Agenda and minutes

Licensing Committee - Wednesday, 22 March 2017 6:30 pm

Venue: 16/17, Eastleigh House, Upper Market Street, Eastleigh

Contact: Matt Dobrowolski Tel: 023 8068 8080 

Items
No. Item

1.

Declarations of Interest

Members are invited to declare interests in relation to items of business on the agenda.  Any interests declared will be recorded in the Minutes.

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest in relation to items of business on the agenda.

2.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 66 KB

To consider the minutes of the meeting held on 14 March 2016.  

Minutes:

Minutes of the meeting held on the 14 March 2016 were approved as correct record.

3.

Member Training Requirements and Opportunities

Minutes:

Committee was advised that in order to have sufficient Members available for Licensing hearing panels, training would be organised in conjunction with Southampton City Council. Training session was open to Southampton City Councillors and a provisional date was set for 25 May 2017.

4.

Eastleigh Borough Council/Southampton City Council - Partnership Update

Minutes:

Four hundred and sixty five licensing applications under the Licensing and Gambling acts had ben dealt with since 1 April 2016.

Twelve Licensing Act 2003 and four Gambling Act 2005 complaints were dealt with resulting in two written warnings, the remainder were either given advice or required no further action.

Enforcement officers conducted twelve operations checking on premises operating in the Eastleigh Borough Council area under both acts.

 

There had been no significant issues with the licensed premises in the area under Eastleigh Borough Council. The investigations and operations uncovered minor issues that at worst resulted in a written warning. Some of the visits resulted in minor action required by the licence holder such as a change of details but nothing of any real concern.

5.

Changes to Licensing Act Update

Minutes:

The new Immigration Act would impact on the work of Licensing Officers as there would be a requirement from 6 April 2017 to check the Right to Work of premises and personal licence holders. Detailed guidance on the implications of this change would follow in the near future.

 

New Guidance had been issued by the Gambling commission on the construction of policy statements, requiring applicants to make a risk assessment based on the local profile contained within policies.

 

The Policing and Crime Act defined alcohol, clarified the interim steps process and gave Local Authority powers to revoke personal licences after convictions.

 

The government continued to look at the Licensing Act 2003 and there was pressure to have a health objective included within the legislation.

Local policy for both Licensing Acts would be reviewed next year.

6.

Report on Panel Hearings since the last meeting pdf icon PDF 63 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

There were three Licensing Hearing Panels held last year:

 

·  The Farmhouse (pub in Chandler’s Ford)

·  Royal Air Force Yacht Club in Hamble

·  Hiltingbury Still

 

General feedback from Licensees and from the members of the public attending the hearings mentioned above was very positive.

 

Most licensing issues were solved without the need for a Licensing Hearing Panel to be held.