View Hitchin Committee Agenda

Date:
Tuesday, 5th September, 2017
Time:
7.30pm
Place:
Peter Morrison Hall, Benslow Music Trust, Benslow Lane, Hitchin
 
Contact:
Hilary Dineen
Telephone:
(01462) 474353
 
Membership:
Councillor Nicola Harris(Chairman), Councillor Ian Albert(Vice-Chairman), Councillor Judi Billing, Councillor Paul Clark, Councillor Elizabeth Dennis, Councillor Simon Harwood, Councillor Bernard Lovewell, Councillor Alan Millard, Councillor Frank Radcliffe, Councillor Ray Shakespeare - Smith, Councillor Adrian Smith, Councillor Martin Stears - Handscomb, Councillor R.A.C. Thake
 
 
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PART I
1. APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE
2. MINUTES

To take as read and approve as a true record the minutes of the meeting of Hitchin Committee held on Tuesday, 27th June, 2017

3. NOTIFICATION OF OTHER BUSINESS

Members should notify the Chairman of other business that they wish to be discussed at the end of either Part I or Part II business set out in the agenda. They must state the circumstances that they consider justify the business being considered as a matter of urgency.

The Chairman will decide whether the item(s) raised will be considered.

4. CHAIRMAN'S ANNOUNCEMENTS

Members are reminded that any declarations of interest in respect of any business set out in the agenda, should be declared as either a Disclosable Pecuniary interest or Declarable Interest and are required to notify the Chairman of the nature of any interest declared at the commencement of the relevant item on the agenda. Members declaring a Disclosable Pecuniary Interest must withdraw from the meeting for the duration of the item. Members declaring a Declarable Interest which requires they leave the room under Paragraph 7.4 of the Code of Conduct, can speak on the item, but must leave the room before the debate and vote.

5. PUBLIC PARTICIPATION

To receive presentations and petitions from members of the public including:

1. Hammersmatch;
2. Hitchin Town Twinning;
3. Rhythms of the World.

6. FEASIBILITY STUDY RE LINK ROAD OFF STOTFOLD ROAD - UPDATE

To receive a verbal update from County Councillors Judi Billing and Derrick Ashley regarding the feasibility study regarding a link road off Stotfold Road.

7. HIGHWAYS MATTERS

The Chairman to lead a discussion regarding Highways matters.

8. GRANTS AND COMMUNITY UPDATE

REPORT OF THE COMMUNITIES MANAGER

For the Committee to receive an update on activities in Hitchin and a review of budgets and determine grant applications.

9. CONSULTATION IN RELATION TO THE PROPOSED STREET TRADING POLICY 2018-2025

REPORT OF THE LICENSING MANAGER

To comment upon the proposed Street Trading Policy for the Council, particularly in relation to any matters specific to Hitchin.

10. HITCHIN TOWN CENTRE MANAGER

To receive an oral presentation from the Hitchin Town Centre Manager.

11. UPDATE ON THE GREEN SPACE STRATEGY - PLAY AREAS

To receive an update from Councillors Simon Harwood and Martin Stears-Handscomb regarding the work they have been undertaking regarding play areas.

12. UPDATE FROM THE MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT FOR HITCHIN AND HARPENDEN

To receive an update from Bim Afolami. Member of Parliament for Hitchin and Harpenden.

13. WARD AND OUTSIDE ORGANISATIONS - MEMBERS’ REPORTS

To receive any oral reports from Members regarding Ward matters and Outside Organisations.

14. ITEMS FOR DISCUSSIONS AT FUTURE MEETINGS

The Chairman to lead a discussion to consider items for discussion at future meetings.

The following future meetings of Hitchin Committee have been arranged:

  • Tuesday, 5th December 2017
  • Tuesday, 6th March 2018