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Election of Chairman
To elect a Chairman of this meeting of the Licensing Sub-Committee.
RESOLVED that Councillor Judy Butt be elected Chairman of the Sub-Committee for the duration of the meeting.
To receive any apologies for absence from Members.
There were no apologies for absence.
Declarations of Interests
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Declarations received will be reported at the meeting.
There were no declarations of interest received.
Reefside Kiosks, Kiosk 1 and 2, Boscombe Pier Sea Road, Boscombe, Bournemouth, BH5 1BN
The Sub-Committee is asked to formally open and adjourn consideration of the above application until 13 October 2020 in order to comply with requirements of the Hearing Regulations.
The Sub-Committee was asked to open and adjourn this application until 13 October 2020 to comply with the Hearing Regulations. This was due to the Applicant’s solicitor not being able to attend, due to being on leave.
RESOLVED that the Sub-Committee open and adjourn this application to 13 October 2020.
Exclusion of Press and Public
In relation to the items of business appearing below, the Committee is asked to consider the following resolution: -
‘That under Section 100(A)(4) of the Local Government Act 1972, the public be excluded from the meeting for the following items of business on the grounds that they involve the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in Paragraphs 1 and 2 in Part I of Schedule 12A of the Act and that the public interest in withholding the information outweighs such interest in disclosing the information.’
RESOLVED that under Section 100 (A)(4) of the Local Government Act 1972, the public be excluded from the meeting for the following items of business on the grounds that they involve the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in Paragraphs 1, 2 and 7 in Part I of Schedule 12A of the Act and that the public interest in withholding the information outweighs such interest in disclosing the information.
Consideration of Suitability of new Public Carriage Driver Licence in the Christchurch Zone
The Licensing Sub-Committee is asked to consider the suitability of a new Public Carriage Driver Licence application in the Christchurch Zone.
This item was restricted by virtue of paragraph(s) 3 of Part 1, 2 and 7 of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972.
Exempt information – Categories 1 (information relating to any individual), 2 (information which is likely to reveal the identity of an individual) and 7 (information relating to any action taken or to be taken in connection with the prevention, investigation or prosecution of crime).
From BCP Council:
Tania Jardim – Licensing Officer
Nananka Randle – Licensing Manager (observing)
Linda Cole – Legal Advisor to the Sub Committee
Michelle Cutler – Democratic Services Officer and Clerk to the Sub -Committee
The Applicant was also in attendance.
The Licensing Officer presented a report, a copy of which had been circulated to each Member and a copy of which appears as Appendix 'A' to these Minutes in the Minute Book.
Councillors were asked to consider the suitability of a new Public Carriage Driver Licence in the Christchurch Zone.
The Sub-Committee RESOLVED to refuse the application for a Private Hire Vehicle Driving Licence in accordance with section 51(1) Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1976, because the Applicant was not found to be a ‘fit and proper’ person to hold such a licence.
In addition to the verbal submissions, the Sub-Committee took into consideration the written documents and information contained in agenda item 7; the Christchurch zone Hackney Carriage & Private Hire Licences Council Policy and the Guidance on determining the suitability of applicants and licensees in the hackney carriage & private hire trades, dated April 2018 produced by the Institute of Licensing (IOL)