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1.

Minutes of the Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 200 KB

Minutes:

The minutes of the meeting held on 22nd April 2021  were approved and signed as a correct record.

 

(Moved by Councillors S Doyle and seconded by Councillor T Clements)

2.

Declarations of Interest

To receive any declarations of Members’ interests (pecuniary and non-pecuniary) in any matters which are to be considered at this meeting.

 

When Members are declaring a pecuniary or non-pecuniary interest in respect of which they have dispensation, they should specify the nature of such interest.  Members should leave the room if they have a pecuniary or non-pecuniary interest in respect of which they do not have a dispensation. 

 

 

Minutes:

There were no Declarations of Interest.

3.

PROPOSED EXTENSION OF THE GAMBLING ACT 2005 STATEMENT OF PRINCIPLES (POLICY STATEMENT) 2022 - 2024 pdf icon PDF 207 KB

(Report of the Assistant Director Growth and Regeneration)

Minutes:

The current Gambling Policy is due to expire on 31st March 2022 but in December 2020 the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport launched a major and wide-ranging review of gambling laws to ensure they are fit for the digital age.  This call for evidence has now been completed and we are expecting a new Gambling Act sometime in the next 12 months at which point we will need to prepare a new Policy and Statement of Principles. 

 

This report is to inform the committee of these forthcoming changes and propose that the existing policy be extended in its’ current form for a further 24 months until 31st January 2024.  Within this time frame we will draft a new Policy and Statement of Principles once the new legislation comes into force and this will then be brought before the Licensing Committee before going out to consultation.     

 

RESOLVED

That Committee,

 

 

Agreed to extend the current Gambling Policy and Statement of Principles until 31st January 2024. 

 

 

(Moved by Councillor T Clements and seconded by Councillor S Doyle)

 

4.

Exclusion of the Press and Public

That in accordance with the provisions of the Local Authorities (Executive Arrangements) (Meeting and Access to Information) (England) Regulations 2012, and Section 100A(4) of the Local Government Act 1972, the press and public be excluded from the meeting during the consideration of the following business on the grounds that it involves the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in paragraphs 1, 2, 5 and / or 7 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A to the Act and the public interest in withholding the information outweighs the public  interest in disclosing the information to the public.

 

At the time this agenda is published no representations have been received that this part of the meeting should be open to the public.

 

Minutes:

RESOLVED:

That members of the press and public be now excluded from the meeting during consideration of the following item on the grounds that the business involves the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in Paragraph 3 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act 1972 (as amended).

 

 

(Moved by Councillor T Clements and seconded by Councillor M Oates)

 

Councillor J Oates left the meeting.

5.

COMMITTEE REPORT FOR THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT (MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS) ACT 1976 SUITABILITY OF PERSON TO CONTINUE TO HOLD A HACKNEY CARRIAGE/PRIVATE HIRE DRIVERS LICENCE

(Report of the Assistant Director Growth and Regeneration)

Minutes:

The report of the Head of Environmental Health, for committees’ consideration to make a decision whether the person continues to remains fit and proper to hold a licence to drive hackney carriage/private hire vehicles under the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1976

 

RESOLVED

Committee decided to

 

 

Revoke the license to drive Hackney Carriage/Private Hire Vehicles under section 61(1) of the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1976 for any other reasonable cause.