Agenda and draft minutes

Licensing Committee
Tuesday, 5th March, 2024 7.30 pm

Venue: Council Chamber - Civic Centre

Contact: Email: governance@harlow.gov.uk 

Items
No. Item

36.

Apologies for Absence

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillors Nick Churchill, Jodi Dunne, Lanie Shears and John Steer.

37.

Declarations of Interest

Councillors’ declarations of interest (if any) in relation to any matters on the agenda.

Minutes:

None.

38.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 179 KB

Minutes:

RESOLVED that the minutes of the meeting held on 16 January 2024 be agreed and signed as a correct record by the Chair.

39.

Matters Arising

39a

Minute 33 - Roof Signs on Harlow Private Hire Vehicles

Minutes:

Councillor James Griggs requested an update on the Private Hire Vehicles roof sign consultation. Adam Sherwood, Principal Licensing Officer, advised that two questionnaires had been created and that the consultation would start on Friday 8 March. The consultation would run for six weeks. Adam Sherwood agreed to circulate the questionnaires to the Committee before Friday.

 

40.

Written Questions and Petitions

Minutes:

None.

41.

Committee Work Plan pdf icon PDF 197 KB

Minutes:

RESOLVED that the work plan be noted.

42.

DfT Taxi and Private Hire Best Practice Guidance Overview pdf icon PDF 140 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Committee received an overview report on the Department for Transport (DfT) Taxi and Private Hire best practice guidance.

 

RESOLVED that:

 

A      Members note the updated Department for Transport Best Practice Guidance.

 

B      Members instruct officers to consider the updated Best Practice Guidance and to bring to a future meeting of the committee a consultation proposal on matters arising.

 

C      Members instruct officers to liaise with trade representatives and relevant boards to devise a list of suitable consultees for taxi licensing matters.

 

D      Members instruct officers to provide any further reports to the Committee where aspects of the guidance may necessitate a review of local licensing practices.

43.

"Pop-up" Licensing Guidance pdf icon PDF 221 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Committee received a report on Pop-Up Businessesand guides for the sale of alcohol.

 

RESOLVED that:

 

A      Members of the Licensing Committee noted the content of the report.

44.

Zero/Low Alcohol Drinks at Licensed Premises pdf icon PDF 149 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Committee received a report on Low and Alcohol-Free Alternatives

in Licensed Premises.

 

RESOLVED that:

 

A      The content of the report be noted by members of the Licensing Committee.

45.

References from Other Committees

Any references arising from meetings held after the publication of this agenda will be circulated separately.

Minutes:

None.

46.

Matters of Urgent Business

Such other business which, in the opinion of the Chair, should be received as a matter of urgency by reason of special circumstances to be specified in the minutes.

Minutes:

None.