Venue: Worthing Town Hall, Council Chamber
Contact: Katy McMullan
Democratic Services Officer
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Declarations 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 or Democratic Services representative for this meeting.
There were no substitute members.
Cllr Nowak declared that he was the Vice Chair of Worthing Community Trust and a Trustee of High Salvington Mill Trust and Richard Housing Trust.
Cllr Cochran declared that, having worked doors within Worthing he was acquainted with many Taxi Drivers and had previously worked for the now sold company, Central Cars.
Public Question Time
To receive any questions from Members of the public in accordance with Standing
( Note: Public Question Time will operate for a maximum of 30 minutes.)
There were no public questions submitted.
Pre-submitted Members questions are pursuant to rule 12 of the Council &
Committee Procedure Rules.
Questions should be submitted by midday on Wednesday 18 January 2023 to
Democratic Services, email@example.com
(Note: Member Question Time will operate for a maximum of 30 minutes.)
There were no Members questions submitted.
Confirmation of Minutes
To approve the minutes of Licensing and Control Committee B meetings held on the 11 July, 27 July, 10 August, 7 September, 4 October,12 October, 26 October and 23 November 2022, copies of which have been previously circulated.
Resolved: that the minutes of the Licensing and Control Committee meetings held on the 11 July, 27 July, 10 August, 7 September, 4 October,12 October, 26 October and 23 November 2022 be approved as the correct records.
Items Raised Under Urgency Provisions
To consider any items the Chair of the meeting considers to be urgent.
There were no items raised under urgent provisions.
A report by the Director for Communities, attached as item 6.
Before the Committee was a report by the Director for Communities, a copy of which had been circulated to all members. The report before members proposed a review of the licensing fees for 2023/24.
The Officer delivered the report clarifying that this was the first review of fees since 2016.
The Officer addressed questions from the Members regarding some of the figures supplied. He clarified changes in the taxi licensing and taxi operator licensing procedure as well as explaining the new Animal Welfare licensing legislation.
The recommendations were discussed and unanimously approved.
Resolved: To approve the scale of licensing fees proposed within Appendix 1 to apply from 1 April 2023. Also to delegate to the Public Health and Regulation Manager to set the fee in consultation with the Chair of the Licensing Committee following advertisement in the local newspaper for Hackney Carriage, Private Hire Operator and street trading consent fees as detailed in Appendix 1.