Agenda and draft minutes

Licensing Sub-Committee - Wednesday, 30th March, 2022 12.30 pm

Venue: Parkside, Station Approach, Burton Street, Melton Mowbray, Leics, LE13 1GH

Contact: Democratic Services 

Items
No. Item

LSC23

Election of a Chair

Minutes:

Councillor Douglas was elected as the Chairman for this Licensing Sub-Committee meeting.

LSC24

Apologies for absence

Minutes:

No apologies for absence were submitted by Members.

 

Due to illness, Chris Millward, Enforcement Officer, was unable to attend the Licensing Sub-Committee.

LSC25

Declaration of Interest pdf icon PDF 85 KB

Minutes:

No declarations of interest were received.

LSC26

EXCLUSION OF THE PRESS AND PUBLIC

To resolve:

 

That the press and public be excluded from the meeting because the business to be transacted contains information relating to consultations or negotiations, or contemplated consultations or negotiations, in connection with any labour relations matter arising between the authority or a Minister of the Crown and employees of, or office holders under, the authority.

Minutes:

RESOLVED

 

That the press and public be excluded from the meeting because the business to be transacted contains information relating to an individual, information that is likely to reveal the identity of an individual.

LSC27

Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Policy 2022 - Test Purchase Failure

To consider the evidence of a failed test purchase and the course of action to be taken.

Minutes:

The Licensing Sub-Committee received testimony from the Licensing and Compliance Officer and the dual private hire and hackney carriage driver. As a result of the evidence received the Licensing Sub-Committee determined the following.

 

RESOLVED

 

1)    That 21 points be added to the driver’s record.

2)    The dual private hire and hackney carriage driver’s license be suspend for up to two months. This suspension will end upon successful completion within that two months of the Melton Borough Council (MBC) Knowledge Test, Safeguarding Awareness Training and Disability Awareness Training (evidence must be provided to MBC’s Licensing Team).

3)    The Sub-Committee’s decision would act as a final warning in relation to failing to properly use the meter.