Agenda and draft minutes

Licensing Committee
Tuesday, 8th September, 2020 7.30 pm

Venue: Zoom - Online. View directions

Contact: Hannah Criddle 

Items
No. Item

11.

Apologies for Absence

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillor Lanie Shears.

12.

Declarations of Interest

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

Minutes:

None.

13.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 53 KB

Minutes:

RESOLVED that the minutes of the meeting held on 7 July 2020 are agreed as a correct record and signed by the Chair.

14.

Matters Arising

Minutes:

None.

15.

Written Questions and Petitions pdf icon PDF 40 KB

Minutes:

The question, together with the answer, is appended to the minutes.

16.

Committee Work Plan pdf icon PDF 74 KB

Minutes:

RESOLVED that the Work Plan was noted.

17.

Harlow Council Health and Safety Service Plan 2020-2022 pdf icon PDF 51 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Committee received the Health and Safety Service Plan 2020-22.

 

RESOLVED that the Committee noted and approved the Health and Safety Enforcement Service Plan attached as Appendix A to the report.

18.

Fees and Charges Review pdf icon PDF 56 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Committee received a report on the review of Hackney Carriage tariffs.

 

RESOLVED that the Licensing Committee recommend to Cabinet that the Hackney Carriage tariff schedule, attached as Appendix A to the report, be adopted.

19.

References from Other Committees

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

Minutes:

None.

20.

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:

Councillor Churchill noted that concerns had been raised that The Chequers pub had been ignoring Covid-19 guidance. Councillor Churchill sought reassurance that the Council and Essex Police were taking the situation seriously. Michael Pitt, Licensing and Environment Manager, confirmed the Council was aware of concerns that had been raised and had been investigating in liaison with Essex Police. Michael Pitt advised that actions within the Council’s existing remit might arise dependent on any evidence obtained. However, the Committee was advised that Essex County Council was ultimately the responsible authority for the recently announced Public Health powers specifically related to the risk of transmission of Covid-19.