Agenda and minutes

Regulatory Committee
Wednesday, 18th January, 2017 6.30 p.m.

Venue: Council Chamber, Runcorn Town Hall. View directions

Contact: Gill Ferguson on 0151 511 8059 or e-mail 

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            The Minutes of the meeting held on 30th November 2016 having been circulated were signed as a correct record.



Legal Services Licensing Functions pdf icon PDF 100 KB

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            The Committee received a report which updated members on the changes made to the Legal Services Licensing Functions.


            It was noted that at the Committee meeting on 18 September 2006 members were advised of a document relating to the various licence/permits/consents dealt with by Legal services and resolved that the information as outlined be published on the Councils website.


            It was further noted that the document was updated and presented to members generally each year and had now been further updated to reflect more recent changes.


            The amended version of Legal Services Licencing Functions was presented to members for consideration and would be published on the Council’s website.


            Members were invited to identify areas of interest from the report to be included in future training and expressed a view that training on the licensing implications of the Immigration Act 2016 would be found useful when the full implications of the Act are known.


            RESOLVED: That the report be noted.


Creamfields Event 2016 pdf icon PDF 422 KB


            The Committee considered a report from the responsible authorities on issues arising from the carry out of the Creamfields Event in August 2016. Members were advised that the purpose of the report was to present the facts from the viewpoint of the responsible authorities who have now dealt with several events.


            It was noted that a report on the event had been received from Cheshire Police.  Halton Borough Council Environmental Health – Noise produced a report after the Committee agenda was published and this report was circulated to Members at the hearing and would form part of the minutes.


            As Inspector Stewart Sheer the author of the report left Cheshire Constabulary in December 2016 there was no representative from Cheshire Constabulary at the meeting.


            Isobel Mason Environmental Health Officer (Halton Borough Council) attended the meeting and summarised the views of Environmental Health – Noise in relation to the 2016 event.


            Stephen Rimmer Divisional manager Traffic (Halton Borough Council) was present to deal with matters relating to traffic.


            Members asked questions of the parties who attended the meeting.


RESOLVED: That the reports from the responsible authorities be noted.


Re-adoption of legislation and Changes to taxi licensing conditions pdf icon PDF 395 KB


            The Committee received a report which updated Members regarding the adoption / re-adoption of legislation and the adoption of taxi licensing conditions.


            It was noted at its meeting on 18 January 2016 the Committee began the process of adopting / re-adopting Part II of the Local government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1976 Act.  This process has how been completed.


            It was further noted at its meeting on 18 January 2016the Committee began the process of adopting re-adopting the provisions relating to the designation of street in the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1982.  This process has now been completed.


            In addition at its meeting held on 5 October 2016 the Committee resolved to recommend that the Executive Board adopt amendments and additions to Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Vehicle conditions. This process has now been completed


            RESOLVED: That the report be noted.