Agenda and minutes

Licensing (General Purposes) Sub-Committee
Monday, 20th November, 2017 9.00 am

Venue: Committee Room 1, Council Offices, The Burys, Godalming

Contact: Ema Dearsley  Democratic Services Officer

Items
No. Item

33.

Minutes

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

Minutes:

The Minutes of the Meeting which took place on 16 October 2017 were confirmed and signed.

34.

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.

35.

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.

36.

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 9.04am 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

37.

REVIEW OF HACKNEY CARRIAGE/PRIVATE HIRE DRIVER'S LICENCE

To consider the attached exempt report.

Minutes:

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

 

The driver was in attendance at the meeting and confirmed that he had read and understood the papers which he had received. Members asked questions of the driver and what lead to the incidences referred to in the exempt report.

 

The Sub-Committee reminded the driver of his responsibilities for being a Waverley Borough Council licensed Hackney Carriage Driver and asked whether he understood the policy and accepted the conditions imposed. The Driver confirmed that he did and the mistakes he had made were unintentional.

 

The Sub-Committee withdrew at 9.16pm to consider whether or not the driver could continue to operate. Following the Sub-Committees deliberation the meeting resumed at 9.40am. The Council’s solicitor had been asked to advise the Sub-

Committee during their deliberations on the wording of their decision.

 

RESOLVED that the applicant was a fit and proper person and granted the licence. The full reasons are attached as an exempt annexe to these minutes.