Agenda and draft minutes

Licensing (General Purposes) Sub-Committee
Monday, 17th June, 2019 10.15 am, NEW

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

Contact: Kimberly Soane  Democratic Services Officer

Items
No. Item

34.

APPOINTMENT OF CHAIRMAN

To Confirm the appointment of the Chairman of the Sub-Committee for the 2018/19 Council Year.

Minutes:

The Committee confirmed the appointment of Cllr Robert Knowles as Chairman of the Licensing (General Purposes) Sub-Committee for the Council Year 2019/20.

35.

APPOINTMENT OF VICE-CHAIRMAN

To confirm the appointment of the Vice-Chairman for the 2018/19 Council year.

Minutes:

The Committee confirmed the appointment of Cllr Peter Clark as Vice Chairman of the Licensing (General Purposes) Sub-Committee for the Council Year 2019/20.

36.

Minutes

To confirm the Minutes of the Meeting held on 23 July  2014 (to be laid on the table half an hour before the meeting).

Minutes:

The Committee confirmed the minutes of the last meeting of the Sub-Committee which took place on 12 November 2018.

37.

APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE AND SUBSTITUTIONS

To receive apologies for absence and to report any substitutions

Minutes:

The were no apologies for absence and no substitutions required.

38.

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 made regarding the items on the agenda.

39.

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 10:20 it was Resolved 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 100l 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)

40.

REVIEW OF HACKNEY CARRIAGE DRIVER'S LICENCE 1

To consider the attached exempt report.

Minutes:

The Sub-Committee considered a report regarding a review of a Hackney

Carriage/Private Hire Licence with the addition of the police witness statement which had been received after Agenda dispatch.

 

The driver was in attendance at the meeting and confirmed that he had read and understood the papers that he had received which had been delivered and emailed to the driver. Members asked questions of the driver and what led to the matters referred to in the exempt report. The driver responded to the questions and apologised for his behaviour. 

 

The Sub-Committee withdrew at 10.48am to consider whether or not the driver should retain his Hackney Carriage drivers licence. Following the Sub-Committee’s deliberation the meeting resumed at 11.52am. The Council’s solicitor had been asked to advise the Sub-Committee during their deliberations on the wording of their decision. The driver was present for the conclusion but left midway through the response. He was advised that he would receive it in the post/email within 3 days.

 

RESOLVED that the driver was not a fit and proper person to hold a Hackney Carriage/Private Hire license and revoked it for the reasons as noted in the exempt annexe.

41.

REVIEW OF HACKNEY CARRIAGE DRIVER'S LICENCE 2

To consider the attached exempt report.

Minutes:

The Sub-Committee agreed to defer this item at the request of the driver.  He was advised a new date and time would be booked.

42.

Legal Advice

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

Minutes:

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