Agenda and minutes

Appeals Sub-Committee
Tuesday, 2nd August, 2016 2.00 pm

Venue: Committee Suite 1,Westfields, Middlewich Road, Sandbach CW11 1HZ. View directions

Contact: Sarah Baxter  Democratic Services Officer

Items
No. Item

1.

Appointment of Chairman

To appoint a Chairman for the meeting.

Minutes:

RESOLVED

 

That Councillor D Marren be appointed Chairman for the meeting.

2.

Apologies for Absence

To receive any apologies for absence.

Minutes:

There were no apologies for absence.

3.

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:

There were no declarations of interest were made.

4.

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 were present.

5.

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 item pursuant to Section 100(A)4 of the Local Government Act 1972 as amended on the grounds that it involved the likely discussion of exempt information as defined in Paragraph 1 and 2 of Part 1 of the Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972 and the public interest would not be served in publishing the information.

6.

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:

 

Case 1: 2.00pm (Pages 39-68)

 

Case 2: 2.30pm (Pages 69-108)-Case Withdrawn by Officers prior to the meeting

Minutes:

The Sub-Committee considered an appeal against the decision of the Transport Service Solutions not to allow assisted school transport in accordance with the Council’s Home to School Transport Policy.

 

The Appellant and their Supporters attended the hearing. The Sub-Committee heard the appeal based on the oral and written evidence of the Presenting Officer and his colleagues, who detailed the Local Authority’s case, and the oral and written evidence of the Appellant and her Supporters.  Members of the Sub-Committee asked questions by way of clarification.

 

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

 

RESOLVED

 

That the appeal be upheld and that a grant towards the cost of the transport arrangements be provided for three years starting from September 2016.