Agenda and minutes

Licensing Committee - Wednesday, 7 March 2018 6:15 pm

Venue: Room 11/12/13 - Eastleigh House, Upper Market Street, Eastleigh SO50 9YN. View directions

Contact: Matt Dobrowolski, Tel: 023 8068 8080  email:  matt.dobrowolski@eastleigh.gov.uk

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 on this occasion.

2.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 38 KB

To consider the minutes of the meeting held on 22 March 2017.

Minutes:

Minutes of the previous meeting were approved.

3.

Member training requirements and opportunities

Member training would take place on the 23 May 2018 at Eastleigh House  in room 11/12/13 from  9:30 till 16:00. Training would be also offered to Southampton City Council Members and Officers.

Minutes:

Member training had been booked for 23rd May 2018. James Button, a solicitor and an expert on the subject of taxi licensing would be providing the training. Members from Eastleigh Borough Council would be attending alongside members from Southampton City Council and officers from both authorities. Training would take the whole working day.

 

According the recent review of the Licensing Act, member training was a key issue. The review proposed up to six hours of training per year.

4.

Changes to Licensing Legislature - Verbal Update

Minutes:

There were changes to the Licensing Act 2003 which came into force on 6th April 2017.

Licensing authorities now had the power to revoke or suspend personal licenses with effect from 6th April 2017. The decision to revoke or suspend a personal licence would have to be made by the Licensing Committee or Sub-Committee, but the action required before making a final decision might be made by a licensing officer.

5.

Report on Panel Hearings since the last Committee meeting pdf icon PDF 45 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

1.  Steel Tank Ale House

This licensing hearing was very well attended as it had a lot of interest from the public. Licensing application was approved. Micro pub was now open to the public and running very successfully.

2.  Art Deco Café

Correction had to be done to the minutes of the meeting as Councillor Wayne Irish was chairing the meeting. Licensing application was approved and the café had now been in business for several months.

3.  Beach Hut Café

Licensing application was approved and no issues had been reported due to the change in licence.

 

 

6.

Eastleigh Borough Council / Southampton City Council - Partnership Update

Minutes:

 

The partnership continued to work well. Taxi licensing was under a separate agreement but when it would be reviewed, all the licensing activities would come under one agreement.

 

The Statements of Licensing Policy for both the Gambling Act and Licensing Act needed to be consulted upon and approved this year. These matters would be brought before the Licensing committee to approve the document for consultation at a separate meeting. After the consultation the policies had to be approved by full Council.

 

Councillor David Airey added that the industry representatives were very pleased with the partnership between Eastleigh Borough Council and Southampton City Council. They were happy with the professionalism of the staff. It had been one of the longest running partnerships between first tier and second tier authorities.

 

In 2017

 545 applications were processed under the Licensing Act 2003  

243 Temporary Event Notices

65 late Temporary Event Notices

10 minor variations

86 personal licences

15 premises applications

100 Designated Premises Supervisor variations

17 Premises transfers

9 Premises variations

 

16 Gambling Act 2005 applications : 

1 premises transfer

1 Club machine permit

5 alcohol premises notification

1 new alcohol premises

8 small society lotteries

 

 

 

On 28/2/18 there were:  

107 Hackney Carriages  

116 Hackney drivers 

423 Private hire vehicles

18 restricted PHVs

295 Private hire drivers

177 restricted PHDs

51 Private Hire Operators

4 Mobile scrap metal collectors

3 Scrap sites

 

There were 67 complaints investigated:  

1 Gambling (warned)

11 Licensing Act (mainly noise)

17 in relation to Hackneys

1 House to House (Advice)

34 Private hires (3 suspensions, mainly advice or NFA)