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The Licensing Committee is responsible for determining licensing policy and applications across a wide range of local authority licensing functions in accordance with its Role and functions set out below.


Members shall not participate as Members of the Licensing Committee or any of its sub-committees in relation to Licensing Act and Gambling Act matters until they have received appropriate training in respect of their functions on the committee or sub-committees.


Role and Functions


The Role will include Taxi, gambling, casino, gaming, entertainment, food, liquor and miscellaneous licensing.


For the avoidance of doubt, the Licensing Committee shall exercise an advisory role in relation to executive functions, such as the fixing of fares for hackney carriages.


To approve licensing policy (except for matters specifically reserved by statute to Council or the Cabinet).


To deal with all functions relating to licensing and registration as set out in Schedule 1 to the Local Authorities (Functions and Responsibilities) (England) Regulations 2000 to include all of the Council’s responsibilities under the Licensing Act 2003, the Gambling Act 2005 and the Council’s responsibilities in respect of licensing under the Criminal Justice and Police Act 2001 and the Violent Crime Reduction Act 2006 any other associated matters and any other similar licensing and registration functions.


The Licensing Committee has the power to appoint such sub-committees as may from time to time be necessary to discharge its duties including those under the Licensing Act 2003 and the Gambling Act 2005.


Sub-committees will have full delegated powers to determine contested applications and adjudicate over the review of licences.


Each sub-committee will comprise three Members drawn from the Licensing Committee.