Agenda and minutes

Venue: Gordon Room, Worthing Town Hall

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Declaration of Interest / substitute members

Members and officers must declare any disclosable pecuniary interests in relation to any business on the agenda. Declarations should also be made at any stage such an interest becomes apparent during the meeting.


If in doubt contact the Legal and Democratic Services representative for this meeting.  


There were no declarations of interest


Confirmation of minutes

To approve the minutes of the Licensing and Control Committee B meetings of the 7 March 2019 and the Licensing and Control Sub-Committee B of the 22 May 2019 and the 20 August 2019, copies of which have been previously circulated.  


The minutes of the Licensing Control Sub Committee held on the 7 March 2019, 22 May 2019 and the 20 August 2019  be approved as the correct record and be signed by the Chairman 


Public question time

To receive any questions from members of the public in accordance with standing order 11.2


(Note: Public question time will operate for a maximum of 30 minutes)


There were no questions from the public


Gambling Act 2005 - Review of Statement of Licensing Policy pdf icon PDF 118 KB

To consider a report by the Director for Communities, copy attached as item 4

Additional documents:



Before the Committee was a report by the Director for Communities, a copy of which was circulated to all members, a copy of which is attached to the signed copy of these minutes as item 3. The report before members invited them to review the draft statement of Gambling Licensing Policy.


The Licensing Officer introduced the report to the Committee and set out the legislative background to the report and summarised the consultation responses which had been supplied to the Committee. A late representation had also been received from legal services (a copy of which is attached to the signed copy of these minutes).


The Committee discussed the report and agreed to the changes proposed in the report and the representation from the legal services department. In addition there were some changes agreed to an annex in the report referring to a study conducted by Leeds University with references to mental ill-health being amended to ‘mental health issues’ and ‘mentally distressed’ respectively and that where the document referred to homeless it should also state ‘and insecurely housed’. There would also need to be an additional sentence before para 30.5 stating ‘some of this research is listed below’.


Members supported the document and lauded the importance of the policy and its role in regulating the subject matter of the document


Resolved: that the Statement of Gambling Licensing Policy as amended be recommended to Council for approval