Licensing Committee - Wednesday, 24th May, 2023 11.08 am

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

Contact: Elaine Tibble  01305 224202 Email:


No. Item


Appointment of Vice-Chair

To receive any apologies for absence.



Minutes pdf icon PDF 104 KB

To confirm the minutes of the meeting held on 16 June 2022.


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.


Public Participation

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 either 1 question or 1 statement for each meeting.  You are welcome to attend the meeting in person or via MS Teams to read out your question and to receive the response.   If you submit a statement for the committee this will be circulated to all members of the committee in advance of the meeting as a supplement to the agenda and appended to the minutes for the formal record but will not be read out at the meeting. The first 8 questions and the first 8 statements received from members of the public or organisations for each meeting will be accepted on a first come first served basis in accordance with the deadline set out below.  Further information read Public Participation - Dorset Council


All submissions must be emailed in full to by 8.30am on 19 May 2023.


When submitting your question or statement please note that: 


  • You can submit 1 question or 1 statement.
  • a question may include a short pre-amble to set the context.
  • It must be a single question and any sub-divided questions will not be permitted.
  • Each question will consist of no more than 450 words, and you will be given up to 3 minutes to present your question.
  • 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.   





Weymouth and Portland Zone Taxi Fares pdf icon PDF 275 KB

To determine the maximum level of fares that can be charged by Hackney Carriage Proprietors in the Weymouth and Portland zone and to consider the request for a change to the times that different tariffs operate.

Additional documents:


Revised Taxi Report with recommendations pdf icon PDF 278 KB


Appointment of Licensing Sub-Committees and New Delegations to Officers/Sub-Committees pdf icon PDF 333 KB

To meet the requirements of the Constitution, at the first meeting of the Licensing Committee after each Annual Council the Committee is required to review and appoint such sub-committees as it considers appropriate for the effective operation of the Council’s licensing duties. In addition it is recommended that new delegations are put in place to allow for the efficient and effective running of the service in relation to sexual entertainment licences, Temporary Event Notices and private hire vehicle plate exemptions.

Additional documents:


Boat Licence Conditions pdf icon PDF 328 KB

To approve an amendment to the conditions attached to a specific Boat Licence in the Purbeck area to extend the time it can be operated in line with the lease from Dorset Council.

Additional documents:


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.



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.