Agenda and draft minutes

Licensing Committee - Thursday, 28th July 2022 1.00 p.m.

Venue: Morecambe Town Hall

Contact: Sarah Moorghen, Democratic Services - email  smoorghen@lancaster.gov.uk 

Items
No. Item

23.

Minutes

Minutes of meeting held on 30th June 2022 (previously circulated).

 

Minutes:

The minutes of the meeting held on the 30th June 2022 were signed by the Chair as a correct record.

24.

Items of Urgent Business authorised by the Chair

Minutes:

There were no items of urgent business.

25.

Declarations of Interest

To receive declarations by Councillors of interests in respect of items on this Agenda. 

Councillors are reminded that, in accordance with the Localism Act 2011, they are required to declare any disclosable pecuniary interests which have not already been declared in the Council’s Register of Interests. (It is a criminal offence not to declare a disclosable pecuniary interest either in the Register or at the meeting). 

Whilst not a legal requirement, in accordance with Council Procedure Rule 9 and in the interests of clarity and transparency, Councillors should declare any disclosable pecuniary interests which they have already declared in the Register, at this point in the meeting. 

In accordance with Part B Section 2 of the Code Of Conduct, Councillors are required to declare the existence and nature of any other interests as defined in paragraphs 8(1) or 9(2) of the Code of Conduct. 

 

 

 

Minutes:

Councillor Gardiner declared a non-pecuniary interest in item 7 that he had recently booked his dog into the licensing premises.

26.

Appointment of Additional Sub-Committee Chair pdf icon PDF 245 KB

To appoint an additional Chair for the Licensing Sub-Committees for the duration of the 2022/23 municipal year.

Minutes:

It was proposed by Councillor Jason Wood and seconded by Councillor Andrew Gardiner that:

 

“That the appointment of an additional Licensing Sub-Committee be deferred to the next meeting of the Licensing Committee”

 

Upon being put to the vote, Councillors voted unanimously in favour of the proposal with none against and no abstentions, whereupon the Chair declared the proposal to have been carried.

 

Resolved:

 

That the appointment of an additional Licensing Sub-Committee be deferred to the next meeting of the Licensing Committee.

 

 

 

 

27.

Exempt Item

The Committee is recommended to pass the following recommendation in relation to the following item: 

 

“That, in accordance with Section 100A(4) of the Local Government Act 1972, the press and public be excluded from the meeting for the following item of business, on the ground that it could involve the possible disclosure of exempt information, as defined in paragraph 1 of Schedule 12A of that Act.” 

 

Councillors are reminded that, whilst the following item has been marked as exempt, it is for the Committee to decide whether or not to consider it in private or in public.  In making the decision, Councillors should consider the relevant paragraph of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972, and also whether the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information.  In considering their discretion, Councillors should also be mindful of the advice of Council officers. 

 

Minutes:

The Vice-Chair advised Members that it had been recommended to exclude the press and public from the meeting for the following item of business on the grounds that it could involve the possible disclosure of exempt information.

 

It was moved by Councillor Mike Greenall and seconded by Councillor Fabiha Askri:

 

“That, in accordance with Section 100A (4) of the Local Government Act 1972, the press and public be excluded from the meeting for the following item of business, on the grounds that it could involve the possible disclosure of exempt information, as defined in Paragraph 1 of Schedule 12A of that Act.”

 

A vote was taken and unanimously carried.

 

Resolved:

 

That, in accordance with Section 100A (4) of the Local Government Act 1972, the press and public be excluded from the meeting for the following item of business, on the grounds they could involve the possible disclosure of exempt information, as defined in Paragraph 1 of Schedule 12A of that Act.

28.

Revocation of Animal Activities Licences

Report of the Director of Communities and the Environment.

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Committee received the report of the Director of Communities and the Environment for the purpose of determining the Revocation of and Animal Activities Licences.

 

Whilst the press and public were excluded from the meeting the Monitoring Officer determined that there was a public interest in publishing the decision notice following the Licensing Committee’s consideration of the item.

 

Details of the individual case and the Chair’s summary of the decision are attached to the Minutes.

 

Decision of the Committee:

 

(1)             That all the Licences held by Mr Jayousi, because of finding that the general conditions of the licence have been breached, as detailed above be varied as follows

a.     dogs under 1 year old are to be kept separate from other dogs

b.     stock dogs and boarding dogs are not to be mixed with day care dogs

(2)             Renewal of Mr Jayousi’s Licences are to go to Committee for determination

(3)             Warning letter be sent to Mr Jayousi

(4)             Over the next 12 months officers are to make an unannounced visit of Herenswood every three months to ensure that the licensing conditions are being complied with.