Venue: Council Chamber, Civic Offices, New Road, Grays, Essex, RM17 6SL.
Contact: Kenna Victoria Healey, Senior Democratic Services Officer Email: Direct.Democracy@thurrock.gov.uk
Items of Urgent Business
To receive additional items that the Chair is of the opinion should be considered as a matter of urgency, in accordance with Section 100B (4) (b) of the Local Government Act 1972.
There were no items of urgent business
Declarations of Interests
There were no declarations of interest.
New Application For A Private Hire Driver Licence
The Chair asked all parties if they had any requests, and it was noted that there were no requests.
The Licensing Officer introduced the report to Members of the Sub-Committee informing them, the report was for a new application for a Private Hire Driver Licence.
Members and the applicant were provided the chance to ask questions of the Licensing Officer. There were none from the Sub-Committee or the applicant.
The applicant was then provided with the opportunity to present his case.
Members and the Licensing Officer were given an opportunity to ask questions to the applicant.
The Chair then moved on to closing summaries.
The Licensing Officer provided a short summary to the Sub-Committee. She remarked that the applicant did not meet the Licensing criteria under the statement of policy and guidelines relating to the relevance of Convictions, Formal / Simple Cautions, Complaints and/or other matters. It was therefore up to the Sub-Committee to decide whether the applicant was a fit and proper person to hold a Private Hire driver’s licence.
The applicant was asked to present a summary of his case to Members; during which he said he had nothing further to add and felt he had explained his case to the Sub-Committee.
The Chair asked if there were any further questions, there were none.
The Sub-Committee adjourned at 7.25pm for deliberation and were accompanied by the Legal Advisor and the Democratic Services Officer.
The meeting reconvened at 7.34pm.
The Sub-Committee refused to grant the Private Hire Driver’s licence.