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11/100 - Service Performance Overview and Scrutiny Committee - Revised Final Report of the Street Trading Task Group

Meeting: 25/02/2011 - Council (Item 7)

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Minutes:

Council considered this item. Cllr Jim Preston proposed the recommendations be agreed and this was seconded by Cllr Ridley.

 RESOLVED that:

(i)         the current schedule of controlled streets be revised to include all public highways within the Borough;

(ii)        the revised schedule also include those roads, footways, beaches or other areas to which the public have access without payment;

(iii)       the designation of all the areas/streets listed in the schedule to the report be ‘Consent’ streets;

(iv)       the formal process to make the necessary designation order be commenced as soon as possible, with a view to having the order approved before the summer season;

(v)        based on the necessary involvement of both Licensing and Regeneration, officers consider the most appropriate way of administering the Borough-wide designation of ‘Consent’ streets and areas and advise Members in due course;

(vi)       officers review the fee structure for street trading consents taking account of the findings of the Task Group and report back to Members with a recommended fee structure;

(vi).      the fee structure include cover for the administrative costs of the scheme, site supervision, management of pitches and support for Council activities ancillary to the street trading activities (eg promotional events);

(viii)     the Borough Council continue to press the Government for changes to the law on peddling and continue to work with the Police to improve existing controls; and

(ix)       the transfer of the highway amenities function completely to the County Council on 1 April 2011 be noted.

Reasons:

To ensure that the Borough Council makes optimum use of the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1982 across the Borough both to help regulate and promote street trading as appropriate, whilst noting that the regulation of café amenities in the Scarborough urban area falls to the County Council from 1 April 2011.