Meeting Details

Licensing Committee
29 Nov 2021 - 18:00 to 20:00


This meeting will be held in public and in person at the Town Hall, Great Yarmouth.


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  • Documents
  • Attendance
  • Visitors
  • Declarations of Interests



Standard Items
To receive any apologies for absence. 



Apologies for absence were received from Councillors Bensly, Hacon, Stenhouse and B Walker.





You have a Disclosable Pecuniary Interest in a matter to be discussed if it relates to something on your Register of Interests form. You must declare the interest and leave the room while the matter is dealt with.

You have a Personal Interest in a matter to be discussed if it affects
•    your well being or financial position
•    that of your family or close friends
•    that of a club or society in which you have a management role
•    that of another public body of which you are a member to a greater extent than others in your ward.
You must declare a personal interest but can speak and vote on the matter.

Whenever you declare an interest you must say why the interest arises, so that it can be included in the minutes. 



There were no declarations of interest given at the meeting.




3 pdf MINUTES (84Kb)


To confirm the minutes of the meeting held on 20 September 2021.






The minutes of the meeting held on 20 September 2021 were confirmed.




To consider any matters arising from the above minutes.



There were no matters arising from the above minutes which were not covered elsewhere on the agenda.






Report attached.






The Committee received and considered the report from the Licensing & Elections Manager.



The Licensing & Elections Manager reported that the licensing authorities were required to publish a statement of principles and review it every 3 years. The policy had been reviewed and updated to reflect minimal changes in legislation, Gambling Commission guidance and related matters. This had been subject to a 9 week consultation period during July & September which included the responsible authorities and a range of organisations including the Gambling Commission, existing gambling operators and organisations representing vulnerable people. No comments were received in response to the consultation. Therefore, if Members agreed to the draft policy they could recommend it for adoption by Council on the 9 December 2021.


The Solicitor flagged two issues to the Committee. Firstly, on page 10; the paragraph headed "Appropriate Licensing Environment", mentioned a non-remote betting operating licence under s65(2)(c) of the Act and whether this should be a general betting licence. Secondly, at the top of page 11; it mentioned Categories B2-D under s172(8) of the Act and should this be B,C or D rather than B2-D. The Licensing & Elections Manger confirmed that she would amend the policy to reflect the advice which the solicitor had given at the meeting.


Councillor Wainwright proposed that the draft policy be recommended to Council for adoption on the 9 December 2021. This was seconded by Councillor Mogford.


Following a vote; it was RESOLVED:-


That the draft Gambling Policy be recommended for adoption by Full Council at its meeting of 9 December 2021.





To consider any other business as may be determined by the Chairman of the meeting as being of sufficient urgency to warrant consideration.



The Chairman reported that there was no other business being of sufficient urgency to warrant consideration at the meeting.




Additional Meeting Documents



NameReason for Sending ApologySubstituted By
James Bensly Emma Flaxman-Taylor
Katy Stenhouse Leslie Mogford
Brian Walker Trevor Wainwright
NameReason for AbsenceSubstituted By
Michael Jeal  
Kerry Robinson-Payne  
Adrian Thompson  

Declarations of Interests

Member NameItem Ref.DetailsNature of DeclarationAction
No declarations of interest have been entered for this meeting.





Councillor G Carpenter (in the Chair); Councillors Bird, Borg, Cordiner-Achenbach, Galer, Hanton & Lawn.


Councillor Flaxman-Taylor attended as a substitute for Councillor Bensly.


Councillor Mogford attended as a substitute for Councillor Stenhouse.


Councillor Wainwright attended as a substitute for Councillor B Walker.


Mrs D Wilby (Licensing & Elections Manager) & Mrs C Webb (Executive Services Offficer).


Mr D Lowens (Solicitor, nplaw).




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