Agenda and minutes

Environment and Licensing Committee
Tuesday 9 July 2019 4.15 pm

Venue: Council Chamber

Contact: Lorna Mellors  Democratic Services Officer

Items
No. Item

10.

Apologies for Absence and Substitutions.

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillors Bosworth, Ellis and Gibbons.  Councillors Scroggie and Hope attended as substitutes.

11.

To approve, as a correct record, the minutes of the meeting held on 11 June 2019. pdf icon PDF 53 KB

Minutes:

RESOLVED:

 

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

 

12.

Declaration of Interests.

Minutes:

None.

13.

Any other item which the Chair considers urgent.

Minutes:

None.

14.

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.

15.

Change of Circumstance of a Hackney Carriage / Private Hire Drivers Licence - KS

Report of the Director for Health and Community Wellbeing.

Minutes:

Consideration was given to a report by Director of Health and Community Wellbeing, which had been circulated prior to the meeting, regarding a change of circumstance of a Joint Hackney Carriage/Private Hire Driver’s Licence for KS.

 

KS attended the meeting and addressed the Committee.

 

In making its decision, the Committee applied the Council’s approved Policy and Guidelines.  On the basis of what it heard, the Committee was satisfied on balance that no exceptional circumstances existed which warranted departure from policy.

 

RESOLVED:

 

To revoke the Hackney Carriage/Private Hire Driver’s Licence held by KS, giving KS 21 days to surrender the licence.

 

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

 

16.

Application for a One Year Joint Hackney Carriage / Private Hire Drivers Licence - AM

Report of the Director for Health and Community Wellbeing.

Minutes:

Consideration was given to a report by Director of Health and Community Wellbeing, which had been circulated prior to the meeting, regarding an application for a Joint Hackney Carriage/Private Hire Driver’s Licence for AM.

 

AM attended the meeting and addressed the Committee.

 

In making its decision, the Committee applied the Council’s approved Policy and Guidelines.  On the basis of what it heard, the Committee was satisfied on balance that no exceptional circumstances existed which warranted departure from policy.

 

RESOLVED:

 

To approve AM’s application for a Joint Hackney Carriage/Private Hire Driver’s Licence for 1 year with a warning to complete all the paperwork and inform the Council of any future offences.

 

17.

Application for a One Year Joint Hackney Carriage / Private Hire Drivers Licence - AH

Report of the Director for Health and Community Wellbeing.

Minutes:

Consideration was given to a report by Director of Health and Community Wellbeing, which had been circulated prior to the meeting, regarding an application for a Joint Hackney Carriage/Private Hire Driver’s Licence for AH.

 

AH attended the meeting and addressed the Committee.

 

In making its decision, the Committee applied the Council’s approved Policy and Guidelines.  On the basis of what it heard, the Committee was satisfied on balance that exceptional circumstances existed which warranted departure from policy.

 

RESOLVED:

 

To approve AH’s application for a Joint Hackney Carriage/Private Hire Driver’s Licence for 1 year.

 

Councillor Hope left the meeting.

 

18.

Application for a One Year Joint Hackney Carriage / Private Hire Drivers Licence - SAI

Report of the Director for Health and Community Wellbeing.

Minutes:

Consideration was given to a report by Director of Health and Community Wellbeing, which had been circulated prior to the meeting, regarding an application for a Joint Hackney Carriage/Private Hire Driver’s Licence for SAI.

 

SAI attended the meeting and addressed the Committee.

 

In making its decision, the Committee applied the Council’s approved Policy and Guidelines.  On the basis of what it heard, the Committee was satisfied on balance that no exceptional circumstances existed which warranted departure from policy.

 

RESOLVED:

 

To approve SAI’s application for a Joint Hackney Carriage/Private Hire Driver’s Licence for 1 year subject to completion of Safeguarding Training, with a warning to take note of the ‘Plying for Hire’ terms and conditions of his licence.