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Thread #70681   Message #1340741
Posted By: RichardP
27-Nov-04 - 05:37 PM
Thread Name: A little more news on Licensing
Subject: RE: A little more news on Licensing

They also HAVE to abide by the Licensing Act and all other legislation. They may not do so, but they are acting ultra vires if they do nt do so. My point was that it should be cheaper and easier to use the magistrates court to override a failure by the council to act in accordance with that Act than it is to pursue them for breaching the HRA.

Local experience is frustrating. The LEA published on its website that the policy was expected to be approved on October 20th and woudl then be available by the end of October. It is still not on their website and no information has been published. Mind you the latest minutes on their website are seven months old, so their website maintenance is not exactly informative.

I have seen a press report that Canterbury at least has committed itself to licensing all appopriate porperty in its ownership for entertainments and generally they appear to have followed much of the
helpful guidance from Fergal Sharkey