Agenda and draft minutes

Venue: Virtual - MS Teams

Contact: James Welbourn  Democratic and Civic Officer


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Welcome and Register of Attendance

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The Chairman welcomed all Members and Officers to the second meeting of the Licensing Committee to be held virtually. She acknowledged the meeting was being broadcast live and welcomed any members of the public who may have been watching.


The Chairman undertook the register of attendance for Members and each Councillor confirmed their attendance individually.


The Democratic Services Officer completed the register of attendance for Officers and, as with Members, each Officer confirmed their attendance individually.




Public Participation

Up to 15 minutes are allowed for public participation.  Participants are restricted to 3 minutes each.

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The Democratic and Civic Officer confirmed there was no public participation for the meeting.




Minutes of Previous Meeting/s pdf icon PDF 271 KB

To confirm as a correct record the Minutes of the previous meeting, held on 4 June 2020.

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RESOLVED that the minutes of the meeting of the Licensing Committee held on Thursday, 4 June 2020 be confirmed and signed as an accurate record.




Declarations of Interest

Members may make declarations of Interest at this point or may make them at any point in the meeting.

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There were no declarations of interest at this point in the meeting.




Licensing Policy Review - Approval pdf icon PDF 228 KB

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Members, at their meeting on 4 June, had agreed the amended draft Licensing Policy for consultation.  The Consultation had been held during the period of 6 June and 21 August 2020.


The Council had consulted with the following:


·         The Chief Officer of Police for the licensing authority’s area;

·         The Fire Authority for that area;

·         Representatives of holders of premises licences, club premises

certificates and personal licences;

·         Other persons the licensing authority considers to be representative of businesses and residents in its area;

·         The Local Authority’s Director of Public Health England (DPH).


A total of seven responses to the consultation had been received. Six respondents advised that they had viewed it and had no further comments. The statutory authorities had raised no concerns.  One responder had proposed changed wording to the following section ;


The Licensing Authority expects premises that retail alcohol for consumption on or off the premises will have an effective CCTV system installed that operates in compliance with the requirements of Lincolnshire Police’.


Requesting that expects be replaced to must.


Officers were of the view that the policy position was clear that this was an expectation and not a “must”.  Officers confirmed that there were no policy amendments being proposed as a result of the consultation and Members were therefore being asked to recommend the Policy to Full Council for final adoption. 


The Chairman thanked the Housing and Environment Enforcement Manager and the Licensing Officer Enforcement for their time and enquired of Members whether they wished to comment on the report. Giving due time for questions, the Chairman confirmed no one wished to speak and as such, the recommendations within the report were duly moved and seconded.


On asking Members to indicate their vote, it was unanimously




a)     the responses to-date from the consultation be noted; and.


b)    the draft Licensing Policy be RECOMMENDED to Full Council, at its meeting on 2 November 2020, for approval and adoption.