Licensing (Miscellaneous) Sub-Committee – 18 April 2019
Chairman: Councillor K Vickers
Venue: Room SO1E, Church Square House, 30-40 High Street, Scunthorpe
Time: 10 am
E-mail Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Declarations of Disclosable Pecuniary Interests and Personal or Personal and Prejudicial Interests, and significant contact with Applicants, Objectors or Third Parties (Lobbying), if any.
- Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1976 – Town Police Clauses Act 1847 – Renewal of a Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Vehicle Drivers Licence.
PRESENT: – Councillor Clark (Vice-Chairman) in the Chair.
Councillors Ellerby, Hannigan, Oldfield and C Sherwood.
The sub-committee met at the Civic Centre, Scunthorpe.
1599 DECLARATIONS OF DISCLOSABLE PECUNIARY INTERESTS, PERSONAL OR PERSONAL AND PREJUDICIAL INTERESTS AND SIGNIFICANT CONTACT WITH APPLICANTS, OBJECTORS OR THIRD PARTIES (LOBBYING) – The following members declared a personal interest –
|Member||Nature of Interest|
|Councillor Oldfield||Licence holder|
No lobbying was declared.
1600 LOCAL GOVERNMENT (MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS) ACT 1976 – TOWN POLICE CLAUSES ACT 1847 – APPLICATION TO RENEW A HACKNEY CARRIAGE AND PRIVATE HIRE VEHICLE DRIVERS LICENCE – The Director: Operations submitted a report advising members of an application for the renewal of a Private Hire and Hackney Carriage Vehicle Drivers Licence to be determined by the sub-committee.
The report contained background information on the process for determining such applications, the information to be taken into account and the circumstances in which the sub-committee could revoke a licence.
The options available to the sub-committee when considering the application were:
- To renew the licence as applied for with no additional conditions or restrictions other than those normally applied to such licences.
- To renew the licence subject to additional conditions or restrictions.
- To refuse to renew the licence.
Should the sub-committee revoke the licence or impose additional terms, conditions or restrictions then the licence holder may appeal to the Magistrates Court within 21 days from the date on which he was notified of the decision.
Should the Magistrates uphold the decision of the council, the licence holder had further recourse to the Crown Court.
The procedure for dealing with such applications at meetings of the sub-committee had previously been circulated to members.
The licence holder attended the meeting who made submissions and responded to questions.
Resolved – The Licensing (Miscellaneous) Sub-Committee informed the Licence Holder that the incidents were considered seriously by the councillors and that the safety of the public was the sub-committees paramount consideration. The sub-committee expect a standard of behaviour which provided a positive image of the hackney carriage and private hire trade in North Lincolnshire. The Sub-committee anticipate that the Licence Holder adheres to this as well as the Council’s Taxi Licensing Policy and relevant Bylaws.
As a result of these incidents the Licence Holder had in total 13 warning points on their Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Driver’s Licence, however, after taking into consideration the information presented today, the sub-committee had agreed to renew the licence holders Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Drivers Licences, as they consider the licence holder to be a fit and proper person under section 51 the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1976. The 13 Warning points shall remain on the licence holder’s hackney carriage and private hire drivers licenses until they expire.