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Regulatory Services Committee - 14 June 2017

Penn Chamber, Three Rivers House13th June 2017

 

 NOTICE AND AGENDA

 

For an meeting to be held in the Penn Chamber, Three Rivers House, Northway, Rickmansworth, on Wednesday 14 June 2017 at 7.30pm.

 

Members of the Committee:-

 

Councillors:-

Steve Drury (Chairman)

Martin Trevett (Vice-Chairman)

 

Eric Bishop

Sarah Nelmes

 

Valerie Coltman

Ralph Sangster

 

Heather Kenison

Stephen King

Roger Seabourne

Alison Wall

 

Joy Mann

 

 

Steven Halls, Chief Executive

6 June 2017

 

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.

 

In accordance with The Openness of Local Government Bodies Regulations 2014 any matters considered under Part I business only of the meeting may be filmed, recorded, photographed, broadcast or reported via social media by any person.

 

Recording and reporting the Council’s meetings is subject to the law and it is the responsibility of those doing the recording and reporting to ensure compliance. This will include the Human Rights Act, the Data Protection Act and the laws of libel and defamation.

 

 

 

 

1.  APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

 

 

2.  MINUTES

 

To confirm as a correct record the Minutes of the meeting held on 8 March 2017 (circulated separately to Members of the Committee).

 17-03-08-rg-mins

 

3.  NOTICE OF OTHER BUSINESS

 

Items of other business notified under Council Procedure Rule 30 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.  CONVICTION POLICY FOR PRIVATE HIRE AND HACKNEY CARRIAGES

 

 

Three Rivers District Council are responsible for licensing Private Hire Drivers, vehicles and operators under the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1976.  The Council is also responsible for licensing Hackney Carriages and their drivers under the Town Police Clauses Act 1847.  The attached policy document sets out a proposed amended Council Policy to be considered in determining these types of application.

regulatory-services-committee-14-6-17-conviction-policy-report

draft-trdc-new-conviction-policy

policy-on-convictions-re-private-hire-hackney-driving-licences

 

 

 

6.  REQUEST TO AMEND THE STANDARD CONDITIONS OF STREET TRADING CONSENTS

 

 

Following the Regulatory Services Committee of 8 March 2017 where the Licensing team reported that they had received a request from Councillors to amend the standard conditions of Street Trading Consents issued by Three Rivers District Council, the Committee asked that the Licensing team ask for further information from the requestors.

regulatory-services-committee-14-6-17-street-trading-conditions-report

 

 

 

7.  REGULATORY SERVICES COMMITTEE WORK PROGRAMME

 

 

 

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

regulatory-services-committee-work-programme-may-2017

 

 

 

8.  OTHER BUSINESS - if approved under item 3

 

 

 

9.  EXCLUSION OF PRESS AND PUBLIC

 

 

 

If any confidential business is approved, 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.

 

 

 

10.  OTHER BUSINESS – if approved under Item 3.