Minutes of a meeting held on 14th January, 2014.
Present: Councillor A.G. Powell (Chairman); Councillors P.J. Clarke, G.A. Cox, Mrs. P. Drake, K.J. Geary, Mrs. V.M. Hartrey, K. Hatton, Mrs. A.J. Moore, N. Moore, Mrs. A.J. Preston, J.W. Thomas, R.P. Thomas and Mrs. M.R. Wilkinson.
735 APOLOGY FOR ABSENCE –
This was received from Councillor H.C. Hamilton (Vice-Chairman).
736 MINUTES –
RESOLVED – T H A T the minutes of the meeting held on 10th December, 2013 be approved as a correct record.
737 DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST –
No declarations were received.
738 EXCLUSION OF PRESS AND PUBLIC –
RESOLVED - T H A T under Section 100A(4) of the Local Government Act 1972, the press and public be excluded from the meeting for the following items of business on the grounds that they involve the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in Part 4 of Schedule 12A (as amended) of the Act, the relevant paragraphs of the Schedule being referred to in brackets after the minute heading.
739 DISCIPLINARY MATTER – J. (DDS) (EXEMPT INFORMATION – PARAGRAPHS 12, 13 AND 14) –
J. was in attendance to be interviewed in order for the Committee to determine whether or not J. was a fit and proper person to hold a Vale of Glamorgan Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Vehicle Drivers Licences. In response to questions, J. confirmed that they had read the report to be put before the Committee, were aware of evidence to be shown to the Committee and that they understood the procedure that would be adopted in the hearing.
There was a brief adjournment of the meeting shortly after the commencement of business to address presentational issues.
Members considered the matter in private.
Having considered the report and J.’s representations in relation to the incident, the Committee
RESOLVED – T H A T J. remained a fit and proper person to hold a Vale of Glamorgan Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Vehicle Drivers Licences and a written warning letter be issued in relation to J.’s future conduct.
Reason for decision
Having regard to the information presented, the Committee considered that it was a serious incident, that J.’s behaviour was unacceptable and that the Council expected higher standards.