Meeting Details

Licensing Committee
18 Oct 2021 - 18:30 to 18:42
  • Documents
  • Attendance
  • Visitors
  • Declarations of Interests



Meeting Details

Members are invited to a Meeting of the Licensing Committee

to be held in the Conference Room, Riverside,

on Monday, 18 October 2021 at 6.30pm


This meeting is being held in person in order to comply with the Local Government Act 1972. In order to comply with East Suffolk Council's coronavirus arrangements and guidance, the number of people at this meeting will have to be restricted to only those whose attendance is reasonably necessary. 


Ordinarily, East Suffolk Council encourages members of the public to attend its meetings but on this occasion would encourage the public to watch the livestream, via the East Suffolk Council YouTube channel instead at


If you do believe it is necessary for you to be in attendance we encourage you to notify Democratic Services, by email to, of your intention to do so no later than 12 noon on the working day before the meeting so that the meeting can be managed in a COVID secure way and the Team can endeavour to accommodate you and advise of the necessary health and safety precautions.  


However, we are not able to guarantee you a space/seat and you are advised that it may be that, regrettably, we are not able to admit you to the meeting room.

Part One - Open To The Public
1 Apologies for Absence and Substitutions

Apologies were received from Councillors Goldson, F Mortimer, T Mortimer, Smith-Lyte and Wiles.


Councillor Thompson attended the meeting as a Substitute for Councillor Smith-Lyte.

2 Declarations of Interest

Members and Officers are invited to make any declarations of Disclosable Pecuniary or Local Non-Pecuniary Interests that they may have in relation to items on the Agenda and are also reminded to make any declarations at any stage during the Meeting if it becomes apparent that this may be required when a particular item or issue is considered.

There were no Declarations of Interest.
3 pdf Minutes (101Kb)
To confirm as a correct record the Minutes of the meeting held on 19 July 2021.




That the Minutes of the Meeting held on 19 July 2021 be confirmed as a correct  record and signed by the Chairman.

Report of the Cabinet Member with responsibility for Community Health


The Cabinet Member with responsibility for Community Health introduced report ES/0921 which presented to the Committee the responses to the consultation on the draft Gambling Statement of Principles.  The Committee was being requested to consider the responses and approve the revised edition of the Gambling Statement of Principles.


Members were reminded that local authorities had responsibility for publishing a three year Statement of Principles.  The Council's last consultation and review was in 2018 and the current Statement had been published in January 2019 covering the period up to 31 January 2022.  Since that time, the Statement had been updated as set out in Appendix A to the report and approved for a four week consultation.  During that consultation period, one response had been received from GambleAware which was contained in Appendix B.


The Senior Licensing Officer advised that the revised Statement had come back to Committee for its approval so that the document could be put forward to Council for adoption.


In response to a question relating to the three year review, the Senior Licensing Officer advised that it was the Government's decision that a review should be undertaken every three years and the Council was following that guidance.


Members supported the content of the document and could see no issues with adopting the Statement of Principles.  There being no further debate, it was 




That the revised edition of the Gambling Statement of Principles be approved in order that Full Council can adopt the Statement at its meeting in November, ready for publication on 31 January 2022. 

Report of the Cabinet Member with responsibility for Community Health


The Cabinet Member with responsibility for Community Health introduced report ES/0922 which provided Members with information relating to issued licenses in east Suffolk and gave an overview of the work of the Licensing Sub-Committees during the period July to September 2021.  The Cabinet Member advised that it was really helpful to see what the Licensing Sub-Committees had been considering and sought clarification that the Committee wished to continue receiving such a report.


The Acting Legal and Licensing Services Manager advised that the report was in addition to the monthly updates provided to Members.  He drew particular attention to paragraph 1.2 and the appeal to the Magistrates' Court on the Hog Hotel, Lowestoft, application.  The next appeal due to be heard on 10 December.  In paragraph 1.3 of the report, the new premises Licence for Skye Lounge, Felixstowe, had been granted on 5 October subject to conditions.  Overall, there had been an increase of seven licenced premises.


In relation to Taxi and Private Hire licences, the Acting Legal and Licensing Services Manager further advised that overall there had been a decrease in the number of hackney carriage vehicles and drivers and an increase in private hire vehicles and drivers.  There had been a reduction of one Private Hire Operators since the 1 July report.


In response to a question relating to the Hog Hotel appeal, the Acting Legal and Licensing Services Manager advised the Directions had been issued and the next hearing was scheduled for 10 December.  However, it was hoped to resolve the matter before that date.


Members welcomed receiving such a detailed and an informative report and 




That the overview of the work of the Licensing Team and the Licensing Sub-Committees during the third quarter of 2021 be noted.

Part Two - Confidential

There are no Exempt or Confidential items for this Agenda.

Declarations of Interests

Member NameItem Ref.DetailsNature of DeclarationAction
No declarations of interest have been entered for this meeting.


Officers present: Teresa Bailey (Senior Licensing Officer), Sarah Carter (Democratic Services Officer), Martin Clarke (Acting Legal and Licensing Services Manager), Matt Makin (Democratic Services Officer)