Agenda and minutes

Licensing Committee
Thursday, 29th November, 2018 6.30 pm

Venue: The Board Room, Pavilion Gardens, Buxton. View directions

Items
No. Item

19/17

To approve the Minutes of the previous meeting pdf icon PDF 83 KB

Minutes:

Ward Councillors would be invited to Pub Watch meetings in their area.

 

RESOLVED: That the minutes of the meeting held on 15 March 2018 be approved as a correct record.

 

19/18

Gambling Policy Update (Statement of Principles 2019-2022) pdf icon PDF 68 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Consideration was given to ensuring that the Council complies with its legal obligations as provided by the Gambling Act 2005 which requires that the Council must consult and publish a revised Statement of Principles every 3 years.

 

RESOLVED:

 

1.    That the consultation response from the Gambling Commission as detailed in 3.5 of the report be noted and the Statement of Principles 2019 – 2022 as attached at Appendix A to the report be revised.

 

2.    That Council be recommended to approve the revised Statement of Principles 2019 – 2022.

19/19

Draft Street Trading Policy 2019-2021 pdf icon PDF 68 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

There was a report on the revised Street Trading Policy 2019 – 2021 that had been prepared for consultation.  Computer operating systems, users having outdated versions of adobe acrobat and charges for Christmas markets were discussed.

 

RESOLVED:

 

1.    That the Policy be approved for consultation in accordance with the timetable outlined at paragraph 5.4 of the report.

 

2.    That following the consultation period the Policy (together with a summary of key consultation comments) be brought back to the Licensing Committee in March 2019 for consideration.  The final policy will then be presented to Full Council for formal adoption in April 2019 with an implementation date of May 2019.

 

19/20

MOT Stations Update pdf icon PDF 59 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

There was an update on the MOT approved garage project, consultation responses and monitoring.

 

RESOLVED:

 

1.    That staff be thanked for all their hard work on the project.

 

2.    That the consultation responses be noted and the list of MOT garages within the Borough be approved.

 

3.    That the Operations Manager be authorised to administer the list and add or remove garages where necessary in accordance with the VOSA rating scheme.

 

4.    That the Operations Manager be authorised to deviate from the approved list where exceptional circumstances apply i.e. where vehicles cannot be tested in any of the approved stations due to size or weight then an alternative garage can be nominated (which may fall outside of the HPBC area) as long as it complies with the VOSA green or amber status.

 

5.    That the Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Policy 2016 be amended as follows:-

           

APPENDIX C PRIVATE HIRE VEHICLE LICENCE CONDITIONS

(15)      Routine Inspection and Testing

The proprietor must:

(a)        Provide a valid MOT certificate to the Authority for the vehicle every six months.  The garage used for the MOT test must be listed on the Council’s approved list.

                        APPENDIX D HACKNEY VEHICLE LICENCE CONDITION

(13)      Routine Inspection and Testing

(b)        Provide a valid MOT certificate to the Authority for the vehicle every six months.  The garage used for the MOT test must be listed on the Council’s approved list.

 

 

 

19/21

Licensing Enforcement Activity (July 2018-October 2018) pdf icon PDF 71 KB

Minutes:

Consideration was given to enforcement actions by the Licensing Service in the period July 2018 – October 2018.  It was reported that the expedited  review had been considered at the last meeting.  Working with operators and monitoring were discussed.

 

RESOLVED:  That the contents of the report be noted.