Agenda and draft minutes

Eastbourne Borough Council General Licensing Sub-Committee
Monday, 1st April, 2019 6.30 pm

Venue: Court Room - Town Hall, Eastbourne. View directions

Contact: Committee Services on 01323 410000 

No. Item


Apologies for absence.


There were none.



Declarations of Disclosable Pecuniary Interests (DPIs) by members as
required under Section 31 of the Localism Act and of other interests as
required by the Code of Conduct.


There were none.



Exclusion of the public.

It is considered that discussion of the following item is likely to disclose exempt information defined in paragraphs 1 and 2 of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972 and may therefore need to take place in exempt session. Furthermore, in relation to paragraph 10 of Schedule 12A, it is considered that the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information.


RESOLVED:  That the public be excluded from the remainder of the meeting as otherwise there was a likelihood of disclosure to them of exempt information as defined in schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972.  The relevant paragraphs of Schedule 12A are shown below.


Determination of a licensed Public Hire and Hackney Carriage Driver Licence


The Sub-Committee, considered the Officer’s report, the representations made and whether the applicant was a ‘fit and proper’ person to hold a Public Hire and Hackney Carriage Driver’s Licence.


Resolved The Licensing Sub Committee decision is to give a written warning which will stay on the licence holder’s record for a period of 12 months. The Sub Committee noted that should any complaint, of any nature, by made against the licence holder within this period then that complaint would be referred to the Licensing Sub Committee for further consideration.



Reasons -The Sub Committee took into account his previous exemplary record and the provocation experienced by the licence holder leading up to the incident. The Sub Committee also took into account that he did deal with the passenger, following the incident, by completing the journey (taking the passenger to his destination). It also noted the licence holder’s sincere expressions of apology and remorse.



(Exempt information reasons 1 and 2 – Information relation to an individual or likely to reveal the identity of an individual.)