Agenda and draft minutes

Licensing Sub Committee
Tuesday, 26th March, 2019 10.00 am

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

Contact: Emily Kennedy 

No. Item


Election of Chairman


Apologies for Absence


Declarations of Interest

    'To receive any declarations of interest. Members are advised to consider the advice contained within the Declaration of Interest Form attached at the back of this Agenda. If a Member declares an interest, they should complete that form and hand it to the Officer clerking the meeting and then take the prescribed course of action.'


    There were no declarations of interest.


Application for Premises Licence at Botany Bay Kiosk, Marine Drive, Kingsgate pdf icon PDF 124 KB

    Additional documents:


    Also present:


    Officers:   Penny Button, Head of Safer Neighbourhoods


    Applicant:   Mr Andrews


    Applicant’s representatives:   Mr Dillon

      Mrs Andrews


    Objectors:   Mrs Terry

      Ms Fallon

      Mr Yelland

      Mrs Yelland

      Councillor Bayford



    The Head of Safer Neighbourhoods outlined the report to the Licensing Sub-Committee in respect of the application for premises licence for Botany Bay Kiosk, Marine Drive, Kingsgate.


    The Objectors addressed the Sub-Committee.


    Members asked questions of the Objectors.


    The Applicant’s representatives and Applicant addressed the Sub-Committee.


    The Objectors asked questions of the Applicant.


    The Sub-Committee considered:


    The Licensing Act 2003 and the guidance issued under section 182 of the said Act,

    The Thanet District Council Licensing Policy,

    The Human Rights Act 1998 so far as it was relevant;

    The Crime and Disorder Act 1998 so far as it was relevant;

    The licensing objectives, namely the prevention of crime and disorder, public safety, the prevention of public nuisance and the protection of children from harm;

    The evidence presented and the points raised in support and against the application so far as they were relevant.


    Further to debate, the Sub-Committee AGREED:


    The License is granted for the sale of alcohol in the terms sought in the application.


    The premises will be open to the public from 7am until 9.30pm every day.


    The Licence will permit the sale of alcohol between the hours of 12noon and 9:00pm, 7 days a week, in the period 15 March to 31 October each year. It should be noted that nothing prevents the premises from opening late or closing early.


    The licensing hours were restricted for reasons of public safety and the prevention of public nuisance.


    The Licence shall be subject to the following conditions:


    The statutory mandatory conditions.

    The premises is only to supply alcohol under the supervision of the applicant or his wife. This is an agreed condition.

    Litter sweeps will be conducted at least twice a day at appropriate junctures to prevent public nuisance.

    The premises shall operate the “Challenge 25” proof of age scheme. All customers who appear to be under the age of 25 years will be challenged to prove they are over 18 years when attempting to purchase alcohol. The only forms of identification to be accepted for such purpose shall be a photocard driving licence, passport or the Government approved PASS (Proof of Age Standards Scheme) card. If the person seeking alcohol is unable to produce an acceptable form of identification, no sale or supply of alcohol shall be made to that person.

    An A4 poster shall be displayed conspicuously on the premises in customer facing areas carrying messages in respect of:

    Challenge 25 – to advise potential purchasers that suitable proof of age will be required for all purchasers who appear to be under 25.

    Proxy purchasing – intended to warn adults not to buy alcohol for those under 18 years of age.