|Date:||Thursday 18 May 2017||Time:||2.00pm||Place:||Cross Room, Civic Centre, West Paddock, Leyland PR25 1DH|
|Present:||Cllr J Rainsbury (Chairman), Cllr Mrs M Green (Vice-Chairman), Cllr Ms J Bell , Cllr Mrs R N Blow (Member Champion - Older People), Cllr H G Hancock , Cllr K E L Jones , Cllr J D Marsh , Cllr Mrs B A B Nathan , Cllr M R Nelson , Cllr D J Watts , Cllr D Wooldridge|
|In attendance:||Andy Glover (Interim Licensing Manger), Tasneem Safdar (Senior Solicitor) and Dianne Scambler (Democratic Services Officer)
Also in Attendance: Councillor J Mort (Cabinet Member ? Public Health, Safety and Wellbeing)
|Other Officers:||Denise Johnson (Director of Development, Enterprise & Communities), Peter Haywood (Revenues Manager), Chris Ward (Licensing Officer and Stephanie Fairbrother (Licensing Officer)|
Apologies for Absence
Declarations of Interest
There were no declarations of any interests.
Minutes of the Last Meeting
RESOLVED ? That the minutes of the General Licensing Committee held on 21 March be held as a correct record for signing by the Chair.
Exclusion of the Public and Press
RESOLVED ? That the press and public be excluded from the meeting for the following items of business on grounds that they involved the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in Paragraph 1 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972.
Application for New Private Hire Drivers Licence - Driver A
Report (197K/bytes) attached
Appendix A (138K/bytes) attached
A report was submitted regarding an application that had been made for a Private Hire Driver?s License. The applicant and his employer attended the meeting and addressed the Committee. The Committee also received representations from the Council?s Licensing Manager.
Complaint of assault/ theft - Driver B
Report (203K/bytes) attached
Appendix A (346K/bytes) attached
A report was submitted regarding a complaint that had been made against Driver B. The Committee considered representations from the Council?s Licensing Manager, the Driver and his Employer who was attending in support. A number of additional documents were produced by the driver and these were circulated to the Committee at the meeting, together with copies of the complaints. It was decided that an earlier complaint on Driver B?s record would not be taken into account by the Committee. In the meeting the Committee offered the driver an adjournment to afford him the opportunity to seek legal advice but the driver refused this offer. The Committee RESOLVED (Unanimous) to allow the Driver to continue to hold his Hackney Carriage Drivers Licence.
Application for Hackney Carriage Drivers Licence - Driver C
Report (258K/bytes) attached
Appendix A (355K/bytes) attached
Appendix B (186K/bytes) attached
Appendix C (179K/bytes) attached
Appendix D (89K/bytes) attached
Appendix E (290K/bytes) attached
Appendix F (148K/bytes) attached
Appendix G (153K/bytes) attached
Appendix H (80K/bytes) attached
A report was submitted regarding an application for a Hackney Carriage Driver?s licence. The Committee considered representations from the Council?s Licensing Manager, the Applicant (in parts through his interpreter) and his legal representative. The Committee were also provided with six character references by the applicant.
Application for Hackney Carriage Drivers Licence - Driver D
Report (260K/bytes) attached
Appendix A (351K/bytes) attached
A report was submitted regarding an application for a Hackney Carriage Driver?s licence. The Committee received representations from the Council?s Licensing Manager and the applicant. RESOLVED (FOR: 10, ABSTAINED: 1) to GRANT the Hackney Carriage Driver?s Licence.
Application for New Private Hire Drivers Licence - Driver E
Report (121K/bytes) attached
Appendix A (153K/bytes) attached
A report was submitted in respect of an application for a Private Hire Driver?s Licence. The Committee heard representations form the Council?s Licensing Manager and the applicant. The Committee RESOLVED (FOR: 9, AGAINST: 1, ABSTAINED: 1) that the Private Hire Driver?s Licence be REFUSED on the balance of probabilities the Applicant is not a fit and proper person.