Agenda and minutes

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Declarations of Interest

Members are asked to declare any interest and the nature of that interest which they may have in any of the items under consideration at this meeting.



There were no declarations of interest.



Minutes pdf icon PDF 55 KB

To confirm the Minutes of the Meeting of the Committee held on 31 July 2012.




The Minutes of the meeting of the Committee held on 31 July 2012 were confirmed as a correct record and signed by the Chairman.



Urgent Business (previously agreed with the Chairman)


There was no urgent business.



Gambling Act 2005 - Statement of Licensing Principles Three Year Review pdf icon PDF 74 KB

Report of Head of Public Protection and Major Developments

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The Committee considered a report of the Head of Public Protection & Development Management which outlined the requirement licensing authorities have regarding publishing a statement of policy in exercising their functions under the Act.


In Northamptonshire the policy was prepared jointly across the county and was reviewed in accordance with guidance from the Local Government Association and members of the national licensing policy forum.  Little response was received from consultees and each authorities committee members received a copy of the documents.




  1. That the Council’s Statement of Policy in relation to the Gambling Act 2005 be noted.


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    That Council be recommended to approve the Statement of Policy in







    relation to the Gambling Act 2005.



Taxis and Private Hire - A Review of the Joint Enforcement Working Arrangements with Milton Keynes Council pdf icon PDF 150 KB

Report of Environment Health Manager


The Committee considered a report of the Environmental Health Manager which updated members and the joint enforcement work with Milton Keynes Council during 2011/12 and sought members views on future joint working arrangements.




  1. That the work that has been carried out jointly by both local authorities officers be noted.


  1. That the joint statement as still being fit for purpose be endorsed.


  1. That reinvigorating the joint statement be supported and that it should be resent to all drivers and operators again to remind them of our approach be agreed.



An Update on Licensing Matters pdf icon PDF 74 KB

Report of Licensing Team Leader

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The Licensing Team Leader presented his report, which gave an update on Licensing Matters since the last meeting. The report covered an update on the Licensing Act, the Gambling Act, Taxi Licensing, Department of Transport – Taxi and Private Hire Services Consultation, Enforcement and Licensing Hearings that had been held since the last meeting of the Committee.




  1. That the report be noted.