Agenda

Licensing and Regulatory Committee - Monday, 23rd May, 2022 10.00 am

Venue: Council Chamber, Council Offices, The Burys, Godalming. View directions

Contact: Kimberly Soane  Democratic Services Officer

Items
No. Item

1.

Minutes

To receive the minutes of the meeting held 8 November 2021 and published on the Councils Website.

2.

Apologies for Absence and Substitutions

To receive apologies for absence and to report any substitutions

3.

Declarations of Interest

To receive from members declarations of interest in relation to any items included on the agenda for this meeting, in accordance with the Waverley Code of Local Government Conduct.

4.

Questions from members of the Public

The Chairman to respond to any questions received from members of the public in accordance with Procedure Rule 10. 

 

 

 

5.

Questions from Members

The Chairman to respond to any questions received from Members in accordance with Procedure Rule 11.

 

 

6.

Action Authorised

To receive any action taken by the Executive Director after consultation with the Chairman and Vice-Chairman since the last meeting.

PART I - RECOMMENDATIONS TO THE COUNCIL

7.

Hackney Carriage Fares pdf icon PDF 252 KB

From time to time the Hackney Carriage trade requests that we, the Council, increase the amount that they can charge their customers, the last such request was in February 2014. This report sets out the recent history and current fare levels in Waverley.

 

The decision on whether to increase the maximum fare level is an Executive       function. On the 29 March 2022 the Executive agreed to advertise/consult on a new maximum fare tariff.

 

Following consultation (from 01 April to 18th April) officers received 3 comments. The Executive is being asked to consider the 3 comments received and agree the new maximum fare tariff (with or without modifications) to come into effect on the 17 June 2022.

 

Recommendation

 

It is recommended that the Licensing & Regulatory Committee:

 

Considers the report, makes comment and recommend to the Executive to agree the proposed advertised new maximum fare tariff (with or without modifications).

 

Recommend that the Executive’s agree that the maximum fare tariff comes into effect on the 17 June 2022 (within 2 months of the first specified date (last date for objections on the scale of fares consultation, 18 April 2022).

 

 

Additional documents:

PART II - MATTERS OF REPORT

8.

Letter from Minister, Kit Malthouse MP regarding drink spiking pdf icon PDF 71 KB

To discuss the letter from Minister, Kit Malthouse MP regarding drink spiking circulated to the committee in April 2022.

9.

National Taxi Standards Consultation

The Department for Transport (DfT) has issued best practice guidance on taxi and private hire vehicle (PHV) licensing since 2006 to assist local authorities that have responsibility for the regulation of this sector.

This has recently been updated to take into account stakeholder views and changes in the way the sector operates.

DfT is seeking views from the public, licensing authorities and the taxi and PHV industry on the proposed updated version.

Taxi and private hire vehicle best practice guidance - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

LICENSING ACT 2003 ITEMS

10.

Licensing Sub Group A pdf icon PDF 284 KB

To note the minutes of the Licensing Sub Group A meeting held on 25  November 2021 and published on the Councils Website.

 

11.

Licensing Sub Group B pdf icon PDF 120 KB

To note the minutes of the Licensing Sub Group B meeting held on 13 December 2021 and published on the Councils Website.

 

12.

Licensing Sub Group C pdf icon PDF 301 KB

To note the minutes of the Licensing Sub Group C meeting held on 28 February 2022 and published on the Councils Website.

 

13.

Licensing & General Purpose Committeee pdf icon PDF 108 KB

To note the minutes of the Licensing General Purpose meeting held on 24 & 31 January 2022 and published on the Councils Website.

 

Additional documents:

14.

Exclusion of Press and Public

To consider the following recommendation on the motion of the Chairman:-

 

Recommendation

 

That pursuant to Procedure Rule 20 and in accordance with Section 100B(5) of the Local Government Act 1972, the press and public be excluded from the meeting during consideration of the following items on the grounds that it is likely, in view of the nature of the business to be transacted or the nature of the proceedings, that if members of the public were present during the items, there would be disclosure to them of exempt information (as defined by Section 100l of the Act) of the description specified in the appropriate paragraph(s) of the revised Part 1 of Schedule 12A to the Act (to be identified, as necessary, at the meeting).

15.

Legal Advice

To consider any legal advice relating to any items in the agenda.