Agenda and draft minutes

Licensing Committee - Thursday 21 October 2021 5.30 pm

Venue: Conference Room 1, Beech Hurst, Weyhill Road, Andover

Contact: Sally Prior - 01236 368024  Email: sprior@testvalley.gov.uk

Items
No. Item

260.

Apologies

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillors Donnelly, A Dowden, Gwynne and Parker.

261.

Public Participation

Minutes:

There was no public participation.

262.

Declarations of Interest

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest.

263.

Urgent Items

Minutes:

There were no urgent items to consider.

264.

Minutes

Minutes:

The minutes of the meeting held on 23 September 2021 were signed and confirmed as a correct record.

265.

Taxi Driver Safeguarding Training pdf icon PDF 139 KB

A report recommending a revision to the requirement for appropriate safeguarding training of taxi drivers and operators.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Licensing Manager presented the report.

The Licensing Committee meeting held on 18 March 2021 agreed several recommendations in respect of adopting a requirement for compulsory safeguarding training for all licensed hackney carriage and private hire vehicle drivers and operators licensed by the Borough Council.  The training requirement had been successfully introduced and whilst many had completed training, because of high demand for training, a large number were unable to comply with the 31 October 2021 deadline by which training should be undertaken. Consequently, an extension to this deadline was recommended.

Resolved:

That the date of 31 October 2021 at point 2 of the decision of the Licensing Committee on 18 March 2021 be amended to:

a)  31 December 2021 or

b)  Where the 31 December deadline cannot be met by a driver or operator because of his/her individual circumstances, then such later date as may be agreed in writing by the Head of Legal and Democratic Services at her discretion.