Agenda and draft minutes

Appeals Committee
Tuesday, 10th September, 2019 10.00 am

Venue: Room 50, Town Hall, Bournemouth BH2 6DY. View directions

Contact: Michelle Cutler (01202) 633017  Email: democratic.services@bcpcouncil.gov.uk

Items
No. Item

31.

Apologies

To receive any apologies for absence from Members.

Minutes:

An apology for absence was received from Cllr M Le Poidevin, Vice-Chairman.

 

32.

Substitute Members

To receive information on any changes in the membership of the Committee.

 

Note – When a member of a Committee is unable to attend a meeting of a Committee or Sub-Committee, the relevant Political Group Leader (or their nominated representative) may, by notice to the Monitoring Officer (or their nominated representative) prior to the meeting, appoint a substitute member from within the same Political Group. The contact details on the front of this agenda should be used for notifications.

 

Minutes:

There were none.

 

33.

Declarations of Interests

Councillors are required to comply with the requirements of the Localism Act 2011 and the Council's Code of Conduct regarding Disclosable Pecuniary Interests.

Councillors are also required to disclose any other interests where a Councillor is a member of an external body or organisation where that membership involves a position of control or significant influence, including bodies to which the Council has made the appointment in line with the Council's Code of Conduct.

Declarations received will be reported at the meeting.

Minutes:

There were none.

 

34.

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To confirm and sign as a correct record the minutes of the meeting held on 27 August 2019.

Minutes:

The Minutes of the Meeting held on 27 August 2019 were confirmed as an accurate record.

 

35.

Exclusion of the 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.’

Minutes:

RESOLVED that the Committee exclude the Press and Public for item 6 of the Agenda under Section 100(A)(4) of the Local Government Act 1972 on the grounds of the likely disclosure of exempt information, as defined in Paragraphs 1 and 2 in Part I of Schedule 12A of the Act, as the public interest in withholding the information outweighs such interest in disclosing the information.

 

36.

School Transport Appeal

To consider an appeal against refusal of Home to School Transport assistance.

Minutes:

The Committee considered a non-public report, a copy of which had been previously circulated, in respect of an appeal against the decision by the Local Authority to refuse assistance with home to school transport assistance in the form of a taxi - one way (am and pm).

 

In considering the appeal, the Committee had regard to the supporting information provided on behalf of the appellant and by the Local Authority, including verbal submissions made by the Local Authority at the meeting.

 

The appellant chose not to attend the meeting.

 

RESOLVED that, having taken careful note of the evidence presented by both parties, the appeal in respect of the person named in ‘report ‘6’ be upheld. Although the appellant did not meet the criteria for the BCP Home to School Transport Policy, the Committee decided to overturn the Policy due to exceptional circumstances.

 

The Committee agreed that transport assistance should be granted in the form of a taxi – one way (am and pm), until the end of the academic year.