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Declarations of Interest / Substitute Members
Members and officers must declare any disclosable pecuniary interests in relation to
any business on the agenda. Declarations should also be made at any stage such
an interest becomes apparent during the meeting.
If in doubt contact the Legal or Democratic Services representative for this meeting.
Cllr Kevin Jenkins declared an interest as Executive Member for Regeneration. Members were told that the Member held an open mind with regards to reports before the Committee
Confirmation of Minutes
To approve the minutes of the Licensing and Control Committee A meeting of held on the 11 February 2021, copies of which have been previously circulated.
Resolved: That the minutes of the 11 February 2021 be approved as the correct record
Public Question Time
To receive any questions from Members of the public in accordance with Standing
( Note: Public Question Time will operate for a maximum of 30 minutes.)
There were no questions from the public
To consider a report by the Director for Communities, copy attached as item 4
Before the Committee was a report by the Director for Communities, a copy of which has been circulated to all members, a copy of which is attached to the signed copy of these minutes as item 4. The report detailed that The Secretary of State for Transport had issued statutory guidance on exercising taxi and private hire vehicle licensing functions to protect children and vulnerable individuals from harm when using these services. Members were requested to note the proposed changes and that the council implement the ‘Statutory Taxi and Private Hire Vehicle Standards’.
The Licensing Officer introduced the report an answered questions in relation to the nature and cost of DBS checks mentioned in the statutory guidance and differences in conditions required between differing authorities.
Resolved: That the Council adopts the Statutory and Private Hire Vehicle Standards and Officers implement the Standards as soon as practicable.
To consider a report by the Director for Communities, copy attached as item 5
Before the Committee was a report by the Director for Communities, a copy of which had been circulated to all members, a copy of which is attached to the signed copy of these minutes as item 5. Members were requested to consider changing the street trading designation under the above act of a number of streets in the borough that were currently designated ‘prohibited’ streets for street trading purposes. This report sought to start the process of changing their designation to that of ‘consent’ street, allowing the provision of occasional street markets and the holding of events that include pop-up vendors, subject to the required permissions.
The Senior Licensing Officer introduced the report to the Committee and answered questions about the nature of the areas and consultation. Specific questions were asked about Liverpool Street and whether road closures would be needed if a change of designation was adopted. Members were told that there was no plans for the need for road closures. A question was asked about disabled access in relation to Broadwater Street West and members were told that disability groups would be consulted as part of the consultation.
i) That Members pass a draft resolution declaring its intention to re-designate: Broadwater Street West (south of Ardsheal Road),South Street and Liverpool Terrace as consent streets for the purposes of street trading in accordance with the provisions of the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1982 and start the required consultation.
ii) That the Committee pass the draft resolution declaring its intention to re-designate, authorise officers to publish the resolution and complete the process if no relevant objections are received from the public and authorities.
iii) That If relevant representations are received the matter be referred back to this committee for consideration.