Agenda and draft minutes

Licensing Sub Committee
Thursday, 13th June, 2019 10.00 am

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

Contact: Emily Kennedy 

Items
No. Item

662.

Election of Chairman

663.

Apologies for Absence

664.

Declarations of Interest pdf icon PDF 87 KB

665.

APPLICATION FOR REVIEW OF PREMISES LICENCE - C&S NEWS, 138 HIGH STREET, MARGATE pdf icon PDF 171 KB

    Additional documents:

    Minutes:

    Also present:

     

    Officers:     Penny Button, Head of Safer Neighbourhoods

        PC Carter, Kent Police

     

    Licence Holder:  Mr Sinnathurai

     

    Licence Holder’s representative:  Ms Clover

     

    The Head of Safer Neighbourhoods introduced the report.

     

    Kent Police addressed the Sub-Committee.

     

    The Licence Holder’s representative addressed the Sub-Committee.

     

    Members asked questions of the Licence Holder.

     

    Further to debate, Members agreed:

     

    The Sub Committee has considered the agenda papers including the application and supporting documentation & representations made by the Police and the DPS Mr Sinnathurai and his representative.

     

    The Sub Committee considered the application in the light of the Licensing Act 2003, the Council’s Licensing policy, Article 6 of the Human Rights Act 1998 (the right to a fair trial) and the licensing objectives, namely the prevention of crime & disorder & the protection of children.

     

    The Sub Committee considered whether revocation was proportionate. It was noted that there were no written complaints from the public. It was reprehensible to sell alcohol to a child in January 2019 but the Sub Committee noted there is a refusal register which is comprehensive. It is a serious matter to revoke a premises licence, it is property. There were concerns about the evidence produced of minor variation of the licence as there appears to be a discrepancy as to what was agreed about the sale of high strength alcohol.

     

    On the evidence given on this occasion, the Sub Committee did not think it is fair and proportionate to revoke the licence.