Notice of a public meeting of

Licensing and Regulatory Committee



Councillors Wells, Barker, Galvin, Hook, Hunter, Melly (Vice-Chair), D Myers, Norman, Orrell (Chair), Pearson, Warters, D'Agorne, Wann and Looker



Tuesday, 10 August 2021



5.30 pm



Dante room, York Racecourse









1.          Declarations of Interest 



At this point in the meeting, Members are asked to declare:


·        any personal interests not included on the Register of Interests

·        any prejudicial interests or

·        any disclosable pecuniary interests


which they may have in respect of business on this agenda.





2.          Minutes 

(Pages 3 - 8)


To approve and sign the minutes of the meeting held on 26 April 2021.




3.          Public Participation 



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4.          Update on interpretation of the law - 'Out of town' private hire licences 

(Pages 9 - 14)


This report outlines the City of York Council’s current position in relation to ‘out of town’ private hire operators and drivers, and is brought following the request from Members at the Licensing and Regulatory Committee meeting on 22 February 2021.




5.          Renewal of Sex Establishment Licence for The Adult Shop, 70B Gillygate, York, YO31 7EQ 

(Pages 15 - 42)


This report seeks Members determination of an application to renew a Sex Establishment Licence for a sex shop which has been made under the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1982, Schedule 3 Control of Sex Establishments in respect of The Adult Shop, 70B Gillygate, York, YO31 7EQ.




6.          Hackney Carriage Fares 

(Pages 43 - 80)


This report asks Members to consider an objection to the advertised variation to the table of fares to be paid in respect of the hire of a City of York licensed hackney carriage vehicles. Members are asked to determine whether to make any changes to the proposed table of fares they made on the 26 April taking into account the objection received, and specify a date when the table of fares will come into operation.




7.          Street Trading - St Helen's Square 

(Pages 81 - 86)


This report seeks Members’ approval to allow street trading

activities to take place on St Helen’s Square during the St Nicholas Fair Christmas Market (Christmas Market).




8.          Update on taxi vehicle testing 

(Pages 87 - 94)


This outlines the City of York Council’s vehicle testing arrangements for hackney carriage and private hire (collectively referred to as taxis in this report), the results of recent tests and plans for further improvement including consultation on improving the vehicle licensing conditions.




9.          Any other business which the Chair considers urgent under the  Local Government Act 1972 





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