Committee details

Licensing Board

Purpose of committee

The Licensing Board is one of the Council’s Regulatory Committees, which have decision-making powers and report to full Council.  Membership is decided at Annual Council.  Further details about the responsibilities of each Regulatory Committee are available in


Part 2: Article 8 and Part 3 of the Constitution.


This Board considers applications for licences such as public entertainment, street trading and hackney carriage / private hire (Taxis). Licensing Board meetings are scheduled as needed and the public or any petitioners for or against an application are welcome, but will be asked to leave the room during deliberations.


Contact information

Support officer: Steven Matthews.

Postal address:
Thanet District Council
Democratic Services
Cecil Street
Margate, Kent

Phone: (01843) 577207


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