Agenda and draft minutes

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Items
No. Item

11.

Apologies for Absence

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillors Tony Hall and John Strachan.

12.

Declarations of Interest

Councillors’ declarations of interest (if any) in relation to any matters on the agenda.

Minutes:

None.

13.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 182 KB

Minutes:

RESOLVED that the minutes of the meeting held on 9 July 2019 are agreed as a correct record and signed by the Chair.

14.

Matters Arising

Minutes:

A question was raised on whether substitutes were permitted on the Licensing Committee. It was clarified at the meeting that substitutes were not permitted. This was noted for future meetings.

 

 

15.

Written Questions and Petitions

Minutes:

None.

16.

Committee Work Plan pdf icon PDF 195 KB

Minutes:

It was agreed by the Committee that the report on Electronic Payment of Fares in Hackney Carriage Vehicles would be moved forward to the meeting on 19 November 2019. This would also include electronic payment in Private Hire Vehicles. A report on the use of CCTV in licensed vehicles would be brought to the Committee on 21 January 2020.

 

RESOLVED that the Work Plan was noted.

17.

Institute of Licensing Guidance on the Suitability of Applicants and Licence Holders in the Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Trades pdf icon PDF 58 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Committee received a report on the Institute of Licensing Guidance on the suitability of applicants and licence holders in the Hackney Carriage and Private Hire trades. Michael Pitt proposed an amendment to Recommendation A for the policy to be adopted as of 1 October 2019. The amendment was approved by the Committee.

 

RESOLVED that the Committee recommends to Full Council that:

 

A     The Institute of Licensing (IOL) guidance, as set out in Appendix A, be adopted to replace the Harlow Council Taxi and Private Hire Vehicle Licensing Criminal Convictions Policy, as set out in Appendix B, with effect from 1 October 2019. 

 

B     Authority be delegated to the Environment and Licensing Manager in consultation with the Chair of Licensing Committee to adopt such revisions to the guidance as may be published from time to time.

18.

References from Other Committees

Any references arising from meetings held after the publication of this agenda will be circulated separately.

Minutes:

None.

19.

Matters of Urgent Business

Such other business which, in the opinion of the Chair, should be received as a matter of urgency by reason of special circumstances to be specified in the minutes.

Minutes:

None.