Agenda and draft minutes

Agenda and draft minutes

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Items
No. Item

14.

Declarations of Interest

None.

15.

Licence Fees and Charges for the 2017/18 financial year: Commercial Events, Hackney Carriage and Private Hire, Road Closure Orders, Scrap Metal Dealers, Sex Establishments and Street Parties pdf icon PDF 102 KB

Report of the Head of Community Services.

 

Purpose of report: To seek agreement of the licence fees for 2017/18 where the Council has discretion over the level of fee charged.

 

Recommendation: The Committee is recommended to agree the licence fees and charges for 2017/18 as set out in the Appendix and recommend them to Council.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Committee considered the report of the Head of Community Services seeking agreement of the licence fees for commercial events, hackney carriage and private hire, road closure orders, scrap metal dealers, sex establishments and street parties for 2017/18 where the Council has discretion over the level of fee charged.

 

The Community Safety & Resilience Manager confirmed that where there were fee increases these were in line with inflation.

 

The Committee resolved to:

 

1.    agree the licence fees and charges for 2017/18 as set out in the Appendix; and

2.     recommend them to Council.

 

16.

Licence Fees and Charges for 2017/18: Miscellaneous activities pdf icon PDF 100 KB

Report of the Head of Planning and Regulatory Services (to follow)

 

Purpose of report:  To seek agreement of the licence fees for 2017/18 where the Council has discretion over the level of fee charged.

 

Recommendation: The Committee is recommended to agree the licence fees and charges for 2017/18 as set out in Appendix A and recommend them to Council.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Committee considered the report of the Head of Planning and Regulatory Services seeking agreement of the licence fees for miscellaneous activities for 2017/18 where the Council has discretion over the level of fee charged.

 

The Committee resolved to:

 

1.    agree the licence fees and charges for 2017/18 as set out in the Appendix; and

2.     recommend them to Council.

 

17.

Update on Taxi Licensing Activity: August - December 2016 pdf icon PDF 149 KB

Report of the Head of Community Services.

 

Purpose of report: to inform Committee of the progress made by the Taxi Licensing Function during the current Council year (August – October 2016).

 

Recommendation: the General Purposes Licensing Committee is recommended to:

a) note the contents of the report; and

b) make any comments and recommendations regarding the future work of the Taxi Licensing Function.

Minutes:

The Committee considered the report of the Head of Community Services setting out the progress made by the Taxi Licensing Function during August to December 2016.

 

The Licensing Officer said the time period and all figures in the report covered August to December. A corrected version of the report is published with these minutes.

 

In answer to questions, officers reported that there were discussions with neighbouring authorities as to how best to use the powers available to control the number of vehicles working primarily in the city while holding licences from other authorities.

 

Councillor Clarkson asked if officers could carry out more test purchase operations on vehicles plying for hire.

 

The Committee noted the report and the work carried out by officers.

 

18.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 107 KB

Recommendation: That the minutes of the meeting held on 20 September 2016 are approved as a true and accurate record.

 

Minutes:

The Committee resolved to approve the minutes of the meeting held on 20 September 2016 as a true and accurate record.

 

19.

Dates of Future Meetings

The Committee noted that

meetings are scheduled at 5.15pm on:

 

16 May 2017

20 September 2017

24 January 2017

16 May 2018