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The Speakers Panel

(Liquor Licensing)

Speakers Panel (Liquor Licensing) meetings will be held on Mondays at 10am at Dukinfield Town Hall.

14 March 2016 4 July 2016 5 September 2016 7 November 2016 16 January 2017 13 March 2017

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The Council will appoint a Speakers Panel (Licensing) to discharge it quasi-judicial and regulatory functions of Licensing pursuant to Schedule 1 of the Local Authorities (Functions and Responsibilities) (England) Regulations 2000 in respect of liquor licensing only as set out in the Licensing Act 2000 (as amended) and Gambling Act 2005.

1. Membership

Members shall not sit on more than one Speakers Panel within the same Municipal Year.

The Speakers Panel (Licensing) will comprise of a maximum of 12 members.

2. Chairship

One Chair from the Controlling Group

One Deputy Chair.

3. Quorum

The Quorum for Speakers Panel (Licensing) shall be not less than three members.

4. Terms of Reference

The Speakers Panel (Liquor Licensing), appointed by Council, shall have delegated powers within the framework of Council Policy and pursuant to schedule 1 of the Local Authorities (Functions and Responsibilities) (England) Regulations 2000, as set out in the Licensing Act 2003 (as amended) and Gambling Act 2005, to deal with the following:-

  1. to determine, vary, review and transfer Premises Licences;
  2. to review a Premises Licence following a Closure Order issued by the police and the exercise of powers by a Magistrates' Court;
  3. to vary the details of an individual specified in a Premises Licence as the designated Premises Supervisor;
  4. to determine applications for, and renewal of, Personal Licences;
  5. to determine, vary and review Club Premises Certificates;
  6. to determine a Provisional Statement;
  7. the conversion of existing Licences and Club Registration Certificates during the period of transition;
  8. the grant of Personal Licences to the holder of an existing Justices' Licence during the period of transition;
  9. the cancellation of an Interim Authority Notice following a police objection;
  10. to review individual Personal Licences when convictions come to light after the grant or renewal of a Personal Licence;
  11. to issue Counter Notices following a police objection to a Temporary Event Notice;
  12. to determine Licences relating to the provision of pavement cafes within the Borough;
  13. to determine applications for premises licences for the following activities: bingo; betting; adult gaming centres; family entertainment centres; casinos; horse racing and dog tracks;
  14. to determine permits for: gaming machines in alcohol licensed premises; gamine machines for members clubs; other gaming activities in members clubs; category D machines in unlicensed family entertainment centres; and prize gaming; and
  15. to register and issue: small society lotteries; occasional and temporary use notices; and provisional statements.

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Democratic Services
Dukinfield Town Hall
King Street
Dukinfield
Tameside
SK16 4LA