Agenda item

Quarterly Report for the Licensing Authority

To provide an update on activities relating to the work of the Licensing

Authority (Report of the Executive Manager People and Public Protection is enclosed).

 

Minutes:

 

The Licensing Team were responsible for administering the statutory licensing framework, which governed businesses and regulated activities in South Holland. 

 

The Team carried out a wide range of interventions in order to ensure that licences and registrations were issued correctly and in accordance with legal provisions.  Officers were also involved in monitoring activity, which included; carrying out inspections, providing advice and carrying out investigations. 

 

Quarter 2: 1 July 2016 – 30 September 2016

 

The below table provided members with an update on the work undertaken by the Licensing Team in relation to the Committee of the Licensing Authority:

 

 

Licence Type

Activity

Number

in Q2

Licensing Act 2003

Premises Licence

Annual Fee Applications

New Applications

Cancel/Surrender

Minor Variations

Vary DPS

Transfer/Vary DPS

Disapply DPS

Transfer Applications

Update conditions

Suspension Applications

Suspension lifted

Review application

30

3

1

2

9

3

1

3

8

16

11

1

Club Premises Certificate

Annual Fee Applications

1

Personal Alcohol Licence

New Applications                   

Change name/address

Lost/Stolen

17

6

1

TEN – With Alcohol

TEN Applications

34

Late TEN – With Alcohol

TEN Applications

6

Response time for Temporary Event Notices

Processed within 24 hours

100%

Gambling Act 2005

Adult Gaming Centre

Premises Licence Applications

1

Betting Premises Licence

Annual Fee Applications

6

Bingo Premises Licence

Annual Fee Application

1

Licensed Premises Gaming Machine Permit

Annual Fee Application

2

Club Machine Permit

Annual Fee Application

1

Club Gaming Permit

Annual Fee Application

1

Notification of Gaming Machines

Cancel/Surrender

1

Small Society Lotteries

Annual Fee Applications

Change of Promoter      

New Applications

Returns Received

13

2

1

9

 

 

 

 

 

 

SHDC Statistics

 

Number of licensed premises under Licensing Act 2003

332

 

Inspection or Intervention

Number in Q2

Licensing Act 2003 premises

7 high risk

2 medium risk

4 low risk

Outcomes

All without prior notice. Minor non-compliances only found

Panel Hearings

Outcome

28 Sept 2016 Review of Premises Licence Super Sam, 24 Commercial Road, Spalding

Adjourned

Appeals Ongoing

Scheduled Appeal Date

None

n/a

Appeals Withdrawn

Outcome

Baltic, 14 – 16 Winsover Road (following revocation of premises licence in Feb 2016)

 

Appeal withdrawn with effect from 4 August 2016 and agreement to pay costs.

Winsover Off Licence, 43 Winsover Rd, Spalding

(following revocation of premises licence in Feb 2016)

Appeal withdrawn with effect from 17 August 2016 and agreement to pay costs.

Other Work

Freedom of Information Act Requests

1 in relation to Licensing Act 2003

Preparation for Appeals hearings including writing statement, transcribing hearings and liaising with other parties

Safety Advisory Group and events advice

House of Lords Select Committee response on review of Licensing Act 2003

Training Food Officer on Licensing inspections

Liaison and sharing intelligence  with Lincs Police and Trading Standards

Investigation in relation to sale of alcohol without duty stamp

Publication and distribution of updated posters on duty stamp campaign

Assistance with report for Public Space Protection Order

Cumulative Impact Policy information gathering and meeting with police

Investigation of complaints in conjunction with Environmental protection team in relation to noise nuisance at licensed premises           

High turnover of Temporary Event Notices due to summer events

Enforcement in respect of non-payment of annual fees including suspensions

High Volume of business enquiries in relation to amending premises and licensable activities

Attendance at Pubwatch meeting

Ongoing development of website and online applications facility for Licensing Act 2003 applications. Expected to go live in November when payment portal and applications procedures have been fully tested.

 

AGREED:

 

That the report be noted. 

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