Agenda and draft minutes

Members Home to School Transport Appeals Panel - Thursday, 15th April, 2021 10.00 am

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Items
No. Item

1.

APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

Minutes:

There were no apologies for absence.

 

2.

DECLARATIONS OF PERSONAL INTEREST

Minutes:

There were no declarations of personal interest.

 

3.

MINUTES

3.1

10TH DECEMBER, 2020 (11:00 A.M.) pdf icon PDF 193 KB

Minutes:

UNANIMOUSLY RESOLVED that the minutes of the meeting held on the 10th December 2020 (11:00 a.m.) be signed as a correct record.

 

3.2

10TH DECEMBER, 2020 (11:15 A.M.) pdf icon PDF 277 KB

Minutes:

UNANIMOUSLY RESOLVED that the minutes of the meeting held on the 10th December 2020 (11:15 a.m.) be signed as a correct record.

 

3.3

10TH DECEMBER, 2020 (11:30 A.M.) pdf icon PDF 276 KB

Minutes:

UNANIMOUSLY RESOLVED that the minutes of the meeting held on the 10th December 2020 (11:30 a.m.) be signed as a correct record.

 

3.4

10TH DECEMBER, 2020 (11:45 A.M.) pdf icon PDF 275 KB

Minutes:

UNANIMOUSLY RESOLVED that the minutes of the meeting held on the 10th December 2020 (11:45 a.m.) be signed as a correct record.

 

3.5

10TH DECEMBER, 2020 (12:00 P.M.) pdf icon PDF 276 KB

Minutes:

UNANIMOUSLY RESOLVED that the minutes of the meeting held on the 10th December 2020 (12:00 p.m.) be signed as a correct record.

 

3.6

10TH DECEMBER, 2020 (12:15 P.M.) pdf icon PDF 277 KB

Minutes:

UNANIMOUSLY RESOLVED that the minutes of the meeting held on the 10th December 2020 (12:15 p.m.) be signed as a correct record.

 

 

3.7

10TH DECEMBER, 2020 (12:30 P.M.) pdf icon PDF 189 KB

Minutes:

UNANIMOUSLY RESOLVED that the minutes of the meeting held on the 10th December 2020 (12:30 p.m.) be signed as a correct record.

 

 

3.8

10TH DECEMBER, 2020 (12:45 P.M.) pdf icon PDF 197 KB

Minutes:

UNANIMOUSLY RESOLVED that the minutes of the meeting held on the 10th December 2020 (12:45 p.m.) be signed as a correct record.

 

 

4.

EXCLUSION OF THE PUBLIC

THE REPORT RELATING TO THE FOLLOWING ITEM IS NOT FOR PUBLICATION AS IT CONTAINS  EXEMPT INFORMATION AS DEFINED IN PARAGRAPH 12 OF PART 4 OF SCHEDULE 12A TO THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT ACT, 1972 AS AMENDED BY THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT (ACCESS TO INFORMATION) (VARIATION) (WALES) ORDER 2007.

 

IF FOLLOWING THE APPLICATION OF THE PUBLIC INTEREST TEST THE PANEL RESOLVES PURSUANT TO THE ACT TO CONSIDER THIS  ITEM IN PRIVATE, THE PUBLIC WILL BE EXCLUDED FROM THE MEETING DURING SUCH CONSIDERATION

Minutes:

UNANIMOUSLY RESOLVED pursuant to the Local Government Act 1972, as amended by the Local Government (Access to Information) (Variation) (Wales) Order 2007 that the following item was not for publication as the report contained exempt information as defined in Paragraph 12 of Part 4 of Schedule 12A to the Act.

 

5.

TO CONSIDER AN APPEAL BY APPLICANT K.N. AGAINST A DECISION BY OFFICERS FOR THE NON-PROVISION OF FREE SCHOOL TRANSPORT.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Following the application of the public interest test it was UNANIMOUSLY RESOLVED pursuant to the Act referred to in minute 4 above, not to publicise the content of the report as it contained exempt information relating to a particular individual. The public interest test in this matter related to the fact that the report included personal information relating to the applicant. Disclosure would support transparency and accountability in the decision-making process, however, on balance the public interest in maintaining confidentiality outweighed the public interest in disclosure because of the need to protect the identity of the applicant and the family.

 

The Panel considered the written representations of the appellant in respect of the refusal of the Stage 1 Review Panel to grant K.N. free school transport to a school which was not the nearest or LEA designated school for the home address and therefore, did not meet the criteria outlined in the Council’s policy for the provision of assistance.

 

The Panel considered the observations of the departmental officers, together with the individual circumstances of the case.

 

RESOLVED, in line with the Authority’s Home to School Transport Policy, that the appeal be refused on the basis that K.N. was not attending the nearest or Local Education Authority designated school for the home address, due to parental preference.