Agenda and draft minutes

Executive - Wednesday, 13 April 2022 6.30 pm

Venue: De Montfort Suite, Hinckley Hub. View directions

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395.

Apologies

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were submitted on behalf of Councillor Lynch.

396.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 125 KB

To confirm the minutes of the meeting held on 17 November 2021.

Minutes:

It was moved by Councillor Bray, seconded by Councillor Cartwright and

 

RESOLVED – the minutes of the meeting held on 17 November be confirmed and signed by the Leader.

397.

Declarations of interest

To receive verbally from Members any disclosures which they are required to make in accordance with the Council’s code of conduct or in pursuance of Section 106 of the Local Government Finance Act 1992.  This is in addition to the need for such disclosure to be also given when the relevant matter is reached on the agenda.

Minutes:

No interests were declared at this stage.

398.

Trade Request for Taxi Tariff Increase pdf icon PDF 400 KB

To consider a request by the Hinckley Area Taxi Association for an increase in the table of fares for Hackney Carriages.

 

This report was considered by the Licensing Committee at its meeting on 2 November 2021. An extract from the minutes of that meeting is attached.

 

Since the compilation of the agenda, part 2.1(ii) of the recommendation has been updated:

 

2.1 (ii)Should the tariff be approved either with or without amendments, the Licensing Officer be authorised to take the necessary steps to implement the revised tariff with effect from 6 May 2022, subject to there being no objections to the proposal;

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Executive considered a request by the Hinckley Area Taxi Association for an increase in the table of fares for hackney carriages. It was noted that the revised tariff would come into effect from 6 May 2022.

 

Councillor Crooks entered the meeting at 6.34pm.

 

Members felt that a strong taxi network was essential and that, given the tariff hadn’t been increased since 2011 and in light of the increase in cost of living and fuel prices, the request was reasonable.

 

Officers were thanked for their work on this.

 

It was moved by Councillor Cartwright, seconded by Councillor Bill and

 

RESOLVED –

 

(i)            The proposed tariff set out in appendix A to the report be approved;

 

(ii)          The Licensing Officer be authorised to take the necessary steps to implement the revised tariff with effect from 6 May 2022, subject to there being no objections to the proposal;

 

(iii)         Any objections be referred to a future meeting.