Agenda and minutes

Venue: Committee Rooms 1 & 2 - Deanes. View directions

Contact: Democratic Services Team 

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Apologies for absence and substitutions


Councillor D Putty was replaced by Councillor V Rowland.

Councillor J Vaux was replaced by Councillor T Robinson.



Declarations of interest


There were no declarations of interest.


Urgent matters

To consider any items of business, other than those shown on this agenda and which, by reason of special circumstances to be stated at the meeting, in the opinion of the Chairman, should be considered at the meeting as a matter of urgency.



There were no urgent matters.



Appointment of Vice-Chair

To appoint a Vice-Chair to the Licensing Committee for the 2019/20 municipal year.


Councillor G Falconer was appointed as the Vice-Chair of the Licensing Committee for the 2019-20 municipal year.



Minutes of the meeting held on 14 February 2019 pdf icon PDF 214 KB

The Chair will move that the minutes of the meeting be signed as a correct record. The only part of the minutes that can be discussed is their accuracy.


The minutes of the meeting held on the 14 February 2019 were confirmed as a correct record and signed by the Chair.



Film Classification Policy pdf icon PDF 311 KB

Contact Officer: Sophy Brough

Following the increasing popularity of a local independent Film Festival, a Film Classification Policy has been drafted. This report presents members with the draft policy which requires approval before it goes out for consultation.  

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The Licensing Team Leader introduced the report which explained that following the increase in popularity of a local independent Film Festival, a Film Classification Policy had been drafted which now required approval.


The Committee considered the report and made the following comments:


  • What classification had the films classified last year been given? Officers confirmed that the films had been rated PG, 12 and 15.


  • Requested that a formal risk assessment took place, Officers agreed that a formal risk assessment would be carried out and circulated to the Committee.


  • Why were Officers classifying the films instead of Members of the Committee? Officers explained that by the Officers classifying the film first it gave applicants a right of appeal which would then be heard by the sub-committee.


  • All members should be consulted not just ward members.


  • Members requested that a summary of the films that had been classified by the team should be reported back to the Committee.


  • Officers confirmed that anyone could ask for a film to be reclassified.


  • Some members were concerned that by the Committee only being involved at the appeal stage they would be forced to go against Officer recommendations. 


  • Members queried the charging structure for applicants.


Resolved: The Committee


1)    Approves the Film Classification Policy.

2)    Requests that the Policy be reviewed in a years’ time.



Matters dealt with by the Sub-Committee for noting pdf icon PDF 3 MB



Decision Notice


Review of premises licence



Review of premises licence



Appeal against revocation of private hire driver licence



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Resolved: The Committee notes the decision notices.