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Regulatory Services Committee - 7 December 2011

Penn Chamber, Three Rivers House07th December 2011

NOTICE AND AGENDA

For a meeting to be held in the Penn Chamber, Three Rivers House, Northway, Rickmansworth, on Wednesday 7 December 2011 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 November 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 12 October 2011 (copy enclosed for Members of the Committee).

11 10 12 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 A SEX ESTABLISHMENT LICENCE LOCAL GOVERNMENT( MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS ) ACT 1982 AS AMENDED BY THE POLICING AND CRIME ACT 2009

 

In 2004 the Council adopted the provisions of Schedule 3 of the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1982 (the 1982 Act). On 4 April 2011 the Resolution was amended to take account of the changes made by Section 27 of the Policing and Crime Act 2009 (the 2009 Act) to the definition of ‘sex establishment’.  The effect of the adoption is that any premises in the District used as a sex establishment must be licensed and may only be used in accordance with the terms of the Licence.

 

The 2009 Act gives a transition period of 12 months after re-adoption of Schedule 3, for any such premises to apply for the new licence. It will therefore be illegal for any establishment to provide sexual entertainment after 4th April 2012, without the benefit of a Sex Establishment Licence

 

An application for a Sex Establishment Licence has been made for the premises known as the Prince of Wales Public House, Batchworth Heath, Rickmansworth WD3 1QB. The Council’s Constitution requires that an application for such a  Licence may only be determined by the Regulatory Services Committee.

11 12 07 RG i - (5) Sex Est Licence Prince o Wales 7 12 2011 (doc)

11 12 07 RG i - (5) Sex Establishment Appendix 1 (pdf)

6.

PERFORMANCE INDICATORS FOR ELECTORAL REGISTRATION/ELECTIONS

 

To note action taken to meet Performance Indicators for Electoral Registration and that new Performance indicators to be implemented for the Elections in May next year

11 12 07 RG i - (6) pi for electoral registration (doc)

11 12 07 RG i - (6) review of annual canvass-app 1 (pi for electoral registration for audit) (doc)

11 12 07 RG i - (6) review of annual canvass-app 2 (pi for electoral registration for audit) (doc)

7.

REGULATORY SERVICES COMMITTEE WORK PROGRAMME

 

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

11 12 07 RG i - (7) work prog (doc)

8.

OTHER BUSINESS – if approved under item 3.

9.

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.