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Agenda and draft minutes

Venue: The Auden Room - Ground Floor, West Offices (G047). View directions

Contact: Jane Meller 

Items
No. Item

Prior to the start of the hearing, it was confirmed that all parties were content to proceed with a panel of 2 Members.

 

6.

Election of Chair

To elect a Member to Chair the meeting.

Minutes:

Resolved:  That Councillor Carr be elected to Chair the meeting.

7.

Exclusion of Press and Public

To consider excluding the public and press from the meeting during consideration of agenda item 5 on the grounds that it     contains information relating to an individual and which is likely to reveal the identity of an individual. This information is classed as exempt under Paragraphs 1 & 2 of Schedule 12A to Section 100A of the Local Government Act 1972, as amended by the Local Government (Access to information) (Variation) Order 2006.

Minutes:

Resolved:  That the press and public be excluded from the meeting during consideration of Agenda Item 5 (Home to School Transport Appeal), on the grounds that it includes information relating to an individual and information which was likely to reveal the identity of an individual.  This information was classed as exempt under Paragraphs 1 and 2 of Schedule 12A to Section 100A of the Local Government Act 1972, as amended by the Local Government (Access to Information) (Variation) Order 2006.

 

8.

Declarations of Interest

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.

Minutes:

Members were 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 the agenda.

 

Cllr Hunter noted that the Appellant lived in her Ward, however, she had not had any contact with the Appellant.

9.

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To approve and sign the minutes of the meeting held on 09 November 2021.

Minutes:

Resolved:  As neither of the Committee Members had attended the last Education Appeal Panel, it was agreed that the minutes of the meeting held on 09 November be held over to the next meeting for approval.

10.

Home to School Transport Appeal

To consider an appeal for assistance with home to school transport to Manor CE Academy.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Members considered an appeal from a parent against the local authority’s decision not to provide home to school transport for their child to Manor CE Academy.

 

The parent was unable to attend to present their case.  The Education Officer attended to present the local authority’s case and a second Education Officer was also in attendance.

 

The Panel considered all the evidence presented by both parties in the agenda papers and in the agenda supplement.  They also considered the verbal presentation made at the meeting and having considered all the available information, the Panel:

 

Resolved:  That the appeal not be upheld.

 

Reason:     The Panel decided that there were no exceptional circumstances sufficient to warrant a departure from normal policy.

 

 

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