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Agenda and minutes

Venue: The Thornton Room - Ground Floor, West Offices (G039). View directions

Contact: Angela Bielby  Democracy Officer

Webcast: video recording

Items
No. Item

Part A - Matters Dealt with Under Delegated Powers

18.

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.

 

19.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 90 KB

To approve and sign the minutes of the meetings held on 17 September 2018 and 8 October 2018.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Resolved:  That the minutes of the meetings held on 17 September 2018 and 8 October 2018 be approved as a correct record and signed by the Chair.

 

20.

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 5 November 2018.

 

Filming or Recording Meetings

Please note that, subject to available resources, this meeting will be filmed and webcast, or recorded, including any registered public speakers who have given their permission. This broadcast can be viewed at http://www.york.gov.uk/webcasts.

 

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 e.g. 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 on a matter within the general remit of the committee.

 

21.

Gambling Act 2005 - Statement of Licensing Policy

Minutes:

[See also under Part B]

 

Members considered a report that advised them of the review of the Council’s Statement of Licensing Policy, the consultation undertaken and changes made as a result of the consultation and revised guidance. The report sought a recommendation to Full Council that the Policy be approved. The report also sought  permission to publish a Local Area Profile. 

 

The Licensing Manager outlined the report to Members. She advised that Section 349 of the Gambling Act 2005 (the Act) required licensing authorities to determine and publish a Statement of Licensing Policy (Policy), at least every three years.  The Council’s current Policy (Annex 1) was approved by Full Council on 17 December 2015 and was published on 8 January 2016. Members were advised that a revised Policy (Annex 2) needed to be approved by Full council and be published by 8 January 2019. 

 

The Licensing Manager explained the background to the Local Area Profile (Annex 3). In the Gambling Commissions Guidance to Licensing Authorities, published in September 2015, it was recommended that licensing authorities completed their own assessment of the local environment as a means of ‘mapping out’ the key characteristics of the local area. The Guidance refers to such an assessment as a Local Area Profile (profile).  The Licensing Manager thanked James Green, Apprentice in the Business Intelligence Hub for producing the profile.

 

The Licensing Manager explained the Policy consultation that had been undertaken, noting the consultation responses. She then outlined the options available to the Committee.

 

In response to Members’ questions, the Licensing Manager confirmed that:

·        The profile could be used to make representation against an organisation.

·        Proactive checks were undertaken on premises to check that there were adhering to their premises licences. This included a test purchasing exercise on gambling premises.

·        In respect of whether gaming machines could be prohibited in the Cumulative Impact Zone (CIZ), the Gambling Act does not have the provision to introduce a CIZ. However, the profile could be used to support this.

The Licensing Manager undertook to check the statistics in relation to schools in the profile (page 5 of Annex 3) and circulate a colour copy of the annex to the Committee.

 

Resolved: That authorisation be given to officers to publish the Local Area Profile. 

 

Reason:     To meet the legislative requirements of the Gambling Act 2005.

Part B - Matters Referred to Council

22.

Gambling Act 2005 - Statement of Licensing Policy pdf icon PDF 159 KB

This report advises Members of the review of the Council’s Statement of Licensing Policy, the consultation undertaken and changes made as a result of the consultation and revised guidance. The report seeks a recommendation to Full Council that the Policy be approved. The report also seeks permission to publish a Local Area Profile.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

[See also under Part A]

 

Members considered a report that advised them of the review of the Council’s Statement of Licensing Policy, the consultation undertaken and changes made as a result of the consultation and revised guidance. The report sought a recommendation to Full Council that the Policy be approved. The report also sought  permission to publish a Local Area Profile. 

 

The Licensing Manager outlined the report to Members. She advised that Section 349 of the Gambling Act 2005 (the Act) required licensing authorities to determine and publish a Statement of Licensing Policy (Policy), at least every three years.  The Council’s current Policy (Annex 1) was approved by Full Council on 17 December 2015 and was published on 8 January 2016. Members were advised that a revised Policy (Annex 2) needed to be approved by Full council and be published by 8 January 2019. 

 

The Licensing Manager explained the background to the Local Area Profile (Annex 3). In the Gambling Commissions Guidance to Licensing Authorities, published in September 2015, it was recommended that licensing authorities completed their own assessment of the local environment as a means of ‘mapping out’ the key characteristics of the local area. The Guidance refers to such an assessment as a Local Area Profile (profile).  The Licensing Manager thanked James Green, Apprentice in the Business Intelligence Hub for producing the profile.

 

The Licensing Manager explained the Policy consultation that had been undertaken, noting the consultation responses. She then outlined the options available to the Committee.

 

In response to Members’ questions, the Licensing Manager confirmed that:

·        The profile could be used to make representation against an organisation.

·        Proactive checks were undertaken on premises to check that there were adhering to their premises licences. This included a test purchasing exercise on gambling premises.

·        In respect of whether gaming machines could be prohibited in the Cumulative Impact Zone (CIZ), the Gambling Act does not have the provision to introduce a CIZ. However, the profile could be used to support this.

 

The Licensing Manager undertook to check the statistics in relation to schools in the profile (page 5 of Annex 3) and circulate a colour copy of the annex to the Committee.

 

Recommended:           That the Statement of Licensing Policy be adopted.

 

Reason:     To meet the legislative requirements of the Gambling Act 2005.

 

 

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