Agenda and minutes

Licensing Board - Tuesday, 14th April, 2020 10.00 am

Venue: this video stream -

Contact: Charlotte Crowley 

No. Item


Apologies for Absence


Apologies were received from Councillors Potts.


Declarations of Interest pdf icon PDF 113 KB

To receive any declarations of interest.  Members are advised to consider the advice contained within the Declaration of Interest advice attached to this Agenda.  If a Member declares an interest, they should complete the Declaration of Interest Form 



There were no declarations of interest.


Licensing Board Minutes pdf icon PDF 57 KB

To approve the minutes of the Licensing Board meeting held on 11 February 2020, copy attached.


It was proposed by Councillor Rogers, seconded by Councillor Currie and Members agree the minutes as a correct record of the Licensing Board held on 11 February 2020.


Exclusion of Public and Press pdf icon PDF 90 KB


It was proposed by Councillor Wright, seconded by Councillor Scobie and Members agreed:


That the public and press be excluded from the meeting on agenda item 5 (minute 501) as it contains exempt information as defined in Paragraphs 4 and 7 of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972 (as amended).




Alison Stocker, Licensing Officer, presented the report.


The Applicant addressed the Board.


Members asked questions of the Applicant.


Further to debate, the Licensing Board agreed:


This was an application for a licence to drive a Private Hire Vehicle


The issue before the Licensing Board for determination was whether or not the Applicant is a fit and proper person to hold a such a licence.


We heard evidence about a number of offences in respect of which the Applicant was convicted, which were as follows:


August 1989 - offences of no insurance and theft.


September 1989 - offence of assaulting a police officer.


February 1990 - offences of arson, going equipped and theft. 


We noted that these offences were committed over 30 years ago, when the Applicant was still a juvenile. 


The Applicant explained the circumstances of these offences and we noted that he has remained on the right side of the law since 1990. 


We also noted that the Applicant has previously held a licence to drive a Private Hire Vehicle, for the year 2013/2014, issued by Thanet District Council.


In all the circumstances, we are unanimously satisfied that the Applicant is a fit and proper person to hold a licence to drive a Private Hire Vehicle.  Accordingly, we grant this licence for a full year.