Agenda and minutes

Licensing Committee
Tuesday, 21st July, 2015 10.30 am

Venue: Main Committee Room, Civic Centre, Stone Cross, Northallerton

Contact: Democratic Services Officer  01609 767015

Items
No. Item

LC.3

Minutes

To confirm the minutes of the meetings held on 23 March and 26 May 2015 (LC.15 - LC.18 and LC.1 – LC.2) and the meetings of the Licensing Hearings Panel held on 6 May and 16 July 2015 (LHP.23 and LHP.1) previously circulated.

Minutes:

THE DECISION:

 

That the minutes of the meetings of the Committee held on 23 March and 26 May 2015 (LC.15 - LC.18 and LC.1 – LC.2) and the minutes of the Licensing and Appeals Hearings Panel held on 6 May and 16 July (LHP.23 and LHP.1), previously circulated, be signed as correct records.

LC.4

Food Service Plan 2015/16 pdf icon PDF 142 KB

Report of the Executive Director

Minutes:

The subject of the decision:

 

The Executive Director submitted a report seeking approval of Food Service Plan 2015/16.  The Food Safety Plan would demonstrate that food safety services and their enforcement within the District were properly organised in order to minimise the risk of food poisoning or harm to consumers within the Hambleton District and beyond.

 

The Committee raised concerns over the resources required to implement this plan and suggested that this should be scrutinised in order to ascertain whether the plan could be implemented effectively.

 

Alternative options considered:

 

None.

 

The reason for the decision:

 

To comply with the Food Standards Agency (FSA) and the Regulators’ Code in relation to the development of food enforcement services and their enforcement.

 

THE DECISION:

 

That the Food Service Plan 2015/16 be approved.

LC.5

Health and Safety Implementation Plan 2015/16 pdf icon PDF 64 KB

Report of the Executive Director

Minutes:

The subject of the decision:

 

The Executive Director submitted a report seeking approval of the Health & Safety Intervention Plan for 2015-16.

 

The Committee raised concerns over the resources required to implement this plan and suggested that this should be scrutinised in order to ascertain whether the plan could be implemented effectively.

 

Alternative options considered:

 

None.

 

The reason for the decision:

 

To comply with the National Local Authority Enforcement Code published by the Health & Safety Executive.

 

THE DECISION:

 

That the Health & Safety Intervention Plan for 2015-16 be approved.

LC.6

Gambling Act 2005 Statement of Principles pdf icon PDF 265 KB

Report of the Executive Director

Minutes:

The subject of the decision:

 

The Executive Director submitted a report which provided information concerning a proposed revision of the Gambling Act 2005 Statement of Principles and sought approval to commence consultation with interested parties.

 

Alternative options considered:

 

None.

 

The reason for the decision:

 

To enable consultation to take place prior to a final decision being taken on the implementation of the proposed revisions.

 

THE DECISION:

 

That a six week consultation period on the Statement of Principles with the trade, the public and any other interested parties be commenced forthwith, subject to the matter being referred back to the Licensing Committee following the consultation period for consideration of any of the responses received.