Agenda item

Licensing Authority update

The Licensing and Business Support Manager to be in attendance to provide an update to the Committee on matters which fall under the remit of the Licensing Authority. 

Minutes:

The Licensing and Business Support Manager provided the Committee with an update on the work undertaken, by the Licensing Team, in relation to the Licensing Authority and the functions that sat beneath it.

 

A document was circulated to members  that provided details of the work undertaken by the team during the period 1 January 2016 – 31 March 2016 (Quarter 4): (detailed below)

 

Licence Type

 

Activity

Number in Q4

Licensing Act 2003

Premises Licence

Annual Fee Applications

New Applications

Minor Variations

Variation Applications

Vary DPS

Transfer/Vary DPS

Transfer Applications

Replacement licence

Suspension Applications

Suspension lifted

26

1

1

2

10

3

2

8

19

15

Club Premises Certificate

Annual Fee Applications

Suspension Applications

Suspension Lifted

4

3

1

Personal Alcohol Licence

New Applications                 

Change name/address

Lost/Stolen

11

10

3

TEN – With Alcohol

TEN Applications

30

TEN – No Alcohol

TEN Applications

2

Late TEN – With Alcohol

TEN Applications

4

 

Gambling Act 2005

Betting Premises Licence

Annual Fee Applications

1

Licensed Premises Gaming Machine Permit

Annual Fee Application

1

Club Machine Permit

Annual Fee Application

1

Small Society Lotteries

Annual Fee Applications

Change of Promoter      

New Applications

Returns Received

16

5

3

13

 

Inspection or Intervention

Number in Q4

Licensing Act 2003 premises

26 (of which 16 compliant)

(of which 25 without notice)

Panel Hearings                  

Outcome

Jan -  Objection to a TEN (Loaded)

Counter notice issued

Jan – Objection to a TEN (Loaded)

Conditions attached

Jan – Variation of a premises licence (Loaded)

 

 

Adjourned

Jan – transfer premises licence and vary DPS (Winsover Off licence)

Granted

Jan  – review of premises licence (Nasza Biedronka)

Revocation

Feb – Review of premises licence (Gosberton Market)

Revocation

Feb – review of premises licence (Winsover Off Licence)

Revocation

Feb – Review of premises licence (Baltic)

Revocation

AppealsLodged

Scheduled Appeal Date

Nasza Biedronka

13 June 2016 Full hearing

Baltic

 

11 May 2016 Directions hearing

Winsover Off-Licence

 

11 May 2016 Directions hearing

Other Work

 

New Gambling Act Statement of Principles

New Licensing Act Statement of Principles

Member Training – General and Panel Hearings

Complaints and advice          

                                              

The document showed the volume of work the Team undertaken, which included a large number of Temporary Event Notices that needed to be processed and ensuring annual fees were paid.  Inspections that officers had recently been done showed that several premises were not {complaint} [compliant] – amended by Committee of the Licesning Authority on 14/07/16

with their licences, however, none of the breaches were significant and officers worked with premises licence holders and designated premises supervisors to ensure compliance.  To help with the volume of inspections that were needed, an officer from the Environmental Health Team had been trained to assist, further ways of increasing inspections were being investigated. 

 

The Committee noted that the Licensing Team achieved a large volume of work during Quarter 4, especially as it was a small Team within the Authority. 

 

Members requested that future reports include; details of the number of licenced premises within South Holland, and what complaints had been received regarding licenced premises.