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
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
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
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
Each sub-committee will comprise three Members drawn from the