Venue: Clyst Room, Blackdown House, Honiton
Contact: Sarah Jenkins 01395 517406 email email@example.com
The minutes of the previous meeting held on 25 October 2023 were agreed and signed as a true record.
Declarations of interest
Guidance is available online to Councillors and co-opted members on making
There were no declarations of interest.
Matters of urgency
Information onis available online
There were no matters of urgency.
To agree any items to be dealt with after the public (including the Press) have been excluded. Thereis one item which officersrecommendshould be dealtwithin thisway.
There was one item which officers recommended should be dealt with in this way at minute 34.
Exclusion of Press and Public
The Vice Chair 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)”.
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 in the agenda, is likely to be disclosed and on balance the public interest is in discussing this item in private session (Part B).
Hackney carriage driver suitability
Due to the requirements of the Licensing Act 2003 only parties to the hearing are permitted to address the sub-committee (through their representative as appropriate).
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 and to determine whether any further action against their licence should be taken.
The driver was present at the meeting. An acquaintance of the driver also attended in support of the driver.
The Licensing Officer presented the report and advised the options available to the Sub Committee.
The Licensing Officer responded to a question from the Chair regarding statutory training for drivers.
The driver had no questions for the Licensing Officer.
The driver addressed the Sub Committee and explained the circumstances of the matters set out in the Officer’s report.
The driver answered questions from each member of the Sub Committee.
The Chair advised the driver that the Sub Committee would retire to make its decision which would be notified in writing to the driver within five working days.
The Chair thanked everyone present for attending the meeting.