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General Purposes Licensing Casework Sub-Committee

This meeting will be held by Zoom and streamed to the Council's YouTube channel when the meeting starts,https://www.youtube.com/oxfordcitycouncil

This meeting will be held on:

Date:          Monday 28 September 2020

Time:          5.30 pm                                    

Place:         Zoom - Remote meeting

For further information please contact:

John Mitchell, Committee and Member Services Officer, Committee Services Officer

)  01865 252217                    * jmitchell@oxford.gov.uk

Members of the public can attend to observe the brief public part of this meeting and.

·         may register in advance to speak to the committee in accordance with the committee’s rules

·         may record all or part of the meeting in accordance with the Council’s protocol

Information about speaking and recording is set out in the agenda and on the website

Please contact the Committee Services Officer to register to speak; to discuss recording the meeting; or with any other queries.



Committee Membership


 Councillor Mark Lygo (Chair)


 Councillor Colin Cook


Councillor Tom Landell Mills























Apologies for Absence





Declarations of Interest





Procedure to be followed at the meeting

7 - 28


Guidance on the procedure to be followed is attached.







29 - 30



Recommendation: That the minutes of the meeting held on 08 June 2020 be APPROVED as a true and accurate record.






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.














In accordance with paragraphs 1, 2, 3 and 7 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972, which includes:

·         information relating to any individual

·         information which is likely to reveal the identity of an individual

·         business affairs of a person other than the Council

·         information relating to any action taken or to be taken in connection with the prevention, investigation or prosecution of crime






Application to drive Private Hire Vehicles

31 - 40


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







Confidential Minutes

41 - 44



Recommendation: That the confidential minutes of the meeting held on 08 June 2020 be APPROVED as a true and accurate record.






Dates of Future Meetings



The dates of future meetings (if required) are:


09 November 2020

21 December 2020


All meetings start at 5.30pm.






Information for those attending

Recording and reporting on meetings held in public

Members of public and press can record, or report in other ways, the parts of the meeting open to the public. You are not required to indicate in advance but it helps if you notify the Committee Services Officer prior to the meeting so that they can inform the Chair and direct you to the best place to record.

The Council asks those recording the meeting:

·         To follow the protocol which can be found on the Council’s website

·         Not to disturb or disrupt the meeting

·         Not to edit the recording in a way that could lead to misinterpretation of the proceedings. This includes not editing an image or views expressed in a way that may ridicule or show a lack of respect towards those being recorded.

·         To avoid recording members of the public present, even inadvertently, unless they are addressing the meeting.

Please be aware that you may be recorded during your speech and any follow-up. If you are attending please be aware that recording may take place and that you may be inadvertently included in these.

The Chair of the meeting has absolute discretion to suspend or terminate any activities that in his or her opinion are disruptive.

Councillors declaring interests

General duty

You must declare any disclosable pecuniary interests when the meeting reaches the item on the agenda headed “Declarations of Interest” or as soon as it becomes apparent to you.

What is a disclosable pecuniary interest?

Disclosable pecuniary interests relate to your* employment; sponsorship (ie payment for expenses incurred by you in carrying out your duties as a councillor or towards your election expenses); contracts; land in the Council’s area; licenses for land in the Council’s area; corporate tenancies; and securities. These declarations must be recorded in each councillor’s Register of Interests which is publicly available on the Council’s website.

Declaring an interest

Where any matter disclosed in your Register of Interests is being considered at a meeting, you must declare that you have an interest. You should also disclose the nature as well as the existence of the interest. If you have a disclosable pecuniary interest, after having declared it at the meeting you must not participate in discussion or voting on the item and must withdraw from the meeting whilst the matter is discussed.

Members’ Code of Conduct and public perception

Even if you do not have a disclosable pecuniary interest in a matter, the Members’ Code of Conduct says that a member “must serve only the public interest and must never improperly confer an advantage or disadvantage on any person including yourself” and that “you must not place yourself in situations where your honesty and integrity may be questioned”. The matter of interests must be viewed within the context of the Code as a whole and regard should continue to be paid to the perception of the public.

*Disclosable pecuniary interests that must be declared are not only those of the member her or himself but also those member’s spouse, civil partner or person they are living with as husband or wife or as if they were civil partners.