Agenda and minutes

Alcohol and Entertainment Licensing Committee
Monday 5 December 2016 6.00 pm

Venue: Boardrooms 1/2 - Brent Civic Centre, Engineers Way, Wembley HA9 0FJ. View directions

Contact: Joe Kwateng, Governance Services Officer  020 8937 1354; Email: joe.kwateng@brent.gov.uk

Items
No. Item

1.

Declarations of interests

Members are invited to declare at this stage of the meeting, any relevant financial or other interest in the items on this agenda.

Minutes:

None declared.

2.

Changes to the Constitution - Arrangement for Flexible Substitutes pdf icon PDF 84 KB

At the last Full Council meeting, a report that proposed a number of changes to the Council’s Constitution including more flexible arrangements for substitutes for the Alcohol and Entertainment Licensing Sub-Committees was agreed.  The Chief Legal Officer was charged with amending the Constitution accordingly.

 

Minutes:

The Sub-Committee received a report from the Chief Legal Officer that arose from the decision at last Full Council meeting that proposed a number of changes to the Council’s Constitution including more flexible arrangements for substitutes for the Alcohol and Entertainment Licensing Sub-Committees.

 

Members heard that the proposal which required amendments to Part 3 of the Council’s Constitution (Standing Orders) would permit the Alcohol and Entertainment Licensing Committee to appoint a larger pool of substitutes for each of its 3 sub-committees from which any Member may be selected as and when the need arose.  In this way, the Council would be able to efficiently meet its statutory obligation under the Licensing Act 2003 to find 3 members to hold hearings.

 

In endorsing the recommendations of the report, members requested that the Chief Legal Officer be asked to review the wording of Standing Order 55a.

 

RESOLVED:

 

(i)        that the flexible arrangements for substitutes for the Alcohol and Entertainment Licensing Sub-Committees be approved;

 

(ii)       that all remaining members be appointed to each of its Sub-Committees to enable any member from the pool of substitutes to be selected.

3.

Any other urgent business

Notice of items to be raised under this heading must be given in writing to the Head of Executive and Member Services or his representative before the meeting in accordance with Standing Order 64.

 

Minutes:

None.