Agenda and minutes

Venue: Town Hall, High Street, Maidstone

Contact: Caroline Matthews  01622 602743

No. Item


Disclosures by Members and Officers


There were no disclosures by Members and Officers.



Disclosures of Lobbying


There were no disclosures of lobbying.



Exempt Items


RESOLVED:  That the items on the agenda be taken in public as proposed.



Application for a Club Premises Certificate Under the Licensing Act 2003 for Marden Cricket and Hockey Club, Maidstone Road, Marden, Kent, TN12 9AG pdf icon PDF 285 KB

Additional documents:


The Chairman requested that all those participating in the hearing identified themselves as follows:-


Councillor Mrs Wendy Hinder – Chairman

Councillor Mrs Denise Joy – Committee Member

Councillor Mrs Val Springett – Committee Member


Mrs Jayne Bolas – Legal Advisor

Mrs Caroline Matthews – Democratic Services Officer


Mrs Charlotte Hope – Chairman of Marden and Hockey Club

Mr Ian Farlane – General Manager, Marden and Hockey Club


The Chairman asked for all parties to confirm that they were aware of the hearing procedure and that each had a copy of the procedure document.


The Committee Members confirmed that they had pre-read all the papers and any other documents contained in the report regarding the hearing.

The Legal Advisor briefly outlined the application for a Club Premises Certificate and advised that the objectors as stated on Pages 33 and 34 were the only remaining objectors not to have withdrawn.  However, they were not present despite the Licensing Manager having twice sent out emails to them requesting that they confirmed their attendance at the Sub-Committee meeting.


Members were advised by the Legal Advisor that in the absence of the objectors they could decide to proceed with the Sub-Committee meeting, taking into account the objectors’ reasons for objection on the papers or if they felt it necessary in the public interest, adjourn it until a new date at which the objectors could be invited to attend again. 


Members were satisfied that they had enough information to proceed and it was not necessary in the public interest to adjourn.


Mrs Bolas gave the Sub-Committee a brief outline of the application for a new premises certificate in Maidstone Road, Marden.


She highlighted the activities applied for, which were on Pages 6 and 7 of the papers, which stated that the supply of alcohol on a Friday night would be until 1 a.m. and on a Saturday night would be until 2 a.m.

The Sub-Committee noted that no representations had been received from responsible authorities. 


It was also noted that 3 out of the 5 objectors had withdrawn their representations.  However, Members were required to consider the representations from the other objectors. 


Mrs Charlotte Hope, the Chairman of Marden and Hockey Club presented her opening remarks. 


She advised that the Clubhouse had been situated on the Marden Road  since 1963, following the merge of the Cricket and Hockey Clubs.  In 2017 the Marden Tennis Club joined the Cricket and Hockey Club in preparation for the move to new facilities in Maidstone Road, Marden. 

The Club was run as a non-profit making organisation, whereby all the costs were met from subscriptions and match fees.  It did not benefit from any public or lottery funding and was run mainly by volunteers.  However, in order to accrue some additional income it was intended that the Clubhouse could be hired out for parties or events, where paid staff would  manage the bar area and provide security. 


It was noted that the Clubhouse had CCTV and alarms and all  ...  view the full minutes text for item 60.


Duration of Meeting


10.00 a.m. to 11.30 a.m.