Dundee Licensing Forum - 05/03/2013
At a MEETING of the DUNDEE LICENSING FORUM held at Dundee on 5th March, 2013.
Mr Chris SLOAN
Mr Bryan COLEMAN
Ms Katrina FINNON
Mr Craig SOMERS
Ms Vered HOPKINS
Mr John PEARSON/Mr Peter HARVEY
Mr Jonathan STEWART
Mr Douglas WINTON
Ms Morag BEATTIE
Ms Liz KAY
Mr Paul SNAITH
Dundee Licensing Board
Councillor Lesley BRENNAN
Kenny McKAIG, Legal Manager, Dundee City Council
Carole ROBERTSON, Health Improvement Officer, Dundee City Council.
Apologies were intimated from Councillor Brian Gordon, Yvonne Tosh, Garvie Jamieson, Graeme Petrie, Paul Howie, Paul Ballard and Simon Golding.
Chris SLOAN, Convener, in the Chair.
Prior to the commencement of business, the Chair extended congratulations to the undernoted establishments who were winners at recent Best Bar None Scotland Awards:-
Best Night Club
Best Specific Entertainment Facility
Thanks were extended to Morag Beattie for support she had provided to candidates and it was noted that a Civic Reception was to be held for winners on Friday, 15th March, 2013.
I ELECTION OF CONVENER
Under the terms of the Forum's Constitution, it was noted that the Forum was required to appoint a Convener at the first meeting of the year. In the absence of nominations, it was agreed that it would be competent for Chris Sloan to chair this meeting and that members contact Anne Singleton with nominations urgently.
II MINUTE OF MEETING OF DUNDEE LICENSING FORUM OF 4TH DECEMBER, 2012
The minutes were submitted and approved subject to the inclusion of Liz Kay in the list of apologies.
III MATTERS ARISING
There were no matters arising.
IV OVERPROVISION UPDATE
Carole Robertson advised members that following discussions with colleagues in the Community & Policy Division, the time scale for the consultation was to be changed to April to July, 2013 which would include community festivals etc., and a more focussed approach used.
A plain English summary of the questionnaire was to be obtained which would be of use when attending local events such as community festivals.
Should members consider certain geographical areas were more relevant for future consultation, contact should be made with Vered/Carole as there would not be the capacity to cover all LCP ward areas and it was agreed that the results of the consultation be made available at the September Forum meeting.
Carole and Vered extended thanks to members for their assistance in the progressing of this issue.
V FURTHER OPTIONS FOR ALCOHOL LICENSING - CONSULTATION
The DCC Licensing Board response to the current Scottish Government alcohol had been circulated to members prior to the meeting for members' consideration.
Members agreed that time be taken to consider each response and where it was considered appropriate, additional/alternative comments be made to be noted by Carole Robertson. From this, a Dundee Licensing Forum response would be formed. Members would have an opportunity to comment on this, after which the response would be submitted to the Scottish Government.
VI A O C B
The Chair expressed extreme gratitude to Carole Robertson and Anne Singleton for their help during his tenure as Chair.
VII DATE OF NEXT MEETING
Tuesday, 4th June, 2013.
Chris SLOAN, Chair.