Agenda and minutes

Licensing and Safety Committee - Wednesday, 2 June 2021 6.00pm

Venue: St George's Centre, Pembroke Road, Chatham Maritime, Chatham ME4 4UH. View directions

Contact: Stephen Platt, Democratic Services Officer 

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Items
No. Item

38.

Election of Chairman

To elect a Chairman for the 2021/2 municipal year.

Minutes:

Councillor Mrs Diane Chambers was elected Chairman for the 2021/22 municipal year.

39.

Election of Vice-Chairman

To elect a Vice-Chairman for the 2021/22 municipal year.

Minutes:

Councillor Fearn was elected as Vice-Chairman for the 2021/22 municipal year.

40.

Apologies for absence

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillors Bhutia, Browne, Carr, Mrs Diane Chambers, Kemp, Mahil, Prenter and Mrs Elizabeth Turpin.

 

(During this period, the Conservative and Labour and Co-operative political groups had informally agreed, due the Coronavirus pandemic, to run meetings with reduced number of participants. This was to reduce risk, comply with Government guidance and enable more efficient meetings. Therefore, the apologies given reflected that informal agreement of reduced participants). 

41.

Record of meeting pdf icon PDF 75 KB

To approve the record of the meeting held on 8 April 2021.

Minutes:

The record of the meeting held on 8 April 2021 was agreed and signed by the Vice-Chairman. 

42.

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. 

43.

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 4.

 

Minutes:

Disclosable pecuniary interests

 

There were none.

 

Other significant interests (OSIs)

 

There were none.

 

Other interests

 

There were none.

44.

Establishment of Sub-Committees pdf icon PDF 158 KB

Members are asked to agree to the establishment of the Licensing Sub-Committee, Licensing Hearing Panels and Licensing 1982 Act Hearing Panels and appoint Members to them.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Discussion: 

 

Members considered a report regarding the establishment of the Licencing Sub-Committee, the Licensing Hearing Panels and the Licensing 1982 Act Hearing Panels for the 2021/22 municipal year.

 

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 their memberships as set out in Appendix 2 of the report; and

 

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