Agenda item - Member Involvement

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Agenda item

Member Involvement

To consider the following matters raised by Councillors:


(a)          Petitions: to receive any petitions submitted to the full Council or at the meeting itself;


(b)          Written Questions: to consider any written questions;


(c)          Letters: to consider any letters;


(i)    Road Safety Close to Schools – Councillor Peltzer Dunn


(j)            Notices of Motion: to consider any Notices of Motion referred from Council or submitted directly to the Committee.


41a     Petitions


41.1    There were none.


41b     Written Questions


41.2    There were none.


41c     Letters


41.3(i) Road Safety Close to Schools - Councillor Peltzer Dunn


The Committee considered a Letter from Councillor Peltzer Dunn regarding road safety close to Hove Junior School (Portland Road)


41.4The Chair gave the following response:


Thank you for bringing this matter to the Committee’s attention. You point out in your question that if the van is parked in a legal parking space and no regulations have been broken that the council is unable to take action. You also refer to public health concerns about the nature of the products being sold. Our preference would be that children enjoy a healthy snack rather than something high in sugar content.


With regard to the regulations this is covered by the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1982 and our standard conditions for street trading which seek to ensure that the trading does not constitute a public safety concern on the grounds of danger, obstruction and nuisance. Following your question I have asked that our regulatory services visit this site to ensure that the trader is actingappropriately. The Head of Regulatory Services has confirmed that the matter will be passed to the Environmental Health & Licensing Team to investigate.


RESOLVED: That the letter be noted.


41d     Notices of Motion


41.5    There were none.




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