Agenda and draft minutes

Regulatory and Appeals Committee
Monday, 10th February, 2020 10.00 am

Venue: Ground Floor Committee Room - Loxley House, Station Street, Nottingham, NG2 3NG. View directions

Contact: Kate Morris  Governance Officer

Items
No. Item

14.

Apologies

Minutes:

Councillor Barnard  -  leave

Councillor Raine  -  personal

Councillor Joannou  )  no reason given

Councillor Quddoos  )

15.

Declarations of Interests

Minutes:

No declarations of interests were made.

16.

Application for Hackney Carriage Vehicle Licence – Converted Hyundai i800 pdf icon PDF 323 KB

Report of the Director of Community Protection

Additional documents:

Minutes:

This item was deferred to a future meeting at the request of the applicant (via an emailed letter sent to all members of the Committee on 08 February 2020) to allow the applicant to undertake consultation with various parties in respect of the vehicle concerned and to enable him to present a fuller case to Committee.

17.

Private Hire Drivers Licences - Additional Conditions pdf icon PDF 234 KB

Report of the Director of Community Protection

Minutes:

Further to minute 8 dated 16 December 2019, and having noted the additional legal advice (detailed in the exempt document at item 6 of this agenda), the Committee resolved that:

 

(a)  any new, or renewed, Private Hire Drivers Licences shall be subject to the following additional conditions (as detailed in appendix 1 of the report):

 

“15.   Where the driver proposes to operate for more than one operator, they shall:

 

i)  provide the Council with a signed offer of work letter from each operator they propose to work for prior to the commencement of such work with the operator.

 

ii)  give 7 days prior notification to the Council when:

 

a)  commencing work as a Private Hire Vehicle Licensed Driver for a second or subsequent operator;

 

b)  ceasing work as a Private Hire Vehicle Licensed Driver for an operator, but if such work is commenced or ceased on fewer than 7 days’ notice, the driver shall comply with i) or ii) above within 24 hours of commencing / ceasing such work;

 

iii)  provide each operator they work for with copies of their Private Hire Driver Licence, together with the Private Hire Vehicle Licence certified by the Council. The costs of the Council in providing certified copies shall be borne by the driver.

 

iv)  only display the side panel for one operator on the vehicle at any given time, that being the operator with whom the specific hiring is booked.”

 

(b)  existing drivers who are intending to drive for more than one operator shall be requested to sign and comply with the undertaking as detailed in appendix 2 of the report.

 

 

The Committee, having read and noted the exempt legal advice contained in item 6, felt that no further discussion of it was necessary and the following agenda items were therefore not discussed:

 

5. Exclusion of the public;

 

6. Private Hire Drivers Licences – Additional Conditions – Exempt legal advice.