Environment and Safety Committee
All public meetings of the council have been cancelled in response to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak.
In line with Government guidance we will not be holding public council meetings until further notice. This is to ensure the safety and wellbeing of residents, Councillors and officers.
Non-essential decisions will have to wait and we will continue to keep residents updated where and when urgent decisions need to be made.
On 18 March full Council agreed urgent new rules to allow the Managing Director to make emergency* and urgent** decisions when Councillors cannot meet.
Under this rule, The Managing Director must check with at least 4 members of the cabinet, one of whom must be an opposition councillor and one to be the Leader or Deputy Leader of the Council before making decisions.
*Emergencies include events covered by our Emergency Plan as well as unprecedented episodes, such as pandemics.
**Urgency means decisions essential to the Council’s operation during an emergency.
Purpose of committee
The Environment and Safety Committee undertakes the council’s functions in respect of Hackney carriage and private hire licenses. It also deals with sexual establishments.
Environment and Safety Committee meetings are not usually open for the public to attend because the committee often needs to consider detailed personal information about an applicant when making their decision. However, you can view the minutes of the meeting online.
View upcoming public committee documents for this committee on your iPad, Android Device or Blackberry Playbook with the free modern.gov app.
- Councillor Heather Bishop (Chair)
- Councillor Ruby Cox (Vice-Chair)
- Councillor James Bacon
- Councillor Sorrell Marlow-Eastwood
- Councillor Alan Roberts
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