Agenda and draft minutes

Licensing and Enforcement Sub Committee
Wednesday, 12th February, 2020 12.00 pm

Venue: Blackdown House, Honiton

Contact: Christopher Lane  01395 517544; email:  clane@eastdevon.gov.uk

Media

Items
No. Item

11.

Minutes of the previous meeting

Minutes:

The minutes of the meeting held on 18 September 2019 were confirmed and signed as a true record.

12.

Declarations of interest

Guidance is available online to Councillors and co-opted members on making declarations of interest

 

Minutes:

There were no Declarations of Interest.

13.

Matters of urgency

Information on matters of urgency is available online

 

Minutes:

There were no matters of urgency.

14.

Confidential/exempt items

To agree any items to be dealt with after the public (including the Press) have been excluded. Thereis one item that officers recommend should be dealt with in this way.

 

Minutes:

RESOLVED that the classification given to the documents to be submitted to the Sub-Committee be confirmed and that the report relating to exempt information be dealt with under Part B of the agenda.

15.

The Vice Chairman to move the following:

“that under Section 100(A) (4) of the Local Government Act 1972 the public (including the press) be excluded from the meeting as exempt information, of the description set out on the agenda, is likely to be disclosed and on balance the public interest is in discussing this item in private session (Part B)”.

 

Minutes:

RESOLVED that under Section 100(A) (4) of the Local Government Act 1972 the public (including the press) be excluded from the meeting as exempt information, of the description set out on the agenda, is likely to be disclosed and on balance the public interest is in discussing this item in private session.

16.

To determine whether the person named in the report is a fit and proper person to continue to be licensed as a hackney carriage driver

Reason for consideration in Part B:Para 3 Schedule 12A Information relating to the finance or business affairs of any particular person

 

Minutes:

Consideration was given to whether a new applicant was a fit and proper person to continue to be licensed as a Hackney Carriage Driver.

 

Members considered the Council’s policy on all issues, the overriding duty of the Sub Committee was protection of the public.

 

RESOLVED that Mr AC’s Hackney Carriage Drivers licence be revoked for the following reasons:

1.     Behaviour and language towards licensing officers in emails.

2.     Language used in his interview with licensing officers and a failure to apologise.

3.     Failure to respond to correspondence inviting him to the sub-committee meeting and failure to attend the meeting.

4.     Returning his Hackney Carriage vehicle plate to a member of staff other than a licensing officer and not informing the Licensing Office of this.