Agenda and draft minutes

Licensing Committee - Thursday, 16th June, 2022 10.00 am

Venue: Council Chamber, County Hall, Dorchester, DT1 1XJ. View directions

Contact: Elaine Tibble  01305 224202 Email:


No. Item


Election of Vice Chair for the meeting


Proposed by Cllr Andrews, seconded by Cllr Wheller.


Decision: that Cllr Susan Cocking be elected Vice Chair for the duration of the meeting.


Minutes pdf icon PDF 105 KB

To confirm the minutes of the meeting held on 18th March 2022.


The minutes of the meeting held on 18 March 2022 were agreed and signed as a correct record.


Declarations of Interest

To disclose any pecuniary, other registrable or non-registrable interests as set out in the adopted Code of Conduct. In making their disclosure councillors are asked to state the agenda item, the nature of the interest and any action they propose to take as part of their declaration.

If required, further advice should be sought from the Monitoring Officer in advance of the meeting.


No declarations of disclosable pecuniary interests were made at the meeting.



Public Participation

To receive questions or statements on the business of the committee from town and parish councils and members of the public.


Representatives of town or parish councils and members of the public who live, work, or represent an organisation within the Dorset Council area are welcome to submit up to two questions or two statements for each meeting.  Alternatively, you could submit one question and one statement for each meeting.


All submissions must be emailed in full to by 8.30am on Tuesday 14 June 2022.


When submitting your question(s) and/or statement(s) please note that:

· no more than three minutes will be allowed for any one question or statement to be asked/read

· a question may include a short pre-amble to set the context and this will be included within the three-minute period

· please note that sub divided questions count towards your total of two

· when submitting a question please indicate who the question is for (e.g. the name of the committee or Portfolio Holder)

· Include your name, address and contact details.  Only your name will be published but we may need your other details to contact you about your question or statement in advance of the meeting.

· questions and statements received in line with the council’s rules for public participation will be published as a supplement to the agenda

· all questions, statements and responses will be published in full within the minutes of the meeting. 

Dorset Council Constitution Procedure Rule 9




There were no statements or questions from Town and Parish Councils or the public at the meeting:



Confirmation of Constitution, Delegated Powers and Appointment of Licensing Sub-Committees pdf icon PDF 211 KB

To receive a report from the Service Manager Licensing & Community Safety.


The Service Manager Licensing & Community Safety presented the report and explained that it was a requirement of the constitution, that at the first meeting of the Licensing Committee after the Annual Meeting of Council, the Licensing Committee review and appoint sub-committees.  An extract from the constitution and a proposed list of sub-committees were attached as appendices to the report.


Proposed by Cllr Beer, seconded by Cllr Lugg.




(1)       That in relation to Licensing & Gambling functions of the Council; the Committee adopted the delegations of powers in respect of its sub-committees and officers as set out in the report and at Appendix 1.




(2)       That five sub-committees be appointed consisting of three councillors each for consideration of matters relating to the Licensing Act 2003, Gambling Act 2005 and to undertake functions in relation to other licensing matters including hackney carriage and private hire vehicles, drivers and operator licences.






Urgent items

To consider any items of business which the Chairman has had prior notification and considers to be urgent pursuant to section 100B (4) b) of the Local Government Act 1972. The reason for the urgency shall be recorded in the minutes.



There were no urgent items.



Exempt Business

To move the exclusion of the press and the public for the following item in view of the likely disclosure of exempt information within the meaning of paragraph 3 of schedule 12 A to the Local Government Act 1972 (as amended).

The public and the press will be asked to leave the meeting whilst the item of business is considered.


There was no exempt business.