Agenda and minutes

Licensing and Regulatory (Urgent Referrals) Committee
Wednesday 27th November, 2013 12.00 pm

Venue: Town Hall, Bootle

Contact: Ruth Appleby  Democratic Services Officer Tele; 0151 934 2181

No. Item


Apologies for Absence


An apology for absence was received from Councillor Preece.



Declarations of Interest

Members are requested to give notice of any disclosable pecuniary interest, which is not already included in their Register of Members' Interests and the nature of that interest, relating to any item on the agenda in accordance with the Members Code of Conduct, before leaving the meeting room during the discussion on that particular item.



No declarations of interest were received.



Minutes pdf icon PDF 50 KB

Minutes of the meeting held on 6 November 2013




That the Minutes of the meeting held on 6 November, 2013 be confirmed as a correct record.



Cinemas Act 1985 - "Emulsion" - Crosby Plaza pdf icon PDF 118 KB

Report of the Director of Built Environment


The Committee considered the report of the Director of Built Environment regarding the request from Mr.D.Pringle to exhibit the independently made film “Emulsion” at the Crosby Plaza, Crosby. Previously the film had been exhibited in Poole, Bournemouth, Nottingham and Tower Hamlets, with each borough awarding it a 12A certificate. A date for the public viewing of the film had not been set. The film had never been submitted to the British Board Film Classification (BBFC) for classification. A synopsis of the film was detailed within the report.


Prior to any decision being taken, it was necessary for Members to view the film in its entirety. The Committee viewed the film immediately before the commencement of the meeting.




(1)            the application to exhibit the film “Emulsion” at the Crosby Plaza, Crosby be approved subject to the condition that no one under the age of 12 years old be permitted to view the film unless accompanied by an adult; and


(2)            the film “Emulsion” be granted a certificate of 12A.



Having viewed the film in its entirety, the Committee decided that, given the film’s content that included the use of strong language, scenes of a sexual nature and violence, which were not excessive or gratuitous the film “Emulsion” was not suitable to be viewed by anyone under the age of 12 years old unless accompanied by an adult.