Agenda and minutes

Licensing Acts Committee - Friday, 30 November 2018 10.00 am

Venue: Meeting Room 1, 135 Eastern Avenue, Milton Park, Milton, Abingdon OX14 4SB

Contact: Ron Schrieber  Democratic Services Officer

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Minutes pdf icon PDF 101 KB

To adopt and sign as a correct record the Licensing Acts Committee minutes of the meeting held on 17 May 2018 (attached). 


RESOLVED: to approve the minutes of the meeting held on 17 May 2018 as a correct record and agree that the Chairman sign these as such.


Declaration of interest

To receive any declarations of disclosable pecuniary interests in respect of items on the agenda for this meeting. 




Urgent business and chairman's announcements

To receive notification of any matters which the chairman determines should be considered as urgent business and the special circumstances which have made the matters urgent, and to receive any announcements from the chairman. 




Public participation

To receive any questions or statements from members of the public that have registered to speak. 




Gambling Policy pdf icon PDF 358 KB

To consider the Joint Gambling Policy report of the Head of Housing and Environment.


The committee considered the Joint Gambling Policy following the statutory consultation.


The committee noted the following minor changes to the existing policy:


·         Information was included on the detail required for premises risk assessments, including for them to be kept at the premises.

·         Paragraphs 2.7.2 and 2.7.3 referred to the local area profiles which were now available on the council websites to assist operators in developing their risk assessments, required for the application process.

·         The policy had been updated to refer to GDPR and Data Protection Act 2018 and the Councils’ licensing enforcement policy.

·         Annex 4 now referred to the recent government review of gaming machines and social responsibility measures and the decision that the maximum staked on fixed odds betting terminals would be reduced from £100 to £2.


Officers agreed to circulate information on how the changes to the fixed odds betting terminal stakes would be monitored and enforced.


RESOLVED: to recommend Cabinet to recommend Council to:


(a)          Adopt the proposed Joint Gambling Policy.


(b)          Authorise the Head of Housing and Environment to make minor editorial changes to the Joint Gambling Policy.


(c)          Authorise the Head of Housing and Environment to publish the Joint Gambling Policy in accordance with the Gambling Act 2005 (Licensing Authority Policy Statement) (England and Wales) Regulations 2006.