will be called as necessary.




That the next meeting of the Licensing Committee would be called as necessary.