Agenda

Environment Overview and Scrutiny Committee
Monday 27th January 2020 7.30 pm

Venue: Council Chamber, Campus East, Welwyn Garden City, Herts, AL8 6AE. View directions

Contact: Helen Johnson 

Items
No. Item

SECTION A - Procedural Business and Policy Review and Development Items

1.

SUBSTITUTION OF MEMBERS

To note any substitution of Committee Members made in accordance with Council Procedure Rules.

2.

APOLOGIES

3.

MINUTES

To confirm as a correct record the Minutes of the meeting held on 11 November 2019 (previously circulated).

4.

ACTIONS UPDATE pdf icon PDF 95 KB

Report of the Corporate Director (Public Protection, Planning and Governance) lists the actions from previous meetings and their current status.

5.

NOTIFICATION OF URGENT BUSINESS TO BE CONSIDERED UNDER ITEM 17

6.

DECLARATIONS OF INTERESTS BY MEMBERS

To note declarations of Members’ disclosable pecuniary interests, non-disclosable pecuniary interests and non-pecuniary interests in respect of items on the Agenda.

7.

PUBLIC QUESTION TIME AND PETITIONS

Up to thirty minutes will be made available for questions from members of the public on issues relating to the work of the Committee and to receive any petitions.

8.

REVIEW OF THE STANDARD CONDITIONS FOR THE LICENSING OF HACKNEY CARRIAGE VEHICLES pdf icon PDF 134 KB

The report of the Corporate Director (Public Protection, Planning and Governance) sets out proposed changes to the conditions applicable to our licensed Hackney Carriage vehicles, with a revised set of conditions in Appendix 1 of the report to be considered by Members and recommended to Full Council for adoption.

Additional documents:

9.

HEALTH AND SAFETY SERVICE PLAN 2020/21 pdf icon PDF 109 KB

The report of the Corporate Director (Public Protection, Planning and Governance) sets out (in appendix A) the Health and Safety Service Plan for 2020/21 for Members to consider and recommend to Cabinet that it is sent to Full Council for adoption

Additional documents:

10.

FOOD SAFETY SERVICE PLAN 2020/21 pdf icon PDF 179 KB

The report of the Corporate Director (Public Protection, Planning and Governance) sets the Food Safety Service Plan (in appendix A) for Members to consider and recommend to Cabinet that it is sent to Full Council for adoption

Additional documents:

11.

COMMITTEE OVERVIEW WORK PROGRAMME 2019/20 pdf icon PDF 18 KB

The pro-forma which sets out the Committee’s overview work programme has been updated since the last meeting to enable forward planning of items to be considered to take place.  Items which the Committee agrees it would like to consider will be scheduled into the work programme.

12.

RESPONSE FROM CABINET/COUNCIL TO RECOMMENDATIONS FROM OVERVIEW AND SCRUTINY COMMITTEE

There are no responses to report.

SECTION B - Scrutiny Items - Executive Members are excluded from this part of the meeting

13.

CONSIDERATION OF ITEMS FOR SCRUTINY

To consider

 

(1)     whether any Cabinet decisions should be scrutinised post-implementation (Paragraph 14.1 of the Overview and Scrutiny Procedure Rules)

 

(2)     whether any items which relate to areas covered by the Committee which a member of the Committee may wish to raise with a view to deciding whether an issue should be scrutinised.

 

The Administration and Opposition Groups each have the right within the Municipal Year to have one scrutiny topic referred to a Sub-Committee.

 

Where the Committee decides an issue should be scrutinised, a scrutiny Sub-Committee should be appointed to carry out the specific piece of scrutiny work (Paragraph 6.3 of the Procedure for the Operation of the Overview and Scrutiny Function).

14.

COMMITTEE SCRUTINY WORK PROGRAMME 2019/20

No scrutiny reviews are currently programmed.

15.

RESPONSE FROM CABINET/COUNCIL TO SCRUTINY RECOMMENDATIONS/REPORTS

There are no responses to report to this meeting.

16.

COUNCILLOR CALL FOR ACTION

To receive any request from a Councillor for a discussion on behalf of residents on an issue affecting a single council ward where local problems have arisen and other methods of resolution have been exhausted.

17.

SUCH OTHER BUSINESS AS, IN THE OPINION OF THE CHAIRMAN, IS OF SUFFICIENT URGENCY TO WARRANT IMMEDIATE CONSIDERATION

18.

EXCLUSION OF PRESS AND PUBLIC

The Committee is asked to resolve:

 

That under Section 100(A)(2) and (4) of the Local Government Act 1972, the press and public be now excluded from the meeting for Item 19 and 20 (if any) on the grounds that it involves the likely disclosure of confidential or exempt information as defined in Section 100(A)(3) of Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the said Act (as amended).

 

In resolving to exclude the public in respect of the exempt information, it is considered that the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information.

Part II - Private and Confidential Items

19.

TAXI ENFORCEMENT OPERATIONS ANNUAL REPORT

The report of the Corporate Director (Public Protection, Planning and Governance) sets out a summary of work undertaken by the Hackney Carriage Office over the past year for Members to note.

20.

ANY OTHER BUSINESS OF A CONFIDENTIAL OR EXEMPT NATURE AT THE DISCRETION OF THE CHAIRMAN