Agenda and minutes

Licensing Committee
Wednesday, 14th October, 2015 7.00 pm

Venue: Conference Room, Civic Centre, Silver Street, Enfield, EN1 3XA. View directions

Contact: Jane Creer 020 8379 4093 Email: jane.creer@enfield.gov.uk 

Items
No. Item

193.

WELCOME AND APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

Minutes:

Councillor Bond as Chair welcomed everyone to the meeting.

 

Apologies for absence were received from Councillors Esendagli and Vince.

 

Apologies for lateness were received from Councillors Fallart, Savva and Steven.

194.

DECLARATION OF INTERESTS

Members of the Licensing Committee are invited to identify any disclosable pecuniary, other pecuniary or non pecuniary interests relevant to items on the agenda.

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest.

195.

MINUTES pdf icon PDF 78 KB

To receive and confirm the minutes from the last meeting of the Licensing Committee held on 19 November 2014.

Minutes:

RECEIVED the minutes of the meeting held on 19 November 2014.

 

AGREED that the minutes of the meeting held on 19 November 2014 be confirmed and signed as a correct record.

196.

GAMBLING ACT 2005 - ENFIELD'S LICENSING POLICY (REPORT NO.95) pdf icon PDF 204 KB

To receive the report of the Principal Licensing Officer in respect of consideration of the Council’s gambling policy.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

RECEIVED the report of the Principal Licensing Officer.

 

NOTED

 

1.  The introduction by the Principal Licensing Officer, including:

a.  The revised (4th) edition of the Gambling Policy would be submitted for approval by full Council on 11 November 2015. The policy was due for publishing by 30 January 2016.

b.  The Council was required, following public consultation, to publish its gambling policy every three years. The recommended Statement of Principles was attached to the report.

c.  A new ‘no casino’ resolution was recommended.

d.  Changes to the Council’s Gambling Policy reflected the key changes in the Gambling Commission’s statutory guidance to licensing authorities.

e.  A leading licensing barrister had been involved during the drafting process and would provide final feedback before submission of the report to Council.

 

2.  Councillors Savva and Fallart arrived at the meeting.

 

3.  The responses to the public consultation, which took place between 17/07/15 and 02/10/15, were noted. The proposed policy was amended as considered necessary in the light of the feedback received.

 

4.  Members’ debate and responses to questions raised, including clarification of the publishing date for the policy, and confirmation of guidance to the Gambling Act that licensing authorities cannot take account of the number of gambling establishments in the borough when determining applications.

 

AGREED that the Licensing Committee noted the results of the public consultation and amendments made to the proposed Statement of Principles, under the Gambling Act 2005, and recommended to Council:

 

1)    To approve the Statement of Principles, under the Gambling Act 2005, attached as Appendix 1 to the report.

 

2)    To resolve not to issue casino premises licences, under the Gambling Act 2005.

197.

ADOPTION OF CONDITIONS FOR EXPLOSIVES LICENCES (REPORT NO. 96) pdf icon PDF 269 KB

To receive the report of the Principal Licensing Officer setting out the additional licensing conditions proposed to apply to operators wishing to sell fireworks.

Minutes:

RECEIVED the report of the Principal Licensing Officer.

 

NOTED

 

1.  The introduction by the Principal Licensing Officer, including:

a.  London Trading Standards Authorities had been working with licensing authorities to ensure a consistent approach across London. The conditions attached in the appendices to the report were based on this framework.

b.  The Council had the power to impose conditions as deemed necessary.

 

2.  Councillor Steven arrived at the meeting.

 

3.  Members’ debate, and responses to questions raised, including clarification of test purchasing procedures.

 

4.  The need for extra vigilance this year was highlighted, given that there would be no public fireworks display in Enfield Town in November 2015.

 

AGREED that the Licensing Committee noted and approved the additional licensing conditions proposed to apply to operators wishing to sell fireworks.

198.

ADOPTION OF CONDITIONS FOR SPECIAL TREATMENTS LICENCES (REPORT NO. 97) pdf icon PDF 93 KB

To receive the report of the Principal Licensing Officer setting out the additional licensing conditions proposed to apply to operators wishing to offer laser and/or intense pulse light (IPL) treatments.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

RECEIVED the report of the Principal Licensing Officer.

 

NOTED the introduction by the Principal Licensing Officer, clarifying the background to the report and why a change was needed.

 

AGREED that the Licensing Committee noted and approved the proposed conditions for premises offering laser / IPL treatments.

199.

ADOPTION OF REVISED CONDITIONS FOR PET SHOP LICENSING (REPORT NO. 98) pdf icon PDF 333 KB

To receive the report of the Principal Licensing Officer recommending the adoption of amended licensing conditions written in accordance with the ‘Model Conditions for Pet Vending Licensing 2013’.

Minutes:

RECEIVED the report of the Principal Licensing Officer.

 

NOTED

 

1.  The introduction by the Principal Licensing Officer, including:

a.  Before granting licences to pet vendors, the licensing authority must be satisfied that set criteria were met. Greater clarification had been provided on what was expected, and the new information was taken into account in the revised model conditions appended to the report.

b.  If adopted, the new standard conditions would be attached to all new pet shop licences issued from 1 November 2015 and all renewals from 1 January 2016.

 

2.  Members’ debate, and responses to questions raised, including that further details regarding inoculation requirements for cats would be investigated and circulated to members.

 

AGREED that the Licensing Committee noted and approved that the Council’s amended licensing conditions written in accordance with the ‘Model Conditions for Pet Vending Licensing 2013’ published by the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health attached to the report, be adopted to form this authority’s standard conditions attached to pet shop licences issued under the Pet Animals Act 1951, with effect from 1 January 2016.