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Agenda item

Enforcement Policy

The Trading Standards Manager to present a report regarding the formal enforcement action as well as the surveillance activity undertaken in 2016-17 by a number of agencies.

Decision:

Resolved:  That the report, and the changes proposed to the enforcement policies, be approved.

 

Reason:     To provide oversight of the formal enforcement activity undertaken in 2016-17, including surveillance activity, and to introduce updated policies addressing current issues, and other administrative changes.

Minutes:

The Head of Public Protection presented a report which asked Members to review the formal enforcement action and surveillance activity undertaken in 2016-17 by the Council’s Public Protection, Housing, Community Safety and National Trading Standards Regional Investigation and National Trading Standards eCrime teams, and to approve changes to the enforcement policies.

 

A summary of formal enforcement action and surveillance activity undertaken between 1 March 2016 and 31 March 2017 was provided in Annex A to the report.  The proposed amended enforcement policies were attached as Annexes C and E, with responses to consultation at Annex F.  It was noted that the changes proposed, as highlighted in paragraph 6 of the report, were mainly for the purpose of clarification and that the response from consultees had been positive.

 

In response to questions from Members regarding cold calling zones, Officers confirmed that a report on this matter was due to be brought to the Decision Session of the Executive Member for Culture, Leisure and Tourism.

 

Resolved:  That the report, and the changes proposed to the enforcement policies, be approved.

 

Reason:     To provide oversight of the formal enforcement activity undertaken in 2016-17, including surveillance activity, and to introduce updated policies addressing current issues, and other administrative changes.

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