Agenda and draft minutes

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Contact: Hannah Criddle 

Items
No. Item

20.

Apologies for Absence

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillors Tony Hall and Maggie Hulcoop.

21.

Declarations of Interest

Councillors’ declarations of interest (if any) in relation to any matters on the agenda.

Minutes:

None.

22.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 53 KB

Minutes:

RESOLVED that the minutes of the meeting held on 10 September 2019 are agreed as a correct record and signed by the Chair.

23.

Matters Arising

Minutes:

None.

24.

Written Questions and Petitions

Minutes:

None.

25.

Committee Work Plan pdf icon PDF 73 KB

Minutes:

Councillor Churchill enquired whether previous meetings could be removed from the Work Plan. Officers confirmed an answer would be brought back to the Committee.

 

RESOLVED that the Work Plan was noted.

26.

Harlow Council Food Safety Enforcement Plan 2019/20 pdf icon PDF 54 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Committee received a report on the Council’s Food Safety Act Service Plan for 2018/19. The Committee requested a fuller explanation on what the risk categories A to E represent. Michael Pitt, Environment and Licensing Manager, confirmed a note would be circulated to the Committee to provide an explanation. 

 

RESOLVED that the Committee noted and approved the Food Safety Act Service Plan as set out in Appendix A to the report.

27.

Electronic Payment of Fares in Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Vehicles pdf icon PDF 70 KB

Minutes:

The Committee received a report on the electronic payment of fares in licensing vehicles. The Committee asked Officers when the results of consultation would be available. Michael Pitt confirmed the results of the consultation would be brought back to the Committee in March 2020. 

 

RESOLVED that:

 

A     The Committee approved consultation with the Hackney Carriage trade and travelling public on the proposal that the Council require that a suitable form of electronic fare payment be available for all journeys.

 

B     Subject to A, authority to approve the details of consultation is delegated to the Environment and Licensing Manager, in consultation with the Chair of the Licensing Committee.

 

28.

References from Other Committees

Any references arising from meetings held after the publication of this agenda will be circulated separately.

Minutes:

None.

29.

Matters of Urgent Business

Such other business which, in the opinion of the Chair, should be received as a matter of urgency by reason of special circumstances to be specified in the minutes.

Minutes:

None.