Venue: Oak Suite, Holiday Inn, Leigh Rd, Eastleigh SO50 9PG
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There was no public participation on this occasion.
To consider the minutes of the meeting held on 4 March 2020.
That the Minutes of the meeting held on 4 March 2020 be confirmed
and signed by the Chair as a correct record.
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 in relation to items of business on the agenda.
The Senior Licensing Officer presented the report.
That the Licensing Committee considered the proposed Statement of Licensing Policy and approved it for adoption by Council.
Update on Panel Hearings Since Last Committee Meeting
The Licensing Manager provided the following updates to the Committee:
There was no Annual Statistical return for 2021. The 2020 return showed Eastleigh Borough Council has 278 premises licences, 26 club premises certificates, only 45 of these do not have alcohol provision. 1809 personal licence holders are registered in Eastleigh Borough Council.
The following is a summary of the Licensing Act Hearings.
SHELL WAITROSE EASTLEIGH, MONKSBROOK FILLING STATION
Variation to extend sale of alcohol and late night refreshments to cover 24 hours a day 7 days a week and to update conditions.
No RA reps but reps from public.
Decision – To grant the variation as applied for.
Variation to open earlier to cater for breakfasts, extend hours on a Sunday by 30 minutes to 2330 and clarify conditions in relation to the garden and smoking area.
Police and Eastleigh Borough Council agreed conditions after making reps, no other RA reps but there were reps from the public.
Decision – To grant application subject to the conditions agreed with the police to be adopted.
This was a confidential report.
Covid 19 had a significant impact on the hospitality trade. To assist, any premises adversely impacted by the measures that failed to pay their annual fee were not suspended and are only now being asked for payment of those fees and will suspend for non-payment.
Generally, there had been very few issues with licensed premises in the Borough over the last year. The hospitality trade was still recovering from the lockdowns and are experiencing issues recruiting experienced staff. Licensing officers are conducting compliance visits supporting premises to carry on their business responsibly.
There was nothing significant to report. The number of betting premises have fallen a little as a result of the general move to online gambling and the merging of some companies. This is in line with the rest of the UK.
Currently there is one AGC, nine betting offices, one bingo club and one FEC.
Talks for the new contract was progressing. The LA03 and GA05 contracts were merged last time and have a separate agreement in place for taxis and other services. These are being brought together into one contract. They will be more in line with the LA03 and GA05 contract in that charges will be broadly based on the number of hours recorded against the specific activity. There is a base amount to cover the provision of the service including management. This should enable a more accurate calculation of the fees to be charged, especially for the taxi trades. The current contract applies a fixed amount regardless of the hours spent. This is due to be renewed in December 2021.