Agenda and draft minutes

Licensing Committee - Thursday, 27 September 2018 6.30 pm

Venue: De Montfort Suite - Hub

Contact: Rebecca Owen  Democratic Services Officer

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Apologies and substitutions


Apologies for absence were submitted on behalf of Councillor Bessant, Nichols, Richards and Wallace, with the substitution of Councillor Mrs Cope for Councillor Nichols authorised in accordance with council procedure rule 10.


Declarations of interest

To receive verbally from Members any disclosures which they are required to make in accordance with the Council’s Code of Conduct or in pursuance of Section 106 of the Local Government Finance Act 1992. This is in addition to the need for such disclosure to be also given when the relevant matter is reached on the agenda.


No interests were declared at this stage.


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To confirm the minutes of the meeting held on 14 October 2015.


It was moved by Councillor Mr Cope, seconded by Councillor Morrell and


RESOLVED – the minutes of the meeting held on 14 October 2015 be confirmed and signed by the chairman.


Gambling Act 2003 - Statement of principles renewal pdf icon PDF 111 KB

To consider the Gambling Policy (Statement of Principles) in light of the recent consultation exercise and to recommend the policy to Council.

Additional documents:


Consideration was given to the Gambling Policy (Statement of Principles) in light of the recent consultation exercise. The parts of the policy that had been updated were highlighted as outlined in paragraph 3.10 of the report.


A member asked whether spot checks of premises were undertaken to ensure compliance and in response it was noted that checks were undertaken in conjunction with the Gambling Commission, without notice on a six monthly basis.


In relation to concerns about children involved in gambling, members were assured that all premises had guidelines to follow and staff were trained to identify such matters.


It was moved by Councillor Cartwright, seconded by Councillor Allen and


RESOLVED – the Gambling Policy (Statement of Principles) be RECOMMENDED to Council for approval.