Agenda and draft minutes

Licensing Board Sub-Committee - Monday 10 June 2024 10.00 a.m.

Venue: Town Hall, Moorgate Street, Rotherham S60 2TH

Contact: Dawn Mitchell, Governance Adviser 

No. Item


Declarations of Interest


There were no Declarations of Interest made at the meeting.


Exclusion of the Press and Public


The following items are likely to be considered in the absence of the press and public as being exempt under the Police Act 1997 and Paragraphs 3 and 7 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act 1972 (business affairs and prevention of crime)


Resolved:- That, under Section 100A(4) of the Local Government Act 1972, the press and public be excluded from the meeting for the following items of business on the grounds that they involve the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in the Police Act 1997 and Paragraphs 3 and 7 of Part I of Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act 1972 (business affairs and prevention of crime).


Applications for the Grant/Renewal/Review of Hackney Carriage/Private Hire Drivers' Licences


The Sub-Committee considered a report of the Licensing Manager relating to applications for the grant/review of the hackney carriage/private hire driver licences in respect of Mr. J.S. and Mr. M.R.


Mr. J.S. was in attendance at the hearing.


A request had been received from Mr. M.R. for his case to be adjourned due to the unavailability of his Trade Union representation.


Resolved:-  (1)  That the application for the grant of a hackney carriage/private hire driver licence for Mr. J.S. be refused.


(2)  That consideration of the application for the review of a hackney carriage/private hire driver licence in respect of Mr. M.R. be adjourned until the meeting to be held on 22nd July, 2024.


Councillor Jones left the meeting at this point and did not take part in any discussion on the following item.



Applications for House to House Collection Permits


Consideration was given to a report, presented by the Licensing Manager concerning the following applications for the grant of promoters’ permits to carry out house-to-house collections:-





Alzheimer’s Research UK

Whole of the Borough

1st May, 2024-30th April, 2025


Woodgreen The Pets Charity


Whole of the Borough

15th April-31st December, 2024

Ukraine Appeal

Whole of the Borough

30th May, 2024-29th May, 2025


Stroke Organisation

Whole of the Borough

1st June, 2024-1st June, 2025 or

1st July, 2024-1st July, 2025


It was noted that the application submitted by Clothes Collection Ltd., on behalf of Alzheimer’s Research UK, had been withdrawn due to them having been granted a national exemption.


Resolved:-  (1)  That, in accordance with the provisions of the House to House Collections Act 1939, the application submitted by Gilcore, on behalf of Woodgreen The Pets Charity, be granted. 


(2)  That the application submitted by Recycle Proline Ltd., on behalf of the Ukraine Appeal, be deferred pending clarification of the percentage of the proceeds paid to the charity.


(3)  That the application submitted by Smile Fundraising, on behalf of the Stroke Organisation, be deferred pending receipt of the required information as stated on the application form.