Agenda and draft minutes

Licensing Committee - Tuesday, 12th October, 2021 2.00 pm

Venue: Guildhall, South Street, Boston PE21 6HT

Contact: Pippa Rose, Democratic Services Apprentice  Telephone: 01205 314228 e-mail:  pippa.rose@boston.gov.uk

Items
No. Item

16.

APPOINTMENT OF VICE-CHAIRMAN

To appoint a Vice-Chairman for the Committee for the remainder of the 2021/22 Municipal Year.

Minutes:

The Chairman opened the meeting and invited nominations for the position of Vice-Chairman for the remainer of the municipal year.

 

Councillor Alison Austin proposed Councillor Yvonne Stevens and Councillor Katie Chalmers seconded.

 

Councillor Stephen Woodliffe proposed Councillor Alison Austin.

 

Councillor Judy Welbourn proposed Councillor Tom Ashton and Councillor Stephen Woodliffe seconded.

 

RESOLVED: That Councillor Yvonne Stevens be elected as Vice-Chairman for the remainder of the 2021/22 Municipal year.

17.

MINUTES pdf icon PDF 65 KB

To sign and confirm the minutes of the last meeting, held on 10th November 2020.

Minutes:

The minutes of the last meeting held 10 November 2020 were agreed and signed by the Chairman.

18.

APOLOGIES

To receive apologies for absence.

Minutes:

Apologies of absence were received from Councillors Alan Bell and Judith Skinner.

19.

DECLARATION OF INTERESTS

To receive declarations of interests in respect of any item on the agenda.

Minutes:

None

20.

PUBLIC QUESTIONS

To answer any written questions received from members of the public no later than 5 p.m. two clear working days prior to the meeting – for this meeting the deadline is 5 p.m. on Thursday, 7th October 2021.

 

Minutes:

None

21.

STATUTORY TAXI AND PRIVATE HIRE VEHICLE STANDARDS pdf icon PDF 397 KB

(A report by Shaun Sharp, Land Charges & Licensing Officer)

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Land Charges and Licensing Officer presented the Committee with a report which set out the Department for Transport minimum licensing standards for hackney carriages and private hire vehicles published in July 2020. The report came with recommendations for the Committee to;

  1. Consider the Statutory Taxi and Private Hire Vehicle Standards shown in Appendix 1 of the report
  2. Consider the proposed amendments and recommendations shown in the Assessment document in Appendix 2 of the report produced by Licensing Officers to identify the areas requiring further work.

 

Members were in agreement that a smaller, informal group should be created in order to look into certain areas in more detail. It was agreed that the membership of each meeting be based on the content of the meeting and the availability of members.

 

RESOLVED:

  1. That a sub-group be formed comprising of three or four members to look in detail at areas requiring further work.
  2. That the findings of the sub-group be reported to Full Committee meetings at regular intervals.