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Quarterly Report for Licensing Committee

Meeting: 18/10/2016 - Licensing Committee (Item 10)

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To provide an update on activities relating to the work of the Licensing Team (Report of the Executive Manager People and Public Protection).

Minutes:

The Committee considered the report of the Executive Manager People and Public Protection, which update members on activities relating to the work of the Licensing Committee. 

 

The Licensing Team were responsible for administering the statutory licensing framework, which governed businesses and regulated activities in South Holland. 

 

The Team carried out a wide range of interventions in order to ensure that licences and registrations were issued correctly and in accordance with legal provisions.  Officers were also involved in monitoring activity, which included; carrying out inspections, providing advice and carrying out investigations. 

 

Quarter 2: 1 July 2016 – 30 September 2016

 

The table below provided an update on the work undertaken by the Licensing Team:

 

Licence Type

Activity

Number in Q2

Riding Establishments

New Application

1

House to House collection permits

New Application

Returns received

3

5

Street collection permit

New permit

Returns received

6

6

Street Trading consent

New Application

Renewals

1

1

Combined Hackney/Private Hire Driver licence

Renewal applications

New applications

Replacement licence

Immediate revocation

10

3

1

2

Hackney Carriage Licence

New applications

Renewals

Transfer

Suspension

Suspension lifted

3

9

2

1

1

Private Hire Operator Licence

Renewals

5

Private Hire Vehicle Licence

New applications

Renewals

Cancel/surrender

Immediate unfit application

Immediate unfit lifted

Suspension

Suspension lifted

3

34

1

3

3

1

1

 

Inspection or Intervention

Number in Q2

Taxi Vehicle Inspections

Total number of licensed vehicles SHDC

45

182

Riding establishment veterinary inspection

1

Dog breeding new premises inspection

1

Other Work

Freedom of Information Act Requests (taxi licensing; taxi ranks; pet shops; dog breeding)

4

Supporting promotion of hate crime campaign and raising awareness of reporting for taxi drivers, with Lincs Community Safety Partnership

Regional licensing forum

Preparation of taxi licensing training for members

Work to find alternative to DVSA assessments for new taxi driver assessments

Review of street trading policy and procedures

Investigation of unlicensed dog boarding premises x 2

Investigation of taxi parking complaints

Safeguarding training for taxi drivers

Licensing team review of Taxi Licensing Policy and Procedures

Officer training on Scrap Metal Licensing and preparation for Scrap Metal Licence renewals

                           Immediate Revocations

Outcome

Taxi driver – medical grounds 

Revoked

Taxi driver – medical grounds

Revoked

 

AGREED:

 

Members noted the content of the report.