The Licensing Committee fulfils
the functions of the Licensing Authority in relation to the
licensing of premises for the sale or supply
of alcohol, the provision of regulated entertainment, and the
provision of late night refreshment (hot food or hot drink provided
at any time between 11pm and 5am) and in
relation to the Gambling Act.
The Council is concerned to
ensure that its meetings are as open as possible and confidential
business is kept to the strict minimum. When confidential items are
involved these are considered at the end of the meeting at which
point members of the public are asked to leave.