Agenda and minutes

Licensing Committee - Tuesday 26th October 2021 5.30 pm

Venue: Guildhall, High Street, Exeter. View directions

Contact: Mark Devin, Democratic Services Officer (Committees)  Telephone 01392 265477 or email

Note: Because of current social distancing restrictions brought about by the Corona Virus outbreak, this meeting is not open to Members of the Public. For the general public, the live stream of the meeting can be viewed via Facebook, at the meeting start time. 


No. Item


Minutes pdf icon PDF 134 KB

To approve and sign the minutes of the meeting held on 14 September 2021.



The minutes of the meeting held on 14 September 2021, were taken as read, approved and signed by the Chair as correct.




Declarations of Interest

Councillors are reminded of the need to declare any disclosable pecuniary interests that relate to business on the agenda and which have not already been included in the register of interests, before any discussion takes place on the item. Unless the interest is sensitive, you must also disclose the nature of the interest. In accordance with the Council's Code of Conduct, you must then leave the room and must not participate in any further discussion of the item.  Councillors requiring clarification should seek the advice of the Monitoring Officer prior to the day of the meeting.



No declarations of interest were made by Members.





Draft Statement of Gambling Policy 2021-2023 pdf icon PDF 247 KB

To consider the report of the Director Net Zero and City Management.


Additional documents:


The Licensing Committee received the report which detailed the responses to the proposed updated Gambling Act 2005 Statement of Licensing Policy which had been shared with the statutory consultees, following agreement at the Licensing Committee meeting on 14th September 2021. The Council had a statutory responsibility to review the policy every three years and the updated policy would require approval by full Council to come into effect by 31 January 2022.


A consultation had been undertaken between 20 September 2021 and 20 October 2021, with the various stakeholders who held an interest in the policy, which included existing licence holders, gambling support providers, and statutory consultees. All responses received to the minor amendments to the policy, were included in the report presented to Members.


RECOMMENDED that the updated Gambling Act 2005 Statement of Licensing Policy be approved and that the Executive and Council be requested to support and adopt the updated policy.