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Regulatory Services Committee - 17 June 2009

Penn Chamber, Three Rivers House16th June 2009

NOTICE AND AGENDA

For a meeting to be held in the Penn Chamber, Three Rivers House, Northway, Rickmansworth, on Wednesday, 17 June 2009 at 7.30pm.

Members of the Committee:-

Councillors:-

Sara Bedford (Chairman)

Paul Goggins (Vice-Chairman)

 

Malcolm Butwick

Joy Mann

 

Francis Durham

Les Mead

 

Pam Hames

Ralph Sangster

 

Barbara Lamb MBE

Martin Trevett

 

Richard Laval

 

David Gardner, Director of Corporate Resources and Governance
9 June  2009

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 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 25 March 2009 and the Extraordinary Committee held on 29 April 2009 (copies enclosed for Members of the Committee).

09 03 25 RG mins (doc)

09 04 29 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.

TO RECOMMEND THE ADDITION OF A DVLA DRIVING LICENCE CHECK TO DRIVERS' LICENCE APPLICATIONS

 

To recommend to Members an additional check in the application process for Hackney Carriage and Private Hire driving licences, so as to determine whether an applicant is “fit and proper”.

09 06 17 RG i - (05) dvla checks (doc)

6.

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 2009 and to make comment on the proposals.

09 06 17 RG i - (06) fare increase complete (doc)

7.

PROVISION OF HACKNEY CARRIAGE RANKS WITHIN THE THREE RIVERS DISTRICT

 

To update Members on the progress of investigating the provision of additional Hackney Carriage ranks within the Three Rivers district.

09 06 17 RG i - (07) hc ranks (doc)

8.

STREET TRADING CONSENTS – SOLOMON’S HILL, RICKMANSWORTH

 

To advise Members of the situation regarding two trading consents issued in respect of stalls at Solomon’s Hill, Rickmansworth, and to request determination of the applications.

09 06 17 RG i - (08) street trading (doc)

9.

REGULATORY SERVICES COMMITTEE WORK PROGRAMME

 

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

09 06 17 RG i - (09) work prog (doc)

10.

OTHER BUSINESS – if approved under item 3.

10a

UPDATE ON THE USE MADE OF POWERS UNDER THE REGULATION OF INVESTIGATORY POWERS ACT 2000 (RIPA 2000)

 

A report to inform Members of the use made to date this year of powers available to the Council under RIPA 2000.

09 06 17 RG i - (10a) ripa update june 09 (doc)

09 06 17 RG i - (10a) ripa update june 09-app 1 (policy and procedures) (doc)

09 06 17 RG i - (10a) ripa update june 09-app 2 (use of powers) (doc)

09 06 17 RG i - (10a) ripa update june 09-app 3 (access to data) (doc)

11.

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 paragraphs (1-7) 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.