Licensing Committee consists of twelve District Councillors,
appointed annually by Full Council.
The Committee meets at least once a year but
can meet more regularly if required.
The full list of functions and procedure rules
for Licensing Committee can be found in Part 3b of the Constitution
Delegation Scheme (see Our
Constitution). The main responsibility is to oversee the
Council’s licensing functions. They determine whether to
grant or refuse licences for alcohol, premises, Hackney carriage
and private hire vehicles, street trading and zoo licences, among
Members of the public can speak in support of
or object to a licence application. For full details, please see
Public Participation at Licensing Committee meetings.
Licensing Sub Committee
Meetings of the Licensing Sub Committee
consist of any three members from the full Licensing Committee.
They are arranged on an ad-hoc basis, as and when they are required
to determine licences for alcohol, entertainment and a whole host
of other areas.