Agenda and decisions

Venue: The Auden Room - Ground Floor, West Offices (G047). View directions

Contact: Democratic Services 

No. Item


Declarations of Interest

At this point in the meeting, Members are asked to declare:

·        any personal interests not included on the Register of Interests

·        any prejudicial interests or

·        any disclosable pecuniary interests

which they may have in respect of business on this agenda.



Minutes pdf icon PDF 60 KB

To approve and sign the minutes of the meeting held on 14 August 2017 and 18 September 2017.


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Public Participation

At this point in the meeting, members of the public who have registered to speak can do so. The deadline for registering is 5.00pm on Friday 13 October 2017.  Members of the public can speak on agenda items or matters within the Executive Member’s remit.


To register to speak please contact Democratic Services - contact details are at the foot of the agenda.


Filming, Recording or Webcasting Meetings

Please note this meeting may be filmed and webcast ,or recorded, and that includes any registered public speakers, who have given their permission. The broadcast can be viewed at or, if recorded, this will be uploaded onto the Council’s website following the meeting.


Residents are welcome to photograph, film or record Councillors and Officers at all meetings open to the press and public. This includes the use of social media reporting, i.e. tweeting.  Anyone wishing to film, record or take photos at any public meeting should contact the Democracy Officer (contact details are at the foot of this agenda) in advance of the meeting.


The Council’s protocol on Webcasting, Filming & Recording of Meetings ensures that these practices are carried out in a manner both respectful to the conduct of the meeting and all those present.  It can be viewed at



Introduction of Civil Penalty Notices for Housing Act Offences pdf icon PDF 454 KB

This report outlines a policy to allow the Council to implement the new powers on civil penalties introduced by the Housing and Planning Act 2016 as an alternative to prosecution for a range of offences under the Housing Act 2004.

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Resolved:  (i)      That Option 1 be approved and the civil penalties be introduced as an alternative to prosecution.


                   (ii)      That the policy attached as Appendix A to the report be approved.


Reason:     To enable the Council to use the civil penalties as an alternative to prosecution for specific penalties under the Housing Act 2004.


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