Agenda and draft minutes

General Licensing Committee
Thursday, 16 May 2019 6.05 pm

Venue: The Fountain Conference Centre, Howbery Park, Crowmarsh Gifford

Contact: Ron Schrieber  Democratic Services Officer

Items
No. Item

1.

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To adopt and sign as a correct record the General Licensing Committee minutes of the meeting held on 17 May 2018 (attached). 

Minutes:

RESOLVED: to approve the minutes of the meeting held on 17 May 2018 as a correct record and agree that the Chairman sign these as such. 

 

2.

Declarations of interest

To receive any declarations of disclosable pecuniary interests in respect of items on the agenda for this meeting.  

Minutes:

None.

3.

Urgent business and chairman's announcements

To receive notification of any matters which the chairman determines should be considered as urgent business and the special circumstances which have made the matters urgent, and to receive any announcements from the chairman. 

Minutes:

None.

4.

Public participation

To receive any questions or statements from members of the public that have registered to speak. 

Minutes:

None.

5.

Appointment of taxi licensing panels

Purpose: to agree the appointment of sub-committees known as Taxi Licensing Panels to consider matters delegated to these under the council’s Taxi Licensing Policy.

Recommendation: to:

·         appoint sub-committees comprising any three members of the General Licensing Committee;

·         agree that the sub-committees be known as taxi licensing panels;

·         appoint each member of the General Licensing Committee to serve on any taxi licensing panel which is convened so as to include her or him in its membership, subject to her or him having attended appropriate training in the last 12 months;

·         authorise each taxi licensing panel to discharge all functions relating to matters referred to the committee or to its sub-committees by the council’s licensing officer under the Taxi Licensing Policy;

·         agree that, wherever possible, applications should be heard by a panel comprising the chairman or vice-chairman of the committee plus two other members of the Committee, but that this should not affect the principle that any three members or their substitutes of the Committee will constitute a properly appointed panel;

·         authorise the head of legal and democratic to invite an appropriate panel to conduct a scheduled hearing having regard to members’ availability and eligibility to take part and ensuring that as far as possible all members of the committee have the opportunity to conduct hearings.

 

Minutes:

The committee considered a proposal to appoint sub-committees to consider matters under the Taxi Licensing Policy.

RESOLVED: to:

·                     appoint sub-committees comprising any three members of the General Licensing Committee;

·                     agree that the sub-committees be known as taxi licensing panels;

·                     appoint each member of the General Licensing Committee to serve on any taxi licensing panel which is convened so as to include her or him in its membership, subject to her or him having attended appropriate training in the last 12 months;

·                     authorise each taxi licensing panel to discharge all functions relating to matters referred to the committee or to its sub-committees under the Taxi Licensing Policy;

·                     agree that, wherever possible, applications should be heard by a panel comprising the chairman or vice-chairman of the committee plus two other members of the committee, but that this should not affect the principle that any three members of the committee will constitute a properly appointed panel;

·                     authorise the head of legal and democratic to invite an appropriate panel to conduct a scheduled hearing having regard to members’ availability and eligibility to take part and ensuring that as far as possible all members of the committee have the opportunity to conduct hearings.