Full Council, Monday 26 September 2016
This meeting will be held in the Council Chamber starting at 6.30 pm.
1 OPENING PRAYER
2 EVACUATION PROCEDURES, INDUCTION LOOP AND TURNING OFF MOBILE PHONES
The Chair will give details of the evacuation procedures. The induction loop for hearing aid users will be explained. Mobile phones should be switched to silent.
3 APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE
4 DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST
5 CHAIR'S ENGAGEMENTS, COMMUNICATIONS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
The Chair will inform Council of the engagements she has attended since the last meeting.
6 PUBLIC PARTICIPATION
a) Items on the agenda
b) Items not on the agenda
7 PREVIOUS MINUTES
To approve the minutes of the Council meeting held on 11 July 2016.
8 STREET TRADING AND LICENCE FEES
Street trading means selling items in a street, and can range from ice cream vans operating to fruit and vegetable stalls trading. These traders can bring benefits to the community, but a lack of proper regulation can bring problems.
Mendip adopted the legislation to control street trading on 16th May 1994. Councils must then 'designate' the places to be controlled to exercise their powers.
We propose to designate all streets in the Mendip District area as consent streets. We also propose a draft fees structure to administer the regime and a draft Street Trading Policy.
We have now completed two phases of consultation on our proposals.
The Council will rescind any existing designations of streets for street trading purposes.
Licensing Board considered the responses from both phases of consultation and makes recommendation to Full Council to carry through this work.
As it is a new service covering the whole district, it seems appropriate that Full Council consider the matter for final approval.
9 PARLIAMENTARY BOUNDARY REVIEW 2018
On 13 September 2016, the Boundary Commission for England published its initial proposals for new Parliamentary constituencies.
The proposals are the subject of a 12 weeks consultation period. Mendip is currently covered by two constituencies, Wells and Somerton and Frome. The proposals will change the number to three: North East Somerset, Somerton and Frome and Wells.
10 MOTIONS TO COUNCIL
To discuss any motions that have been submitted to Council.
11 QUESTIONS FROM THE PUBLIC
To discuss any questions submitted by the public in accordance with the Constitution.
12 QUESTIONS FROM MEMBERS
To discuss any questions submitted by Members in accordance with the Constitution.
13 URGENT BUSINESS
To consider any other business which the Chairman decides is urgent.