Licensing Act 2003 Committee

Information about the role of the committee, which councillors sit on it, who chairs the committee, when are the meetings, are they open to the public, can members of the public speak, how to view the agenda and items. 

What is the role of the Licensing Act 2003 Committee?

The main role of the Licensing Act 2003 Committee is to advise full council on policies concerning (amongst other things) the licensing of public houses, take-aways, gambling premises and sex establishments. 

The committee also determines the terms of reference of the Licensing Act 2003 sub-committee and which matters should be determined by that Sub-Committee or which matters can be determined by officers.

The committee also has the responsibility for determining the procedures to be followed at sub-committee meetings.

The committee's full terms of reference and delegated functions can be viewed in the council's constitution.

Which councillors sit on the committee?


Councillor Gateshill (Chair)
Councillor Greenwood (Vice-Chair)
Councillor Dennis
Councillor Fox
Councillor Hammond
Councillor Handley     
Councillor Holmes
Councillor West, P


Councillor Jump

Liberal Democrat

Councillor Padden 

Who chairs meetings?

Councillor Gateshill chairs meetings of the committee.

When are meetings?

Licensing Act 2003 Committee Meetings 

Date Time Venue
Tuesday, 22 June 2021 - Cancelled - -
Tuesday, 28 September 2021
10.00 am
County Hall, Beverley
Tuesday, 16 November 2021
10.00 am
County Hall, Beverley
Tuesday, 29 March 2022
10.00 am
County Hall, Beverley

* Public and press attendance at meeting? 

Due to current social distancing requirements, a maximum of only 4 people will be permitted entry to the public gallery on a first-come first-served basis. Members of the public and press are instead encouraged to view proceedings on the council's YouTube channel.

Visit the remote access to meetings page for details on how to remotely view public committee meetings.

Are meetings open to the public?

Yes. Meetings are open to the public but there may be some matters which will be considered in private. During such situations, members of the public will be asked to leave the meeting at this point. The circumstances under which we can consider matters in private are tightly controlled by law.


Please note: refreshments are not normally available for members of the public to access at meetings.

Can I record, film, take photographs or use social media during meetings?

Yes, new legislation means that you can film, record, take photos and use social media during open parts of meetings. For more information please visit the photography, filming and social media use page.

Can members of the public speak at Licensing Act 2003 committee meeting?

No. Members of the public are not permitted to ask questions at Licensing Act 2003 committee meetings.

How and when can I view agenda and minutes?


Agendas and reports are placed on public deposit five clear working days before each meeting and can be viewed by selecting the relevant agenda below.

Reports containing exempt or confidential matters will not, however, be available.


Minutes are placed on public deposit no later than five clear working days after each meeting and can be viewed by selecting the relevant minute below.

Please note: agendas and minutes of meetings prior to those available online may be obtained by contacting the committee manager, Jon Whyley:

Email: jon.whyley@eastriding.gov.uk 

Tel: (01482) 393207

East Riding of Yorkshire Council
Democratic Services
County Hall
East Riding of Yorkshire
HU17 9BA.

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