Agenda and minutes

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Apologies for Absence


Apologies for absence were received from Councillors Buckley (substitute: Cllr Walker), McDonald (substitute: Cllr Jones) and Butler (no substitute).


Declarations of Interest



Councillor Callaghan – Application to be Recognised as a Taxi Drivers’ Association – Disclosable Non-Pecuniary Interest – member of the SLTDA and is a taxi driver in the borough (withdrew);


Minutes of the Meeting held on Tuesday 24th January 2017 pdf icon PDF 55 KB




That the Minutes of the Meeting held on Tuesday 24th January 2017 be confirmed as a correct record and signed.


Application to be Recognised as a Taxi Drivers' Association pdf icon PDF 118 KB


The Committee considered a report of the Interim Director for Public Protection which invited members to consider an application from the AC Drivers Association (ACDA) to be recognised as a taxi drivers association by the local authority for the purposes of consultation, where appropriate and representation on behalf of licenced Hackney Carriage and Private Hire drivers, together with other representatives of the trade who have been similarly recognised.


The Committee asked a number of questions which were responded to by officers and the Chairman of the AC Drivers’ Association (ACDA). 




1. That the AC Drivers’ Association, where appropriate, be recognised for the purpose of seeking their views by consultation and representation in relation to Hackney Carriage and Private Hire licensing matters.


2. That the recognition shall be limited to the same extent as that currently enjoyed by other similar organisations representing the trade, namely (at the current time) the Southend Licensed Taxi Drivers Association, the Southend Private Hire Association, the GMB Union and the Thames Axis Group of the Unite Union (formerly Transport and General Workers Union).


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