Meeting Details

Licensing Sub-Committee
19 Nov 2020 - 11:00 to 11:11
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  • Declarations of Interests



Meeting Details
Pool Membership
Pool Membership
Councillor Jocelyn Bond
Councillor Janet Craig
Councillor Tony Goldson (Reserve) 
Councillor Colin Hedgley


Members are invited to a Meeting of the Licensing Sub-Committee

to be held on Thursday 19 November 2020 at 11am


This Meeting will be conducted remotely, pursuant to the Local Authorities and Police and Crime Panels (Coronavirus) (Flexibility of Local Authority and Police and Crime Panel Meetings) (England and Wales) Regulations 2020.


The Meeting will be facilitated using the Zoom video conferencing system and broadcast via the East Suffolk Council YouTube channel at

Part One - Open To The Public
1 Election of a Chairman

To elect a Chairman for this meeting of the Sub-Committee. 

Councillor Hedgely was nominated by Councillor Bond to be Chairman of this Meeting of the Sub-Committee. The nomination was seconded by Councillor Craig. There were no other nominations. Councillor Hedgley was duly elected as Chairman. 
2 Apologies for Absence

To receive apologies for absence, if any.

There were no apologies for absence. 
3 Declarations of Interest

Members and Officers are invited to make any declarations of Disclosable Pecuniary or Local Non-Pecuniary Interests that they may have in relation to items on the Agenda and are also reminded to make any declarations at any stage during the Meeting if it becomes apparent that this may be required when a particular item or issue is considered.

There were no Declarations of Interest. 
4 Declarations of Lobbying and Responses to Lobbying
To receive any Declarations of Lobbying in respect of any item on the agenda and also declarations of any response to that lobbying.  
There were no Declarations of Lobbying. 
Report of the Cabinet Member with responsibility for Community Health
  1. pdf Film classification - Film to be shown at Riverside Theatre, Woodbridge (135Kb)
    1. pdf Appendix A - Request for film to receive a classification - Private
    2. pdf Appendix B - British Board of Film Classification guidance (3278Kb)

The Sub-Committee received report ES/0565. An application had been received to give a film to be screened at the Riverside Theatre, Woodbridge in early December 2020 an appropriate admission classification. 


The Sub-Committee had viewed the film, The War Just Outside Ipswich, earlier on the day of its Meeting. 


The Chairman invited the other two substantive members of the Sub-Committee to briefly indicate their impressions of the film. The three substantive members of the Sub-Committee considered the film to be informative in its depiction of the realities and impact of the First World War on soldiers in the trenches. It was also felt to be an excellent means of promoting the facility located in Suffolk. The Sub-Committee noted that the film had depicted acts of violence, multiple deaths, and a realistic portrayal of the suffering  endured by the soldiers. The Sub-Committee considered the film to also be a useful educational resource but that it would not be suitable for younger or sensitive children. The Sub-Committee applied the guidance of the British Board of Film Classification in determining the appropriate admission criteria. 


It was proposed by Councillor Hedgley, seconded by Councillor Bond and by a unanimous vote of three




That the film The War Just Outside Ipswich receive an admission classification of 12A for its screening at the Riverside Theatre, Woodbridge on 4 December 2020



Part Two - Confidential

There are no Exempt or Confidential items for this Agenda.


No other member attendance information has been recorded for the meeting.

Declarations of Interests

Member NameItem Ref.DetailsNature of DeclarationAction
No declarations of interest have been entered for this meeting.


Officers present: Katherine Abbott (Democratic Services Officer), Teresa Bailey (Senior Licensing Officer), Chris Bing (Legal and Licensing Services Manager), Sarah Carter (Democratic Services Officer), Aayeesha Muzondo (Assistant Lawyer)