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Agenda and draft minutes

Venue: Committee Room A, Town Hall, Blackpool

Contact: Lennox Beattie  Executive and Regulatory Manager

Items
No. Item

1.

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

Members are asked to declare any interests in the items under consideration and in doing so state:

 

(1) the type of interest concerned either a

 

(a)   personal interest

(b)   prejudicial interest

(c)    disclosable pecuniary interest (DPI)

 

and

 

(2) the nature of the interest concerned

 

If any member requires advice on declarations of interests, they are advised to contact the Head of Democratic Governance in advance of the meeting.

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest on this occasion.

2.

MINUTES OF THE LAST MEETING HELD ON 2 OCTOBER 2018 pdf icon PDF 42 KB

To agree the minutes of the last meeting held on 2 October 2018 as a true and correct record.

Minutes:

The Licensing Committee considered the minutes of the last meeting held on 2 October 2018.

 

Resolved:

 

That the minutes of the meeting held on 2 October 2018 be approved and signed by the Chairman as a correct record.

3.

STATEMENT OF GAMBLING POLICY pdf icon PDF 58 KB

Following consultation to consider the statement of policy and principles which would be applied by the Authority when exercising its functions under the Gambling Act 2005 during the period 2019 to 2022.

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Licensing Committee considered, following a six week period of consultation, the statement of Licensing Policy under the Gambling Act 2005. Mrs Sharon Davies, Principal Licensing Solicitor, presented the revised statement of Licensing Policy and highlighted that a period of consultation had taken place between 18 October 2018 and 30 November 2018. Mrs Davies reminded members that the policy had been presented to the 2 October 2018 meeting of the Committee where the main changes in the document regarding  local risk assessments, local area profile and general standards for all gambling premises which had been included in the statement of policy to meet the statutory regulations and guidance from the Gambling Commission.  Mrs Davies confirmed that in line with the report only one representation which had been attached at Appendix 3b to the agenda and that no changes had been proposed as a result of that representation.

 

Resolved:

 

1.      To note the representation received during the consultation, as attached at Appendix 3b to the agenda, and to agree to make no amendments to the draft Statement of Gambling Policy in response to that representation.

 

2.      To approve the Statement of Gambling Policy, as attached at Appendix 3b to the agenda, and recommend its approval to the Executive for recommendation to Council.