Agenda and minutes

Special, Licensing Sub-Committee B
Monday, 17th June, 2019 10:00, NEW

Venue: Council Chamber, Civic Offices Angel Street Bridgend CF31 4WB. View directions

Contact: Michael Pitman 

Items
No. Item

138.

Declarations of Interest

To receive declarations of personal and prejudicial interest (if any) from Members/Officers in accordance with the provisions of the Members Code of Conduct adopted by Council from 1 September 2008.

Minutes:

None

139.

Approval of Minutes pdf icon PDF 56 KB

To receive for approval the Minutes of 09/04/2019 

Minutes:

RESOLVED: That the minutes of the meeting on 09/04/2019 be approved as a true and accurate record.

140.

Urgent Items

To consider any other item(s) of business in respect of which notice has been given in accordance with Rule 4 of the Council Procedure Rules and which the person presiding at the meeting is of the opinion should by reason of special circumstances be transacted at the meeting as a matter of urgency.

Minutes:

None

141.

Exclusion of the Public

The reports relating to the following items are not for publication as they

contain exempt information as defined in Paragraph 12 of Part 4 and/or Paragraph 21 of Part 5 of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972 as amended by the Local Government (Access to Information)(Variation)(Wales) Order 2007.

 

If following the application of the public interest test the Committee resolves pursuant to the Act to consider these items in private, the public will be excluded from the meeting during such consideration.

Minutes:

RESOLVED: That under Section 100A (4) of the Local Government Act 1972 as amended by the Local Government (Access to Information) (Variation) (Wales) Order 2007, the public be excluded from the meeting during consideration of the following items of business as they contained exempt information as defined in Paragraph 12 of Part 4 and/or Paragraph 21 of Part 5 of Schedule 12A of the Act.

 

Following the application of the public interest test it was resolved that pursuant to the Act referred to above, to consider the following items in private, with the public excluded from the meeting, as it was considered that in all circumstances relating to the items, the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighed the public interest in disclosing the information, because the information would be prejudicial to the applicants so mentioned.    

142.

Approval of Exempt Minutes

To receive for approval the exempt Minutes of the 09/04/2019

Minutes:

RESOLVED: That the exempt minutes of the meeting on 09/04/2019 be approved as a true and accurate record.

143.

Application for Grant of Licences

Minutes:

Jonathan Stroud

Tytalwyn Avenue

Kenfig Hill

CF33 6NL

 

The applicant was in attendance.

 

The Team Manager Licensing presented a report asked the Sub-Committee to consider an application for the grant of licences to drive Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Vehicles.

 

She asked Mr Stroud if he had received a copy of the report to which he replied yes.

 

The Team Manager Licensing then asked if the details in the report were correct which he also said yes.

 

The Team Manager Licensing asked Mr Stroud if he had received any other convictions, penalties or notices to which he replied no.

 

She asked Mr Stroud what the length of the licence he was applying for was. Mr Stroud told the Sub Committee that he had applied for a 3 year licence.

 

The Team Manager Licensing explained to Members that following receipt of  a letter (Appendix A of the report) from South Wales Police, the previous licence was revoked on grounds of public safety as detailed in Section 5 of the Guidance on Determination document (Appendix D)

 

The Team Manager Licensing asked Mr Stroud to give his account of the night in question and what led to the allegations and subsequent arrest.

 

Mr Stroud explained that he was driving a taxi at that time. He picked up 4 people from one location and was to drop them off at different locations around Sarn, Bryncethin and Aberkenfig areas. He said that the first stop was Aberkenfig where one passenger was dropped off and the second stop was where two other passengers got out. Before the second stop, one of the girls said to the last passenger remaining that she should get in the front seat of the taxi next to the driver (Mr Stroud) and that she get over her ex-partner and talk to the driver who she said was young, attractive and nice. He explained that the girl got into the front seat and during the journey was flirtatious and asked him to come into her house. She also said that they exchanged numbers which Mr Stroud denied.

 

He explained that when they arrived at her house, the girl did not get out of the taxi and began to cry, stating that she had just finished a long term relationship. Mr Stroud said in order to try and calm the girl down, he drove her around the block and chatted to her. He explained that he felt sorry for her and understood what she was feeling so thought that driving her around and keeping her company would have helped.

 

The Legal Officer asked Mr Stroud where around the block did he drive and was it a housing estate?

 

Mr Stroud explained that it was not a housing estate but drove around the Coity Common area and then back to her destination.

 

The Legal Officer asked Mr Stroud if he stopped during the journey to which he stated he did not and said that the car had GPS technology to be able to track  ...  view the full minutes text for item 143.