Meeting documents

Statutory Licensing Committee
Tuesday, 6th October, 2015 11.00 am

Date: Tuesday 6th October 2015 Time: 11.00 a.m. Place: Council Chamber, Civic Centre, Ebbw Vale

Please note: all Minutes are subject to approval at the next Meeting

PresentAndReport toReport of

COUNCILLOR MRS. D. ROWBERRY (CHAIR)

Councillors M. Bartlett
D. Bevan
D. Coughlin
D. Hancock
R. Jones
Mrs. A. Lewis
G. Thomas
W.J. Williams, M.B.E., J.P.
B. Willis
L. Winnett

Mr. D. Thompson - Service Manager, Public Protection
Mr. M. Woodland - Solicitor
Mr. S. Osborne - Team Manager - Trading Standards & Licensing
Miss Sarah Burchell - Licensing Enforcement Officer
THE MAYOR & MEMBERS OF THE COUNCILEXECUTIVE/SCRUTINY OFFICER
Item
No
Item/Resolution Status Action
PUBLIC
1. APOLOGIES

Apology for absence was received from Councillor M. Holland.

Noted
2. DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST AND DISPENSATIONS

There were no declarations of interest or dispensations reported.

Agreed
TO RECEIVE AND CONSIDER THE FOLLOWING REPORT(S) WHICH IN THE OPINION OF THE PROPER OFFICER IS/ARE AN EXEMPT ITEM(S) TAKING INTO ACCOUNT CONSIDERATION OF THE PUBLIC INTEREST TEST AND THAT THE PRESS AND PUBLIC SHOULD BE EXCLUDED FROM THE MEETING (THE REASON FOR THE DECISION FOR THE EXEMPTION IS AVAILABLE ON A SCHEDULE MAINTAINED BY THE PROPER OFFICER)
3. AUTHORISATION OF OFFICERS TO UNDERTAKE RELEVANT LICENSING FUNCTIONS
Report (81K/bytes)

Having regard to the views expressed by the Proper Officer regarding the public interest test, that on balance the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighed the public interest in disclosing the information and that the report should be exempt.

RESOLVED that the public be excluded whilst this item of business is transacted as it was likely there would be a disclosure of exempt information as defined in Paragraphs 12 & 14, Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972 (as amended).

Consideration was given to the report of the Service Manager - Public Protection.

The Service Manager, Public Protection explained that usually Authorisation of Officers was dealt with under Executive, but in accordance with the Constitution, the officer authorisations outlined in the report were a function of the Statutory Licensing Committee.

It was proposed that the staff contained in the report should be authorised to exercise the relevant functions under the following legislative provisions in Blaenau Gwent:

- Licensing Act 2003
- Live Music Act 2012
- Gambling Act 2005

The Chair asked if the Torfaen staff would undertake their duties in Blaenau Gwent buildings. The Service Manager, Public Protection explained that although staff from Torfaen would still be based at Torfaen, there was flexibility for them to work in Blaenau Gwent if required. It was noted that Blaenau Gwent staff was authorised to work in Torfaen.

RESOLVED, that the report be accepted and the Authorisation of Officers be approved.

Agreed
DECISIONS UNDER DELEGATED POWERS