Agenda and minutes

School Transport Appeal - CO, Appeals Sub-Committee (School Transport) - Thursday 15 June 2023 10.00 am

Venue: The Control Room, The Enterprise Network: The Old Fire Station - Salisbury - 2 Salt Lane, Salisbury SP1 1DU

Contact: Democratic Services Officer - Cameron Osborn  Tel: 01225718224 x18224 Email:

No. Item


Election of Chairman

Toelect a chairman for this meeting.


Councillor Andrew Davis was elected as Chairman for this appeal only.


Cllr Davis in the Chair


Declarations of Interest

To receive any declarations of disclosable interests or dispensations granted by the Standards Committee.


There were no declarations of interest.



To approve and sign as a correct record the minutes of the meeting held on 12 June 2023.


Please note that these papers will be published as an Agenda Supplement.




To approve the minutes of the School Transport Appeal held on 12 June 2023 as a true and correct record.


Meeting Procedure

The Chairman will explain the attached procedure to those present.


The Chairman outlined the meeting procedure as detailed in the agenda.


Exclusion of the press and public

To agree that in accordance with section 100A (4) of the Local Government Act 1972 to exclude the public from the meeting for the business specified in Item no. 6 because it is likely that if members of the public were present there would be disclosure to them of exempt information as defined in paragraphs 1 and 2 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A to the Act and the public interest in withholding the information outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information to the public.





The panel considered whether or not to hold the meeting in closed session and it was:




To exclude members of the press and public for the business specified in Item no. 5 in accordance with section 100A (4) of the Local Government Act 1972, (paragraph 1 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A to the Act).


School Transport Appeal

To consider and determine a school transport appeal.


The panel heard representations and replies from the Transport Officer and the appellant and asked questions of the parties involved.




The panel found that the Transport Officer’s report was accurate and the recommendation made was within the Council’s policy. However, based on the facts of this case, the panel exercised their discretion to make an exception in the following terms: a contribution to the cost of school transport of £900 for the school year 2023/24 and pro rata for the remainder of the year 2022/23.