Agenda and minutes

Licensing (General Purposes) Sub-Committee
Monday, 21st May, 2018 10.00 am

Venue: Council Chamber

Contact: Ema Dearsley  Democratic Services Officer

Items
No. Item

1.

Appointment of Chairman

To appoint a Chairman for the Sub-Committee for the 2018/19 Council Year.

Minutes:

RESOLVED that Cllr Simon Inchbald be appointed as Chairman of the Sub-Committee for the 2018/19 Council Year.

2.

Appointment of Vice-Chairman

To appoint a Vice-Chairman for the Sub-Committee for the 2018/19 Council Year

Minutes:

RESOLVED that Cllr Bob Upton be appointed as Vice Chairman of the Sub-Committee for the 2018/19 Council Year.

3.

Minutes

To confirm the Minutes of the Meeting held on 5 March 2018 (to be laid on the table half an hour before the meeting).

Minutes:

The Minutes of the Meeting held on 5 March 2018 were confirmed and signed.

4.

APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE AND SUBSTITUTIONS

To receive apologies for absence and to report any substitutions

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Cllrs Maurice Byham and Patricia Ellis. Cllr Carole King attended as a substitute.

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 in connection with items on the agenda.

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 10.05am, 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 attached exempt report.

Additional documents:

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 that he had received. Members asked questions of the driver and what led to the matters referred to in the exempt report.

 

The Sub-Committee withdrew at 10.48am to consider whether or not the driver could continue to operate. Following the Sub-Committee’s deliberation the meeting resumed at 12.03pm. 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 3 calendar months, during which time the driver would be required to successfully complete a suitable test. The suspension would take effect at the end of the period of 21 days which commenced on the day on which notice of the suspension was given to the driver in writing (midnight on 12 June 2018). Full reasons for the decision would be noted in the (exempt) annexe to these minutes.