The Service Director Legal Services will submit a report providing an overview of the outcome of an appeal made to the Magistrates Court by a Private Hire and Hackney Carriage Driver following a decision made by a General Licensing Regulatory Board Panel.
The Service Director Legal Services submitted a report providing an overview of the outcome of an appeal made to the Magistrates Court by a Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Driver following a decision made by a General Licensing Regulatory Board Panel to revoke his driver licence.
The General Licensing Regulatory Board Panel had made its decision to revoke the licence on the 30th April, 2019 and the case had been presented to the Barnsley Magistrates Court by way of appeal on the 27th September, 2019.
In dismissing the appeal the Magistrates had stated they were satisfied that the Council had followed the correct procedures and that the decision of the Board was not wrong. The appeal had, therefore, been dismissed and the driver had been ordered to pay a contribution of costs of £300.
It was noted that this was the fourth time this year that cases presented by way of driver appeal to the Magistrates Court had been dismissed. This was testament to the excellent work undertaken by Panel Members and Officers.
(i) that the report be noted; and
(ii) that the Board place on record their thanks and appreciation to all involved for their continued hard work in supporting the Licensing Function and in ensuring the safety of the travelling public.