Agenda and minutes

Licensing, Environment & Safety Sub-Committee B
Monday, 19th February, 2018 5.00 pm

Venue: Room 206, Town Hall. View directions

Contact: Damian Eaton  (0161 474 3207)

Items
No. Item

1.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 55 KB

To approve as a correct record and sign the Minutes of the meeting held on 14 November 2017.

Minutes:

The Minutes of the meeting held on 14 November 2017 (copies of which had ben circulated) were approved as a correct record and signed by the Chair.

2.

Declarations of Interest

Councillors and officers are invited to declare any interests which they have in any of the items on the agenda for the meeting.

Minutes:

Councillors and officers were invited to declare any interests which they had in any of the items on the agenda for the meeting.

 

No declarations were made.

3.

Exclusion of the Public and the Public Interest Test

To consider whether it is in the public interest to exclude the public during consideration of Agenda Items 5 (Licensing Act 2003: Application for the Classification of a Film) as the matter for consideration (the film) contains information which is ‘not for publication’ in accordance with Section 14(2) of The Licensing Act 2003 (Hearings) Regulations 2005 by virtue of the film being unclassified at the point of viewing, and where the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information.

Minutes:

RESOLVED – That the public be excluded from the meeting during the consideration of agenda item 5 – ‘Licensing Act 2003: Application for the Classification of a Film’  in accordance with Section 14(2) of The Licensing Act 2003 (Hearings) Regulations 2005 to allow the Sub-Committee to view a film which had not yet been classified for public exhibition.  It would not, on balance, be in the public interest to allow the unrestricted public viewing of the film prior to its classification by the Sub-Committee and therefore the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighed the public interest in disclosing the information.

4.

Public Question Time

Members of the public are invited to put questions to the Chair and members of the Sub-Committee on any matters within the powers and duties of the Sub-Committee, subject to the exclusions set out in the Code of Practice. (Questions must be submitted prior to the commencement of the meeting on the cards provided.  These are available at the meeting).

Minutes:

No public questions were submitted.

5.

Licensing Act 2003: Application for the classification of a film pdf icon PDF 60 KB

To consider a report of the Corporate Director for Place Management & Regeneration.

 

The report details an application from The Light Cinema Holdings Ltd for the classification of a film for public exhibition in Stockport.

 

The Sub-Committee is recommended to consider an application from The Light Cinema Holding Ltd to classify the film that has not been classified by the BBFC.

 

Officer contact: Caitriona Muldoon on 0161 474 4162 or email: caitriona.muldoon@stockport.gov.uk

Additional documents:

Minutes:

A representative of the Corporate Director for Place Management & Regeneration submitted a report (copies of which had been circulated) detailing an application submitted by Mr Damian Drabble on behalf of The Light Cinema Holdings Ltd for the classification of an unnamed film which was proposed to exhibited to the public at The Light Cinema, Redrock, Bridgefield Street, Stockport from 26 February 2018.

 

It was reported that the film as originally submitted to the Licensing Authority included two uses of ‘bad language’ which had subsequently been removed from the final version of the film submitted for classification.

 

The Sub-Committee viewed the film as part of its consideration of the application.

 

The Sub-Committee then proceeded to consider the protection of children from harm licensing objective in respect of the application together with the relevant parts of the Council’s Licensing Policy and the BBFC Classification Guidance.

 

It was then

 

RESOLVED – That the unnamed film submitted for classification by Mr Damian Drabble on behalf of The Light Cinema Holdings Ltd be awarded a PG rating for public exhibition at The Light Cinema, Redrock, Bridgefield Street, Stockport.