Proposals to support those licensed by the Council during the Covid-19 public health emergency

Reference
DDN004
Decision made by
Andy Wright, Chief Executive
Key decision
No
Source of delegation
Urgent Decision - Article 13 of the Constitution (February 2020)
Decision
The Chief Executive exercised the urgency powers granted to him to decide to:1) Increase the term of all vehicle and driver licences that are due to expire between April 1st 2020 and June 30th 2020 by a period of 6 months without further requirements. 2) In the event where a vehicle licence has been surrendered or not re-licenced since the introduction of the Government’s current lockdown measures and the 30th June 2020, the Council will relax the requirement that places an age limit on vehicles as follows: (i) Private hire vehicles and hackney carriages to be no more than 5 years old at first registration, (ii) Wheelchair accessible vehicles of any type to be no more than 8 years old at first registration. This relaxation will only apply to vehicles that were already been licensed by the Council before the lockdown procedures were introduced. 3) Where an event has been cancelled due to Covid-19, the Council allows the organisers to resubmit a Temporary Events Notice for a future date without further charge. It is not recommended to make refunds beyond the terms of this assistance.
Reason for decision
COVID-19 interim arrangements - Urgent Decisions taken by Chief Executive
Consultation and community engagement
Cllr Mrs Schmitt, Cabinet Member for Environment and Place and Chairman and Vice Chairman of Licensing, Councillors John Baugh and Bill Rose.
Date decision made
April 8 2020
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