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Agenda and minutes

Venue: The Snow Room - Ground Floor, West Offices (G035). View directions

Contact: Laura Clark  Democracy Officer

Items
No. Item

1.

Declarations of Interest

At this point in the meeting, Members are asked to declare:

 

·        any personal interests not included on the Register of Interests

·        any prejudicial interests or

·        any disclosable pecuniary interests

 

which they may have in respect of business on this agenda.

 

 

Minutes:

Members were asked to declare any personal interests not included on the Register of Interests, any prejudicial interests or any disclosable pecuniary interests which they may have in respect of business on the agenda. None were declared.

2.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 67 KB

To approve and sign the minutes of the meeting held on 24 April 2017.

Minutes:

Resolved:  That the minutes of the meeting held on 24 April 2017 be approved as a correct record and signed by the Chair.

3.

Public Participation

At this point in the meeting members of the public who have registered their wish to speak regarding an item on the agenda or an issue within the Committee’s remit can do so. The deadline for registering is 5:00pm on Monday 10 July 2017. To register to speak please contact the Democracy Officer for the meeting, on the details at the foot of the agenda.

 

Filming or Recording Meetings

Residents are welcome to photograph, film or record Councillors and Officers at all meetings open to the press and public. This includes the use of social media reporting, i.e. tweeting. Anyone wishing to film, record or take photos at any public meeting should contact the Democracy Officer (whose contact details are at the foot of this agenda) in advance of the meeting.

 

The Council’s protocol on Webcasting, Filming & Recording of Meetings ensures that these practices are carried out in a manner both respectful to the conduct of the meeting and all those present.  It can be viewed at http://www.york.gov.uk/download/downloads/id/11406/protocol_for_webcasting_filming_and_recording_of_council_meetings_20160809.pdf

 

Minutes:

It was reported that there had been no registrations to speak at

the meeting under the Council’s Public Participation Scheme.

4.

Renewal of Sex Establishment Licence for The Adult Shop, 70B Gillygate, York, YO31 7EQ pdf icon PDF 154 KB

This report seeks Members’ determination of an application to renew a Sex Establishment Licence for a sex shop which has been made under the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1982, Schedule 3 Control of Sex Establishments in respect of The Adult Shop, 70B Gillygate, York, YO31 7EQ.

 

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Members considered a report which sought the determination of an application to renew a Sex Establishment Licence for a sex shop which has been made under the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1982, Schedule 3 Control of Sex Establishments in respect of The Adult Shop, 70B Gillygate, York, YO31 7EQ.

 

The Licensing Manager gave a brief background to the report and highlighted an error on page 5, paragraph 3 which should read:

 

Monday to Tuesday Saturday 10:00 hours to 20:00

 

She stated that the premises had been licensed with no issues since 1997 and there had been no objection to this renewal.

 

By virtue of paragraphs 10, 12 and 13 of schedule 3 of the Local

Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1982 (as amended), the Committee had the following options available to them in making their decision:

 

Option 1: Grant a renewal of the licence as requested.

 

Option 2: Renew the licence with modified/additional conditions

imposed by the licensing committee.

 

Option 3: Refuse the application for renewal on one of the mandatory grounds or on one or more of the discretionary grounds within paragraph 12 to Schedule 3 of the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1982 (as amended).

 

Resolved:  That, in accordance with Option 1, Members grant a renewal of the licence as requested.

 

Reason:     To consider renewal of the sex establishment licence as required by the legislation.

5.

Animal Welfare Licensing Policy pdf icon PDF 174 KB

This report seeks Members’ approval to formally consult on a proposed Licensing Policy which relates to animal welfare licensing within the authority area. 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Members considered a report seeking approval to formally consult on a proposed Licensing Policy which relates to animal welfare licensing within the authority area.

 

The Licensing Manager gave a brief background to the report and clarified that it was not a requirement to have an Animal Welfare Licensing Policy but that it was considered best practice. This would clarify procedures around welfare for both Officers and the public.

 

It was proposed that an eight week consultation take place with a provisional start date of September.

 

Members thanked the Licensing manager for her hard work in putting this draft policy together.

 

Members then considered the following options:

 

Option 1 – Authorise officers to consult on the draft Animal Welfare Licensing Policy and the draft standard conditions.

 

Option 2 – Authorise officers to consult on an alternative draft Animal Welfare Licensing Policy and draft standard conditions.

 

Option 3 – Determine that an Animal Welfare Licensing Policy in this format is not required, with the current informal policy and standard conditions remain in place.

 

Resolved:  That, in accordance with Option 1, Members authorise officers to consult on the draft Animal Welfare Licensing Policy and the draft standard conditions.

 

Reason:     This will allow the Council to formally consult on the draft Animal Welfare Licensing Policy.

 

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