Agenda and draft minutes

Licensing Regulatory Sub-Committee - Friday, 26 November 2021 10.00 a.m.

Venue: Georgian Room, Kendal Town Hall. View directions

Contact: Committee Services 

No. Item


Election of Chairman

To elect a Chairman for the meeting.


RESOLVED – That Councillor Kevin Holmes be elected Chairman for the meeting.


Apologies and Reconstitution of Membership

To receive apologies for absence, if any, and to report any arising changes to membership.


There were no apologies and there had been no reconstitution of membership of the Sub-Committee and, therefore, no reconstitution was necessary.


Declarations of Interest

To receive declarations by Members of interests in respect of items on this Agenda.


Members are reminded that, in accordance with the revised Code of Conduct, they are required to declare any disclosable pecuniary interests or other registrable interests which have not already been declared in the Council’s Register of Interests.  (It is a criminal offence not to declare a disclosable pecuniary interest either in the Register or at the meeting.)


Members may, however, also decide, in the interests of clarity and transparency, to declare at this point in the meeting, any such disclosable pecuniary interests which they have already declared in the Register, as well as any other registrable or other interests.


If a Member requires advice on any item involving a possible declaration of interest which could affect his/her ability to speak and/or vote, he/she is advised to contact the Monitoring Officer at least 24 hours in advance of the meeting.


RESOLVED – That it be noted that no declarations of interest were raised.


Local Government Act 1972 - Excluded Items

To consider whether the item in Part II of the Agenda should be considered in the presence of the press and public.


RESOLVED – That the item in part II of the agenda be considered following the exclusion of the press and public.



The Chairman will make introductions and read out the procedure for the meeting.


The Chairman made introductions and read out the procedure for the meeting.


Press and Public


RESOLVED - That, under Section 100(A)(4) of the Local Government Act 1972, the press and public,be excluded from the meeting for the following items of business on the grounds that it involve the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in Part 1 of Schedule 12 A of the Act as amended by the Local Government (Access to Information) (Variation) Order 2006 by virtue of the paragraphs indicated.


Licensing Regulatory Sub Committee

To consider an application to drive a hackney carriage.


The Licensing Officer presented a report asking Members to determine whether the applicant was a fit and proper person to hold a Hackney Carriage Driver’s Licence.


The Licensing Officer responded to a question raised by Members.


The Applicant presented their case and read out a number of written character witnesses.


The Applicant and the Applicant’s Supporter, responded to questions raised by Members.


The Sub-Committee, supported by the Legal, Governance and Democracy Specialist then withdrew to consider the application.


The Meeting was reconvened at 10.36 a.m.


The Sub-Committee having heard the facts of the case, having reviewed the personal references and heard the representations made by the applicant, having carefully considered the circumstances of the application and the SLDC Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Licensing Policy.


RESOLVED – That the applicant is considered a fit and proper person to hold a hackney carriage drivers licence and the application for a Hackney Carriage Driver’s Licence be granted for a period of three years.