Licensing Board


Minutes of the meeting held on 19 November 2019 at 10.00 am in Council Chamber, Council Offices, Cecil Street, Margate, Kent.





Councillor Sam Bambridge (Chairman); Councillors Rogers, Currie, Dexter, Green, Potts and M Saunders






478.       Apologies for Absence


Apologies were received from Councillors Paul Moore, Scobie and Wright.




479.       Declarations of Interest


There were no declarations of interest.




480.       Minutes of Previous Meeting


It was proposed by Councillor Currie, seconded by Councillor Green and Members agreed the Board minutes as correct record of the meeting held on 8 October 2019.




481.       Licensing Sub-Committee Minutes


It was proposed by Councillor Potts, seconded by Councillor M Saunders and Members agreed the Licensing Sub-Committee minutes a correct record of the meeting held on 11 October 2019.




482.       Exclusion of Public and Press


It was proposed by Councillor Green, seconded by Councillor Currie and Members agreed:


That the public and press be excluded from the meeting on agenda item 6 as it contains exempt information as defined in Paragraphs 4 and 7 of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972 (as amended).




483.       Licence to drive Private Hire Vehicles


Alison Stocker, Licensing Officer presented the report.


Members asked questions of the Licensing Officer.


The Applicant addressed the Board.


Members asked questions of the Applicant.


Further to debate, the Licensing Board agreed:


We have heard evidence about a reprimand issued by the Police in respect of the Applicant in 2011 when he was a juvenile and about a minor offence involving the lack of an "'L plate" on the rear of a scooter purchased on the same day by the Applicant in 2014.


We also heard from the Applicant himself.  We found him to be an impressive and mature individual.  


We are satisfied that the Applicant is a fit and proper person to hold a Licence to Drive a Private Hire Vehicle.  Accordingly, we grant the application for a full year.






Meeting concluded : 10.25am