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Regulatory Services Committee - 8 July 2015

Penn Chamber, Three Rivers House08th July 2015

                                                                                                                                                                                                     REVISED

NOTICE AND AGENDA

For a meeting to be held in the Penn Chamber, Three Rivers House, Northway, Rickmansworth, on Wednesday 8 July 2015, to start at the conclusion of the Licensing Committee meeting.

Members of the Committee:-

Councillors:-

   

Steve Drury (Chairman)  

    

Martin Trevett (Vice-Chairman)

 

 

Diana Barber

 

Sarah Nelmes

 

 

Rupert Barnes

 

Leslie Proctor

 

 

Eric Bishop

 

Len Tippen

 

 

Terry Dos Ramos

 

Alison Wall

 

 

Joy Mann

 

 

 

Steven Halls, Chief Executive, 30 June 2015

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 3 December 2014 and of the Extraordinary meeting held on 29 January 2015 (circulated separately to Members of the Committee).

14 12 03 RG mins

15 01 29 RG mins

 

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.

THE DEREGULATION ACT 2015 - CHANGES TO TAXI LICENSING PROCEDURES

 

 

This purpose of this report is to notify the committee of the statutory need to change the operating period for private hire and hackney carriage taxi drivers’ licences and private hire operators’ licences to ensure the Licensing Authority is operating in accordance with the provisions of the Deregulation Act 2015. The report also requests that Members make any comments on, or additions to, the proposed licensing procedures and fees for driver and operators’ licences, to ensure the service is fully compliant with the provisions of the Deregulation Act 2015, in order that the minimum period of consultation may be commenced.

15 07 08 RG i (05) Deregulation Act Report

 

6. 

ANIMAL BOARDING ESTABLISHMENTS ACT 1963 – HOME BOARDING AND DOG CRECHE

 

 

To report on the current trend of the Home Boarding of dogs and Dog Crèches and recommend that Committee considers adopting new model conditions under Section 1 of The Animal Boarding Establishments Act 1963 in relation to the licensing of Home Boarding Establishments for dogs and Day Care (crèche) for dogs.

15 07 08 RG i (06) Home Boarding of Dogs Report

15 07 08 RG i (06) Home Boarding of Dogs Appendix 1

15 07 08 RG i (06) Home Boarding of Dogs Appendix 2

15 07 08 RG i (06) Home Boarding of Dogs Appendix 3

 

7.

REGULATORY SERVICES COMMITTEE WORK PROGRAMME

 

 

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

15 07 08 RG i - (07) work prog

 

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.

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