Agenda and minutes

Administration Committee
Monday, 26 June 2017 6:15 pm

Venue: Rooms 16/17 Eastleigh House, Upper Market Street, Eastleigh, SO50 9YN

Contact: Cheryll Kemsley, Democratic Services Officer Tel: 023 8068 8112; Email:  cheryll.kemsley@eastleigh.gov.uk 

Items
No. Item

1.

Public Participation

Minutes:

There was no public participation on this occasion.

2.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 147 KB

To consider the Minutes of the meeting held on 21 November 2016.

Minutes:

RESOLVED -

 

That the Minutes of the meeting held on 21 November 2016 be confirmed and signed by the Chair as a correct record.

3.

Declarations of Interest

Members are invited to declare interests in relation to items of business on the agenda.  Any interests declared will be recorded in the Minutes.

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest in relation to items of business on the agenda.

4.

Equality Act 2010 pdf icon PDF 143 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Consideration was given to the report of the Legal Services Manager which explained that Sections 165 and 167 of the Equality Act 2010 had come into effect on 6 April 2017. Prior to implementation of the Act the Council had maintained a list of wheelchair accessible vehicles. The purpose of the published list was to allow disabled passengers to identify and more easily access suitable vehicles. In order to comply with the statutory scheme and guidance, in addition to the list, Eastleigh Borough Council, as the Licensing Authority, must have a policy regarding wheelchair accessible vehicles and the circumstances where drivers of such vehicles may be exempt on medical grounds from the duties stipulated.

 

RESOLVED -   

 

(1)         That the publishing of a list of wheelchair accessible vehicles, as detailed in Appendix 1 to the report, be approved in accordance with the Department for Transport’s Statutory Guidance on Access for wheelchair users to Taxis and Private Hire Vehicles; and

 

(2)         That the ‘Medical Exemption Policy for Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Drivers Under the Equality Act 2017’, as detailed in Appendix 2 to the report, be approved.