Venue: Phoenix 1 & 2 Phoenix House, Tiverton
Contact: Carole Oliphant Member Services Officer
Apologies and Substitute Members (03.52)
To receive any apologies for absence and notices of appointment of substitute Members (if any).
The following apologies were received:
Cllr Mrs E Andrews, Cllr Mrs A R Berry, Cllr R Dolley, Cllr P J Heal, Cllr D J Knowles, Cllr J Squire, Cllr R Wright and Cllr Mrs H Bainbridge who was substituted by Cllr R Evans
Declarations of Interest under the Code of Conduct (04.01)
Councillors are reminded of the requirement to declare any interest, including the type of interest, and reason for that interest, either at this stage of the meeting or as soon as they become aware of that interest.
There were no declarations made.
Public Question Time (05.01)
To receive any questions relating to items on the Agenda from members of the public and replies thereto.
Note: A maximum of 30 minutes is allowed for this item.
There were no members of the public present.
Chairmans Announcements (05.05)
To receive any announcements that the Chairman may wish to make.
The Chairman explained that the policy would be debated and that the recommendations would be sought from individual the PDG’s.
To provide Members with the updated Operations Directorate Enforcement Policy PH/EP/01/19. This policy was formerly the Public Health Services Enforcement Policy PH/EP/02/16 adopted in August 2016. The policy was due for review and has been expanded to encompass the remaining enforcement functions in the Operations Directorate within Housing Services and Street Scene Services.
Members were provided with the updated Operations Directorate Enforcement Policy* PH/EP/01/19. This policy was formerly the Public Health Services Enforcement Policy PH/EP/02/16 adopted in August 2016. The policy was due for review and had also been expanded to encompass the remaining enforcement functions in the Operations Directorate within Housing Services and Street Scene Services.
The Group Manager for Public Health and Regulatory Services outlined the content of the policy and explained that the Council was required by law to have an Enforcement Policy.
He explained that the policy was very much a reference guide for officers and decision makers and the appendices contained the details of how each area across the Directorate would comply with relevant information.
He explained that recent changes to Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act (RIPA) were reflected in the policy along with the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) requirements and that the policy could be reviewed at any time due to further changes in legislation.
He explained that the policy ensured that the Council was transparent, fair and equitable.
He explained the main areas of the policy which came under the remit of the separate PDG’s.
Consideration was given to:
· Licenses for sex establishments
· Standards of Water
· Decant Policy for Homes
There were no further comments raised by members.
It was therefore RECOMMENDED to Cabinet to recommend to Full Council that the updated Operations Directorate Enforcement Policy be approved.
(Proposed by the Chairman)