Decision details

Decision Maker: Assistant Director (Governance) & Monitoring Officer

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


To determine a request for the licence holder to show to the public a number of short films that has not been classified by the British Board of Film Classification.
The request to show the short films has been made by Michael Offord of Electric Palace Harwich. The films would be shown at the Electric Palace Harwich towards the end of March 2023.
These films have not been BBFC classified at this time.
The Premises / Personal Licensing Sub Committee have discussed this and put recommendations in place on 10 March 2023.


To classify the films in accordance with the Premises / Personal Licensing Sub Committee's recommendations made at its meeting held on 10 March 2023 and in line with the Council's Constitution.

Alternative options considered:

On 10 March 2023, the Sub-Committee was requested to:
a)In accordance with the Council’s Constitution, recommend to the Assistant Director (Governance) the screening of an unclassified film subject to Council officers viewing the film and imposing an appropriate age restriction, if any, having regard to the British Board of Film Classification guidelines;
b) refuse permission to screen an unclassified film.

Publication date: 15/03/2023

Date of decision: 10/03/2023