Agenda and draft minutes

Licensing Committee
Wednesday, 6th March 2019 5.00 pm

Venue: Committee Room 2, City Hall

Contact: Jess Cullen (01522 873387)  (01522 873619)

Items
No. Item

53.

Confirmation of Minutes - 21 November 2018 pdf icon PDF 65 KB

Minutes:

RESOLVED that the minutes of the meeting held on 21 November 2019 be confirmed.

54.

Declarations of Interest

Please note that, in accordance with the Members' Code of Conduct, when declaring interests members must disclose the existence and nature of the interest, and whether it is a disclosable pecuniary interest (DPI) or personal and/or pecuniary.

Minutes:

No declarations of interest were received.

55.

Hackney Carriage and Private Hire minutes of previous meeting

55a

3 January 2019 pdf icon PDF 63 KB

Minutes:

RESOLVED that the minutes of the Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Sub-Committee held on 3 January 2019 be received.

55b

31 January 2019 pdf icon PDF 65 KB

Minutes:

RESOLVED that the minutes of the Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Sub-Committee held on 31 January 2019 be received.

56.

Licensing Act 2003 - Determining Film Classifications pdf icon PDF 84 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Ian Cullen, Licensing Team Leader:

 

a)    presented a report to the Licensing Committee with regards to creating a scheme of delegation in determining requests to certify films not already classified by the BBFC (The British Board of Film Classification)

 

b)    explained that the Council received a request to certify a short film, which was to be shown in multiple locations within the district, this was a requirement of the Council because the film had not been classified by the BBFC

 

c)    highlighted that under the current policy the Council did not have a policy for determining film classifications and this function did not feature in the scheme of delegations attached to the statement of licensing policy

 

d)    stated that when considering the classification of a film, the Council must carry out its functions with a view to promoting the 4 licensing objectives, which were:

 

-       The Prevention of Crime and Disorder;

-       Public Safety;

-       The Prevention of Public Nuisance; and

-       The Protection of Children from Harm

 

Members felt that it would be useful to receive training to enable them to determine the certification of future film requests other than it be delegated down to officers.

 

RESOLVED that:

 

a)    Authority to certify the film not classified by the BBFC be delegated to officers (with referral to Licensing Sub-Committee/ Licensing Committee if deemed necessary)

 

b)    Training be carried out to the Licensing Committee members which would enable them to determine the certification of future film requests.