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To confirm the minutes of the meeting held on 9 March 2015.
The minutes of the meeting held on 9 March 2015 were confirmed by the members present and then signed by the Chairman.
Apologies for Absence
To receive any apologies for absence.
There were no apologies for absence.
Declarations of Interest
A member with a disclosable pecuniary interest or a personal interest in a matter who attends a meeting of the authority at which the matter is considered -
(i) must disclose the interest at the start of the meeting or when the interest becomes apparent
and, if the interest is a disclosable pecuniary interest, or a personal interest which is also prejudicial
(ii) may not participate in any discussion or vote on the matter (and must withdraw to the public seating area) unless they have been granted a dispensation.
A member who discloses at a meeting a disclosable pecuniary interest which is not registered in the Members’ Register of Interests, or is not the subject of a pending notification, must notify the Monitoring Officer of the interest within 28 days of the disclosure.
Disclosable pecuniary interests, personal and prejudicial interests are defined in Part 2 of the Code of Conduct for Members
[If a member is in any doubt as to whether they have an interest which should be declared they should seek the advice of the Monitoring Officer before the start of the meeting].
There were no declarations of interests.
Tring Town Amateur Football Club
The Chairman asked the Members of the Sub-Committee to confirm that they had read the agenda. Councillors Barnes and Taylor confirmed they had read the documents at hand.
R Hill made the following statement:
‘‘You have before you an application for the grant of a new club premises certificate for Tring Town Amateur Football Club, in respect of the Miswell Sports Pavillion, off Miswell Lane in Tring.
A club premises certificate only authorises the provision of permitted activities for club members and their bona fide guests. It would not permit events to be provided for the general public, unlike premises licences.
The application is set out in the report packs, and the applicant has offered a reduction from the times originally sought to those shown at para 2.2. of the appendix report, on page 8.
As a result of this reduction, and following a meeting organised by the applicant at the premises on the 6th November, three of the representations have been withdrawn – those at annexes C10, C16 and D of the report.
Representatives of the applicant club and those persons who made representations have been invited to attend today’s meeting to address the Committee.
The options available to the Committee today are set out at para 4.1 of the main report, on pages 5-6 of the bundle. The Committee are reminded that any steps taken must be considered appropriate in order to promote one or more of the licensing objectives, and that reasons should be given to explain why the decision was reached.’’
The Committee had no questions for R Hill.
The Chairman asked the Applicant if he would like to say anything before the Sub-Committee were invited to ask him questions.
A Meager, the father of the applicant, gave the following statement:
‘’I am the applicant but I’m the most senior person in the club. We have taken over the site which has seen football played on it for over 50 years. We have taken over the lease from the council. We provide local sport for local kids in that end of the town and actively encouraging them to get involved. Previously the site was looking like a bomb site but now looks great, it’s a respectable site now with grass cut, and a tidy site and good feedback has been received. While the site is now being used it doesn’t encourage vandals or bad behaviour. The activities are provided to kids at next to nothing and we have got grants from the football association for equipment.
The hours in question are for Saturdays only really in order to get extra revenue to pay for electric, water and pitch. We feel that we need a bar to continue to grow the game.’’
The Chairman invited Members to ask questions.
Councillor Taylor agreed with the enthusiasm about what has been done with the site. He asked how many members there were.
A Meager confirmed ... view the full minutes text for item 4.