Agenda and minutes

Licensing Board - Tuesday, 14th June, 2022 10.00 am

Venue: Council Chamber, Council Offices, Cecil Street, Margate, Kent

Contact: James Clapson 

Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies for Absence

    Minutes:

    Apologies were received from Councillors Dennis Huxley and Scobie.

     

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 62 KB

    To approve the Minutes of the Licensing Board meeting held on 5.4.2022, copy attached.

    Minutes:

    Councillor Wright proposed, Councillor Saunders seconded and members agreed that the minutes of the Licensing Board held on 5 April 2022 be signed as a correct record.

4.

Exclusion of Public and Press pdf icon PDF 67 KB

    Minutes:

    Councillor Shrubb proposed, Councillor Rogers seconded and Members agreed:

     

    ‘That the public and press be excluded from the meeting for agenda item 5 as it contains exempt information as defined in Paragraph 7 of part 1 of Schedule 12A of the local government act 1972 (as amended).’

     

5.

LICENCE TO DRIVE PRIVATE HIRE VEHICLES

Minutes:

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

 

Ms Malyn, Licensing Officer, presented the report.

 

Members asked questions of the Licensing Officer. 

 

The Applicant addressed the Members. 

 

The Licensing Officer asked questions of the Applicant.

 

Members asked questions of the Applicant. 

 

Ms Stocker, Senior Licensing Officer, asked questions of the Applicant. 

 

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

 

‘Upon considering the application for a Licence to Drive Private Hire Vehicles of Mr Ahmad Haidarian to the Licensing Board of Thanet District Council, having considered the documentation and  representations made by;

 

1. The Licensing Officer – Ms Malyn

 

2. The Applicant – Mr Haidarian

 

As part of the decision, the Board considered that it was necessary to communicate to Mr Haidarian that the behaviour that lead to the caution against him was unacceptable; it raised legitimate concerns as to whether he was a fit and proper person to hold a licence, and posed a risk to the safety of the public when considering TDC Licensing Policy and the LGMPA 1976 .

 

In light of the above considerations it was the decision of the Licensing Board to;

 

Grant the application on the condition that Mr Haidarian works for Central Cars or another reputable Taxi firm for the duration of the year, and that if there was a complaint of any behaviour during this period of a similar nature as to what lead to the caution, the licence would be revoked immediately.’