Agenda and minutes

Licensing and Safety Panel - Thursday, 23rd April, 2015 2.30 pm

Venue: Meeting Rooms A & B - Town Hall. View directions

Items
No. Item

987.

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

Members of the Licensing and Safety Panel are asked to consider whether they have an interest in any of the matters on the agenda, and if so, to formally declare that interest.  

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest raised in relation to any items on the agenda.

 

988.

MINUTES pdf icon PDF 32 KB

Minutes of the last meeting held on 2 April 2015 are attached

Minutes:

                   Delegated decision:

 

                   That the Minutes of the Licensing and Safety Panel meeting held on 2 April 2015, be approved as a correct record and signed by the Chair subject to the addition of comments from Councillor Holt thanking the Chair, Councillor Jones, for his fair and impartial chairing of the Committee during the Municipal Year .

 

989.

PUBLIC QUESTION TIME

Questions are invited from members of the public present at the meeting on any matters for which this Panel is responsible.

 

Approximately 30 minutes will be set aside for Public Question Time if required.

Minutes:

                   There were no questions raised under this item.

                    

 

990.

URGENT BUSINESS

Any other business, which by reason of special circumstances, the Chair agrees may be considered as a matter of urgency.

Minutes:

                   There was no urgent business to report at the meeting.

 

991.

EXCLUSION OF PRESS AND PUBLIC

To consider passing the appropriate resolution under section 100 (A)(4) of the Local Government Act 1972 that the press and public be excluded from the meeting during consideration of the following item of business since it involves the likely disclosure of the exempt information stated.

 

 

Minutes:

Delegated decision:

 

That in accordance with Section 100(A)(4) of the Local Government Act 1972, the press and public be excluded from the meeting during consideration of the following items of business since it involved the likely disclosure of information relating to individuals who hold Licences granted by the Authority or Applicants for Licences provided by the Authority.

 

992.

APPLICATION FOR A PUBLIC/PRIVATE HIRE DRIVER LICENCE

A report from the Assistant Director (Localities) is attached

Minutes:

                   The Deputy Licensing Officer presented a report submitted by the Assistant Director (Localities) regarding an application for a Hackney Carriage Hire Drivers’ Licence.

 

The Chair outlined the procedure to be followed and the applicant was invited to address the Panel on his application and any matters referred to in the Officer’s report.  The Deputy Licensing Officer read out the contents of the report which was accepted by the applicant.

 

                   Delegated decision:

             

That after careful consideration of the written report, the oral representations made by the applicant and his representative, and taking into account the relevant policy and the Council’s Conviction Guidelines, the Panel determined the applicant to be a fit and proper person in accordance with the Local government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1976 and that the application for a Hackney Carriage Driver’s Licence by applicant 03/2015 be granted. 

 

The Panel accepted the applicant’s explanation for the offence committed and the circumstances surrounding it and noted the applicant’s personal circumstances. It further noted the applicant had been a licensed taxi driver with Bury Council for over 30 years with no previous convictions.