Agenda and draft minutes

Public Protection Sub-Committee - Wednesday, 14th July, 2021 5.30 pm

Venue: Astley Room - Castle. View directions

Contact: Denise French 742211 

Items
No. Item

1.

APOLOGIES

Minutes:

There were no apologies.

2.

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

To receive declarations of interest from Members on items included in this agenda.

 

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest stated.

3.

DISCLOSURE OF EXEMPT INFORMATION

To resolve that the public be excluded from the meeting during consideration of the attached report, because it is likely that there will be disclosure of exempt information as defined in paragraphs 1, 2 and 7 in Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972.

 

Minutes:

Resolved:-                That the public be excluded from the meeting during

consideration if the following matter because it is likely that there will be disclosure of exempt information as defined in paragraphs 1,2 and 7 contained within Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act, 1972

 

4.

LOCAL GOVERNMENT (MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS) ACT - 1976 - APPLICANT 1

Additional documents:

Minutes:

 The Sub-Committee considered a renewal application for a Dual Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Driver’s Licence that had revealed a conviction which fell within the Council’s Licensing Policy.

 

After very careful consideration from the Council’s Licensing Officer and representations from the driver and their representative, the Sub-Committee agreed as follows:

 

Resolved:     That a licence be issued for a period of twelve months, together

with a final warning.  After the twelve months, an application must be submitted to the Council (fee exempt), to apply for the remaining two year period of the licence.  The forms must be completed fully and correctly with every detail, to give a full and honest submission.  Subject to there being no issues during the next twelve months, the new application would be dealt with administratively.

 

5.

LOCAL GOVERNMENT (MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS) ACT - 1976 - APPLICANT 2

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Sub-Committee considered a renewal application for a Dual Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Driver’s Licence that had revealed a conviction which fell within the Council’s Licensing Policy.

 

After very careful consideration from the Council’s Licensing Officer and representations from the driver, the Sub-Committee agreed as follows:

 

Resolved:     That a licence be issued for a period of twelve months, together

with a final warning.  After the twelve months, an application must be submitted to the Council (fee exempt), to apply for the remaining two year period of the licence.  The forms must be completed fully and correctly with every detail, to give a full and honest submission.  Subject to there being no issues during the next twelve months, the new application would be dealt with administratively.

 

 

 

 

 

Councillor Kearon asked officers if guidance notes could be provided with application forms, advising applicants that all information must be included, even when it no longer appeared on the Driving License and DBS check.  In addition, all previous appearances before this Sub-Committee should also be listed.

 

The Council’s Solicitor, Ann-Marie Pollard advised that this could be put through the operators as a newsletter as it was their responsibility to ensure that forms were completed correctly.  The Council’s Licensing Administration Team Manager agreed that this could be sent to operators.

 

 

Councillor Olszewski left the meeting and Councillor Kearon took the Chair.

6.

LOCAL GOVERNMENT (MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS) ACT - 1976 - APPLICANT 3

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Sub-Committee considered a renewal application for a Dual Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Driver’s Licence that had revealed a conviction which fell within the Council’s Licensing Policy.

 

After very careful consideration from the Council’s Licensing Officer and representations from the driver and their representative, the Sub-Committee agreed as follows:

 

Resolved:     That a licence be issued for a period of twelve months, together

with a final warning.  After the twelve months, an application must be submitted to the Council (fee exempt), to apply for the remaining two year period of the licence.  The forms must be completed fully and correctly with every detail, to give a full and honest submission.  Subject to there being no issues during the next twelve months, the new application would be dealt with administratively.

 

7.

LOCAL GOVERNMENT (MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS) ACT - 1976 - APPLICANT 4

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Sub-Committee considered a renewal application for a Dual Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Driver’s Licence that had revealed a conviction which fell within the Council’s Licensing Policy.

 

After very careful consideration from the Council’s Licensing Officer and representations from the driver and their representative, the Sub-Committee agreed as follows:

 

Resolved:     That a licence be issued for a period of twelve months, together

with a final warning.  After the twelve months, an application must be submitted to the Council (fee exempt), to apply for the remaining two year period of the licence.  The forms must be completed fully and correctly with every detail, to give a full and honest submission.  Subject to there being no issues during the next twelve months, the new application would be dealt with administratively.

 

 

8.

TOWN POLICE CLAUSES ACT - 1847 - APPLICANT 5

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Sub-Committee considered a new application for a Hackney Carriage Vehicle Licence that fell outside the Council’s Policy.

 

After very careful consideration from the Council’s Licensing Officer and representations from the driver and their representative, the Sub-Committee agreed as follows:

 

Resolved:    That a new licence be granted with an exemption from the policy

requirement that a new Hackney Carriage Vehicle must be wheelchair accessible or a purpose built taxi, and with conditions to allow the saloon vehicle to  have ‘Grandfather Rights’. 

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9.

URGENT BUSINESS

To consider any business which is urgent within the meaning of Section 100(B)4 of the Local Government Act.

 

Minutes:

There was no urgent business.