Agenda and draft minutes

Licensing and Safety Committee - Wednesday, 10 June 2020 6.00pm

Venue: Civic Suite - Level 2, Gun Wharf, Dock Road, Chatham ME4 4TR

Contact: Stephen Platt, Democratic Services Officer 

Note: Please note that any member of the press and public may follow proceedings at this meeting via a weblink which will be set out below ahead of the meeting. 

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Items
No. Item

21.

Election of Chairman

To elect a Chairman for the 2020/21 municipal year.

Minutes:

Decision:

 

Councillor Mrs Diane Chambers was elected Chairman for the 2020/21 municipal year.

22.

Election of Vice-Chairman

To elect a Vice-Chairman for the 2020/21 municipal year.

Minutes:

Decision:

 

Councillor Fearn was elected Vice-Chairman for the 2020/21 municipal year.

23.

Apologies for absence

Minutes:

 Apologies for absence were received from Councillors Adeoye, Bhutia, Browne, Carr, Kemp, McDonald, Prenter and Mrs Elizabeth Turpin.

24.

Record of meeting pdf icon PDF 62 KB

To approve the record of the meeting held on 11 March 2020.

Minutes:

The record of the meeting held on 11 March 2020 was agreed and signed by the Chairman as correct.

25.

Urgent matters by reason of special circumstances

The Chairman will announce any late items which do not appear on the main agenda but which he/she has agreed should be considered by reason of special circumstances to be specified in the report. 

Minutes:

There were none. 

26.

Declarations of disclosable pecuniary interests and other interests pdf icon PDF 371 KB

Members are invited to disclose any Disclosable Pecuniary Interests or Other Significant Interests in accordance with the Member Code of Conduct.  Guidance on this is set out in agenda item 6.

 

Minutes:

Disclosable pecuniary interests

 

There were none.

 

Other significant interests (OSIs)

 

There were none.

 

Other interests

 

There were none.

27.

Establishment of Sub-Committees of the Licensing and Safety Committee pdf icon PDF 241 KB

This report asks Members to agree to the establishment of the Licensing Sub-Committee, Licensing Hearing Panels and Licensing 1982 Act Hearing Panels and appoint Members to them.

Minutes:

Discussion: 

 

Members considered a report regarding the establishment of sub-committees for the 2020/21 municipal year, these being the Licencing Sub-Committee, the Licensing Hearing Panels and the Licensing 1982 Act Hearing Panels.

 

Decision:

 

The Committee agreed:

 

a)     the establishment of the Licensing Sub-Committee, Licensing Hearing Panels and Licensing 1982 Act Hearing Panels; their size, the allocation of seats to political groups and memberships as set out in Appendix 2 of the report; and

 

b)      that the requirement for political balance should be waived in respect of Licensing Hearing Panels and Licensing 1982 Act Hearing Panels and that the process for selection of Panel Members should be as set out in Appendix 2 of the report.