Agenda and minutes

Lewes District Council Licensing Committee - Thursday, 29th July, 2021 10.30 am

Venue: Ditchling & Telscombe Rooms - Southover House, Lewes. View directions

Contact: Committee Services on 01273 471600. 

Note: This meeting is a public meeting. The number of public seats, however, are limited and need to be carefully managed to ensure that the meeting is Covid-secure. For this reason, we would ask that anyone intending to attend as a member of the public, contacts the Democratic Services team in advance by email: committees@lewes-eastbourne.gov.uk or phone: 01273 471600. Anyone attending the meeting will be asked to check in at the venue and to wear a face covering. 

Items
No. Item

1.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 131 KB

To confirm and sign the minutes of the previous meeting held remotely (via Microsoft Teams) on 1 April 2021 (attached herewith).

Minutes:

The minutes of the meeting held remotely (via Microsoft Teams) on 1 April 2021 were submitted and approved, and the Chair was authorised to sign them as a correct record.

2.

Apologies for absence

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillors Liz Boorman, Jim Lord and Sean MacLeod (Chair).

3.

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.

Minutes:

There were none.

4.

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.

Minutes:

There were none.

5.

Written questions from councillors

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

Minutes:

There were none.

6.

Review of the Lewes District Council Statement of Licensing Policy pdf icon PDF 98 KB

Report of Director of Service Delivery

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Committee considered the report which set out the Lewes District Council Statement of Licensing Policy and requested that Members agree to a six-week public consultation.

 

The Specialist Advisor (Regulatory Services) (SARS) summarised the report and its findings.

 

The Committee discussed the wording in sections 5.15.5 and 6.2.3 of Appendix 1, as detailed in section 2.2 of the report.

 

The Committee requested that the word gender be removed from paragraph 5 of section 1.4 of Appendix 1. Officers agreed.

 

The Committee requested that reference to temporary events be included in the Policy, under section 2 of the Policy. Officers agreed.

 

The Committee requested that the list of agencies as set out in section 6.3 of the Policy be reviewed and updated. Officers agreed.

 

Resolved:

 

1)    That the Senior Specialist Advisor (Regulatory Services) be authorised to begin a six-week consultation with the public, trade and interested bodies; and

2)    That, following the consultation period, the Customer First Resolution Team Operational Manager (Regulatory and Place) in conjunction with the Chair of the Licensing Committee, be delegated to consider the consultation responses and make any minor changes to the Statement of Licensing Policy and recommend any changes to Full Council for approval.


In the event of substantial changes being suggested as a result of the six-week consultation to the Statement of Licensing Policy, a report to be brought back to the Licensing Committee for consideration.

7.

Review of the Lewes District Council Gambling Act Statement of Principles pdf icon PDF 102 KB

Report of Director of Service Delivery

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Committee considered the report which set out the Lewes District Council Gambling Act Statement of Principles and requested that Members agree to a six-week public consultation.

 

The Specialist Advisor (Regulatory Services) (SARS) summarised the report and its findings.

 

The Committee discussed previous statements and requested that officers use a standard corporate font for future documents. Officers agreed.

 

Resolved:

 

1)    That the Senior Specialist Advisor (Regulatory Services) be authorised to begin a six-week consultation with the public, trade and interested bodies; and

2)    That, following the consultation period, the Customer First Resolution Team Operational Manager (Regulatory and Place) in conjunction with the Chair of the Licensing Committee, be delegated to consider the consultation responses and make any minor changes to the Statement of Gambling Principles and recommend any changes to Full Council for approval.

In the event of substantial changes being suggested as a result of the six-week consultation to the Statement of Gambling Principles, a report to  be brought back to the Licensing Committee for consideration.

8.

Date of next meeting

To note that the next meeting of the Licensing Committee is scheduled to be held on Thursday, 7 October 2021 in the Ditchling and Telscombe Rooms, Southover House, Lewes, BN7 1AB, commencing at 10:30am.

Minutes:

Resolved:

 

That it be noted that the next meeting of the Licensing Committee is scheduled to be held on Thursday, 7 October 2021 in the Ditchling and Telscombe Rooms, Southover House, Lewes, BN7 1AB, commencing at 10:30am.