Agenda and minutes

Venue: Worthing Town Hall, Gordon Room

Contact: Katy McMullan
Democratic Services Officer
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No. Item


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 Roser declared that his employer had a licence to sell alcohol.


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 public questions submitted.


Members Questions

Pre-submitted Members questions are pursuant to rule 12 of the Council &

Committee Procedure Rules.


Questions should be submitted by midday on Friday 3 February 2023 to

Democratic Services,


(Note: Member Question Time will operate for a maximum of 30 minutes.)


There were no pre-submitted Members questions.


Confirmation of Minutes

To approve the minutes of the Licensing and Control Committee A meeting of held

on the 23 January 2023, copies of which have been previously circulated.


Resolved: that the minutes of the Licensing and Control Committee meetings held on the 23 January 2023 be approved as the correct records.


Items Raised Under Urgency Provisions

To consider any items the Chairman of the meeting considers to be urgent


There were no items raised under urgent provisions.


Worthing 2023/24 Fees and Charges Report pdf icon PDF 319 KB

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 was a section of a proposed review of the licensing fees for 2023/24 which had been presented at the Licensing Committee meeting on 23 January 2023.


The Officer delivered the report clarifying that this section of the report amended some previous errors amongst the figures that had been identified after the meeting on 23 January 2023.

He explained the revised figures and percentages to the members.


The Officer addressed questions from the Members regarding some of the figures supplied and it was noted that some members were keen to continue to have percentages included in future reports.


The amendments to 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.