||Councillor R H Fisher
||Councillor G Savage
Mrs J Lowis
Mrs J Raine
|Lead Officer in Attendance:
||Paul Foote, Director of Corporate and Legal Services
|Democratic Services Officer:
|Also in attendance
||Mrs E Sudlow - Strategic Partnership Manager, K Dixon -
Proprietor Seagraves and Dixon, M Bowman - Proprietor of The
Lounge, Roy Hindson - Police Road Safety Officer
Lic/7/11/10 Apologies for Absence
No apologies for absence were received.
Minutes Lic/1/8/10 to Lic/6/8/10 of the meeting of this Committee held on 2 August 2010 were approved as a correct record of those proceedings.
Lic/9/11/10 Declarations of Interest
No declarations of interest were received.
Lic/10/11/10 Licensing Act 2003 - Review of Statement of Licensing Policy
The Committee considered report CLS56/10 of the Director of Corporate and Legal Services which requested Members to consider the reviewed Statement of Licensing Policy. Members were informed that in accordance with Section 5 of the Licensing Act 2003 the Licensing Authority must review its Statement of Licensing Policy every three years. Members were advised that a final draft of the policy had been prepared in co-operation with Cumbria's six district and borough councils, which set out how the Cumbrian Licensing Authorities would undertake their duties towards licensing alcohol, entertainment and late-night refreshment over the next three years.
RESOLVED that the final draft of the reviewed Statement of Licensing Policy be approved and recommended for adoption by the Council.
Reasons for decision
The Licensing Authority has a statutory duty to prepare and publish a licensing policy within the statutory time limits to conform to the Licensing Act and relevant Guidance.
Lic/11/11/10 Hackney Carriage Rank Provision - Creation of Two Part Time Ranks in Penrith
The Committee considered report CLS55/10 of the Director of Corporate and Legal Services which requested Members to consider the creation of two additional part time hackney carriage ranks in Penrith town centre. Members also considered the temporary displacement of taxis at the one existing public taxi rank at Sandgate, Penrith, following the announcement that United Utilities would be carrying out major work at the start of 2011. The Committee considered possible taxi ranks at King St and Castlegate and received representations and objections from residents and business proprietors
- The Director of Policy and Performance and/or the Environment Portfolio Holder be requested to make available four spaces for taxis within Sandgate car park, Penrith, during the duration of the work undertaken by United Utilities, providing United Utilities meet the associated costs or loss of income provision;
- The proposed part time taxi ranks at King Street and Castlegate be not proceeded with;
- The decision regarding the creation of two part time taxi ranks be deferred until the next Licensing Committee, pending a further report on all the potential locations for a taxi rank in Penrith and further consultation with the Highway Services at Cumbria County Council on those potential locations.
Lic/12/11/10 Date of Next Scheduled Meeting
The next scheduled meeting of the Licensing Committee will be held on 1 December 2010.
The meeting closed at 10.53am