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Fife Licensing Forum

For full details of the Committee’s Powers and Terms of Reference please see the published List of Committee Powers available from the Governance Documentation page.

Terms of Reference:


  • Gregor Hannah -  Convener
  • John Barclay
  • Jeff Ellis
  • Jim Bett
  • Clare Campbell - Public Health, NHS Fife
  • Izzy Corbin
  • Douglas Hardaker - Environmental Health, Fife Council
  • Neil Ewing, Licensing Sergeant, Police Scotland (Fife Division)
  • Gillian Dewar - Social Work Service, Fife Council
  • Catherine Chudleigh, NHS Fife
  • Paul Smith
  • Stewart Ness
  • Jo Worrall

The terms of reference of the Forum are as follows:-

  1. To Keep the liquor licensing system in Fife under regular review and to respond to consultation exercises undertaken by the Fife Licensing Board and the Scottish Government as appropriate;
  2. To consider the implication of  relevant local data and statistics provided by Police Scotland (Fife Division), NHS (Fife) and other relevant organisations;
  3. To meet the Fife Licensing Board at least once per calendar year; and
  4. To advise the Fife Licensing Board on any matters of policy and other areas of concern, excepting individual cases.


In terms of the Licencing (Scotland) Act 2005 ("the Act"), the Forum shall consist of not fewer than three and not more than fifteen members from the various representative groups specified in the Act.

In order to be eligible for membership of the Forum, a person must be:

(a)  aged 16 years or above;

(b)  able to demonstrate an interest in the licensing system; and

(c)  currently employed in or be a duly appointed representative of one or more of the following groups, namely:

  • the Chief Constable of Fife Constabulary
  • persons having functions relating to health, education and social work
  • holders of premises licences and personal licences
  • persons resident within Fife; or
  • young people in the area of Fife.


Wendy MacGregor, Committee Officer

Legal & Democratic Services

Fife House

North Street


Fife  KY7 5LT

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