Agenda and draft minutes

Environment and Licensing Committee - Tuesday 6 October 2020 2.00 pm

Venue: Virtual Meeting

Contact: Democratic Services  Email: committees@gedling.gov.uk

Items
No. Item

25.

Apologies for Absence and Substitutions.

Minutes:

Apologies were received from Councillors Bosworth, Gibbons and Sam Smith. Councillors Rachel Ellis and Hope attended as substitutes.

26.

To approve, as a correct record, the minutes of the meeting held on 8 September 2020. pdf icon PDF 119 KB

Minutes:

RESOLVED:

 

That the minutes of the above meeting, having been circulated, be approved as a correct record.

27.

Declaration of Interests.

Minutes:

None.

28.

Taxi Licensing Fees for 2020/21 pdf icon PDF 78 KB

Report of Director of Health and Community Wellbeing

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Consideration was given to a report of the Director of Health and Community Wellbeing setting out proposed increases for the fees payable for taxi licenses, subject to advertising and consultation.

 

RESOLVED to approve:

 

1)    Fees for taxi operators and vehicle licences, as detailed in Appendix 1 to the report for 2020/21, for advertisement in accordance with the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1976 and that such fees will automatically come into force if no objections are received within the statutory period.  If any objections are received within the statutory period that these be referred back to Committee for consideration in accordance with the legislation; and

 

2)    The proposed fees for taxi driver’s licences detailed in Appendix 1 to the report for 2020/21 for advertisement and the Director, in consultation with the Chair of Environment and Licensing Committee, be authorised to agree the final fees after taking into account any comments received during the consultation period.

29.

Any other item which the Chair considers urgent.

Minutes:

None.

30.

Exclusion of the Press and Public.

To move that under Section 100(A)(4) of the Local Government Act 1972 the public and press be excluded from the meeting during consideration of the ensuing report on the grounds that the report involves the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in Paragraph 7 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972.

Minutes:

RESOLVED:

 

That, the Members being satisfied that the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information that under Section 100(A)(4) of the Local Government Act 1972, the public and press be excluded from the meeting during the consideration of the ensuing reports on the grounds that the report involves the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in Paragraph 7 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972.

31.

Change of circumstances of Hackney Carriage/Private Hire Drivers Licence - MJA

Report of Director of Community Health and Wellbeing

Minutes:

Consideration was given to a report of the Director of Health and Community Wellbeing, which had been circulated in advance of the meeting, regarding a change of circumstances following complaints about the holder of a Joint Hackney Carriage/ Private Hire Driver’s Licence for MJA.

 

MJA attended the meeting and addressed the Committee.

 

A Community Protection Officer attended and addressed the meeting.

 

In making the decision the Committee applied the Council’s approved Policy and Guidelines. 

 

RESOLVED:

 

That due to MJA’s behaviour, it was considered that he was no longer a fit and proper person to hold a Licence.

 

To revoke MJA’s Joint Hackney Carriage /Private Hire Driver’s Licence. MJA was given 21 days to surrender his licence.

 

MJA was advised of his right to appeal against the decision of the Committee.

32.

Application for a one year Hackney Carriage/Private Hire Drivers Licence - MA

Report of Director of Community Health and Wellbeing

Minutes:

Councillor Hope joined the meeting at 3:02 pm.

 

Consideration was given to a report of the Director of Health and Community Wellbeing, which had been circulated prior to the meeting, regarding an application for a one year joint Hackney Carriage/Private Hire Driver’s Licence for MA. MA attended the meeting with a friend and addressed the committee. In making its decision, the Committee applied the Council’s approved Policy and Guidelines.

 

RESOLVED:

 

To approve MA’s application for a Joint Hackney Carriage/Private Hire Driver’s Licence.

 

33.

Change of circumstances of Hackney Carriage/Private Hire Drivers Licence - YA

Report of Director of Community Health and Wellbeing

Minutes:

Consideration was given to a report of the Director of Health and Community Wellbeing, which had been circulated in advance of the meeting, regarding a change of circumstances of Joint Hackney Carriage /Private Hire Driver’s Licence for YA. Consideration of the report had been deferred from the previous meeting so that further information could be provided. This had been provided and circulated to members.

 

YA attended the meeting and addressed the Committee.

 

RESOLVED:

 

To issue a warning to YA that the incidents described in the report fell short of the behaviour expected of a license holder and that if any further such incidents came to the attention of the Council, a further review of the license would be carried out by this Committee.