Agenda and minutes

Licensing Board Sub-Committee - Monday, 13th January, 2020 9.30 a.m.

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

Contact: Debbie Pons, Governance Adviser 

Items
No. Item

36.

Determination of Applications for a House to House Collection Permit pdf icon PDF 85 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

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

 

Organisation

Area

Date

Treating Children with Cancer

Whole of the Borough

1st December, 2019 and 30th November, 2020

 

Byronswell Ltd. on behalf of Samuel’s Charity

Whole of the Borough

1st January, 2020 – 31st December, 2020

 

Unicare Ltd. on behalf of Coping with Cancer North East

Whole of the Borough

 

1st January, 2020 – 31st December, 2020

Clothes Aid Services Ltd. on behalf of The Children’s Hospital Charity

Whole of the Borough

 

1st January, 2020 – 31st December, 2020

Unicare Ltd. on behalf of North of England Children’s Cancer Research

Whole of the Borough

1st January, 2020 – 31st December, 2020

 

 

Unicare Ltd. on behalf of Yorkshire Children’s Trust

Whole of the Borough

1st January, 2020 – 31st December, 2020

Giving Support Ltd. on behalf of Breast Cancer Research Aid

Whole of the Borough

1st January, 2020 – 30th November, 2020

Personal Fundraising Services Ltd. on behalf of Childlife

Whole of the Borough

6th January, 2020 – 28th December, 2020

Personal Fundraising Services Ltd. on behalf of Wood Green – The Animal Charity

Whole of the Borough

6th January, 2020 – 28th December, 2020

Personal Fundraising Services Ltd. on behalf of National Deaf Children’s Society

Whole of the Borough

6th January, 2020 – 28th December, 2020

Battersea Dogs and Cats Home

Whole of the Borough

1st January–31st January, 2020

UK Clothing Caravan Ltd. on behalf of Children with Cancer UK

Whole of the Borough

20th January, 2020 – 20th March, 202

 

Representatives of Clothes Aid were in attendance to explain their company’s Policy with regard to the percentage of collection takings paid over to charities.  Members asked a range of questions with regard to the financial payments.

 

Resolved:-  (1) That, in accordance with the provisions of the House to House Collections Act 1939, the application by Treating Children with Cancer be approved and a promoter’s permit be granted.

 

(2)  That, in accordance with the provisions of the House to House Collections Act 1939, the applications by Byronswell Ltd. (on behalf of Samuel’s Charity), Personal Fundraising Services Ltd. (on behalf of Childlife, Wood Green The Animals Charity and National Deaf Children’s Society), Battersea Dogs and Cats Home and UK Clothing Caravan Ltd. (on behalf of Children with Cancer UK) for promoters’ permits, be refused on the grounds that insufficient financial information had been provided.

 

(3)  That, in accordance with the provisions of the House to House Collections Act 1939, the applications by Clothes Aid Services Ltd. (on behalf of The Children’s Hospital Charity), for a promoter’s permit be refused on the grounds that:-

 

·                Insufficient financial information provided

·                Commercial Partnership Agreement not submitted

 

(4)  That, in accordance with the provisions of the House to House Collections Act 1939, the applications submitted  ...  view the full minutes text for item 36.

37.

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 item of business on the grounds that it involves 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).

38.

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

Minutes:

The Sub-Committee of the Licensing Board considered a report of the Licensing Manager relating to applications for the review of hackney carriage/private hire drivers’ licences in respect of Messrs. A.S., P.C., A.G. and A.F.

 

Messrs. A.S. and P.C. together with representatives where applicable, attended the meeting and were interviewed by the Sub-Committee.

 

Applicant Mr. A.F. had requested that his application for the review of a hackney carriage/private hire driver licence be deferred to enable him to seek legal advice.

 

Resolved:- (1)  That the applications for the renewal of a hackney carriage/private hire driver’s licence in respect of Messrs. A.S. and P.C. be refused.

 

(2)  That consideration of the private hire operator’s licence in respect of Mr. A.G.  be deferred until a future meeting. 

 

(3)  That consideration of the review of a hackney carriage/private hire driver’s licence in respect of Mr. A.F. be deferred and he be afforded the opportunity of attending a future meeting of the Licensing Board Sub-Committee.

39.

Request for Exemption from Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Licensing Policy Requirement

Minutes:

The Sub-Committee of the Licensing Board considered a report, presented by the Licensing Manager, relating to an application from Mr. R.T. for an exemption from the requirements of the Council’s Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Licensing Policy in respect of the licence plate and door signs being affixed to licensed vehicle R17 HOM.  This request was made on the basis that Mr. R.T. would be working in the corporate and executive sector.

 

Resolved:-  (1)  That the request from Mr. R.T. for an exemption from the Council’s Licensing Policy in relation to the requirements to affix a licence plate and door signs to his licensed vehicle R17 HOM be granted in respect of the licensed vehicle described in the report now submitted.

 

(2)  That, further to (1) above, a condition be attached to this permission granted to Mr. R.T. such that this specific exemption from the requirements of the Council’s Licensing Policy shall be subject to both review and reconfirmation prior to each and every renewal of this vehicle licence and the power to determine the matter shall be delegated to the Assistant Director, Community Safety and Street Scene.

(The Chair authorised consideration of the following item to enable the matter to be processed.)

40.

Renewal of a Private Hire Licence (Age Exemption)

Minutes:

Consideration was given to a request for an exemption from the Licensed Vehicle Age Policy (Appendix I to the Council’s Taxi Licensing Policy) as the vehicle had first been registered more than five years ago for a private hire vehicle licence in respect of vehicle with registration KN59 LHY. 

 

Resolved:- That the request for an exemption from the Licensed Vehicle Age Policy in respect of vehicle with registration KN59 LHY be refused.