Agenda and minutes

Appeals Committee - Wednesday 18 January 2012 2.00 pm

Venue: Members' Room - Shire Hall, Gloucester. View directions

Contact: Alison Wantenaar 01452 425094 

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Election of Chairperson

To elect a Chairperson for the meeting.


Cllr Whelan was elected chairperson for the meeting.


Minutes pdf icon PDF 46 KB

To approve the minutes of the meeting held on 3rd July 2009.




That the minutes of the meeting held on 3 July 2009 be approved as a correct record and signed by the Chairperson.


Public Questions

To answer any written public questions about matters which are within the power and duly of the Board. The closing date/time for the receipt of questions is 5pm on Wednesday 11th January 2012.


To answer additional oral question(s) put by members of the public asking written questions.

Depending on the nature of the questions asked it may not be possible to provide a comprehensive answer at the meeting, in which case a written answer will be supplied as soon as reasonably possible after the meeting.



No public questions were received.


Members' Questions

To answer any written members’ questions. The closing date/time for the receipt of questions is 5pm on Wednesday 11th January 2012.


No members’ questions were received.


Terms of Reference pdf icon PDF 67 KB

To consider the proposed amendments to the terms of reference of the Appeals Committee as set out in the attached report.



Following a recent audit of home to school transport appeals, it had been proposed that the description of the duties of the Appeals Committee in relation to such appeals be expanded. Presently at page 27 of the Constitution, paragraph 7 of Table 3.3 read: ‘Appeals against refusal to supply free home to school transport’. It was noted that the amendment, if recommended, would then be passed to the Constitution Committee and ultimately to Council for ratification. Following discussion the recommendation was approved. It was therefore




 that the duties or purpose of the Appeals Committee when hearing home to school transport appeals should be as follows:


 7. Act as an independent appeal panel and assess appeals lodged by parents, guardians, carers and other professionals against the decision of the County Council to decline requests for transport


-       with the following to be added as a note underneath Table 3.3:


For the purpose of hearing appeals relating to home to school transport there shall be a panel of three members taken from the 18 trained members on the committee.’