Agenda and draft minutes

Licensing Committee - Thursday, 15th June, 2017 2.00 pm

Venue: Committee Room, City Hall

Contact: Allison Taylor  0117 92 22237

Items
No. Item

1.

Welcome, Introductions and Safety Information pdf icon PDF 92 KB

Minutes:

These were done.

2.

Apologies for Absence.

Minutes:

Apologies received from Councillors Clough and Davies.

 

 

3.

Declarations of Interest

To note any declarations of interest from the Councillors.  They are asked to indicate the relevant agenda item, the nature of the interest and in particular whether it is a disclosable pecuniary interest.

 

Please note that the Register of Interests is available at https://www.bristol.gov.uk/councillors/members-interests-gifts-and-hospitality-register

 

Any declarations of interest made at the meeting which is not on the register of interests should be notified to the Monitoring Officer for inclusion.

 

Minutes:

Non were made.

4.

Minutes of Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 192 KB

To agree the following minutes:-

 

1. 8 June 2016;

2. 24 April 2017;

3. 26 April 2016;

4. 27 April 2017.

 

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

i) 8 June 2016;

ii) 24 April 2017;

iii) 26 April 2017;

iv) 27 April 2017.

 

These were all agreed as a correct record.

 

Resolved – that the minutes be agreed as a correct record and signed by the Chair.

 

 

 

5.

Public Forum

 

Any member of the public or Councillor may participate in Public Forum.  The detailed arrangements for so doing are set out in the Public Information Sheet at the back of this agenda.  Public Forum items should be emailed to democratic.services@bristol.gov.uk and please note that the following deadlines will apply in relation to this meeting:-

 

Questions - Written questions must be received 3 clear working days prior to the meeting.  For this meeting, this means that your question(s) must be received in this office at the latest by 5 pm on 9 June 2017.

 

Petitions and Statements - Petitions and statements must be received on the working day prior to the meeting.  For this meeting this means that your submission must be received in this office at the latest by 12.00 noon on 14 June 2017.

 

Minutes:

There were none.

6.

Annual Business Report - 2017/18 pdf icon PDF 192 KB

Report of Service Director – Legal and Democratic Services.

Minutes:

Agreed as followed:-

7.

Membership of Committee

Minutes:

It was noted that there remained a vacancy in the membership.

 

Resolved – that the membership of the Licensing Committee for the 2017/18 Municipal Year be noted as follows:-

 

Councillor Abraham

Councillor Beech

Councillor Clark;

         Councillor Clough;

         Councillor C Davies;

         Councillor Eddy;        

         Councillor Jama;

         Councillor Khan;

         Councillor Langley;

         Councillor Massey;

         Councillor O’Rourke;

         Councillor Windows

         Councillor Whittle.

         Vacancy.

It was noted that there remained a vacancy in the membership.

 

Resolved – that the membership of the Licensing Committee for the 2017/18 Municipal Year be noted as follows:-

 

Councillor Abraham

Councillor Beech

Councillor Clark;

         Councillor Clough;

         Councillor C Davies;

         Councillor Eddy;        

         Councillor Jama;

         Councillor Khan;

         Councillor Langley;

         Councillor Massey;

         Councillor O’Rourke;

         Councillor Windows

         Councillor Whittle.

         Vacancy.

 

8.

Election of Chair - Municipal Year 16/17

Minutes:

Councillor Jama was nominated and seconded for the Chair of the Licensing Committee for the 2017/18 Municipal Year. There were no further nominations.

 

Resolved - that Councillor Jama be elected Chair of the Licensing Committee for the 2017/18 Municipal Year.

 

9.

Election of Vice Chair - Municipal Year 2017/18

Minutes:

Councillor Davies was nominated and seconded for the Vice Chair of the Licensing Committee for the 2017/18 Municipal year. There were no further nominations.

 

Resolved – that Councillor Davies be elected Vice Chair of the Licensing Committee for the 2017/18 Municipal Year.

 

10.

Terms of Reference.

Minutes:

These were noted.

 

Resolved - that the Terms of Reference of the Licensing Committee for the 2017/18 Municipal Year be noted.

 

11.

Dates and Times of Meetings.

Minutes:

These were noted.

 

Resolved - that the dates and times be noted.

 

12.

Establishment of Special Purposes Sub-Committee

Minutes:

 

The Committee noted that this Sub-Committee was able to deal with matters that would normally be considered at a Full Committee but which needed to be dealt with urgently. The Sub-Committee comprised the Chair, Vice Chair and a third member.

                

Resolved -      

 

1. That a Special Purposes Sub-Committee be established with the terms of reference as set out in Appendix A of the report;

 

2. That Councillor Abraham be the third member to sit on the Sub-Committee.

 

 

 

 

 

 

13.

Establishment of other Sub-Committees

Minutes:

Resolved -      

 

(1) that the Licensing Committee establish Licensing (Hearings) Sub-Committees comprising any three             members of the Licensing Committee and that each member of the Licensing Committee be appointed to serve on any such Sub-Committee which is convened so as to include him or her in its membership; and

 

(2) that each of the Sub-Committees so established shall have the terms of reference as set out in Appendix A of the report.

 

14.

Delegations to Sub-Committees and Officers

Minutes:

Resolved -      

 

(1) that all Sub-Committees established by the Licensing Committee shall have delegated authority to discharge all functions falling within their terms of reference;

 

(2) that the Committee approves delegations to officers as recommended in paragraph 4H of this report; and

 

(3) that for the avoidance of doubt any authority conferred upon a Sub-Committee or an officer in connection with the discharge of any function includes the power to do anything which is calculated to facilitate, or is conducive or incidental to, the discharge of the function concerned.

 

15.

Announcements from the Chair

Minutes:

The Chair referred to the on-going review of the Sexual Entertainment Venue policy. The Regulatory Services Manager stated that the draft policy would come before the Full Licensing Committee to approve for consultation purposes and for final approval post consultation. Discussion took place regarding the involvement or not of Full Council. The previous policy had been approved solely by the Licensing Committee with Full Council noting it. It was agreed to report back to the Working Group regarding the constitutional arrangements for approving a new policy. Councillor Langley agreed to replace Councillor Pearce, who had stood down from the Licensing Committee, on the Working Group.

 

 

16.

Licensing Policy Statement

Oral Report of Manager, Regulatory Services.

Minutes:

The Licensing Manager made the following comments:-

 

1. The current Licensing Policy was reviewed in 2015 and was valid for 5 years so would be revisited in 2020;

2. There had recently been initial discussions of a new CIA for Stapleton Road. If this developed, there would be a revision of the policy;

3. Consideration was being given to adding conditions to the current pool in relation to recent fatalities in the harbourside and life-saving equipment;

4. Other than the Sexual Entertainment Venue policy and Licensing policy, there was unlikely to be any large scale policy reviews.

 

 

Resolved – that the Statement of Licensing Policy be noted.

 

The Licensing Manager made the following comments:-

 

1. The current Licensing Policy was reviewed in 2015 and was valid for 5 years so would be revisited in 2020;

2. There had recently been initial discussions of a new CIA for Stapleton Road. If this developed, there would be a revision of the policy;

3. Consideration was being given to adding conditions to the current pool in relation to recent fatalities in the harbourside and life-saving equipment;

4. Other than the Sexual Entertainment Venue policy and Licensing policy, there was unlikely to be any large scale policy reviews.

 

 

Resolved – that the Statement of Licensing Policy be noted.