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Agenda and draft minutes

Venue: Committee Room B, Town Hall, Blackpool FY1 1GB

Contact: Jenni Cook  Democratic Governance Senior Adviser

Items
Note No. Item

1.

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

Members are asked to declare any interests in the items under consideration and in doing so state:

 

(1) the type of interest concerned either

(a) personal interest

(b) prejudicial interest

(c) disclosable pecuniary interest (DPI)

And

 

(2) the nature of the interest concerned

 

If any member requires advice on declarations of interests, they are advised to contact the Head of Democratic Governance in advance of the meeting.

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest.

2.

MINUTES OF THE LAST MEETING HELD ON 26 SEPTEMBER 2022 pdf icon PDF 424 KB

To agree the minutes of the last meeting held on 26 September 2022 as a true and correct record.

Minutes:

Resolved: That the minutes of the meeting held on 26 September 2022 are approved as a correct record.

3.

EXCLUSION OF PUBLIC AND PRESS

Minutes:

Resolved: That under Section 100(A) of the Local Government Act 1972, the public be excluded from the meeting during consideration of the whole of the items including the decision referred to at Agenda Items 4 and 5 on the grounds that it would involve the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in Paragraph 1 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the Act.

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4.

HOME TO SCHOOL TRANSPORT APPEAL pdf icon PDF 439 KB

To consider an appeal lodged in connection with the provision of assistance for home to school transport.

 

(This item contains personal information regarding the appellant, which is exempt from publication by virtue of Paragraph 1 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972)

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Committee considered a request to review the decision of the Council to not provide assistance with home to school transport.

 

Mrs Davies, Senior Solicitor, Legal Services, was in attendance to advise the Committee on procedure and policy only and had taken no part in the original decision. Also in attendance was Mrs Cook, Clerk to the Committee.

 

The relevant officers presented the case on behalf of the Authority and advised the Committee of the reasons why the child did not qualify for home to school transport under the Council’s Home to School Transport Policy.

 

The child’s mother presented her case as the appellant and provided information on the child’s behavioural issues and medical needs and asked that the home to school transport be continued.

 

The Committee carefully considered all the representations and documentation put forward by both parties.

 

The Committee acknowledged the information put forward by both the appellant and the Local Authority and was satisfied that the decision not to provide assistance with home to school transport was reasonable and correct and that the Council’s policies and procedures had been followed.

 

Resolved:

That the appeal is dismissed as the Committee was satisfied that the Council’s relevant policies and procedures had been correctly followed and the decision was reasonable and correct.

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5.

HOME TO SCHOOL TRANSPORT APPEAL pdf icon PDF 439 KB

To consider an appeal lodged in connection with the provision of assistance for home to school transport.

 

(This item contains personal information regarding the appellant, which is exempt from publication by virtue of Paragraph 1 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972)

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Committee considered a request to review the decision of the Council to not provide assistance with home to school transport.

 

Mrs Davies, Senior Solicitor, Legal Services, was in attendance to advise the Committee on procedure and policy only and had taken no part in the original decision. Also in attendance was Mrs Cook, Clerk to the Committee.

 

The relevant officers presented the case on behalf of the Authority and advised the Committee of the reasons why the child did not qualify for home to school transport under the Council’s Home to School Transport Policy.

 

The child’s parents presented their case as the appellants and provided information on the child’s behavioural issues and medical needs and asked that the home to school transport be continued.

 

The Committee carefully considered all the representations and documentation put forward by both parties.

 

The Committee acknowledged the information put forward by both the appellants and the Local Authority and was satisfied that the decision not to provide assistance with home to school transport was reasonable and correct and that the Council’s policies and procedures had been followed.

 

Resolved:

That the appeal is dismissed as the Committee was satisfied that the Council’s relevant policies and procedures had been correctly followed and the decision was reasonable and correct.

6.

DATE OF NEXT MEETING

To note the date of the next meeting as 25 November 2022 at 10am.

Minutes:

Resolved:

To note the date of the next meeting as 25 November 2022.