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Items
No. Item

1.

Appointment of Chair and Vice-Chair

To confirm the appointment of Councillor Hannah Norman as Chair and Councillor Laura Pearsall as Vice-Chair for the 2018/19 Civicl Year.

Minutes:

RESOLVED that the appointments of Councillor Hannah Norman as Chair and Councillor Laura Pearsall as Vice-Chair of the Committee be confirmed.

2.

Declarations of Interest

To receive from Members, declarations of the existence of any disclosable pecuniary, or non-pecuniary, interests and the nature of those interests in relation to any agenda item. Please see Agenda Notes.

Minutes:

No declarations were made on this occasion.

3.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 152 KB

To approve as a correct record the minutes of the meeting held on 12th December 2017.

Minutes:

The minutes of the meeting held on 12th December 2017 were confirmed and signed by the Chair as a correct record.

4.

Public Question Time

To receive any questions from members of the public provided that a question does not relate to:

 

·         Matters which are the subject of current or pending legal proceedings, or

·         Matters relating to employees or former employees of the Council or comments in respect of individual Council Officers

Minutes:

There were no questions from members of the public.

5.

Petitions and Deputations

To receive any petitions and deputations provided that no such petition or deputation is in relation to:

 

·         Matters relating to individual Council Officers, or

·         Matters relating to current or pending legal proceedings

Minutes:

There were no petitions or deputations.

6.

Gambling Act 2005 - Draft Statement of Principles pdf icon PDF 161 KB

To consider the report of the Head of Communities which invites the Committee to consider the Draft Statement of Principles and, subject to any comments, amendments or additions the Committee may wish to make, approve it for public consultation.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Community Wellbeing Officer presented the report which invited the Committee to approve, for purposes of public consultation, the draft Gaming Act 2005 Statement of Principles.

 

She advised that it was intended to present the outcome of the consultation to this committee in September and to full Council in November.

 

Councillor Haigh believed that there was evidence available of sufficient impact of gambling on the community to warrant a Local Area Profile to be included in the Statement of Principles and requested that be done.

 

 She noted that the County Council were undertaking work on this matter and requested that officers ensure that any work by the City Council is aligned with that of the County Council.

 

Officers explained that it would not be possible to produce a Local Area Profile in time to meet the statutory timescales for publication of the Statement of Principles.

 

It was agreed that the draft Statement of Principles be amended prior to release for consultation to reflect that it was intended that consideration be given to preparing a Local Area Profile.

 

RESOLVED that the Gambling Act 2005 – draft Statement of Principles be approved for public consultation subject to an amendment to Paragraph 4 to make reference to consideration being given to preparing a Local  Area Profile.

 

7.

Members Quarterly Update pdf icon PDF 231 KB

To consider the report of the Head of Place which outlines to Members  details of key licensing activities carried out in the quarter January – March 2018, including applications and service requests received, details of any enforcement work, progress updates on the work plan and any changes to licensing law.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

 

The City Centre Improvement Officer presented the report of the Head of Place which outlined to Members details of key licensing activities carried out in the quarter January to March 2018, including applications and service requests received, details of any enforcement work, progress updates on the work plan and any changes to licensing law.

 

He drew Members’ attention to paragraph 4.7 which noted that Gloucester has received Purple Flag status which recognised the efforts in partnership working to make the City’s night time economy safe and vibrant.

 

The Chair thanked officers for their hard work.

 

RESOLVED that the report be noted.

8.

Exclusion of Press and Public

To consider the following Resolution:

 

“That the press and public be excluded from the meeting during the following item of business on the grounds that it is likely, in view of the nature of business to be transacted or the nature of the proceedings, that if members of the press and public are present during consideration of this item there will be disclosure to them of exempt information as defined in Paragraph 1, 2, 3 and 7 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972 as amended.”

 

 

Minutes:

RESOLVED that the press and public be excluded from the meeting during the following item of business on the grounds that it is likely, in view of the nature of the business to be transacted, that if members of the press or public are present during consideration of this item there will be disclosure to them of exempt information as defined in Paragraphs 1,2,3 and 7 of Part I of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972 as amended.

9.

Exempt Minutes of Licensing Enforcement Sub-Committee

Additional documents:

Minutes:

RESOLVED that the exempt minutes of the following Licensing and Enforcement Sub-Committee meetings be received:-

 

28th November 2017

30th January 2018

12th February 2018

21st March 2018

216th May 2018

10.

Date of next meeting

Tuesday, 11th September 2018 at 6.30 p.m.

Minutes:

Tuesday, 11th September 2018 at 6.00pm.

 

 
 
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