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137.

Declarations of Interest pdf icon PDF 32 KB

    Members must indicate at this stage any items on the agenda in which they must declare an interest.  Members must verbally give notice of their interest at the meeting and complete the form attached with this agenda. 

     

    Members are also advised to take advice with regard to any matter where there is potential bias or predetermination in any business to be considered at the meeting and whether they should take part in decision making at the meeting.

     

    Members are reminded that, in accordance with the Localism Act 2011 and the Council's adopted Code of Conduct, they must declare the nature of any discloseable pecuniary interest; personal interest and/or prejudicial interest required of them and, in the case of any discloseable pecuniary interest or prejudicial interest, withdraw from the meeting during consideration of the item, unless permitted otherwise within the Code of Conduct.

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    Minutes:

    There were no declarations of interest.

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Minutes pdf icon PDF 48 KB

139.

Nomination of Deputy Mayor 2015/2016 pdf icon PDF 480 KB

    Minutes:

    The Head of Legal and Governance Reform presented a report which provided updated figures for the purpose of the nomination of the Deputy Mayor for 2015/16 in accordance with the Council’s agreed procedure. The nomination of Deputy Mayor for the following Municipal Year is a function of the Licensing and Regulatory Committee.

     

    DECIDED:- That the Council be requested to support the recommendation of this Committee for the nomination of Councillor Ray Dutton for the office of Deputy Mayor 2015/16 on behalf of the Labour Group.

     

     

140.

Gambling Act 2005 - Fees pdf icon PDF 533 KB

141.

Implications of the approach to licensing of Hackney Carriage vehicles adopted by Rossendale Borough Council pdf icon PDF 2 MB

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    The Director of Economy & Environment presented a report updating members of the Committee on the implications for the Council of the policy adopted by Rossendale Borough Council in relation to the licensing of Hackney Carriage vehicles. 

     

    DECIDED:- 1) The implications for the Council of the approach to the licensing of Hackney Carriage vehicles adopted by Rossendale Borough Council were noted;

     

    2) The Committee was in agreement that a formal approach should be made to Rossendale Council, with a view to initiating positive and constructive dialogue on a more closely-aligned approach to the granting of Hackney Carriage licences in both authorities, with particular regard to the improvement of standards (for the benefit of residents and the licensed trade).  This dialogue could be widened in due course to include other AGMA authorities.  The Committee also considered an approach to the Local Government Association to seek their views on the matter would be a positive step;

     

    3) The Committee would receive an update report on this dialogue at its meeting on 30th March 2015;

     

    4) An Intended Use Policy should be drawn up and presented to it for future consideration; and    

     

    5) Officers were requested to further develop the options set out in the report for a more robust approach towards operators who employ drivers who hold a Hackney Carriage licence in another area but operate as a Private Hire driver within the area of Rochdale Council, and bring a report to a future meeting of the Committee.

     

     

     

     

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Constitutional Review pdf icon PDF 259 KB