Meeting Details

Licensing Sub-Committee
21 Sep 2022 - 16:30 to 16:40
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  • Declarations of Interests



Meeting Details
Pool Membership
Pool Membership

Councillor Tony Cooper

Councillor John Fisher

Councillor Andree Gee



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

to be held in the Deben Conference Room, East Suffolk House, Melton

on Wednesday, 21 September 2022 at 4.30 pm


This meeting will be broadcast to the public via the East Suffolk YouTube Channel at

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

To elect a Chairman for the Licensing Sub-Committee.


On the proposition of Councillor Cooper, seconded by Councillor Gee it was




That Councillor John Fisher be elected as Chairman for the meeting of the Licensing Sub-Committee.

2 Apologies for Absence

To receive apologies for absence, if any.

No apologies for absence were received.
3 Declarations of Interest

Members and Officers are invited to make any declarations of interests, and the nature of that interest, 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.

No declarations of interest were made.
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.  
No declarations of lobbying were made.
Report of the Senior Licensing Officer

The Sub-Committee received report ES/1280 of the Senior Licensing Officer, which requested the classification of 22 short films to be screened at the Riverside Theatre, Woodbridge on 8 October 2022. 


The report was presented by the Senior Licensing Officer and the Sub-Committee was asked to determine the appropriate admission criteria for the films in accordance with the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) guidelines.  The Sub-Committee had viewed the films between 9.00am and 3.30pm on 21 September 2022.


The Chairman invited the Sub-Committee to comment on the films.  Members expressed concerns about some of the content of the film "A Howling Dog", where a person climbed up a makeshift structure; the Sub-Committee considered that this behaviour could be copied by older children and for that reason, the Chairman advised that this film would be classified as a 15.  The Chairman confirmed that the other 21 films would be classified as had been recommended to them.


Having applied the guidelines of the British Board of Film Classification, it was 




That the films to be screed at the Riverside Theatre, Woodbridge for the Suffolk Short Film Festival on 8 October 2022 be classified as follows:


A Firecracker Story - Parental Guidance (PG)

Wool - 12

An Evening with Taglioni - 12

Through the Larkin Glass - 12

An Irish Goodbye - 12

Handover - 12

Live - Parental Guidance (PG)

A Howling Dog - 15

Deep Clean - Parental Guidance (PG)

Durian - Parental Guidance (PG)

A Swedish Defence - 12

Mantaro - 12

Via (DOLO) - 12

Yoxman - Universal (U)

Solidago - Parental Guidance (PG)

Small Town, Bug Hell - 12

Papercut - 12

Big Ears - 12

YH273 - Universal (U)

Rusty - Parental Guidance (PG)

Village Hall - Universal (U)

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:
Teresa Bailey (Senior Licensing Officer), Martin Clarke (Legal Advisor), Matt Makin (Democratic Services Officer (Regulatory))