Licensing Committee Minutes

Licensing Committee Minutes

Date:
Monday 20 July 2015
Time:
1:00 p.m.
Place:
Mandela Room, Town Hall, Middlesbrough
 

Attendance Details

Present:
Councillor B E Taylor (Chair), Councillor J A Walker (Vice Chair); Councillor R Arundale, Councillor R Brady, Councillor J Goodchild, Councillor T Lawton, Councillor G Purvis and Councillor J Rathmell.
Observers:
Councillor Dean.
Officers:
S Binks, J Dixon, J Hodgson and D Joy.
Apologies for absence:
Councillor S Biswas, Councillor T Harvey, Councillor L Lewis, Councillor T Mawston, Councillor D McCabe.
Declarations of interest:

There were no Declarations of Interest made by Members at this point in the meeting.

Item Number Item/Resolution
PUBLIC
15/19 MINUTES - LICENSING COMMITTEE - 6 JULY 2015

The Minutes of the previous Licensing Committee held on 6 July 2015 were submitted and approved as a correct record.

Report of Head of Transport and Infrastructure
15/20 SAFETY AT SPORTS GROUNDS ACT 1975 - RIVERSIDE STADIUM - RENEWAL OF GENERAL SAFETY CERTIFICATE - 2015/2016 FOOTBALL SEASON

The Head of Transport and Infrastructure submitted a report seeking Members approval to the re-issue of the General Safety Certificate for the forthcoming football season 2015/16.

 

Members were advised that the current approved permitted number of spectators for the Riverside Stadium was up to 34,733 and the Committee was requested to approve the re-issue of the General Safety Certificate for the forthcoming season with a spectator capacity of up to 34,733. It was also recommended that the Head of Transport and Infrastructure, or his representative, be authorised to re-issue the Certificate, as outlined.

 

It was highlighted that the Safety of Sports Grounds Act 1975 established the principle that a sports ground accommodating more than 10,000 spectators required a Safety Certificate containing such terms and conditions as the Local Authority considered necessary or expedient to secure reasonable safety at the sports ground. The Safety Advisory Group (SAG) for the Riverside Stadium met on 12 June 2015 and recommended renewal on the current terms.

 

ORDERED that approval be given to re-issue the General Safety Certificate in respect of the Riverside Stadium for the forthcoming football season 2015/2016 with a spectator capacity of up to 34,773 and that the Head of Transport and Infrastructure, or his representative, be authorised to re-issue the Certificate, as outlined.
 

15/21 ANY OTHER URGENT ITEMS WHICH IN THE OPINION OF THE CHAIR MAY BE CONSIDERED.

There were no urgent items to be considered.

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