Agenda and minutes

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Declarations of Interest

Members are asked to declare any interest and the nature of that interest which they may have in any of the items under consideration at this meeting.



There were no declarations of interest.


Minutes pdf icon PDF 49 KB

To confirm the Minutes of the Meeting of the Committee held on 28 November 2012.



The Minutes of the meeting of the Committee held on 28 November 2012 were agreed as a correct record and signed by the Chairman.


Urgent Business (previously agreed with the Chairman)


There were no items of urgent business.


Street Trading Report pdf icon PDF 380 KB

Report of the Licensing Team Leader.



The Committee considered a report of the Licensing Team Leader detailing three options for updating and clarifying the guidance and procedure notes used by officers when considering applications to trade, and for enforcement.


The Licensing Team Leader assured the Committee that the proposals would not result in any appreciable change in the level of street trading activity. He then advised on the level of activity that would trigger action by the Council, but assured the Committee that, low-level, ‘one-off’ activities would not be impacted on.



1.      That the new procedure as detailed in paragraph 1.1 to the report (option 3) be approved.




Licensing Update pdf icon PDF 72 KB

Report of Licensing Team Leader.



The Licensing Team Leader presented a report giving an update on Licensing Matters since the last meeting. The report covered an update Taxi Licensing, Enforcement, Customer Care notices and Licensing Hearings that had been held since the last meeting of the Committee.


With regard to the introduction of Customer Care notices, it was noted that Cherwell licensed vehicles operating in the District could not be required to display the notices. However, the Licensing Team Leader advised that he would be liaising with his colleagues at Cherwell District Council on this matter.   




  1. That the report be noted.