Agenda and draft minutes

Appeals Committee
Monday, 10 September 2018 9.00 am

Venue: Council Chamber - Time Square, Market Street, Bracknell, RG12 1JD. View directions

Contact: Hannah Stevenson  01344 352308

Items
No. Item

3.

Apologies for Absence/Substitute Members

To receive apologies for absence and to note the attendance of any substitute members.

Minutes:

Councillor Peacey was substituting for Councillor Thompson.

4.

Declarations of Interest

 

Members are asked to declare any Disclosable Pecuniary or Affected Interests in respect of any matter to be considered at this meeting.

 

Any Member with a Disclosable Pecuniary Interest in a matter should withdraw from the meeting when the matter is under consideration and should notify the Democratic Services Officer in attendance that they are withdrawing as they have such an interest. If the Disclosable Pecuniary Interest is not entered on the register of Members interests the Monitoring Officer must be notified of the interest within 28 days.

 

Any Member with an Affected Interest in a matter must disclose the interest to the meeting.  There is no requirement to withdraw from the meeting when the interest is only an affected interest, but the Monitoring Officer should be notified of the interest, if not previously notified of it, within 28 days of the meeting.

 

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest.

5.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 118 KB

To approve as a correct record the minutes of the meeting of the Committee held on 21 May 2018 and the Annual meeting of the Committee held on 23 May 2018.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The minutes of the meeting of the Committee held on 21 May 2018 and the annual meeting of the Committee held on 23 May 2018  were approved as a correct record and signed by the Chairman.

6.

Urgent Items of Business

To notify the Committee of any items of business authorised by the chairman as urgent.

Minutes:

There were no urgent items of business.

7.

Exclusion of Public and Press

To consider the following motion:

 

That pursuant to section 100A of the Local Government Act 1972, as amended, and having regard to the public interest, members of the public and press be excluded from the meeting for consideration of the following items which involve the likely disclosure of exempt information under the following category of Schedule 12A of that Act:

 

(1)  Information relating to any individual  (Items XX)

Minutes:

RESOLVED that pursuant to section 100A of the Local Government Act 1972, as amended, members of the public and press be excluded from the meeting for consideration of items 9 & 10 which involved the likely disclosure of exempt information under category 1 of Schedule 12A of that Act:

 

            (1)  Information relating to any individual

8.

Education Transport Appeal Procedure pdf icon PDF 105 KB

Minutes:

The Committee noted the procedure to be followed during consideration of the appeals heard at the meeting.

 

9.

Education Transport Appeal (T18-01)

To consider an appeal (T18-01) in relation to education transport assistance.

Minutes:

The Committee considered an appeal in respect of financial assistance with education transport.  The Committee noted the Members had read and reviewed all the written submissions.

 

In determining appeal T18/01, the Committee considered all the written submissions from the appellant and the response to their submission from the Director of People’s representative.

 

RESOLVED that education transport appeal T18/01 be refused.

 

Reasons for the Decision

 

The Committee considered the reasons for the appeal and whether these were sufficient to justify an exception to the Council’s policy but decided that, in this case, the circumstances were insufficient to justify an exception.

 

10.

Education Transport Appeal (T18-02)

To consider an appeal (T18-02) in relation to education transport assistance.

Minutes:

The Committee considered an appeal in respect of financial assistance with education transport.  The Committee noted the Members had read and reviewed all the written submissions, including an additional submission.

 

In determining appeal T18/02, the Committee considered all the written and oral submissions from the appellant and the response to their submission from the Director of People’s representative.

 

RESOLVED that education transport appeal T18/02 be refused.

 

Reasons for the Decision

 

The Committee considered the reasons for the appeal and whether these were sufficient to justify an exception to the Council’s policy but decided that, in this case, the circumstances were insufficient to justify an exception.