Meeting documents

Licensing Committee
Thursday, 3rd September, 2015 10.00 am

Committee Room 4, Civic 1, Victoria Avenue

Attendance Details

Part I
216 Apologies and substitutions.
Apologies for absence were received from Councillor Ayling (no substitute).
217 Declarations of interest.
Councillor Kenyon - Agenda Item 4 (Review of Hackney Carriage Fares) - Non-pecuniary interest - brother-in-law is a taxi driver in the borough.
218 Minutes of the Meeting held on Monday, 20th April, 2015

That the minutes of the meeting held on 20th April 2015 be confirmed and signed as a correct record.
219 Review of Hackney Carriage Fares

1. That the revised fare chart set out at Appendix 3 to the submitted report, subject to consideration of any objections for the statutory advertisement of the proposals, be approved.

2. That any changes to the fare and extra charges structure be duly advertised, implementing the public consultation process. Any objections will be heard and considered by the Licensing Committee.

Attendance Details

Councillor McMahon (Chairman)
Councillors Mulroney (Vice-Chairman), Borton, Buckley, Butler, Byford, Hadley, Jarvis, Kenyon, McGlone and Phillips
In attendance:
Mr R Harris, Mr P Tremayne, Mr A Burns, Mr A Penn and Mr L Coombs


219The Committee considered a report of the Corporate Director for Place which sought approval to the application from Southend Licensed Taxi Drivers Association for an increase in the Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Vehicle fares and charges and other associated amendments.

Two representatives of the SLTDA attended the meeting to provide a brief overview of the reasons for the request to increase the fares.

The Committee asked a number of questions which were responded to by the SLTDA representatives and officers.


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