Licensing and Safety Committee - Tuesday, 7 February 2023 6.00pm

Venue: Meeting Room 9 - Level 3, Gun Wharf, Dock Road, Chatham ME4 4TR. View directions

Contact: Stephen Platt, Democratic Services Officer 


No. Item


Apologies for absence


Record of meeting pdf icon PDF 203 KB

To approve the record of the meeting held on11 November 2022 and the record of the Joint Meeting of Committees held on 18 May 2022.

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Urgent matters by reason of special circumstances

The Chairman will announce any late items which do not appear on the main agenda but which he/she has agreed should be considered by reason of special circumstances to be specified in the report. 


Declarations of disclosable pecuniary interests and other interests pdf icon PDF 371 KB

Members are invited to disclose any Disclosable Pecuniary Interests or Other Significant Interests in accordance with the Member Code of Conduct. Guidance on this is set out in agenda item 4.


Statement of Licensing Policy 2023-2028 pdf icon PDF 179 KB

To present Members with the consultation responses received in respect of the draft revised Statement of Licensing Policy under the Licensing Act 2003. Member input is sought in finalising the policy statement for publication and implementation subject to approval by Full Council.

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Contactless payments facilities in taxis pdf icon PDF 154 KB

The purpose of this report is to seek Members’ approval to consult on amending the Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Policy to include a mandatory condition for all licensed Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Vehicles to have a functioning cashless payment facility available for fare paying passengers.


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Review of memberships of sub-committees pdf icon PDF 146 KB

The Committee is asked to review the memberships of its sub-committees, these being the Licensing Sub-Committee, Licensing Hearing Panels and Licensing 1982 Act Hearing Panels.

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