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Agenda and minutes

Venue: Town Hall, Moorgate Street, Rotherham. S60 2TH

Contact: Hannah Etheridge, Democratic Services Officer 

Items
No. Item

49.

Declarations of Interest

Minutes:

Councillor Wootton declared his personal interest in item 51 (Proprietor’s Request for Individual Exemption to Licensed Vehicle Conditions), as the applicant is known to him; Councillor Wootton left the meeting and took no part in the consideration of that item, nor in the decision-making process. The Vice-Chairman, Councillor Barron, assumed the Chair for that item.

50.

Minutes of the previous meeting held on 11th December 2013 pdf icon PDF 30 KB

Minutes:

Resolved:- That the minutes of the previous meeting of the Licensing Board, held on Wednesday 11th December, 2013, be approved as a correct record for signature by the Chairman.

 

(The Vice-Chairman, Councillor Barron, in the Chair)

51.

Proprietor's Request for Individual Exemption to Licensed Vehicle Conditions pdf icon PDF 245 KB

Minutes:

Consideration was given to a report, presented by the Licensing Manager, concerning a request from the owner/proprietor of private hire vehicles “AS60 COT Mercedes Benz 250E Class” and “B15 FFS (Mercedes Benz 220E Class” for permission not to display the required licence identification plates on these vehicles. Members noted that permission not to display the identification plates would constitute an exemption to Section 75(3) of the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1976.

 

Members of the Licensing Board decided to defer this request until the next meeting, to enable the owner of the operating company and the vehicles to attend and present his case to the Board. Further information about the legislation regarding the display of vehicle identification plates was also requested.

 

(Councillor Wootton declared his personal interest in the above item because the applicant is known to him; Councillor Wootton left the meeting and took no part in the consideration of this item, nor in the decision-making process. The Vice-Chairman, Councillor Barron, assumed the Chair for this item)

 

(After consideration of the above item, Councillor Wootton returned to the meeting and resumed the Chair)

52.

Exclusion of the Press and Public

The following items are likely to be considered in the absence of the Press and public as being exempt under the Police Act 1997 and Paragraphs 3 and 7 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act 1972 (business affairs and prevention of crime)

Minutes:

Resolved:- That, under Section 100A(4) of the Local Government Act 1972, the press and 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 the Police Act 1997 and Paragraphs 3 and 7 of Part I of Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act 1972 (business affairs and prevention of crime).

53.

Determination of Licensing issues - House to House Collections

Minutes:

Consideration was given to a report, presented by the Licensing Manager, concerning the following four applications for the grant of promoters’ permits to carry out house-to-house collections:-

 

Organisation

Area

Date

Claire House

Children’s Hospice

Whole of the

Rotherham Borough

1st January, 2014 to 31st December, 2014

Be Child Cancer Aware (BCCA)

Whole of the

Rotherham Borough

1st January, 2014 to 31st December, 2014

Childhood Cancer Parents Alliance (CCPA)

Whole of the

Rotherham Borough

1st January, 2014 to 31st December, 2014

Yorkshire Cancer Centre

Whole of the

Rotherham Borough

1st January, 2014 to 31st December, 2014

 

Resolved:- (1) That the application be approved and a promoter’s permit be granted in respect of the Yorkshire Cancer Centre.

 

(2) That the remaining three applications, as now submitted, be refused, because in the view of the Licensing Board there is no direct benefit to the residents of the Rotherham Borough area.

54.

Applications for the Grant/Renewal/Review of Hackney Carriage/Private Hire Drivers' Licences

Minutes:

The Licensing Board considered a report presented by the Licensing Manager relating to applications for the grant, renewal and review of hackney carriage / private hire drivers’ licences in respect of Messrs. S.A.M., G.M., S.J.B. and S.H.

 

Messrs. S.A.M., G.M. and S.J.B. all attended the meeting and were interviewed by the Board.

 

The Licensing Board agreed that the case relating to Mr. S.H. be deferred until the next meeting, to enable Mr. S.H. to attend and answer questions from the Board.

 

Resolved:- (1) That, further to Minute No. Q48(11) of the meeting of the Licensing Board held on 11th December, 2013, the application for the grant of a licence in respect of Mr. S.A.M. be refused.

 

(2) That, further to Minute No. 62(1) of the meeting of the Licensing Board held on 18th April, 2012, Mr. G.M. be granted a licence for a period of twelve months and he be issued with a written warning as to his future conduct.

 

(3) That the hackney carriage / private hire driver’s licence in respect of Mr. S.J.B. be renewed for a period of twelve months.