There has been some local concern over the lack of consultation for this event. On behalf of Friends Of Glasgow Green, Calton Area Assocaition and Calton Community Council , Councillor Greg Hepburn took this up with the City Council on our behalf.
Here’s the City Council’s detailed response dated 06 February 2017
“Dear Cllr Hepburn
I can confirm that an application for the grant of a temporary public entertainment licence has been submitted in respect of this event. A consultation letter regarding the application was issued to Councillor Hepburn yesterday. I attach a copy for ease of reference. The consultation letter provides information on the date and times of the event, together with information regarding the nature of the entertainment to be provided.
In addition to consulting with the local elected members and local community council, we also consult with Police Scotland, Scottish Fire and Rescue, GCC Environmental Health and GCC Building Standards. Both Environmental Health and Building Standards will provide us with reports recommending various licence conditions relating to the health, safety and welfare arrangements for the event.
The last date for representations to the application is 1 Match 2017. As this is a temporary licence application, the Civic Government (Scotland) Act 1982 does not allow for members of the public to submit representations to the application. If representations to the application are made by either the local elected members or the local community council, the application will require to be determined by the Licensing and Regulatory Committee. If there are no representations to the application, it will be granted by me on a delegated basis.
There will also be a Multiagency Group established consisting of officers across a range of council services, together with representatives of each of the emergency services, in order to review all of the safety arrangements for the event and the safety related documentation, including the Event Management Plan, Risk Assessments, Medical Plan and Alcohol Management Plan.
If the temporary public entertainment licence is granted, it will not be released until each of the agencies are satisfied that the health, safety and welfare conditions applied to the licence have been met.
It is anticipated that an application for an occasional licence will also be submitted in respect of the sale of alcohol at the event. Once received, details of the application will be advertised on the Licensing Board pages of the Council’s website for a period of 7 days in order to allow for objections or representations to be submitted. If granted, the occasional licence will not be issued until the temporary public entertainment licence has been released as above.”
Pauline Stevenson – Support Officer
Business Services – Members Services
Customer & Business Services
Room 23, 1st floor, City Chambers West building
Telephone: 0141 287 4176 Fax: 0141 287 4972