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Regulatory Services Committee - 12 October 2011

Penn Chamber, Three Rivers House11th October 2011

NOTICE AND AGENDA

For a meeting to be held in the Penn Chamber, Three Rivers House, Northway, Rickmansworth, on Wednesday 12 October 2011 following the Licensing Committee which starts at 7.30pm.

Members of the Committee:-

Councillors:-

Pam Hames
(Chairman)

Les Mead
(Vice Chairman)

 

Tony Barton

Stephen Cox

 

Malcolm Butwick

Paul Goggins

 

Barbara Lamb MBE

Chris Lucas

 

Ty Harris

Martin Trevett

 

Keith Williams

 

David Gardner, Director of Corporate Resources and Governance
29 September 2011

The Regulatory Services Committee welcomes contributions from members of the public to its discussion on agenda items.  Contributions will be limited to one person speaking for and one against each item for not more than three minutes.  Please note that, in the event of registering your interest to speak on an agenda item but not taking up that right because the item is deferred, you will automatically be given the right to speak on that item at the next meeting of the Regulatory Services Committee.  Details of the procedure and the list for registering the wish to speak will be available for a short period before the meeting.

1.

APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

2.

MINUTES

 

To confirm as a correct record the Minutes of the Regulatory Services Committee held on 8 June 2011 (copy enclosed for Members of the Committee).

11 06 08 RG mins (doc)

3.

NOTICE OF OTHER BUSINESS

 

Items of other business notified under Council Procedure Rule 31 to be announced, together with the special  circumstances, which justify their consideration as a matter of urgency.  The Chairman to rule on the admission of such items.

4.

DECLARATION OF INTERESTS

 

To receive any declarations of interest.

5.

APPLICATION FOR HACKNEY CARRIAGE FARE INCREASE

 

To advise Members of receipt of a further application from South Oxhey Radio Taxis (SORT) for a Hackney Carriage Fare increase for 2011 and to make comment on the proposals.

11 10 12 RG i - (05) hackney fare increase 2011 (doc)

6.

PROVISION OF HACKNEY CARRIAGE RANKS WITHIN THE DISTRICT

 

To update Members on the use of Hackney Carriage Ranks in Three Rivers District and to determine whether the Taxi Company involved in the original request for ranks throughout the District was still interested in additional ranks.

11 10 12 RG i - (06) hackney carriage ranks update (doc)

7.

HYPNOTISM ACT 1952 – PROCESS FOR GRANTING CONSENTS FOR AN EXHIBITION, DEMONSTRATION OR PERFORMANCE OF HYPNOTISM

 

The Hypnotism Act 1952 empowers Local Authorities to issue consents for an exhibition, demonstration or performance of hypnotism on any person at or in connection with an entertainment to which the public are admitted whether on payment or otherwise. 

The power to grant such consents is delegated to officers in the Scheme of Delegation to Officers in the Council’s constitution at paragraph 9.26.45, but the function has not been referred to any particular Committee for overall responsibility.

The purpose of this report is to inform this Committee of the process involved, to accept the model conditions recommended by the Home Office circular No.39/1996 and to determine a fee for the service provided.

11 10 12 RG i - (07) hypnotism act - reg services cttee rpt (doc)

8.

REVIEW OF FEES FOR SEX ESTABLISHMENTS

 

On the 28th September 2004 following a report by officers the Council resolved to adopt Schedule 3 of Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1982 (the 1982 Act) enabling it to license Sex Establishments.  

Following enactment of the Policing and Crime Act 2009 (the 2009 Act) a new category of sex establishment known as a sex entertainment venue (SEV) has been created. This was the subject of a report to Committee on 13 October 2010. Following the introduction of The Provision of Services Regulations 2009 (the 2009 Regulations) officers suggest that the current fee levels should be reviewed.

11 10 12 RG i - (08) sex establishments fees review report (doc)

9.

LOCAL GOVERNMENT (MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS) ACT 1982 – PROCESS FOR GRANTING CONSENTS FOR MULTIPLE STREETS

 

The street trading provisions of the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1982 (the Act) were adopted by the Council in June 1984. Adoption enables the Council to issue street trading consents and to designate prohibited and consent streets. The purpose of this report is to review the consultation process for consent applications to trade in multiple areas/streets throughout the District and to consider how best relevant conditions permitted under the Act can be agreed and attached to the consent.

11 10 12 RG i - (09) street trading for multi street consent (doc)

10.

POLLING DISTRICTS AND PLACES REVIEW

 

To note the comments received in respect of this review and to consider what action to take on these comments.

11 10 12 RG i - (10) polling districts and places review (doc)

11 10 12 RG i - (10) polling districts - schedule-app (doc)

11.

REVIEW OF PARLIAMENTARY CONSTITUENCIES

 

To consider if the Council wish to make representations on proposed changes to Parliamentary Constituencies.

11 10 12 RG i - (11) review of parliamentary constituencies (doc)

12.

REGULATORY SERVICES COMMITTEE WORK PROGRAMME

 

To consider and make necessary changes to the Committee’s work programme.

11 10 12 RG i - (12) work prog (doc)

13.

OTHER BUSINESS – if approved under item 3.

14.

EXCLUSION OF PRESS AND PUBLIC

 

If any confidential business is approved under item 3, it will also be necessary to specify the class of exempt or confidential information in the additional item(s) and a resolution to be passed in the following terms:-

 

 

“that under Section 100A (4) of the Local Government Act 1972, the press and public be excluded from the meeting for the following item(s) of business on the grounds that it involves the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined under the relevant paragraph of Part 1 of Schedule 12A to the Act”.  It has been decided by the Council that in all the circumstances, the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information.

1.

OTHER BUSINESS – if approved under item 3.