Agenda and minutes

Agenda and minutes

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Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies for absence

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Cllr Goff, Cllr Hayes, Cllr Pressel, Cllr Landell Mills and Cllr Munkonge.

2.

Election of Chair for the Council Year 2016/17

The Committee is asked to elect a Chair for the Council Year 2016/17.

Minutes:

The Committee resolved to elect Councillor Cook as Chair for the Council Year 2016/17.

3.

Election of Vice Chair for the Council Year 2016/17

The Committee is asked to elect a Vice Chair for the Council Year 2016/17.

 

Minutes:

The Committee resolved to elect Councillor Clarkson as Vice Chair for the Council Year 2016/17.

4.

Declarations of interest

Councillors serving on the Committee are asked to declare any personal or prejudicial interests they may have in any of the following agenda items.

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest.

5.

Appointment of Sub-Committees for the Council Year 2016/17 pdf icon PDF 101 KB

The Head of Law and Governance has submitted a report which establish licensing casework sub-committees for the 2016-17 Council Year to deal with casework flowing from the Council’s responsibilities under the Licensing Act 2003 and the Gambling Act 2005.

 

Recommendation: That the Licensing and Gambling Acts Committee resolves to:

1.    appoint as many licensing casework sub-committees of three members as there are combinations of three members in the total number of members of the Committee;

2.    note that the Sub-Committees’ powers and duties are as set out in Appendix 1; and

3.    agree the dates on which the Sub-Committees will meet if required.

Minutes:

The Head of Law and Governance submitted a report the purpose of which was to establish licensing casework sub-committees for the 2016-17 Council Year to deal with casework flowing from the Council’s responsibilities under the Licensing Act 2003 and the Gambling Act 2005.

 

The Licensing and Gambling Acts Committee resolved to:

1.    appoint as many licensing casework sub-committees of three members as there are combinations of three members in the total number of members of the Committee;

2.    note that the Sub-Committees’ powers and duties are as set out in Appendix 1; and

3.    agree the dates on which the Sub-Committees will meet if required.

6.

Update on Licensing Authority Activity: Council Year 2015 – 2016 pdf icon PDF 139 KB

The Head of Community Services has submitted a report which informs the Committee of the progress made by the Licensing Authority under the Licensing Act 2003 and Gambling Act 2005 during the last Council Year (April 2015 – March 2016).

 

Recommendation(s):  That the Licensing and Gambling Acts Committee resolves to:

1.         note the contents of the report; and

2.         make any comments and recommendations regarding the future work of the Licensing Function.

Minutes:

The Head of Community Services submitted a report detailing the progress made by the Licensing Authority under the Licensing Act 2003 and Gambling Act 2005 during the last Council Year (April 2015 – March 2016).

 

The Licensing Manager presented the report.  He highlighted the positive working relationships that the Licensing Authority has established with a number of local and national Licensing organisations.  In particular he drew attention to the closer operational links that had been established with the local police and the positive interactions with local traders.

 

The Chair thanked the Licensing Manager and his team for their continuing success in building a strong and effective Licencing function.

 

The Licensing and Gambling Acts Committee resolved to note the contents of the report.

7.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 94 KB

Minutes from 26 January 2016

 

Recommendation: That the minutes of the meeting held on 26 January 2016 be approved as a true and accurate record.

 

Minutes:

The Committee resolved to approve the minutes of the meeting held on 26 January 2016 as a true and accurate record.

8.

Dates of future meetings

To note the dates of future meetings scheduled on:

20 September 2016

23 January 2017

16 May 2017

 

The meetings are scheduled to start at 6.00 pm.  This time may be changed with the agreement of the Committee and with reference to the scheduled start times for General Purposes Committee which is 15 minutes after this Committee meets.

 

The Committee is asked to note that there will be a Licensing and Gambling Acts Casework Sub-Committee hearing on Monday 20th June 2016 in respect of the following application:

1.         The Lighthouse, 1 Park End Street, Oxford. 

Minutes:

The Committee noted the dates of future meetings.