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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.
There were no declarations of interest on this occasion.
To consider the minutes of the meeting held on 22 March 2017.
Minutes of the previous meeting were approved.
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.
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.
Changes to Licensing Legislature - Verbal Update
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.
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.
Eastleigh Borough Council / Southampton City Council - Partnership Update
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.
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)