Agenda and minutes

Agenda and minutes

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Minutes pdf icon PDF 66 KB

To approve as a correct record of the minutes of the meeting held on 9 March 2016.


(attached pages 5-10)





that the Minutes of the meeting held on 9 March 2016 be confirmed and signed by the Chairman as a correct record.




Chairman's Announcements and Communications

To receive any announcements from the Chairman and any matters of communication.





The Chairman advised Members that The Lords select Committee on the Licensing Act 2003 had invited interested parties to submit evidence by 2 September 2016.


A copy of a response from the Licensing Department at Central Bedfordshire Council was circulated along with The Chairman, Councillor Nicol’s comments.


The Committee considered the two responses.  Given the deadline date had now passed but this was the first opportunity the Committee had been given to discuss the matter, the Chairman invited members to contact the Select Committee with any further submissions.




Members' Interests

To receive from Members any declarations of interest.





No declarations of interest were received.




Questions, Statements or Deputations

To receive any questions, statements or deputations from members of the public in accordance with the Public Participation Procedure as set out in Annex 1 of part A4 of the Constitution.





There were no Questions, Statements or Deputations.




Health & Safety (as a regulator Service Plan 2016-2018) pdf icon PDF 87 KB

To consider a report of the Director of Community Services seeking approval of Health and Safety work undertaken by the Public Protection Team in Central Bedfordshire.


(attached pages 11-24)


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The Committee received and considered a report of the Director of Community Services seeking approval of Health and Safety (as a regulator) Service Plan 2016-18.  A copy of which was appended to the report at Appendix A.


During detailed consideration of the Service Plan, several concerns were raised regarding figures for the four categories that make up the risk rating system, based on a business’s health and safety performance.  Particularly, figures relating to unrated businesses.  It was suggested that an action plan be included in the report to detail timescales for work on both the unassigned premises and unrated premises.


When considering work of The Health and Safety Executive and Central Bedfordshire Council, the Committee requested that further clarity be sought with regard to what the responsibilities were for both the Health and Safety Executive and Central Bedfordshire Council’s Health and Safety Department.  It was suggested that a list and flow diagram be included within the report to reflect the different work responsibilities.




That the Health and Safety (as a Regulator) Service Plan 2016-18 be amended to include concerns raised by the Licensing Committee and that it be considered at the next scheduled meeting to be held on 14 December 2016.