We are required under the Licensing (Scotland) Act 2005 to establish a Local Licensing Forum (LLF).
The role of the Local Licensing Forum is to:
- Keep under review the liquor licensing system and the function of the Licensing Board in our area.
- Give advice and make recommendations to the Board on such matters as they think appropriate.
- The LLF cannot comment on particular cases.
The LLF will do this by:
- Considering the implications of relevant local data and statistics provided by appropriate organisations.
- Identifying key licensing issues affecting the Scottish Borders and developing constructive advice on how to address them.
The forum is appointed from members of the public, listed below:
- M. Hay (Convener) – Member of Licensed Trade
- S. Bell – Representative of Borders College
- S. Dalrymple – Personal Licence Holder
- S. Elliot – Alcohol and Drugs Partnership Coordinator
- R. Mackay - Member of Licensed Trade
- A. Maybury – Member of a Community Council
- PC Ray - Representative of Chief Constable
- G. Todd - Member of the Community
- I. Tunnah - Licensing Standards Officer
- M. Wynne - Licensing Standards Officer
- Meetings of the LLF are held in public, usually at Council Headquarters.
- You can view the LLF agenda and minutes online.
- The LLF and the Board also have a statutory annual joint meeting.
The Licensing (Scotland) Act 2005 is based on 5 licensing objectives. All licensing decisions must be made with reference to these 5 objectives. All are of equal importance. They are:
- Preventing crime and disorder
- Securing public safety
- Preventing public nuisance
- Protecting and improving public health
- Protecting children from harm.
Local licensing forum annual report
The Local Licensing Forum annual report is now available, covering the period 2017/18.