Agenda and minutes

Licensing Committee - Thursday, 15th March, 2018 6.30 pm

Venue: The Cafe, Pavilion Gardens, Buxton. View directions

No. Item


To approve the Minutes of the previous meeting pdf icon PDF 211 KB



RESOLVED: That the minutes of the meeting held on 2 November 2018 be approved as a correct record.


Update on Approved Garages for Taxi Testing pdf icon PDF 216 KB


There was an update on the progress and revised timetable to implement a preferred garage Taxi Testing regime for Private Hire and Hackney Carriage licenced vehicles.  It was report that the deadline for expressions of interest had been extended to 23 March 2018.  Responses received, accepting only those garages with the best Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency rating and implementation were also discussed.




That the proposed project be approved and contents of the report and revised timetable noted.



Minor Amendments to Street Trading Consent Policy to include Charitable Events pdf icon PDF 216 KB

Additional documents:


It was reported that the Council’s licensing section had been approached by a number of event organisers and asked for a concession to recognise their charitable events and reduce or waive the current cost of the street trading fees to enable the events to continue within the Borough. Information from Visit New Mills was circulated and considered. Ways of verifying charitable status were discussed.  Paragraph 7.5 of the Policy would be amended to read ‘need their own paid Street Trading Consent.’  A full review of the Street Trading Consent Policy was planned and would be considered at a future meeting.




1.   That the comments made by Visit New Mills be noted.


2.   That the amendments to the current Street Trading Consent Policy, to include provision for charitable events as detailed in the report, be approved and authority delegated to the Chairman and Executive member to approve any temporary amendments for existing events, with Committee members kept informed.


3.   That the Executive be recommended to approve the amended Street Trading Consent Policy attached at Appendix 2 to the report.




Licensing Enforcement Activity October 2017 - March 2018 pdf icon PDF 226 KB


Consideration was given to enforcement actions by the Licensing Service in the period October 2017 to March 2018.  Taxi regulations and Pub Watch meetings    were also considered.




1.    That staff be thanked for their hard work.


2.    That Ward Councillors be invited to Pub Watch meetings in their area.


3.    That the contents of the report be noted.