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Venue: online via Microsoft Teams

Contact: Democratic Services  Email: committee.services@tmbc.gov.uk

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PART 1 - PUBLIC

LA 21/1

Declarations of Interest pdf icon PDF 3 KB

Members in any doubt about such declarations are advised to contact Legal or Democratic Services in advance of the meeting

 

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest made in accordance with the Code of Conduct.

LA 21/2

Minutes pdf icon PDF 275 KB

To confirm as a correct record the Minutes of the meeting of Licensing and Appeals Committee held on 17 November 2020

 

Minutes:

RESOLVED:  That the Minutes of the meeting of the Licensing and Appeals Committee held on 17 November 2020 be approved as a correct record and signed by the Chairman.

LA 21/3

Minutes of Panel pdf icon PDF 204 KB

To receive the Minutes of the following meetings of the Licensing and Appeals Committee sitting as a Panel:

 

2 December 2020

 

 

Minutes:

RESOLVED:  That the Minutes of the meeting of the Licensing and Appeals Committee sitting as a Panel held on 2 December 2020 be received and noted.  

Matters for recommendation to the Council

LA 21/4

Changes to the TMBC Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Policy in light of new Statutory Taxi and Private Hire Vehicle Standards pdf icon PDF 169 KB

The report provides details of proposed changes to the current policy following the consultation undertaken between 23 November 2020 and 31 January 2021

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Director of Central Services and Deputy Chief Executive advised that no comments had been received during the consultation undertaken between 23 November 2020 and 31 January 2021 regarding proposed changes to the Council’s Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Policy 2018-23 to reflect the statutory guidance issued by the Secretary of State for Transport.  Members were advised that the proposed changes had been incorporated into the policy which was attached as Annex 1 to the report.

 

RECOMMENDED: That the amended Tonbridge and Malling Borough Council Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Policy 2018-23, as attached at Annex 1 to the report, be commended to Council for adoption.

 

*Referred to Council

LA 21/5

Exclusion of Press and Public pdf icon PDF 4 KB

The Chairman to move that the press and public be excluded from the remainder of the meeting during consideration of any items the publication of which would disclose exempt information.

Minutes:

The Chairman moved, it was seconded and

 

RESOLVED:  That as public discussion would disclose exempt information, the following matters be considered in private.

PART 2 - PRIVATE

Matters submitted for Information

LA 21/6

Licensing Overview within Covid-19 Regulations

A presentation will be provided on licensing activity within Covid-19 Regulations

Minutes:

(Reasons: LGA 1972 Sch 12A Paragraph 7 – Prevention, investigation and prosecution of criminal offences)

 

The Head of Licensing provided an overview of Premises and Taxi licensing activity and performance during the coronavirus pandemic and made particular reference to preparations being made in advance of the lifting of Government restrictions.