Agenda item

Licensing and Enforcement Update


Members were provided with an overview of the enforcement work that had recently been undertaken by Licensing Officers, which was presented by the Senior Licensing Officer.


Members were advised that on 24 January 2023 Licensing Enforcement Officers had taken part in a daytime operation which had focused on Private Hire drivers and vehicles that worked in the day time economy.  A total of 21 licensed vehicles and drivers had been inspected on the day, the results of which were detailed below:-


·                7 vehicles were suspended for failing to display the required door signage.

·                1 vehicle was suspended for an inoperative front offside side light.

·                1 vehicle was suspended for failing to display the required front private hire licence plate.

·                3 written warnings were issued to drivers for failing to carry out their daily vehicle inspection checks.

·                6 drivers were also spoken to about the signage on the vehicles and reminded of the required standard.


Following a request made by Members at the last General Licensing Regulatory Board meeting held on 21 December 2022, paper copies of the daily vehicle inspection check booklets were circulated for Members’ perusal.


RESOLVED that Members noted the update.

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