Agenda and draft minutes
Venue: Town Hall, Watford
Contact: Jodie Kloss/Alan Garside Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Apologies for absence/ committee membership
Apologies for absence had been received from Councillors Connal, Dychton, Grimston and Scudder.
Disclosure of interests (if any)
There were no disclosures of interest.
The minutes of the meeting held on 26 September 2018 to be submitted and signed.
The minutes of the meeting held on the 26 September 2018 were submitted and signed.
Licensing Sub-Committee minutes and update
Since the last Committee, on 26 September 2018, the following Licensing Sub-Committee hearing has taken place:
· 5 December 2018 – Everett Rovers Football Club – Councillors J Fahmy (Chair), S Bolton and K Hastrick
The minutes to be submitted for signature.
Licensing Sub-Committee minutes are available to view on the Council’s website.
The committee received an update on the Licensing Sub-Committee hearing which had taken place since the last committee meeting.
The minutes of the meeting held on 5 December 2018 were submitted and signed.
Report of the Head of Community and Environmental Services providing the Committee with the annual report for 2018.
The Committee received the annual licensing report of the Head of Community and Environmental Services. The Senior Licensing Officer introduced the report. He explained that there had been a small reduction in the number of licensed premises during the year but that the applications which were pending at the time of writing the report had since been granted, including one new licence, and there was currently one application for a new licence pending.
The Senior Licensing Officer went on to discuss licensing sub-committee hearings, new licence applications, issues in respect of license variations, surrendered licenses, Temporary Event Notices, complaints, and a look forward to future developments; including a potential review by government on licensing matters and possible changes to the Late Night Levy.
In response to a question from members, the Senior Licensing Officer explained how the Late Night levy operated in practice and how monies received would be split between the police and local councils. He advised that the proportions of the split in the future may form part of the government review.
· That the Licensing Committee notes the report.
Licensing Committee (Licensing Act 2003)
The meeting started at 7.30 p.m.
The meeting started at 7.15 p.m.
and finished at 7.30 p.m.