Agenda and draft minutes

Dorset Council - Appeals Committee
Monday, 9th March, 2020 10.00 am

Venue: Committee Room 2, County Hall, Dorchester, DT1 1XJ. View directions

Contact: Liz Eaton  01305 225113 - Email: liz.eaton@dorsetcouncil.gov.uk

Items
No. Item

25.

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To confirm and sign the minutes of the meeting held on 6 January 2020.

Minutes:

The minutes of the meeting held on 6 January 2020 were confirmed and signed.

26.

Matters Arising

Minutes:

Minute 22 – Urgent Items

Members asked that an item be placed on the agenda for the next meeting of the Committee to discuss the membership at meetings.

 

Resolved

That an item be placed on the agenda for the next meeting of the Committee to discuss the membership at meetings.

27.

Declarations of Interest

To receive any declarations of interest.

Minutes:

No declarations of disclosable pecuniary interests were made at the meeting.

28.

Public Participation

To receive questions or statements on the business of the committee from town and parish councils and members of the public.

Minutes:

There were no public questions or statements received at the meeting.

29.

Urgent items

To consider any items of business which the Chairman has had prior notification and considers to be urgent pursuant to section 100B (4) b) of the Local Government Act 1972. The reason for the urgency shall be recorded in the minutes.

Minutes:

There were no urgent items.

30.

Contributions from parents towards the cost of transporting their child/children to school

Oral explanation by officers on parental contributions towards the cost of transporting their child/children to school.

Minutes:

Contributions from parents towards the cost of transporting their child/children to school.

 

Officers explained how the surplus seat scheme was administered and why it would not be possible to receive contributions from parents as statutorily eligible children should receive free transport.  It might also cause a 2 tier system for those who could not afford to make a contribution.

 

Noted

 

 

31.

Exempt Business

To move the exclusion of the press and the public for the following item in view of the likely disclosure of exempt information within the meaning of paragraphs 1 and 2 of schedule 12 A to the Local Government Act 1972 (as amended).

The public and the press will be asked to leave the meeting whilst the item of business is considered.

Minutes:

Decision

 

That the press and the public be excluded for the following item(s) in view of the likely disclosure of exempt information within the meaning of Paragraphs 1 and 2 of Schedule 12 A to the Local Government Act 1972 (as amended).

32.

School Transport Appeals (Paragraphs 1 and 2)

To consider the school transport appeal referred to in the exempt report by the Corporate Director of Education and Learning.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Committee considered an appeal against the Council’s refusal to provide a pupil with transport support.

 

Resolved

That the appeal on behalf of EK against the Council’s refusal to provide transport support between their home and Queen Elizabeth’s School, be allowed until the end of term July 2020.