Agenda and draft minutes

Licensing Sub-Committee - Tuesday, 8th November, 2022 10.00 am

Venue: Committee Room 4, County Hall, Dorchester, DT1 1XJ. View directions

Contact: Elaine Tibble  01305 224202 Email: elaine.tibble@dorsetcouncil.gov.uk

Items
No. Item

84.

Election of Chairman and Statement for the Procedure of the Meeting

To elect a Chairman for the meeting and the Chairman to present and explain the procedure for the meeting.

 

Minutes:

Proposed by Cllr Jon Andrews, seconded by Cllr David Morgan.

Decision: that Cllr Les Fry elected as Chairman for the duration of the meeting.

85.

Apologies

To receive any apologies for absence.

 

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Cllrs David Taylor and Mike Dyer substituted by Cllrs Jon Andrews and David Morgan.

86.

Declarations of Interest

To disclose any pecuniary, other registrable or non-registrable interests as set out in the adopted Code of Conduct. In making their disclosure councillors are asked to state the agenda item, the nature of the interest and any action they propose to take as part of their declaration.

If required, further advice should be sought from the Monitoring Officer in advance of the meeting.

 

Minutes:

No declarations of disclosable pecuniary interests were made at the meeting.

87.

Urgent items

To consider any items of business which the Chairman has had prior notification and considers to be urgent pursuant to section 100B (4) b) of the Local Government Act 1972. The reason for the urgency shall be recorded in the minutes.

 

Minutes:

There were no urgent items.

88.

Exempt Business

To move the exclusion of the press and the public for the following item in view of the likely disclosure of exempt information within the meaning of paragraph x of schedule 12 A to the Local Government Act 1972 (as amended).

The public and the press will be asked to leave the meeting whilst the item of business is considered.

 

Minutes:

Proposed: by Cllr Jon Andrews, Seconded by Cllr David Morgan.

 

Decision: That the press and the public be excluded for the following item(s) in view of the likely disclosure of exempt information within the meaning of paragraph 3 of schedule 12 A to the Local Government Act 1972 (as amended).

 

89.

Taxi Driver Application

Minutes:

The sub-committee considered a report to determine whether the applicant was a fit and proper person to hold a Private Hire Drivers’ Licence after offences revealed during the application process.

 

The Licensing Team Leader presented her report.

 

The Applicant was subsequently invited to put their case forward and all parties were given the opportunity to ask questions of each other and to sum up.

 

The sub-committee retired to make its decision.

 

Decision: To REFUSE the application for a Private Hire Drivers’ Licence.

90.

Taxi Driver Complaint

Minutes:

The sub-committee considered a report to determine whether the applicant remained a fit and proper person to hold a Private Hire Drivers’ licence after a complaint was received.

 

The Licensing Team Leader presented her report.

 

The Applicant was subsequently invited to put their case forward and all parties were given the opportunity to ask questions of each other and to sum up.

 

The sub-committee retired to make its decision.

 

Decision: To issue the Taxi driver with a formal written warning.

91.

Taxi Driver Application

Minutes:

The sub-committee considered a report to determine whether the applicant remained a fit and proper person to hold a Private Hire Drivers’ Licence after the Disclosure and Barring Service revealed an incident.

 

The Licensing Team Leader presented her report.

 

The Applicant was subsequently invited to put their case forward and all parties were given the opportunity to ask questions of each other and to sum up.

 

The sub-committee retired to make its decision.

 

Decision: Not to take any action in respect of the private hire drivers’ licence.