Agendas, reports and minutes

Highland Licensing Board

Date: Wednesday, 5 March 2014

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Minute of the meeting of the Highland Licensing Board held in the Council Chamber, Council Headquarters, Glenurquhart Road, Inverness on Wednesday 5 March 2014 at 2.00 pm.


Dr I Cockburn
Mrs L Macdonald Mr D Millar
Ms M Smith
Mr J Stone

Non Members in Attendance:

Mr D Alston
Mrs J Barclay
Mrs I Campbell
Mrs J Campbell
Mrs A MacLean
Mr T MacLennan
Mrs A Sinclair
Mrs G Sinclair

In Attendance:

Mr A Mackenzie, Legal Manager (Clerk)
Mrs A MacArthur, Administrative Assistant

Also Attending:

Ms E Featherstone, Manager, Addictions Counselling Inverness

Ms M Smith in the Chair

The Chairman confirmed that the meeting would be webcast and gave a short briefing on the Council’s webcasting procedure and protocol.


1. Apologies for Absence

Apologies for absence were intimated on behalf of Mr R Greene, Mr A Henderson and Mr W MacKay.

2. Declarations of Interest
Foillseachaidhean Com-pàirt

There were no declarations of interest.

3. Premises Licence Review Hearing – Non-payment of Annual Licence Fee
Èisteachdan Ath-sgrùdaidh airson Ceadachd Thogalaichean – Neo-phàigheadh Ceadachd Bhliadhnail

There had been circulated Report No HLB-032-14 (27kb pdf) inviting members, after hearing from the premises licence holder if present or represented, to consider and determine their review proposal in respect of these premises for which the annual licence fee remains unpaid.

The Clerk reported that since writing the report, two instalments had been paid and a Licence Review Hearing was no longer required at this time.

The Board AGREED to defer the hearing until the final instalment had been paid.  

4. The Gambling Act 2005
Achd na Cearrachd 2005

Ms Elaine Featherstone, Manager, Addictions Counselling, Inverness addressed the Board and gave a presentation on the work of her organisation.  

Members of the Board and those members of the Community Safety, Public Engagement and Equalities Committee present were allowed the opportunity of asking questions.

The Board NOTED and thanked Ms Featherstone for her presentation.

The Clerk advised that, regretfully, Mr D Millar had submitted his resignation from the Board and that this meeting was his last official duty as Vice Chair.  The Clerk thanked Mr D Millar for his time as Vice Chair of the Highland Licensing Board and its predecessor Divisional Boards and prior to that as Chairman of the former Skye and Lochalsh District Licensing Board.  The Clerk paid tribute to the time and effort he had given much to licensing matters both in Skye and Lochalsh and the Highlands.

The meeting closed at 3.00 pm

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