Agenda and minutes

Licensing Sub-Committee
Tuesday, 25th February, 2020 10.00 am

Venue: Civic Hall, Leeds

Contact: Governance Services  Copies of the full report with appendices are available on request from the clerk. For details of the new premises licence please contact Entertainment Licensing on 0113 378 5029 after the hearing.

No. Item


Election of the Chair

To seek nominations for the election for the position of Chair.


RESOLVED – That Cllr. Garner be elected as Chair for the duration of the meeting.


Appeals Against Refusal of Inspection of Documents

To consider any appeals in accordance with Procedure Rule 15.2 of the Access to Information Procedure Rules (in the event of an Appeal the press and public will be excluded)


(*In accordance with Procedure Rule 15.2, written notice of an appeal must be received by the Head of Governance and Scrutiny Support at least 24 hours before the meeting)



There were no appeals against refusal of inspection of documents.


Exempt Information - Possible Exclusion of the Press and Public


1)  To highlight reports or appendices which:


a)  officers have identified as containing exempt information, and where officers consider that the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information, for the reasons outlined in the report.


b)  To consider whether or not to accept the officers recommendation in respect of the above information.


c)  If so, to formally pass the following resolution:-


  RESOLVED – That the press and public be excluded from the meeting during consideration of those parts of the agenda designated as containing exempt information on the grounds that it is likely, in view of the nature of the business to be transacted or the nature of the proceedings, that if members of the press and public were present there would be disclosure to them of exempt information


2)  To note that under the Licensing Procedure rules, the press and the public will be excluded from that part of the hearing where Members will deliberate on each application as it is in the public interest to allow the Members to have a full and frank debate on the matter before them.


There was no exempt information.


Late Items

To identify any applications as late items of business which have been admitted to the agenda for consideration


 (the special circumstances shall be identified in the minutes)



There were no late items.


Declarations of Disclosable Pecuniary Interests

To disclose or draw attention to any disclosable pecuniary interests for the purposes of Section 31 of the Localism Act 2011 and paragraphs 13-16 of the Members’ Code of Conduct.



There were no declarations of disclosable pecuniary interests.


Certification of Films – Leeds Young Film Festival pdf icon PDF 84 KB

To consider the report of the Chief Officer (Elections and Regulatory) that provides background, history and issues of an application made under the Licensing Act 2003 (“the Act”) for the certification of a film that does not currently have a BBFC (British Board of Film Classification) certification. Finally, this report informs Members of the options available to them when considering an application for the certification of films.


(Report attached)


Additional documents:


The report of the Chief Officer Elections and Regulatory advised Members of an application for the certification of 39 films in respect of the Leeds Young Film Festival. The screenings are scheduled to take place between 31st March and 13th April 2020, at The Carriageworks Theatre, Millennium Square Leeds LS2 3AD.


In attendance was Mr Grund, Film Development Manager, Leeds City Council.


Members were informed that Mr Grund had viewed all the films. However, a number of the films had not been accessible for viewing by Entertainment Licensing Officers, due to problems with the links. Entertainment Licensing Officers had provided comments for those films viewed to assist Members considerations. These comments were incorporated at Appendix B of the submitted report.


Members were informed that of the 39 films presented to be certified the following had now been withdrawn:

·  Foxter and Max

·  I am William

·  Alfons Jitterbug Countdown to Chaos

·  It’s not forever

·  Cleo-If I could turn back time

·  The Three!!!

·  Double Trouble – The Magic Mirror

·  Bayala – A Magical Adventure

·  Snow Queen 4: Mirrorlands



Members were advised that since the publication of the agenda the film ‘The Arctic Camels’ had now been viewed by Entertainment Licensing and the officer was in agreement with the certification of PG and had raised no concerns with the content of the film.


Members noted that film ‘The Bears Famous Invasion of Sicily had received a PG rating by Westminster City Council and had been screened at their Film Festival in November 2019. 


In considering the certification of the films Members checked the levels of bad language, and level of detail within the films which could cause distress.


RESOLVED – That the Members in line with the BBFC Guidance certified the films submitted as follows:

·  Rocca Changes the World – PG

·  The Club of Ugly Children – 12A

·  Team Marco – PG

·  The Arctic Camels – PG

·  Maiden of the Lake – PG

·  Too Far Away – PG

·  Cattle Hill – U

·  Fantastic Return to Oz – U

·  Snow White and the Magic of the Dwarfs – U

·  The Witch Hunters – 12A

·  My Grandpa is an Alien – PG

·  Jacob, Mimi and The Talking Dogs – U

·  Rediscovery – 12A

·  TKKG – Detective Agency – PG

·  Kinder – PG

·  The Bobot – PG

·  Marona’s Fantastic Tale – U

·  My Family and the Wolf – PG

·  The Bears Famous Invasion of Sicily – PG

·  Aatos and the World – PG

·  Romy’s Salon – PG

·  The Ash Lad: In Search of the Golden Castle – PG

·  Gooseboy – U

·  The Lunnis and the Great Fairy Tale Adventure – U

·  Veins of the World – 12A

·  Sheep and Wolves: Pig Deal – U

·  Good Morning Mr Fotis – PG

·  Sune – Best Man – PG

·  The Elfkins – Baking a Difference – U

·  Captain Sabertooth and the Magic Diamond - U



The meeting concluded at 10:35