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Agenda and draft minutes

Venue: To be held at the Town Hall, Pinstone Street, Sheffield, S1 2HH

Contact: John Turner, Democratic Services  Email: john.turner@sheffield.gov.uk

Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies for Absence

Minutes:

1.1

No apologies for absence were received.  Councillor Andy Bainbridge attended the meeting as a reserve Member, but was not required to stay.

 

2.

Exclusion of Public and Press

To identify items where resolutions may be moved to exclude the press and public

Minutes:

2.1

RESOLVED: That the public and press be excluded from the meeting before discussion takes place on item 4 on the grounds that, if the public and press were present during the transaction of such business, there would be a disclosure to them of exempt information as described in paragraphs 1 and 2 of Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act 1972, as amended.

 

3.

Declarations of Interest pdf icon PDF 88 KB

Members to declare any interests they have in the business to be considered at the meeting

Minutes:

3.1

There were no declarations of interest.

 

4.

Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Licensing - Individual Cases

Report of the Chief Licensing Officer.

 

 

*(NOTE: The report at item 5 in the above agenda is not available to the public and press because it contains exempt information described in paragraphs 1 and 2 of Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act 1972 (as amended))

 

 

 

 

Minutes:

4.1

The Chief Licensing Officer submitted details in respect of four cases relating to hackney carriage and private hire licensing. Clive Stephenson (Licensing Strategy and Policy Officer) stated that the  licence holder in Case No. 02/19 had not been able to attend the hearing as a result of the venue being incorrectly stated on his invitation letter.

 

 

4.2

The applicant in Case No. 03/19 attended the hearing with a representative, and they both addressed the Sub-Committee.

 

 

4.3

The applicant in Case No. 04/19 attended the hearing with a friend, and they both addressed the Sub-Committee.

 

 

4.4

The licence holder in Case No. 05/19 did not attend the hearing and, as no notification had been received by the Licensing Service, the case was considered in his absence.

 

 

4.5

RESOLVED: That, after consideration of the information contained in the case papers, and the information reported, and circulated at, the meeting, the cases now submitted be determined as follows:-

 

 

 

Case No.

Licence Type

Decision

 

 

 

 

 

02/19

Review of a Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Driver’s Licence

In the light of the circumstances, the Chief Licensing Officer be requested to offer the licence holder an alternative date for a hearing at the earliest possible opportunity.

 

 

 

 

 

03/19

Application for a Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Driver’s Licence

Grant a licence for the term requested, subject to the applicant passing the advanced driving test, the knowledge test and the medical examination, to satisfy the Sub-Committee that he is a fit and proper person to hold a licence.

 

 

 

 

 

04/19

Application for a Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Driver’s Licence

Grant a licence for the term requested on the grounds that the Sub-Committee considers the applicant to be a fit and proper person to hold a licence.

 

 

 

 

 

05/19

Review of a Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Driver’s Licence

(a) Immediately suspend the licence under Section 61 of the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1976, as amended by Section 52 of the Road Safety Act 2006, on the grounds that the Sub-Committee considers the licence holder to be an immediate and ongoing risk to the public, and (b) arrangements be made for a hearing to be arranged at the earliest possible opportunity to enable the licence holder to attend and present his case in person.