Licensing Committee meetings


The Licensing Committee is responsible for all functions relating to licensing and registration for:

  • Public Entertainments

  • Cinemas and Theatres

  • Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Vehicles

  • Animal Welfare

  • Sex Establishments

  • Betting, Gaming and Lotteries

  • Caravan and Camping Sites

  • Food Preparation

  • Markets and Street Trading

  • Night Cafes and Takeaway Food Shops

  • Registration of Door Staff

  • Licensing of Hypnotism

  • Licensing of Premises for acupuncture, tattooing, ear-piercing and electrolysis

  • Health and Safety (other than in Council's capacity)

The Licensing Committee delegates responsibility for new Premises Licences and variations to existing Premises Licences to two Sub-Committees, which are each comprised of three Licensing Committee members.

The Licensing Committee also delegates responsibility for taxi matters to a Taxi Licensing Sub Committee, which is comprised of six Licensing Committee members.

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All meetings of the Committee are open to members of the public and are held at 6.30 p.m. Members of the press or public will be asked to leave the room in the event that confidential items of business are considered.

Additonal meetings of the Committee may be held in the event of any licensing or registration issues arising between the dates of the scheduled meetings.

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