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Items
No. Item

34.

Declarations of Interest

Minutes:

There were no declarations made.

35.

Procedure to be followed at the meeting pdf icon PDF 229 KB

Guidance on the procedure to be followed is attached.

The Council’s Policy on the Relevance of Warnings, Offences, Cautions and Convictions is attached.

 

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Minutes:

The Sub-Committee noted the procedure for the hearings and the policy on the relevance of warnings, offences, cautions and convictions.

36.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 288 KB

Recommendation: that the minutes of the meeting of 24 July 2023 and extraordinary meeting on 31 July 2023 are approved as true and accurate records.

 

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Minutes:

Minutes of the meeting held on 24 July 2023

The Sub-Committee resolved to approve the minutes of the meeting held on 24 July 2023 as a true and accurate record.

 

Minutes of the extraordinary meeting held on 31 July 2023

Cllr Miles specified that the ban on single-use plastics were now in effect.  She asked that the minutes be amended to remove the word ‘anticipated’ and ensure that the applicant is re-informed.

The Sub-Committee resolved to:

·       Approve the minutes of the meeting held on 24 July 2023 as a true and accurate record, subject to the minor amendment outlined above.

·       Requested that the applicant was re-informed of the current effectivity of the ban on single-use plastics.

37.

Exempt Matters and Confidential Session

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.

38.

Application to drive Private Hire Vehicles

To consider the confidential report and reach a decision.

Minutes:

The Sub-Committee agreed to consider item 7 next on the agenda before item 6 and return to the agenda as listed.

 

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

 

The Sub-Committee resolved to:

  • Adjourn consideration of the application until the next available meeting of the Sub-Committee.

39.

Suitability to continue to drive Private Hire Vehicles

To consider the confidential report and reach a decision.

Minutes:

The Head of Regulatory Services and Community Safety had submitted an report to inform the determination of an applicant’s 'fit and proper' status to continue to drive Private Hire Vehicles in the City.

The Sub-Committee resolved to:

·       Revoke the applicant’s Private Hire Vehicles licence taking into account the details set out in the supplied report and the representations made at this Sub-Committee meeting.

 

40.

Confidential Minutes

Recommendation: that the confidential minutes of the meeting of 24 July 2023 are approved as a true and accurate record.

Minutes:

The Sub-Committee resolved to approve the confidential minutes of the meeting held on 24 July 2023 as a true and accurate record.

41.

Dates of future meetings

The dates of future meetings (if required) are:

·       16 October 2023 (A)

·       28 November 2023 (B)

·       18 December 2023 (C)

·       15 January 2024 (D)

·       12 February 2024 (A)

·       25 March 2024 (B)

·       15 April 2024 (C)

Minutes:

The dates of future meetings were noted.