The Licensing Committee comprises 15 Councillors
and is responsible for discharging the Council's licensing
functions under the Licensing Act 2003 and the Gambling Act 2005.
The Committee also deals with the licensing of taxis and private
hire cars, street trading, food and water safety, health and
safety, animal establishments and street and house collections. The
Licensing Committee is scheduled to meet
every eight weeks if necessary.
The Licensing Sub-Committee conducts hearings
mainly in respect of contested applications under the Licensing Act
2003 and Gambling Act 2005. The Licensing Regulatory Sub-Committee
deals mostly with disciplinary matters.