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Declarations of Interest
Members and Officers are reminded to make any declarations of pecuniary, personal and/or prejudicial interests that they may have in relation to items on this agenda and are reminded that they should re-declare their interest before consideration of the item or as soon as the interest becomes apparent.
Members and officers should make their declaration by stating :
a) the item they have the interest in
b) whether it is a pecuniary, personal and/or prejudicial
c) the nature of the interest
There were no declarations of interest made.
To approve as a correct record the Minutes of the last Committee meeting held on 24 January 2020 (attached)
[Councillor Goodheart arrived during this item]
The minutes of the last meeting of the Committee held on 24 January 2020 were approved.
To receive and note the minutes of the meetings of the Licensing Sub-Committee held on 24 January, 24 February, 26 June and 5 August 2020.
The minutes of the Licensing Sub-Committee meetings held on 24 January 2020, 24 February 2020, 26 June 2020 and 5 August 2020 were received and noted by the Committee.
This report sets out proposed licence fees for specified regimes to take effect on 1 April 2021.
Members are recommended to support the Officer proposals set out in the Attached Appendix 1.
[Councillor Oliver Redgate joined meeting during the introduction of this item]
The Chairman thanked the Licensing Manager and her team for their hard work over the last year in managing an enormous amount of change in legislation during the pandemic.
The Committee received a report from the Licensing Manager which set out the proposed licence fees structure for specified licensing regimes to take effect on 1 April 2021. She provided an explanation as to how the figures had been arrived at and emphasised that the Council sought only to recover its costs rather than achieving a surplus. She confirmed that the fees would be reviewed on a regular basis.
In considering the matter and, following a brief discussion where members sought and received clarification on a number of points, the Committee.
That the licensing fees as set out in Appendix 1 be agreed
The Licensing Manager then provided members with a brief update on other areas of business that she and the team had been focused on throughout the pandemic.