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Urgent Business


The Committee noted that there were no items of urgent business.


Declarations of Interest pdf icon PDF 48 KB


There were no declarations of interest.


Requests for Deputation


There were no requests for deputation.


Taxi Fare Review pdf icon PDF 71 KB

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With reference to article 13 of the minute of the meeting of the Licensing Committee of 5 June 2018, the Committee had before it a report by the Chief Officer – Governance which presented the outcome of the representations to the proposed taxi tariff scales as advertised in accordance with statutory requirements.


The report recommended:-

that the Committee -

(a)          note the content of the report and any representations made by members of the taxi trade and the public to the consultation attached at Appendix 1;

(b)          confirm its decision to fix fares at the 5% increase by way of adjusting the yardage figures and for the surcharges to remain unchanged;

(c)          instruct the Chief Officer-Governance to amend the fare card at surcharge 5 to reflect the holiday dates for 2019 and 2020;

(d)          approve the Tariff Card attached at Appendix 2 and instruct the Chief Officer – Governance to provide written notice to all taxi licence holders of the new tariff and their right of appeal; and

(e)          agree that the tariff would take effect from 21 August 2018, provided no appeal was lodged with the Traffic Commissioner.


The Committee resolved:-

to approve the recommendations.


Consideration of Acceptance of an Application for the Grant of a Taxi Vehicle Licence pdf icon PDF 41 KB


The Committee had before it an information sheet prepared by the Chief Officer – Governance which as a result of an admistrative error sought permission to deviate from the age of vehicles policy for for taxis and private hire cars and therefore to accept the grant application notwithstanding the age of the vehicle.


The applicant was not in attendance.


The Committee resolved:

to accept the grant application notwithstanding the age of the vehicle on the basis of the circumstances presented.