Agenda and draft minutes

Regulatory Committee
Tuesday, 25th February, 2020 1.30 pm

Venue: Bridges Room - Civic Centre

Contact: Helen Conway email:  Helenconway@gateshead.gov.uk 

Items
No. Item

RC272

Minutes pdf icon PDF 169 KB

The Committee is asked to approve the minutes of the last meeting.

Minutes:

RESOLVED -  That the minutes of the last meeting held on 21 January 2020 be approved as a correct record.

RC273

Appeals and Prosecutions pdf icon PDF 191 KB

Report of the Strategic Director Corporate Services and Governance

Minutes:

The Committee received a report outlining the licensing related appeals and prosecutions during the period 7 January 2020 to 20 February 2020.

 

The Committee also wished to place upon record their thanks to all council officers for the work leading up to and following on from the Extraordinary meeting and in ensuring that all service users were accommodated without problems.

 

RESOLVED -  That the information be noted

RC274

Suspensions and Revocations

Nothing to report.

Minutes:

There were no suspensions or revocations to report.

RC275

Exclusion of the Press and Public

The Committee may wish to exclude the press and public from the meeting during consideration of the following items on the grounds indicated:-

 

Item No                                                           Paragraphs of Schedule 12A to the

                                                                        Local Government Act 1972

 

6                                                                                              7                                                         

Minutes:

RESOLVED -

That the press and public be excluded from the meeting during consideration of the remaining business in accordance with paragraph 7 of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972.

 

RC276

Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Licensing Issues (Paragraph 7)

Report of the Strategic Director Communities and Environment

 

            Reference                                                      Issue

 

RC/04/20                                                         Grant of a Private Hire Driver                                                                      Licence

 

RC/05/20                                                         Review of a Private Hire Driver

                                                                        Licence

 

RC/06/20                                                         Grant of a Hackney Carriage                                                                       Vehicle Licence                                                                    

Minutes:

RESOLVED -

i)

That the information be noted

 

ii)

The Committee agreed that applicant RC/04/20 was a fit and proper person to hold a Private Hire Driver Licence and such licence should be for a period of three years and subject to the Council’s standard conditions.

 

iii)

The Committee agreed that for the time being applicant RC/05/20 remained a fit and proper person to hold a Private Hire Driver Licence with the Council, however that a condition be added to the licence requiring the provision of a certificate of attendance at an Advanced Driving Course by 24 March 2020, breach of which would result in further consideration of the applicants fitness and propriety.

 

iv)

The Committee agreed that with reference to application RC/06/20 that a Hackney Carriage licence be granted for the vehicle but not issued until such time as the windows comply with the requirement of standard condition 22(P).