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Minutes of a meeting of the

General Purposes Licensing Committee

on Thursday 21 May 2020

 

Committee members present:

 Councillor Chapman

Councillor Clarkson (Chair)

Councillor Cook

Councillor Corais

Councillor Gotch

Councillor Humberstone

Councillor Iley-Williamson

Councillor Landell Mills

Councillor Lygo (Vice-Chair)

Councillor Simm

Councillor Tanner

Councillor Taylor

Councillor Upton

Councillor Wade

Councillor Wolff

 

Officers present for all or part of the meeting:

Anita Bradley, Monitoring Officer

Joshua Curnow, Senior Licensing Compliance Officer

John Mitchell, Committee and Member Services Officer

Apologies:

No apologies were received

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1.       Election of Chair for the Council Year 2020-21

The Committee Services Officer opened the meeting.

The Committee elected Councillor Clarkson to be the Chair for the Council Year 2019/20. Councillor Clarkson took the Chair.

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2.       Election of Vice-Chair for the Council Year 2020-21

Both Councillors Lygo and Gotch were proposed and seconded for the position of Vice Chair for the Council Year 2020-21. On being put to a vote a majority of the Committee voted in support of Councillor Lygo’s nomination.  Councillor Lygo was therefore duly elected as  Vice Chair for the Council Year 2020/21.

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3.       Declarations of Interest

None.

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4.       Appointment of Sub-Committees

The Head of Law and Governance had submitted a report to establish 4 sub-committees for the 2020-21 Council Year to deal with the casework flowing from the Committee’s own responsibilities.

The Clerk noted that the date given for a sub-committee meeting on 01 August should be 17 August.

The Committee resolved to:

1.Agree that the casework hearings for taxi, private hire or other driver or vehicle licences, street trading licences and sex  establishment licences should be determined by sub-committees on the basis of the Powers and Duties of GPL Sub-Committees at Appendix 1 of the report .

 

2. Agree the establishment of 4 politically balanced sub-committees of 3 members as follows:

•Sub- Committee A: GPL Chair, Labour Cllr A, Lib Dem Cllr A

•Sub- Committee B: GPL Vice Chair, Labour Cllr B, Lib Dem Cllr B

•Sub- Committee C: GPL Chair, Labour Cllr C, Lib Dem Cllr A

•Sub- Committee D: GPL Vice Chair, Labour Cllr D, Lib Dem Cllr B;

 

3.Agree that substitution is permitted on each of the 4 sub-committees but that substitutes must be from the General Purposes Licensing Committee and must maintain political proportionality;

 

4.Agree the following meeting dates and times 

Date

Sub-Committee

Date

Sub-Committee

8 June 2020

A

1 Feb 2021

C

6 July 2020

B

16 Mar 2021 

D

17 Aug 2020

C

26 Apr 2021

A

28 Sept 2020

D

 

 

9 Nov 2020

A

 

 

21 Dec 2020

B

 

 

 

5.Agree that the names of members for the 4 sub-committees be agreed outside the meeting.

 

 

 

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5.       Minutes

In response to a question about the previous commitment to provide data about the number and nature of street closures it was explained that this would be the subject of a report to the next meeting of the Committee.

The Committee resolved to approve the minutes of the meeting held on 03 February 2020 as a true and accurate record.

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6.       Dates of Future Meetings

Meetings are scheduled on

·         22 September 2020

·         04 February 2021

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The meeting started at 6.15 pm and ended at 6.30 pm

 

Chair ………………………….    Date:  Tuesday 22 September 2020

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