Agenda and minutes

Registration and Licensing Committee
Wednesday, 12th June, 2019 10.00 am

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

Contact: Nicola Headon  Committee/Member Admin Officer

Items
No. Item

1.

Minutes of the Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 46 KB

Minutes:

That the Minutes of the meeting held on 13 May, 2019, be approved.

2.

Taxi Licensing Policy (Amendments) pdf icon PDF 52 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Members were ask to consider the proposed amendments to the Taxi Licensing Policy, as detailed in Appendix 1 of the circulated report.

 

RESOLVED:        that the proposed amendments to the Taxi Licensing Policy, as detailed in Appendix 1 of the circulated report, be approved.

 

 

3.

Private Hire Vehicle Licensing - Case 3

Minutes:

With the permission of the Chair this item was moved from private into public session.

 

Members were asked to consider a request from Dial a DAP Taxis, for exemption to display door signs and rear back plate on private hire vehicles.

 

The Applicant was present at the meeting.

 

 

RESOLVED:        that the exemption to display door signs and rear back plate on private hire vehicles, be approved subject to the following conditions:

 

1.   The door signs issued by the Council are not required to be displayed on the vehicle, when the vehicle is being used in connection with conveying V.I.P, corporate or executive customers, where the customer has expressed a desire for the door signs not to be displayed.

 

2.   The back plate issued by the Council shall be secured to the inside of the boot at times when the vehicle is being used in connection with conveying customers as detailed in 1 above.  An identifying disc (provided by the Licensing Authority) must be displayed in a visible location behind the front windscreen.

 

3.  If the vehicle is used for private hire work, which is not in connection with conveying customers as detailed in 1 above, then the door signs and back plate shall be secured to the locations specified in the Council's Taxi Licensing Policy.

 

4.

Access to Meetings

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 and 15 of Part 4 of Schedule 12A of the above Act.

 

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.

 

5.

Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Driver Licensing - Case 1

Minutes:

Members were given an update on the suspension of a hackney carriage and private hire driver’s licence.

 

RESOLVED:    that the report be noted.

 

 

 

6.

Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Driver Licensing - Case 2

Minutes:

Members were asked to consider an application for a Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Driver’s Licence, as detailed in the private circulated report.

 

The applicant attended the meeting.

 

RESOLVED:           that the application for the grant of Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Driver’s Licence, be granted.