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  • Agenda and draft minutes

    Licensing Committee
    Wednesday, 5 December 2018 8.30 pm

    Venue: Council Chamber, Council Offices, Knowle Green, Staines-upon-Thames TW18 1XB

    Contact: Gillian Scott  Email: g.scott@spelthorne.gov.uk

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    284/18

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    To agree the minutes of the meeting held on 31 October 2018 as a correct record.

    Minutes:

    The minutes of the meeting held on 31 October 2018 were agreed as a correct record.

    285/18

    Disclosures of Interest

    To receive any disclosures of interest from Councillors in accordance with the

    Council's Code of Conduct for Members.

    Minutes:

    There were none.

    286/18

    Gambling Act Policy - Key Decision

    To consider the responses to consultation on the draft Statement of Gambling Policy 2019-2022, which closes on 29 November 2018, and make a recommendation to Council.

    Additional documents:

    Minutes:

    The Principal Licensing Manager advised that the draft Statement of Gambling Policy 2019 - 2022, had undergone a 4 week consultation with relevant stakeholders and interested parties.

    The main changes from the previous Policy reflected changes to statutory guidance and codes of practice issued by the Gambling Commission since the current policy came into effect in 2016. The Policy now clarified the issues that Council officers may cover during compliance visits to Premises, included information about reviewing a premises licence and a wider requirement for risk assessments at betting premises.

    The Committee considered a summary of the consultation responses and proposed amendments to be incorporated in the Policy.

    Resolved to recommend that Council approves the adoption of the Statement of Gambling Policy 2019-2022.

     

    287/18

    Licensing Act Policy - Key Decision

    To consider the responses to consultation on the draft Statement of Licensing Policy 2019-2024, which closes on 29 November 2018, and make a recommendation to Council.

    Additional documents:

    Minutes:

    The Principal Licensing Manager advised that the draft Statement of Licensing Policy 2019 - 2024, had undergone a 4 week consultation with relevant stakeholders and interested parties.

    The previous Policy had been updated to reflect changes to statutory guidance since the Policy was last reviewed, particularly in relation to the Immigration Act 2016.  The revised Policy also included guidance to applicants for premises where large groups of people would gather, including for major festivals.

    The Committee considered a summary of the consultation responses and proposed amendments, to be incorporated in the Policy.

    Resolved to recommend that Council approves the adoption of the Statement of Licensing Policy 2019-2024.