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There were no declarations of interest / substitute members
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
Exclusion of the Press and Public
In the opinion of the proper officer the press and public should be excluded from the meeting for conideration of items 12 and 13. There fore the meeting is asked to consider passing the following resolution:
‘that under Section 100A(4) of the Local Government Act 1972, the public and press be excluded from the meeting from the following items of business on the grounds that they involve the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in the paragraph of part 1 of schedule12A to the Act indicated against the item.’
Resolved: that under Section 100A(4) of the Local Government Act 1972, the public and press be excluded from the meeting from the following items of business on the grounds that they involve the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in the paragraph of part 1 of schedule12A to the Act indicated against the item.
Licensing Authority consideration of suspension or revocation of a personal licence following conviction for a relevant offence
To consider a report by the Interim Director for Communities, copy attached as item 4
Before the Committee was a report by the Director for Communities, a copy of which had been circulated to all members, a copy of which is attached to the signed copy of these minutes as item 4.
Members carried out the procedure before it and retired to make a decision
In reaching its decision the Licensing Sub-Committee has given due regard to the following:
· The statutory licensing objectives
· Worthing Borough Councils Statement of Licensing Policy
· Guidance under section 182 by the Home Secretary and Licensing Act 2003.
· The application, written/oral representations made at the hearing and in writing.
The Committee also gave regard to human rights legislation and the rules of natural justice.
In discharging its functions the Committee did so with a view to promoting the Licensing objectives, the relevant objectives here were the prevention of crime and disorder.
Resolved: To take no action
The reason for the decision:
The Committee believed that this was an isolated incident and accepted that the respondent had shown considerable remorse. The applicant immediately notified the licensing authority and the Magistrates and surrendered the licence to the Court voluntarily. The applicant had undertaken every step to correct the wrong doing. The applicant had participated in the Drink Drive Rehabilitation Course and resigned from your employment and have sought medical assistance. The licensing committee did not believe that the applicant’s behaviour would undermine the licensing objective of crime and disorder and did not believe that the applicant would offend again.