Regulatory Services Committee - 8 March 2017
NOTICE AND AGENDA
For an meeting to be held in the Penn Chamber, Three Rivers House, Northway, Rickmansworth, on Wednesday 8 March 2017 at 7.30pm.
Members of the Committee:-
Councillors:- Steve Drury (Chairman) Martin Trevett (Vice-Chairman)
Eric Bishop Sarah Nelmes
Valerie Coltman Reena Ranger
Heather Kenison Roger Seabourne
Stephen King Alison Wall
Steven Halls, Chief Executive
28 February 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
To confirm as a correct record the Minutes of the meeting held on 2 March 2016 and the extraordinary meeting held on 16 August 2016 (circulated separately to Members of the Committee).16 03 02 RG mins16 08 16 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. EFFECT OF IMMIGRATION ACT 2016 ON APPLICATIONS FOR PRIVATE HIRE & HACKNEY CARRIAGE LICENCES
The Immigration Act 2016 amended existing licensing regimes in the UK to seek to prevent illegal working in the private hire and Hackney carriage sector. With effect from 1 December 2016 the provisions in this Act prohibit all licensing authorities across the UK from issuing to anyone who is disqualified by reason of their immigration status. A local authority therefore discharges this duty by conducting immigration checks. The Act also embeds other immigration safeguards into the existing licensing regimes across the UK. This report is for information purposes only.17 03 08 RG i (05) Effect of Immigration Act 2016Appendix A
6. REQUEST TO AMEND THE STANDARD CONDITIONS OF STREET TRADING CONSENTS
The Licensing team have received a request from Councillors to amend the standard conditions of Street Trading Consents issued by Three Rivers District Council.17 03 08 RG i (06) Street Trading Conditions (docx)
7. REGULATORY SERVICES COMMITTEE WORK PROGRAMME
To consider and make necessary changes to the Committee’s work programme.17 03 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, 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.