Licensing Committee
Wednesday, 25th September, 2019 10.00 am

Venue: Council Chamber, Civic Offices, Bridge Street, Christchurch BH23 1AZ. View directions

Contact: Jill Holyoake (01202) 454715  Email:

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To receive any apologies for absence from Councillors.


Substitute Members

To receive information on any changes in the membership of the Committee.


Note – When a member of a Committee is unable to attend a meeting of a Committee or Sub-Committee, the relevant Political Group Leader (or their nominated representative) may, by notice to the Monitoring Officer (or their nominated representative) prior to the meeting, appoint a substitute member from within the same Political Group. The contact details on the front of this agenda should be used for notifications.



Declarations of Interests

Councillors are required to comply with the requirements of the Localism Act 2011 and the Council's Code of Conduct regarding Disclosable Pecuniary Interests.

Councillors are also required to disclose any other interests where a Councillor is a member of an external body or organisation where that membership involves a position of control or significant influence, including bodies to which the Council has made the appointment in line with the Council's Code of Conduct.

Declarations received will be reported at the meeting.


Confirmation of Minutes pdf icon PDF 112 KB

To confirm and sign as a correct record the minutes of the Licensing Committee held on 29 May 2019 and the minutes of the Licensing Sub Committees held on 12 June, 9 and 23 July, and 6 and 20 August 2019.

Additional documents:


Public Issues

To receive any public questions, statements or petitions submitted in accordance with the Constitution on matters which do not fall within the separate Protocol for Public Speaking at hearings of the Licensing Committee and Sub Committees.

Further information on the requirements for submitting these is available to view at the following link:- 

The deadline for the submission of public questions is 18 September 2019.

The deadline for the submission of a statement is 12.00 noon, 24 September 2019.

The deadline for the submission of a petition is 12.00 noon, 24 September 2019.


Review of Hackney Carriage Fares within the Christchurch Zone pdf icon PDF 126 KB

To consider a request to review hackney carriage fares within the Christchurch Zone so that they align with the fares charged in the Bournemouth and Poole Zone.

Additional documents:


Licensing Act 2003 - Review and Harmonisation of Statement of Licensing Policy pdf icon PDF 187 KB

To consider a report which asks the Committee to agree to the drafting of a new Statement of Licensing Policy.


Administrative Arrangements for the Licensing Committee and Sub Committees pdf icon PDF 100 KB

To consider a report which asks the Committee:


(a)  to consider arrangements for appointing Members of the Licensing Committee to Licensing Sub Committees.

(b)  To consider whether there are any circumstances where the Licensing Committee or Licensing Sub Committees may be required to undertake a site visit, and if so, consider adopting a site visit protocol.