Agenda and minutes

Appeals Sub-Committee
Tuesday, 3rd April, 2018 10.00 am

Venue: The Silk Room - Town Hall, Macclesfield SK10 1EA. View directions

Contact: Sarah Baxter  Democratic Services Officer

Link: Audio recording

Items
No. Item

38.

Appointment of Chairman

To appoint a Chairman for the meeting.

Minutes:

RESOLVED

 

That Councillor S Edgar be appointed Chairman for the meeting.

39.

Apologies for Absence

To receive any apologies for absence.

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillor J Weatherill.

40.

Declarations of Interest

To provide an opportunity for Members and Officers to declare any disclosable pecuniary and non-pecuniary interests in any item on the agenda.

Minutes:

None.

41.

Public Speaking Time/Open Session

In accordance with Procedure Rules Nos.11 and 35 a period of 10 minutes is allocated for members of the public to address the meeting on any matter relevant to the work of the body in question.  Individual members of the public may speak for up to 5 minutes but the Chairman or person presiding will decide how the period of time allocated for public speaking will be apportioned where there are a number of speakers. Members of the public are not required to give notice to use this facility. However, as a matter of courtesy, a period of 24 hours’ notice is encouraged.

 

Members of the public wishing to ask a question at the meeting should provide at least three clear working days’ notice in writing and should include the question with that notice. This will enable an informed answer to be given.

 

 

Minutes:

There were no members of the public present.

42.

Exclusion of the Press and Public

The reports relating to the remaining items on the agenda have been withheld from public circulation and deposit pursuant to Section 100(B)(2) of the Local Government Act 1972 on the grounds that the matters may be determined with the press and public excluded.

 

The Committee may decide that the press and public be excluded from the meeting during consideration of the following items pursuant to Section 100(A)4 of the Local Government Act 1972 on the grounds that they involve the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in Paragraphs 1 and 2 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act 1972 and public interest would not be served in publishing the information.

 

Minutes:

RESOLVED

 

That the press and public be excluded from the meeting during consideration of the following items pursuant to Section 100(A)4 of the Local Government Act 1972 as amended on the grounds that it involves the likely discussion of exempt information as defined in Paragraphs 1 and 2 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act 1972 and the public interest would not be served in publishing the information.

43.

School Transport Appeals

The Sub-Committee is asked to determine the following appeals against the decision of the Council not to offer assisted school transport.

 

The cases will be heard at the following times:

 

44.

Case 1 - 10.00 am

Minutes:

The Sub-Committee considered an appeal against a decision of the Council not to offer assisted school transport.

 

The Sub-Committee heard the appeal based on the written and oral evidence of the Presenting Officer, who detailed the local authority’s case and the written and oral evidence of the Appellant.  Members of the Sub-Committee asked questions by way of clarification.

 

The Presenting Officer and the Appellant withdrew from the meeting, following which the Sub-Committee reached its decision.

 

RESOLVED

 

That the appeal be refused.

45.

Case 2 - 10.30 am

Minutes:

The Sub-Committee considered an appeal against a decision of the Council not to offer assisted school transport.

 

The Sub-Committee heard the appeal based on the written and oral evidence of the Presenting Officer, who detailed the local authority’s case and the written evidence of the Appellant.  Members of the Sub-Committee asked questions by way of clarification.

 

The Presenting Officer withdrew from the meeting, following which the Sub-Committee reached its decision.

 

RESOLVED

 

That the appeal be refused.

46.

Case 3 - 11.00 am

Minutes:

The Sub-Committee considered an appeal against a decision of the Council not to offer assisted school transport.

 

The Sub-Committee heard the appeal based on the written and oral evidence of the Presenting Officer who detailed the local authority’s case, and the written evidence of the Appellant.  Members of the Sub-Committee asked questions by way of clarification.

 

The Presenting Officer withdrew from the meeting, following which the Sub-Committee reached its decision.

 

RESOLVED

 

That the appeal be refused.

47.

Case 4 - 11.30 am

Minutes:

The Sub-Committee considered an appeal against a decision of the Council not to offer assisted school transport.

 

The Sub-Committee heard the appeal based on the written and oral evidence of the Presenting Officer, who detailed the local authority’s case and the written of the Appellant.  Members of the Sub-Committee asked questions by way of clarification.

 

The Presenting Officer from the meeting, following which the Sub-Committee reached its decision.

 

RESOLVED

 

That the appeal be refused.

48.

Case 5 - 12.45 pm

Minutes:

The Sub-Committee considered an appeal against a decision of the Council not to offer assisted school transport.

 

The Sub-Committee heard the appeal based on the written and oral evidence of the Presenting Officers, who detailed the local authority’s case, and the written and oral evidence of the Appellants.  Members of the Sub-Committee asked questions by way of clarification.

 

The Presenting Officers and the Appellants withdrew from the meeting, following which the Sub-Committee reached its decision.

 

RESOLVED

 

That the appeal be refused.

 

(This case was heard at 10.30am.  Cases 2,3 and 4 followed on from this case.  The meeting was adjourned for lunch from 12.24pm until 12.45pm).

48a

Case 6 - 1.15 pm

Minutes:

The Sub-Committee considered an appeal against a decision of the Council not to offer assisted school transport.

 

The Sub-Committee heard the appeal based on the written and oral evidence of the Presenting Officers, who detailed the local authority’s case, and the written and oral evidence of the Appellants.  Members of the Sub-Committee asked questions by way of clarification.

 

The Presenting Officers and the Appellants withdrew from the meeting, following which the Sub-Committee reached its decision.

 

RESOLVED

 

That the appeal be refused.

 

(This case was heard at 12.45pm).