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Apologies for Absence
Apologies were received from Councillors Marian Spall and for lateness from Councillor Satnam Gill.
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That the minutes of the meeting of the Licensing Committee held on the 2 June 2015 be confirmed as a correct record and signed by the Chair.
The Committee noted that the late night levy had been used to fund new initiatives to manage the night time economy in Islington rather than spending on services already being carried out. It was considered that this approach had strengthened the partnership between the local authority, police and the licensed trade. Licensees who had initially raised concerns about the levy, generally now welcomed these additional services.
A further document was also tabled which reflected alcohol related crime in Islington and in relation to the other London Boroughs. This would be interleaved with the agenda papers. The Committee noted that there had been a reduction in alcohol related crime over the past three years.
That the first annual report on the Late Night Levy be noted.