Agenda and minutes

Licensing Committee - Tuesday, 16th June, 2020 10.30 am

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LC40/19

Chairman's Introduction pdf icon PDF 53 KB

Announcement on procedural matters.

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

LC41/19

Apologies for Absence pdf icon PDF 5 KB

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Apologies were received from Councillors Ellis and Fairweather.

 

Councillors Mrs Cobbold and Thomson joined the meeting after the role call was taken.

LC42/19

Declarations of Interest pdf icon PDF 5 KB

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.

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There were no declarations of interest made.

LC43/19

Notification of Visiting Members wishing to speak (in accordance with Council Procedure Rule 18): pdf icon PDF 5 KB

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

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There were no visiting Members who had registered to speak.

LC44/19

Minutes of the Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 97 KB

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RESOLVED – That that the minutes of the previous meeting dated 10 March 2020 be approved as a correct record.

LC45/19

Licensing Partnership Tunbridge Wells Annual Update 2020 pdf icon PDF 168 KB

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Ms Sharon Bamborough, Head of Licensing Partnership presented her report outlining the annual performance of the licensing partnership and the challenges and achievements of the year 1 April 2019 to 31 march 2020.

 

There were no registered speakers.

 

Members of the Committee took account of the report and raised a number of questions and issues within their discussions. These included:

 

·         The target figures regarding the taxi and premises compliance and how they were achieved.

·         The possibility of arranging additional Licensing training sessions for Members and it was advised that a new training package would be available in the new year.

·         Notwithstanding the affect that the COVID-19 crisis has had on the Street Trading developments, Members were minded that this should be moved forward in order to be in a good position to proceed when the pandemic has ended.

·         Thanks were given from Members to the Licensing team for good work carried out during trying circumstances.

 

RESOLVED – that the Licensing Partnership Tunbridge Wells Annual Update 2020 outlining the annual performance of the licensing partnership, be noted.

LC46/19

Urgent Business: pdf icon PDF 5 KB

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.

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There were no matters of urgent business to discuss.

LC47/19

Date of Next Meeting pdf icon PDF 5 KB

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The next meeting takes place on Tuesday 8 September 2020 at 10.30am.