Agenda and minutes
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Items No. Item
Apologies for Absence
Declarations of Interest
Minutes of Previous Meeting held on 30 April 2018
Notification of any additional urgent items
Exclusion of the Public
Applicant for Hackney Carriage/Private Hire Drivers Licence
The Corporate Director, Environmental Services, submitted a report regarding an application for a Hackney Carriage / Private Hire Drivers Licence.
The purpose of the report was to determine if the applicant was a ‘Fit and Proper’ person to hold a Hackney Carriage / Private Hire Drivers Licence.
The driver; his mother and his proposed employer were in attendance and each made a submission
Councillor O’Callaghan proposed a motion to refuse the application, which was seconded by Councillor Roberts.
RESOLVED (unanimously) that the applicant is not a ‘Fit and Proper’ person to hold a Hackney Carriage/Private Hire Vehicle Driver’s Licence.
Reason: The Committee having heard all the evidence before it are not minded to depart from their policy on this occasion. They are not convinced that the applicant has understood the importance of public safety. Driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs is not acceptable. Believing that you are feeling well enough to do so is naïve. Any driver must know that they are not affected by alcohol/drugs before thinking about driving. The Committee are not willing to risk public safety. It is paramount.