Agenda and minutes

Registration and Licensing Committee
Monday, 11th February, 2019 10.00 am

Venue: Committee Room 1/2 - Port Talbot Civic Centre. View directions

Contact: Nicola Headon  Committee/Member Admin Officer

Items
No. Item

1.

Welsh Government White Paper - Improving Public Transport pdf icon PDF 72 KB

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Minutes:

Members were provided with an update on the draft response to the Welsh Government’s White Paper “Improving Public Transport” Part 2 - Taxis and Private Hire Vehicles, and were asked to approve the submission of the consultation response which replicated the response by the All Wales Licensing Expert Panel, on behalf of Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council.

 

RESOLVED:                that the draft response to the Welsh Government’s White Paper “Improving Public Transport” Part 2 - Taxis and Private Hire Vehicles as contained in the circulated report, be submitted as a response to Welsh Government on behalf of Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council.

 

2.

Urgency Action: 0316: Hackney Carriage Proprietors Licence Renewal - Town Police Clauses Act 1847 pdf icon PDF 61 KB

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Minutes:

RESOLVED:                 that the following Urgency Action decision taken by the Head of Legal Services in consultation with the requisite Members, be noted.

 

                                      Urgency Action No. 0316

 

                                      Application for the renewal of a Hackney Carriage Proprietors Licence, Mr Wayne Brettle.

 

 

3.

Access to Meetings

Minutes:

RESOLVED:      that pursuant to Section 100A(4) and (5) of the Local Government Act 1972, the public be excluded for the following items of business which involved the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in Paragraph 12 of Part 4 of Schedule 12A to the above Act.

 

 

4.

Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Driver Licensing - Case 1

Minutes:

The Committee was asked to consider the appropriate action in respect of an existing Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Driver’s Licence, where the driver had incurred a conviction using a vehicle uninsured and to consider the renewal application by him of the Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Driver’s Licence.

 

The Applicant was present at the meeting to disclose details of the incident.

 

RESOLVED:                 (i)  that the Applicants current Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Driver licence be suspended until 19 March, 2019.

 

                                      (ii) That following the expiration of the above suspension, the Applicants application to renew his licence be granted from 20 March, 2019.

 

5.

Equality Act 2010 - Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Driver Medical Exemption - Case 2

Minutes:

The Committee was asked to consider an application for medical exemption from the duties specified under the Equality Act for Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Drivers, following receipt of their General Practitioners (GP) advice, as detailed in the private circulated report.

 

The Applicant was present at the meeting.

 

RESOLVED:                

 

1.     that the Hackney Carriage and Private Hire driver’s application for a medical exemption from the duties specified under the Equality Act for Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Drivers, be granted for a period of three months; 

 

2.   that delegated authority be granted to the Principal Licensing Officer to grant an extension to this time period  if necessary, with a recommendation from the applicant’s GP.

 

6.

Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Driver Licensing - Case 3

Minutes:

Members were provided with information in respect of the suspension of a Hackney Carriage Driver’s Licence.

 

RESOLVED:   that the report be noted.

 

7.

Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Driver Licensing - Case 4

Minutes:

Members were provided with information in respect of the suspension of a Hackney Carriage Driver’s Licence.

 

RESOLVED:   that the report be noted.

 

8.

Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Driver Licensing - Case 5

Minutes:

Members were provided with information in respect of the suspension of a Hackney Carriage Driver’s Licence.

 

RESOLVED:   that the report be noted.