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North Lanarkshire's local licensing forum

The forum's role is to review the licensing board's decisions and consider what these will mean for the community. The forum may give advice and make recommendations to the licensing board. 


There should be not be less than 5 or more than 20 members and should be made up of representatives from key areas in the community:

  • holders of premises licences and personal licensee(s)
  • the chief constable for the area
  • people working in health, education or social work
  • young people
  • people who live in the area

At least one of the members must be a Licensing Standards Officer.

Current members:

  • J Birch
  • C Brannigan
  • P Downie
  • W Fachie (Chair)
  • K Gray
  • J King
  • W Lees (Vice Chair)
  • A McVey
  • A Myles
  • Sergeant G Rankin (or representative)
  • A Sarwar
  • I Sharkey (or representative)

Liaison arrangements

The Head of Legal and Democratic Solutions is the first point of contact for enquiries from the forum regarding how they carry out their duties.  He/she will also pass on any advice or recommendations by the forum to the licensing board.

The forum must meet at least four times every year. It must also meet with North Lanarkshire's licensing board.

Copies of the agendas for meetings of the forum can be obtained on the our minutes agendas and reports system (MARS).

Page last updated:
28 Oct 2020

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