Contact:        Sara Saunders

Direct Dial:   01275 884180


Date:              20 April 2018














Dear Sir or Madam


Licensing Sub-Committee

Tuesday 1st May 2018, 11.30am Kenn Room, Town Hall


A meeting of the Sub-Committee will take place as indicated above.  The agenda is set out overleaf.




Yours faithfully





Head of Legal and Democratic Services





To:       Members of the Sub-Committee


Councillors:   Mary Blatchford, Andy Cole, James Tonkin



Local Members (for information): Weston-super-Mare Central



This document and associated papers can be made available in a different format on request.




1.         Election of Chairman for the meeting


2.         Apologies for absence and notification of substitutes


3.         Declaration of Disclosable Pecuniary Interest (Standing Order 37)


A Member must declare any disclosable pecuniary interest where it relates to any matter being considered at the meeting. A declaration of a disclosable pecuniary interest should indicate the interest and the agenda item to which it relates. A Member is not permitted to participate in this agenda item by law and should immediately leave the meeting before the start of any debate.


If the Member leaves the Chamber in respect of a declaration, he or she should ensure that the Chairman is aware of this before he or she leaves to enable their exit from the meeting to be recorded in the minutes in accordance with Standing Order 37.


4.         Adoption of hearing procedure


5.         LA 2003 Application for variation of premises licence: Loves Café, 9 West Street, Weston-super-Mare BS23 1JR

            Report of the Director of Development & Environment


6.         Urgent business permitted by the Local Government Act 1972

For a matter to be considered as an urgent item, the following question must be addressed: “What harm to the public interest would flow from leaving it until the next meeting”.  If harm can be demonstrated, then it is open to the Chairman to rule that it be considered as urgent.  Otherwise the matter cannot be considered urgent within the statutory provisions.






Exempt Items

Should the Sub-Committee wish to consider a matter as an Exempt Item, the Sub-Committee will be invited to pass the following resolution –


“(1)      That the press, public, and officers not required by the Members, the Chief Executive or the Director, to remain during the exempt session, be excluded from the meeting during consideration of the following item of business on the ground that its consideration will involve the disclosure of exempt information as defined in Section 100I of the Local Government Act 1972, by virtue of paragraphs 1 and 2 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the Act”


Also, if appropriate, the following resolution should be passed –


“(2)      That members of the Council who are not members of this Sub-Committee be invited to remain.”





Filming and Recording of Meetings

The proceedings of this meeting may be recorded for broadcasting purposes.

Anyone wishing to film part or all of the proceedings may do so unless the press and public are excluded for that part of the meeting or there is good reason not to do so, as directed by the Chairman. Any filming must be done as unobtrusively as possible from a single fixed position without the use of any additional lighting, focusing only on those actively participating in the meeting and having regard to the wishes of any members of the public present who may not wish to be filmed. As a matter of courtesy, anyone wishing to film proceedings is asked to advise the Chairman or the Head of Legal and Democratic Service’s representative before the start of the meeting so that all those present may be made aware that it is happening.


Members of the public may also use Facebook and Twitter or other forms of social media to report on proceedings at this meeting.



Mobile phones, PDAs and other mobile devices

All persons attending the meeting are requested to ensure that these devices are switched to silent mode. The chairman may approve an exception to this request in special circumstances.



Emergency Evacuation Procedure

ON HEARING THE ALARM – (a continuous two tone siren)


Leave the room by the nearest exit door.    Ensure that windows are closed.


Last person out to close the door.


Do Not stop to collect personal belongings.

Do Not use the lifts.

Follow the green and white exit signs and make your way to the assembly point.

Do Not re-enter the building until authorised to do so by the Fire Authority.


Go to Assembly Point C – Outside the offices formerly occupied by Stephen & Co