Agenda and minutes

Licensing (General Purposes) Sub-Committee
Monday, 19th June, 2017 10.15 am

Venue: Council Chamber, Council Offices, The Burys, Godalming

Contact: Ema Dearsley  Democratic Services Officer

Items
No. Item

1.

Appointment of Chairman

To confirm that Councillor Patricia Ellis be appointed as the Chairman of the Licensing (General Purposes) Sub-Committee for the Council Year 2017/18.

Minutes:

Councillor Patricia Ellis was appointed as Chairman of the Licensing (General Purposes) Sub-Committee for the Council Year 2017/18.

2.

Appointment of Vice-Chairman

To confirm that Councillor Bob Upton be appointed as the Vice-Chairman of the Licensing (General Purposes) Sub-Committee for the Council Year 2017/18.

 

Minutes:

Councillor Bob Upton was appointed as a Vice-Chairman of the Licensing (General Purposes) Sub-Committee for the Council Year 2017/18.

3.

Minutes

To confirm the Minutes of the Meeting held on 16 March 2017 (to be laid on the table half an hour before the meeting).

Minutes:

The minutes of the meeting held on 16 March 2017 were confirmed and signed.

4.

APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE AND SUBSTITUTIONS

To receive apologies for absence and to report any substitutions

Minutes:

There were apologies for absence from Councillor Anna James. There were no substitutes.

5.

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.

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest.

6.

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 100A(4) 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 100I of the Act) of the description specified in paragraph 1 of the revised Part 1 of Schedule 12A to the Act in respect of the following item:

 

Information relating to any individual (paragraph 1)

 

Minutes:

At 11.44am it was

 

RESOLVED 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 100I of the Act) of the description specified in paragraph 1 of the revised Part 1 of Schedule 12A to the act, namely:-

 

1. Information relating to any individual

7.

REVIEW OF HACKNEY CARRIAGE DRIVER'S LICENCE

To consider the (Exempt) report.

Minutes:

The Sub-Committee considered a report regarding a review of a Hackney Carriage Driver’s Licence.

 

The applicant attended the meeting and confirmed that they had read and understood the report.

 

The Sub-Committee asked questions of the Driver of which they provided an account of what had happened, as well as the circumstances surrounding the other cases that had brought him in front of Members previously. Members asked questions surrounding the circumstances of the most recent incident and reminded the driver of his responsibilities for being a Waverley Borough Council licensed Hackney Carriage Driver.

 

The Sub-Committee withdrew at 11.51am to consider whether or not the driver could continue to operate. Following the Sub-Committees deliberation the meeting resumed. The Council’s solicitor had been asked to advise the Sub-Committee during their deliberations on the wording of their decision.

 

RESOLVED that the driver’s licence be suspended for a period of 28days beginning with the day on which the decision notice was given to them.