Agenda and minutes

Licensing and Enforcement Sub Committee - Wednesday, 19th July, 2023 11.00 am

Venue: Council Chamber, Blackdown House, Honiton

Contact: Sarah Jenkins  01395 517406 email

No. Item


Declarations of interest

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There were no declarations of interest.


Matters of urgency

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There were no matters of urgency.


Confidential/exempt items

To agree any items to be dealt with after the public (including the Press) have been excluded. Thereis one itemwhich officersrecommendshould be dealtwithin thisway.



There was one item which officers recommended should be dealt with under Part B.


Exclusion of the Press and Public


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, was likely to be disclosed and on balance, the public interest was in discussing this item in private session (Part B).


Hackney Carriage driver - fit and proper


The purpose of the meeting was to determine whether the driver named in the Officer’s report is a fit and proper person to continue to be licensed as a hackney carriage driver.


The driver was not present at the meeting.


The Licensing Officer presented the report.


In response to Members’ questions, the Licensing Officer and the Interim Licensing Manager clarified the options open to the Sub Committee to either suspend or revoke the driver’s hackney carriage licence, or to take no action, and outlined the implications for the driver of these decisions.


The Sub Committee Members retired to make their decision.