Agenda and draft minutes

Agenda and draft minutes

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Items
No. Item

47.

Apologies for Absence

48.

Declarations of Interest

None.

49.

Procedure to be followed at the meeting pdf icon PDF 230 KB

Guidance on the procedure to be followed at the meeting was attached to the agenda.

Additional documents:

50.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 305 KB

 

Recommendation: That the minutes of the meeting held on 16 December 2019  be APPROVED as a true and accurate record.

Minutes:

The Sub-Committee resolved to APPROVE the minutes of the meeting held on 16 December 2019 as a true and accurate record.

51.

Breach of Street Trading Consent Conditions pdf icon PDF 237 KB

The Head of Regulatory Services and Community Safety has submitted a report  to consider a Street Trading Consent where the street trader has not adhered to the conditions of the Street Trading Policy.

 

 

 

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Head of Regulatory Services and Community Safety had submitted a report to inform the determination of what action to take in relation to the breach by Mr Iqbal of his Street Trading Consent.

Mr Iqbal and the Licensing Officers joined the meeting. The Chair introduced members of the Sub-Committee and explained the procedure to be followed at the meeting.

The Licensing Officer introduced the report. Mr Iqbal held Street Trading Consent for an  ice cream van with registration J7 0RH. The Consent was issued on 01 April 2019 and would expire on 31 March 2020. Mr Iqbal also held Street Trading Consent for ice cream van registration BD52 WFO. The Consent was also issued on 01 April 2019 and would also expire on 31 March 2020. 

The Report had been referred to the Sub-Committee following three complaints made to the Business Regulation Team.

On 15 July 2019 Mr L was involved in an incident whilst driving the ice cream van registration J7 0RH. Thames Valley Police notified the Business Regulation Team of the incident. Subsequent investigation found that Mr L was not registered as an employee, contrary to the general conditions of the Consent. These conditions require that a Consent holder must notify the Council of the name and address of any person he wishes to employ to work on his stall or vehicle. Anyone who operates a stall or vehicle other than the consent holder must be authorised by the Council

A second complaint was made to the Business Regulation Team by a member of the public regarding the behaviour of the driver of ice cream van BD52 WFO which was trading from Walton Well Road on Saturday 03 August 2019. Subsequent investigation found that the driver of the van was, also, not registered as an employee contrary to the conditions described above.

On the 05 September 2019 the Business Regulation Team received a complaint from a member of the public regarding ice cream van registration J7 0RH. The vehicle was observed parked on double yellow lines on Franklin Road, outside  Rye St Anthony School. Mr Iqbal was therefore in breach of a further condition of the Consent which requires that “vehicle movements must be carried out legally and must not present a risk to people and structures”.

Prior to the breaches of conditions mentioned above, Mr Iqbal had received a verbal warning on 02 May 2019 reminding him he must trade within his conditions of Consent. Mr Iqbal received a formal written warning on 18 June 2019, the letter reminded Mr Iqbal of the condition relating to vehicle movements. It was explained to Mr Iqbal that further enforcement action would be taken if further complaints were received during the 2019 trading period.

 

Following receipt of the complaints in the report, Mr Iqbal attended a meeting  with officers of the Licensing Authority on 13 September 2019.  At this meeting it was explained to Mr Iqbal that his Consent would be put before the Sub-Committee as per the Street  ...  view the full minutes text for item 51.

52.

Exempt Matters

If the Sub-Committee wishes to exclude the press and the public from the meeting during consideration of any aspects of the preceding or following agenda items it will be necessary for the Sub-Committee to pass a resolution in accordance with the provisions of Section 100A(4) of the Local Government Act 1972 specifying the grounds on which their presence could involve the likely disclosure of exempt information as described in specific paragraphs of Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the Act if and so long, as in all the circumstances of the case, the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information.

Minutes:

The Sub-Committee resolved that under Section 100A(4) of the Local Government Act 1972  the press and public be excluded from the meeting for the remaining items of business on the grounds that their presence would involve the likely disclosure of exempt information as described in Paragraph 3 of  Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the Act.

 

The Sub-Committee considered matters relating to Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Vehicle licensing in private.

 

The Sub-Committee had xxx cases before it. In xx case..

53.

Determination of an application to continue to drive Private Hire Vehicles in the City.

The Head of Regulatory Services and Community Safety has submitted a report to inform the determination of an application to continue to drive Private Hire Vehicles in the City.

Minutes:

The Head of Regulatory Services and Community Safety had submitted a report to inform the determination of  an application to continue to drive Private Hire Vehicles in the City.

The Sub-Committee resolved to:

 

Renew the application to drive Private Hire Vehicles in the City for one year.

 

 

54.

Determination of an application to drive Hackney Carriage & Private Hire Vehicles in the City.

The Head of Regulatory Services and Community Safety has submitted a report to inform the determination of an application to drive Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Vehicles in the City

 

Minutes:

The Head of Regulatory Services and Community Safety had submitted a report to inform the determination of  an application to drive Hackney Carriage & Private Hire Vehicles in the City.

The Sub-Committee resolved to:

Agree the application for a licence to drive Hackney Carriage & Private Hire Vehicles in the City for one year.

 

 

55.

Confidential Minutes

 

Recommendation: That the confidential minutes of the meeting held on 16 December 219 be APPROVED as a true and accurate record.

 

Minutes:

The Sub-Committee resolved to APPROVE the confidential minutes of the meeting held on 16 December 2019 as a true and accurate record.

56.

Dates of Future Meetings

The dates of future meetings (if required) are:

 

·         16 March

·         27 April

           

All meetings start at 5.30pm.

Minutes:

The dates of future meetings in 2020  (if required) are:

 

·         Monday 16 March

·         Monday 27 April

           

All meetings start at 5.30pm.