Agenda and draft minutes

Licensing Board - Tuesday, 15th February, 2022 10.00 am

Venue: Council Chamber, Council Offices, Cecil Street, Margate, Kent. View directions

Contact: James Clapson 

Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies for Absence

    Minutes:

    Apologies were received from Councillors Dennis and Potts.

     

2.

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 

     

    Minutes:

    There were no declarations of interest.

3.

Minutes of Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 110 KB

    To approve the Minutes of the Licensing Board meeting held on 6 January 2022, copy attached.

    Minutes:

    Councillor Scobie proposed, Councillor Saunders seconded and members agreed that the minutes be approved as a correct record of the meeting held on 6 January 2022.

     

4.

Hackney Carriage Vehicles Tariffs in Thanet pdf icon PDF 78 KB

    Additional documents:

    Minutes:

    Ms Brock, Technical Support Team Manager, introduced the item, noting that a request had been received from a driver to increase the tariffs that had not been increased since 2015.

     

    Following the debate:

     

    1.  It was proposed by Councillor Wing, seconded by Councillor Huxley and agreed that the tariff be increased by 15% (rounded up to the nearest round figure), and that the tariff would be reviewed each year.

    2.  It was proposed by Councillor Shrubb, seconded by Councillor Wing and agreed that the contamination fee would be increased to £100.

    3.  It was proposed by the Chair, seconded by Councillor Shrubb and agreed that the extra charges for additional passengers, shopping bags, prams/pushchairs etc. would be increased to 25p.

     

     

5.

Exclusion of Public and Press pdf icon PDF 67 KB

    Minutes:

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

     

    That the public and press be excluded from the meeting for agenda items six and seven as they contained exempt information as defined in Paragraph 7 of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972 (as amended).

     

6.

Licence to Drive Private Hire Vehicles

Minutes:

Ms Phillips, Principal Litigation Solicitor made the introductory remarks by advising of the meeting procedure for the discussion of this item.

 

Ms Malyn, Licensing Officer, presented the report.

 

The Licence Holder addressed the Board.

 

The Licensing Officer asked questions of the Licence Holder.

 

Members asked questions of the Licence Holder.

 

Following the debate, Members of the Board agreed the following:


Upon considering the application for a Licence to Drive Private Hire Vehicles for one year from Mr Sharratt, further to the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1976, and having heard representations made to the Board by; 

 

1. The Licensing Officer - Ms Malyn

2. The applicant - Mr Sharratt

 

It was the decision of the Licensing Board to grant the application for a Licence to Drive Private Hire Vehicles for one year from Mr Sharratt.’

 

7.

Licence to Drive Private Hire Vehicles

Minutes:

Ms Phillips, Principal Litigation Solicitor made the introductory remarks by advising of the meeting procedure for the discussion of this item.

 

Ms Malyn, Licensing Officer, presented the report.

 

The Licence Holder addressed the Board.

 

The Licensing Officer asked questions of the Licence Holder.

 

Members asked questions of the Licence Holder.

 

Following the debate, Members of the Board agreed the following:


Upon considering the application for a Licence to Drive Private Hire Vehicles for one year from Mr Hill, further to the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1976, and having heard representations made to the Board by; 

 

1. The Licensing Officer - Ms Malyn

2. The applicant - Mr Hill

 

It was the decision of the Licensing Board to grant the application for a Licence to Drive Private Hire Vehicles for one year from Mr Hill.’