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Contact: Hannah Douthwaite Governance and Civic Officer
Apologies For Absence
Apologies for absence were received on behalf of Councillors Rose Bowler, Tricia Clough and Andrew Joesbury.
Urgent Items of Business
To note any urgent items of business which the Chairman has consented to being considered under the provisions of Section 100(B) 4(b) of the Local Government Act 1972.
There was no urgent business to be considered at the meeting.
Declarations of Interest
Members should declare the existence and nature of any Disclosable Pecuniary Interest and Non Statutory Interest as defined by the Members’ Code of Conduct in respect of:
a) any business on the agenda
b) any urgent additional items to be considered
c) any matters arising out of those items
and if appropriate, withdraw from the meeting at the relevant time.
There were no declarations made at the meeting.
To consider the minutes of the last meeting held on 9th June 2022.
Moved by Councillor Ray Heffer and seconded by Councillor Evonne Parkin
RESOLVED that the minutes of a Licensing & Gambling Acts Committee held on 9th June 2022 be approved as a true and correct record.
Licensing Act 2003 Policy Review
The Environmental Health Team Manager – Licensing, reported that the Council had a legal duty to publish a policy which needed to be renewed every five years. The next review would need to commence during the coming year in order to ensure that it could be implemented at the beginning of 2024. It was not envisaged that there would be many changes to the existing policy.
It was noted that the draft policy would be submitted to the Licensing & Gambling Acts Committee for consideration prior to going out for public consultation. The final policy would be submitted to Committee prior to being placed before Council for adoption.
Moved by Councillor Ray Heffer and seconded by Councillor Mary Dooley
RESOLVED that the verbal update be noted.
Prevention of Gambling Addictions
The Chair reminded Members that the issue of gambling addictions had been discussed at the meeting of Council on 5th October 2022 (Minute No. CL56-22/23 refers), when it had been resolved to refer back to the Licensing & Gambling Acts Committee for further discussion.
A Member suggested that a letter be sent to the local Member of Parliament raising concerns at the amount of gambling advertisements on television. The Legal Team Manager (Deputy Monitoring Officer) commented that all gambling advertisements were closely monitored by the Gambling Commission.
Moved by Councillor Mary Dooley and seconded by Councillor Evonne Parkin
RESOLVED that a letter be sent to the Leader of the Councilin support of an approach to the Gambling Commission/Member of Parliament raising concerns at the amount of gambling advertisements on television.