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Notification of Chairman and Outline of Procedure pdf icon PDF 100 KB


The Chairman opened the meeting by introducing the Sub-Committee and the officers present.  He then outlined the procedure that would be followed.


Declarations of Interest


No interests were declared.


Exclusion of the Press and Public




(1)  That under Section 100A(4) of the Local Government Act 1972, the press and public be excluded from the meeting for the following item of business on the grounds that it involves the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in Paragraphs 1 and 2.


1.    Information relating to any individual.

2.    Information which is likely to reveal the identity of an individual



Summary Review of Premises Licence under the Licensing Act 2003 Interim Steps Hearing


The Licensing Officer introduced the report which was to consider the application from Kent Police for a summary review of the premises licence and to decide whether interim steps were necessary pending a full review of the licence.


The Licensing Officer explained to the Sub-Committee that the notice had been served on the premises and this hearing had to be conducted within 48 hours of the notice being served. A full hearing would be conducted in 28 days-time where Committee members would review the licence.


The Chairman asked the Applicant to present their case. The Applicant outlined the circumstances of why the notice had been served on the premises and informed Members of the evidence they had collected. The Applicant stated that the evidence will be shown at the Full Licensing Hearing in 28 days-time.


The Chairman asked the Respondent to present their case and the Legal Officer confirmed with the Respondent that knew the reasons behind why this notice had been served and their right to object. The Respondent stated that they regretted the incidents at the premises and did not challenge the proposed suspension.


Members of the Sub-Committee adjourned to make their decision at 10:55 am. Members of the Sub-Committee, the Team Leader (Contentious) and Democratic Services Officer returned at 10:58 am, when the meeting was re-convened.


The decision, as set out at Appendix 1 to these minutes was announced.

Appendix 1 - Decision Notice pdf icon PDF 152 KB