Agenda and draft minutes

Annual General Meeting, Public Safety and Protection Committee - Tuesday, 9th June, 2020 10.00 am

Venue: Remote Access - Via On Line or Telephone Conference Call. View directions

Contact: Oliver Harrison 

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Welcome and Safety Information pdf icon PDF 98 KB


Oliver Harrison (Democratic Services) temporarily Chaired the meeting until a PSP Member Chair was elected. The Chair welcomed attendees and established the legal framework for remote meetings.




Apologies were received from Cllr Carole Johnson.


Declarations of Interest


None received.


Public Forum

Up to 10 minutes is allowed for this item


Any member of the public or Councillor may participate in Public Forum.  The detailed arrangements for so doing are set out in the Public Information Sheet at the back of this agenda.  Public Forum items should be emailed to and please note that the following deadlines will apply in relation to this meeting:-


Questions - Written questions must be received 3 clear working days prior to the meeting.  For this meeting, this means that your question(s) must be received in this office at the latest by5 pm on Wednesday 3 June 2020.


Petitions and Statements - Petitions and statements must be received on the working day prior to the meeting.  For this meeting this means that your submission must be received in this office at the latest by 12.00 noon on Monday 8 June 2020.



None received.


Annual Business Report pdf icon PDF 230 KB


1.     Membership of Committee

RESOLVED: the Members appointed to serve on the PSP Committee for the 2020/21 Municipal Year was noted.


2.     Election of Chair

RESOLVED: that Cllr Ruth Pickersgill be elected Chair of the Committee for the 2020/21 Municipal Year.


3.     Election of Vice-Chair

RESOLVED: that Cllr Chris Davies be elected Vice-Chair of the Committee for the 2020/21 Municipal Year.


4.     Terms of Reference

RESOLVED: the Committee note that the Terms of Reference as agreed in the Constitution remain unchanged.


5.     Code of Conduct

RESOLVED: the Committee note the revised Code of Conduct as approved by Full Council.


6.     Appointment of Sub-Committees

RESOLVED: the Committee appointed two Sub-Committees, A and B


7.     Membership of Sub-Committees

RESOLVED (unanimous vote): that the two Sub-Committees should not be politically balanced, so that all members can sit on one or the other as required.


8.     Dates and times of Committee Meetings

RESOLVED: the Committee confirmed meeting dates for the 2020/21 Municipal Year.




DBS Service Update Report pdf icon PDF 125 KB

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The Licencing Manager introduced the report and summarised it for the Committee. The proposed policy would in effect reinstate the current policy requirements in place in respect of expired licences. With the exception of introducing a requirement for those drivers that have not previously completed the Gold Standard would need to complete it by their next renewal if their application is submitted less than 12 months from expiry of the previous licence. Members agreed that clarity over Gold Standard test requirements would be welcomed by the Committee and drivers.



(1) the Committee considered the information within this report

(2) the Committee delegated authority to the Licensing Manager to consult on the draft fit and proper persons policy attached to this report;

(3) the Committee noted a report will come back to committee to consider the responses to the consultation and any further proposed changes.


Minutes of Previous Meetings pdf icon PDF 171 KB

To confirm as a correct record for signing by the Chair.

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It was noted that as sub-committee minutes are now agreed at the relevant sub-committee, only the previous AGM minutes required approval.


RESOLVED: that the minutes of the previous AGM on 11 June 2019 be accepted as a correct record.