Agenda and minutes

General Licensing Sub-Committee
Thursday, 13th February, 2020 10.00 am

Venue: Committee Suite 2/3 - Westfields, Middlewich Road, Sandbach, CW11 1HZ. View directions

Contact: Julie Zientek  Tel: 01270 686466 Email:  julie.zientek@cheshireeast.gov.uk

Items
No. Item

42.

Appointment of Chairman

To appoint a Chairman for the meeting.

Minutes:

RESOLVED:

 

That Councillor D Edwardes be appointed Chairman for the meeting.

43.

Apologies for Absence

To receive any apologies for absence.

Minutes:

Apologies were received from Councillor M Benson.

44.

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:

No declarations of interest were made.

45.

Exclusion of the Public and Press

To consider passing a resolution under Section 100(A)(4) of the Local Government Act 1972 to exclude the public and press from the meeting for the following item(s) of business on the grounds that they involve the likely disclosure of exempt information in accordance with paragraphs 1 and 2, pursuant to part 1 of Schedule 12 (A) of the Act.

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 they involved the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in Paragraphs 1 and 2 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972 and public interest would not be served in publishing the information.

46.

19-20/15 Application for the Renewal of a Joint Hackney Carriage/Private Hire Driver Licence and Consideration of Fitness to Hold a Private Hire Operator's Licence

To consider whether the applicant is ‘a fit and proper person’ to be granted a Joint Hackney Carriage/Private Hire Driver Licence and to determine the future of their Private Hire Operator’s Licence.

Minutes:

The Sub-Committee considered a report regarding an application for the renewal of a Joint Hackney Carriage/Private Hire Driver’s Licence and consideration of their fitness to hold a Private Hire Operator’s Licence.

 

The Sub-Committee was informed that the matter fell within the Council’s policy for determination by the Sub-Committee. Accordingly, the hearing had been convened to enable the Sub-Committee to determine whether the licence holder remained a fit and proper person to hold a Joint Hackney Carriage/Private Hire Driver Licence and a Private Hire Operator’s Licence.

 

The licence holder and a supporter attended the hearing and made representations in respect of the case.

 

After a full hearing, and in accordance with the rules of procedure, the Chairman of the Sub-Committee reported that, after taking account of all the evidence, the following course of action had been agreed.

 

RESOLVED:  That

 

1        the licence holder is at this time a fit and proper person to hold a Joint Hackney Carriage/Private Hire Driver’s Licence and Private Hire Operator’s Licence; and

 

2        a formal warning be issued with respect to the licence holder’s future conduct.