Report of the Licensing Team Leader, enclosed.
The Licensing Team Leader introduced the report and outlined all of the major changes proposed in detail.
The committee agreed to the
following amendments to the Hackney Carriage and Private Hire
Policies and Conditions (additional wording added in italics and deleted wording is
Page 100, the ninth paragraph to read ‘Where a
licence holder accumulates
more than 12 or
more penalty points in any 36 month period, the
· Page 101, Offence/Breach of Condition 6 to read ‘Using unlicensed vehicle or vehicle without insurance or valid MOT.’
· Page 101, Offence/Breach of Condition 10 to read ‘Failure to produce evidence of a MOT certificate when requested.’
Page 101, Offence/Breach of Condition 12 to read
‘Failure to provide
proof evidence of
insurance cover when requested.’
Page 103, Offence/Breach of Condition 41 to read
Unsatisfactory appearance of the driver Failure to comply with the Council’s policy in relation to
the appearance of the driver.’
Page 103, Offence/Breach of Condition 53 to read
Failure to carry approved spare wheel and tools
Failure to observe the authority’s policy on
Page 103, Offence/Breach of Condition 58 to read
‘Waiting or stopping
on a double yellow line area, bus
stop or private land (without the owner’s permission)
in a restricted area unless requested by a paying
customer present in the vehicle.’
Following the vote, the recommendation was declared CARRIED, 11 Councillors voting FOR the recommendation, no Councillors voting AGAINST the recommendation and no Councillors ABSTAINING from voting.
Therefore, following the discussion, it was RESOLVED:
· That the Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Policies and Conditions enclosed in the Appendices to the report as amended are adopted; and
· That the Service Manager (Environmental Health) in consultation with the Chairman of the Licensing Committee be authorised to make minor amendments to the Policy as may be required from time to time.