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Regulatory Services Committee - 19 June 2019

Penn Chamber, Three Rivers House18th June 2019

REGULATORY SERVICES COMMITTEE

 

NOTICE AND AGENDA  (Revised)

 

For a meeting to be held in the Penn Chamber, Three Rivers House, Rickmansworth, on Wednesday 19 June 2019 at 7.30pm.

 

Members of the Regulatory Services Committee:-

 

Councillors:-

Steve Drury (Chairman)

Donna Duncan

Paula Hiscocks

Stephen King

Joy Mann

 

Martin Trevett (Vice Chairman)

Shanti Maru

Roger Seabourne

Dominic Sokalski

Alex Turner

 

Steven Halls, Chief Executive

11 June 2019

 

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 Legislation and the laws of libel and defamation.

 

1.  APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

 

2.  MINUTES

           

To confirm as a correct record the minutes of the Regulatory Services Committee Meeting that took place on 5 December 2018 and 20 March 2019.

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19-03-20-rg-draft-minutes-final

 

3.  NOTICE OF OTHER BUSINESS

 

Items of other business notified under Council Procedure Rule 30 to be announced,

together with the special circumstances that 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.  REVIEW OF TRDC’s EXISTING HACKNEY CARRIAGE, PRIVATE HIRE AND OPERATOR POLICIES

 

At the Regulatory Services Committee held on 20 March 2019 Members were advised of the changes to the Council’s Hackney Carriage Driver, Vehicle and Private Hire Driver, Vehicle and Operator policy. The changes followed a 6 month review by the Lead Licensing Officer on all existing taxi policies as well as reviewing other local authorities’ policies and including updated legislation and guidance. The review was undertaken to assist the licensing department moving forward to enable more proactive and proportionate enforcement and to ensure that the department can improve and uphold high standards of customer service. The review and recommendation seeks to implement a single all-encompassing taxi policy, to be known formally as Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Policy (“the Policy”).

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appendix-a-hackney-carriage-and-private-hire-policy_10-06-19

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6.  REGULATORY SERVICES COMMITTEE WORK PROGRAMME

 

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

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7.  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 Paragraphs 1 to 7 of Schedule 12A to the Act.” It has been decided by the Council that in all circumstances, the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information.

 

8.  OTHER BUSINESS – if approved under item 3 above

 

General Enquiries: Please contact the Committee Team at committeeteam@threerivers.gov.uk