Agenda and draft minutes

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Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies for Absence and Substitutions

The Committee is asked to note any apologies for absence and substitutions received from Members.

 

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillor Coley with no substitution.

 

2.

Minutes of the Last Meeting pdf icon PDF 76 KB

To confirm and sign as a correct record, the minutes of the last meeting of the Sub- Committee, held on 26 November 2021.

 

Minutes:

The minutes of the meeting of the Sub-Committee held on 26 November 2021 were approved as a correct record and signed by the Chairman.

3.

Declarations of Interest

Councillors are invited to declare any Disclosable Pecuniary Interests or Personal Interest, and the nature of it, in relation to any item on the agenda.

 

Minutes:

There were none.

4.

Report of Assistant Director, Partnerships - A.1 - Hackney Carriage/Private Hire Licences pdf icon PDF 89 KB

To inform the Sub-Committee of the number of drivers, vehicles and operators that are licensed with this Authority as at 20 April 2022.

 

Minutes:

The Sub-Committee noted the contents of Report A.1 Hackney Carriage/Private Hire Driver’s, Vehicles and Operators, licensed by the Council as at 20 April 2022.

 

Councillor J Henderson asked the Licensing Manager why there had been a reduction in the number of drivers since the last report on 26 November 2021 and he said that it is believed manyu have decided to give up due to retirement age and the Pandenic but would ask why they are not renewing when they inform us.

5.

Exclusion of Press and Public

The Sub-Committee is asked to consider passing the following resolution:

 

“That under Section 100A(4) of the Local Government Act 1972, the press and public be excluded from the meeting during consideration of Agenda Items 6, 7 and 8 on the grounds that they involve the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in paragraph 1 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A, as amended, of the Act.”

 

Minutes:

It was moved and seconded, and:-

 

RESOLVED – That under Schedule 100a(4) of the Local Government Act 1972, the public be excluded from the meeting for the items of business to be considered below on the grounds that they involve the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in paragraph 1 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the Act:

 

(a)        Exempt Minutes of the meeting of the  Miscellaneous Licensing Sub-Committee held on 26 November 2021.

 

(b)        Report of Assistant Director (Partnerships)

 

            B.1 – Review of a Hackney Carriage Vehicle Licence.

 

            B.2 – Review of a Hackney Carriage/Private Hire Driver’s Licence.

 

6.

Exempt Minutes of the Last Meeting

To confirm as a correct record the exempt minutes of the meeting of the Sub-Committee held on 26 November 2021.

 

Minutes:

The exempt minutes of the meeting of the Sub-Committee held on 26 November 2021 were approved as a correct record and signed by the Chairman.

7.

Report of Assistant Director, Partnerships B.1 - Review of a Hackney Carriage Vehicle Licence - Plate No. T054

To enable the Sub-Committee to consider an application for permission to continue to licence the Hackney Carriage Vehicle, Plate No T054, Registration Number AX61 CTE until it reaches 13 years of age.

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

RESOLVED – (a) that the Applicant be allowed to continue to licence his Hackney Carriage Vehicle, Plate No. T054 until it reaches 13 years of age; and

 

(b) that the Licensing Manager reviews the current Policy and present this to a future meeting of the Licensing and Registration Committee for its consideration.

 

 

 

 

 

8.

Report of the Assistant Director, Partnerships - B.2 - Review of a Hackney Carriage Vehicle Driver's Licence

To enable the Sub-Committee to review a Hackney Carriage / Private Hire Driver’s Licence where the Driver has disclosed offences.

 

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

RESOLVED that the Sub-Committee will take not take any action on this occasion by way of imposing a sanction but when the Applicant next applies for her Licence in August 2022 this Sub-Committee requires her to provide:-

 

1.    a Medical Report from her GP confirming that her health problems, disclosed as being asthma and depression, are under control and that she is fit to work; and

2.    A letter from her Employer, signed, dated and on headed notepaper (or failing that confirmation of the Taxi Firm’s name), confirming that the Applicant was employed as a Taxi Driver and that they intended to continue employing her in that capacity.