Agenda and minutes

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Items
No. Item

1.

Election of Chair for the Council Year 2018-19

Minutes:

The Committee Services Officer opened the meeting.

 

The Committee elected Councillor Clarkson to be the Chair for the Council Year 2018/19.

 

Cllr Clarkson  took the Chair.

 

2.

Election of Vice-Chair for the Council Year 2018-19

Minutes:

The Committee elected Councillor Cook to be the Vice Chair for the Council Year 2018/19.

 

3.

Declarations of Interest

Minutes:

None.

4.

Appointment of Sub-Committees 2018-19 pdf icon PDF 97 KB

The Head of Law and Governance has submitted a report to establish 4 sub-committees for the 2018-19 Council Year to deal with the casework flowing from the Committee’s own responsibilities.

 

Recommendations: That the General Purposes Licensing Committee resolves to:

 

1.Agree that the casework hearings for taxi, private hire or other driver or vehicle licences, street trading licences and sex  establishment licences should be determined by sub-committees as set out in the Powers and Duties of GPL Sub-Committees at Appendix 1.

2.Establish 4 politically-balanced sub-committees of 3 members, and agree the membership, each to undertake the casework of the General Purposes Licensing Committee as follows:

•Sub- Committee A: GPL Chair, Labour Cllr A, Lib Dem Cllr A

•Sub- Committee B: GPL Vice Chair, Labour Cllr B, Lib Dem Cllr B

•Sub- Committee C: GPL Chair, Labour Cllr C, Lib Dem Cllr A

•Sub- Committee D: GPL Vice Chair, Labour Cllr D, Lib Dem Cllr B

3.         Agree that substitution is permitted on each of the 4 sub-committees but that substitutes must be from the General Purposes Licensing Committee and must maintain political proportionality; and

4.         Agree the meeting dates and time listed below.

 

 

30 May 2018

21 Jan 2019

25 Jun 2018

04 March 2019

06 August 2018

15 April 2019

17 September 2018

28 May 2019

29 October 2018

10 December 2018

 

 

All meetings start at 5.30pm

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Head of Law and Governance had submitted a report to establish 4 sub-committees for the 2018-19 Council Year to deal with the casework flowing from the Committee’s own responsibilities.

 

The Committee resolved to:

 

1.     Agree that the casework hearings for taxi, private hire or other driver or vehicle licences, street trading licences and sex  establishment licences should be determined by sub-committees as set out in the Powers and Duties of GPL Sub-Committees at Appendix 1;

 

2.  Establish 4 politically-balanced sub-committees of 3 members, and agree the membership, each to undertake the casework of the General Purposes Licensing Committee as follows:

•Sub- Committee A: GPL Chair, Labour Cllr A, Lib Dem Cllr A

•Sub- Committee B: GPL Vice Chair, Labour Cllr B, Lib Dem Cllr B

•Sub- Committee C: GPL Chair, Labour Cllr C, Lib Dem Cllr A

•Sub- Committee D: GPL Vice Chair, Labour Cllr D, Lib Dem Cllr B;

 

2.     Agree that substitution is permitted on each of the 4 sub-committees but that substitutes must be from the General Purposes Licensing Committee and must maintain political proportionality;

 

3.     Agree the meeting dates and time listed below; and

 

4.     Agree that the names of members for the 4 sub-committees be agreed outside the meeting

 

 

30 May 2018

21 Jan 2019

25 Jun 2018

04 March 2019

06 August 2018

15 April 2019

17 September 2018

28 May 2019

29 October 2018

10 December 2018

 

 

 

5.

Update on Taxi Licensing Activity Council Year 2017- 18 pdf icon PDF 132 KB

The Head of Community Services has submitted a report to inform Committee of the progress made by the Taxi Licensing during 2017-18.

 

Recommendations: That the General Purposes Licensing Committee resolves to:

 

1.    Note the contents of the report;

2.    Make any comments and recommendations regarding the future work of the Taxi Licensing Function

Minutes:

The Head of Community Services has submitted a report to inform Committee of the progress made by the Taxi Licensing during 2017-18.

 

The Committee resolved to:

 

Note the contents of the report.

 

 

6.

Amendments to the Hackney Carriage & Private Hire Driver and Vehicle Criteria pdf icon PDF 95 KB

The Head of Community Services has submitted a reportto recommend amendments in relation to the Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Driver and Vehiclecriteria.

 

Recommendations: That the General Purposes Licensing Committee resolves to:

1. Approve the implementation of the Annual Background Checks Form (Appendix 1) in regards to three year Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Drivers Licence criteria;

2. Approve a minor amendment to the Policy on the Relevance of Warnings, Offences, Cautions and Convictions to include term ‘Released Under Police Investigation’ to be notifiable to the Council by a Licensed driver (Appendix 2);

3. Approve administrative changes to the Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Drivers Applications Pack where some content is outdated (Appendix 3);

4. Approve the proposed amendments to Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Vehicles “Conditions of Fitness” (Appendix 4) to allow licensing of Ultra Low Emission Vehicles; and

5. Agree that such proposals be put to Council for adoption.

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Head of Community Services had submitted a reportto recommend amendments in relation to the Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Driver and Vehiclecriteria.

 

The Committee resolved to:

 

1.    Approve the implementation of the Annual Background Checks Form (Appendix 1) in regards to three year Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Drivers Licence criteria;

 

2.    Approve a minor amendment to the Policy on the Relevance of Warnings, Offences, Cautions and Convictions to include term ‘Released Under Police Investigation’ to be notifiable to the Council by a Licensed driver (Appendix 2);

 

3.    Approve administrative changes to the Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Drivers Applications Pack where some content is outdated (Appendix 3);

 

4.    Approve the proposed amendments to Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Vehicles “Conditions of Fitness” (Appendix 4) to allow licensing of Ultra Low Emission Vehicles; and

 

5. Agree that such proposals be put to Council for adoption.

 

 

7.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 95 KB

 

Recommendation: That the minutes of the meeting held on 24 January 2018 be APPROVED as a true and accurate record.

 

Minutes:

The Committee resolved to:

 

Approve the minutes of the meeting held on 24 January as a true and accurate record.

 

8.

Dates of Future Meetings

The next meetings of the Committee are scheduled to take place on:

 

·         19 September 2018

·         23 January 2019

 

All meetings start at 6.00pm

 

Minutes:

The next meetings of the Committee are scheduled to take place on:

 

·         19 September 2018

·         23 January 2019

 

All meetings start at 6.00pm