Agenda and minutes

Licensing Committee - Tuesday, 5th June, 2018 6.00 pm

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Venue: Committee Room A, Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent TN1 1RS

Contact: Cheryl Clark  Democratic Services Officer

Note: Please note that the public proceedings of the meeting will be recorded and made available for playback on the Tunbridge Wells Borough Council Website 

Items
No. Item

LC1/18

Chairman's Introduction

Announcement on procedural matters.

Minutes:

The Chairman opened the meeting, introduced Committee members and officers in attendance, and outlined procedural matters of the meeting.

LC2/18

Apologies for Absence

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillors Woodward, Bulman, Huggett and Podbury.

LC3/18

Declarations of Interest:

To receive any declarations of interest by members in items on the agenda.  For any advice on declarations of interest, please contact the Monitoring Officer.

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest made.

LC4/18

Notification of Visiting Members wishing to speak (in accordance with Council Procedure Rule 18):

Members should indicate which item(s) they wish to speak on and the nature of their concern/question/request for clarification.

 

Minutes:

There were no visiting members who had registered to speak.

LC5/18

Minutes of the Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 67 KB

Minutes:

RESOLVED:-

That the minutes of the previous meeting dated Tuesday 5 December 2017 be noted as a correct record.

LC6/18

Gambling Act 2005: Licence Fees 2018/2019 pdf icon PDF 139 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Mrs Degiorgio, Senior Licensing Officer, introduced and summarised the report which considered a review of the fees set for the administration of the Gambling Act 2005.  It was noted that period of the fee increase as shown on Appendix A should be restated to show the commencement date of 5 June 2018 only.

 

The level of fee increases and cost recovery rates was discussed.  It was noted that TWBC staff pay was determined on an individual performance basis and otherwise varied across the component areas of the Partnership.  This was only one element of operational costs and was not therefore comparable with the inflationary rate increase for Gambling Licence fees.

 

Members had the option to leave the rates unchanged however Councillor Mrs Cobbold proposed a motion, seconded by Councillor Nuttall in line with the officer recommendation.

 

RESOLVED:-

That the Licensing Committee approves fee levels as set out in Appendix A of the report for implementation on 5 June 2018.

 

 

LC7/18

Sexual Entertainment Establishment - Licence Fees 2018/2019 pdf icon PDF 127 KB

Minutes:

Mrs Degiorgio, Senior Licensing Officer, introduced and summarised the report which considered a review of the fees set for the administration of the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1982 in respect of the licensing of Sexual Entertainment Establishments. 

 

It was noted that there were currently no such premises in the Borough and the reduction in proposed rates took account of this fact as indicated in the agenda report. 

 

Members had the option to leave the rates unchanged but that would not have reflected actual costs.  Councillor Nuttall therefore proposed a motion, seconded by Councillor Heasman, in line with the officer recommendation.

 

RESOLVED:-

That the Licensing Committee approves fee levels as set out in paragraphs 2.7 and 2.8 of the report for implementation on 5 June 2018.

 

LC8/18

Urgent Business:

To consider any other items which the Chairman decides are urgent, for the reasons to be stated, in accordance with Section 100B(4) of the Local Government Act 1972.

 

Minutes:

There were no items of urgent business.

LC9/18

Date of Next Meeting

The next Licensing Committee meeting to be held on Tuesday 4 September 2018, at 6pm.

Minutes:

RESOLVED:-

That the next meeting take place on Tuesday 4 September 2018, at 6pm.