Venue: Concorde Room, Council Offices, Farnborough
Contact: Panel Administrator: Adele Taylor Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel:01252 398831
Appointment of Chairman
To appoint a Chairman of the Panel for the 2017/18 Municipal Year.
RESOLVED: That Cllr A.R. Newell be
appointed Chairman for the 2017/18 Municipal Year.
Appointment of Vice-Chairman
To appoint a
Vice-Chairman of the Panel for the 2017/18 Municipal Year.
RESOLVED: That Cllr R.L.G. Dibbs be appointed Vice-Chairman for the 2017/18 Municipal Year.
To approve the Minutes of the
Meeting held on 10th April, 2017 (copy attached).
The Minutes of the Meeting held on
10 April, 2017 were approved and signed by the
Appointments for 2017/18
(1) Mid Cycle Meetings –
To appoint group representatives to attend the mid cycle meetings for the 2017/18 Municipal Year. In 2016/17, the representatives appointed were the Chairman (Cr. A.R. Newell), the Vice-Chairman (Cr. M.S. Choudhary) and Crs. M.J. Roberts and M. Staplehurst.
(2) Elections Group –
The Elections Group has been established jointly by this Panel and the Licensing and General Purposes Committee. The Panel will be asked to endorse the appointments to the Group by the Licensing and General Purposes Committee on 25th May.
Mid-Cycle Meeting –
RESOLVED: That the Chairman (Cllr A.R. Newell), the
Vice-Chairman (Cllr R.L.G. Dibbs) and Cllrs A.H. Crawford and M. Staplehurst be
appointed to attend the mid-cycle meetings for the 2017/18 Municipal Year.
Elections Group –
membership of the Elections Group for the 2017/18 Municipal Year, as appointed
by the Licensing and General Purposes Committee, being the Cabinet Member for
Concessions and Community Support (Cllr G.B. Lyon), the Chairman of the
Licensing and General Purposes Committee (Cllr A. Jackman), the Chairman of the
Borough Services Policy and Review Panel (Cllr A.R. Newell) and Cllrs K.
Dibble, B. Jones and S.J. Masterson be endorsed.
Additional Item - Appointments
Panel is asked to confirm the appointment of Cr. Liz Corps to the vacant seat
on the Borough Services Policy and Review Panel for the 2017/18 Municipal Year,
which has been allocated to the Conservative Group in accordance with the
arrangements to secure political balance.
(1) PANEL MEMBERSHIP
The appointment of Cllr Liz Corps
to the vacant seat within the Conservative Group’s allocations on the Borough
Services Policy and Review Panel for the 2017/18 Municipal Year was noted.
Environmental Health - Food Safety
To receive a presentation from officers within the Health and Safety service on working arrangements and local emerging issues within the food safety service and upon standards of food safety within the Borough.
The Panel welcomed Mr. Colin
Alborough, Environmental Health Manager, who gave a presentation on the food
safety service working arrangements and food safety standards in the Borough.
Mr Alborough advised of the purpose
and main areas of work for the team. Their purpose was “to ensure that food and
drink on sale for human consumption, which was produced, stored, handled and
consumed in the Borough was without risk to the health and safety of the
consumer.” The work involved carrying out the statutory, regulatory service as
described by the Food Standards Agency Framework Agreement and the Food Law
Code of Practice. Day to day work involved inspecting and rating businesses,
supporting new businesses, responding to statutory notifications, acting as the
Primary Authority for the British Army, and linking to the wider public health
It was advised that the work of
the team complemented the Council Plan through a number of areas, in particular:
It was advised that the displaying
of the Food Hygiene Rating certificate was not compulsory in England. However
in Scotland it was mandatory and in Wales it would soon become mandatory to
display the certificate. An app was available called “scores on the doors” to
check the rating of local establishments anywhere in the country. The Panel
reviewed a slide which showed a graph of the different ratings up to March
2015, a request was made for an updated version to be circulated to the Panel.
The Panel was shown a number of
issues that the team faced in 0/1 rated businesses. These include: cross
contamination of food types, cockroach infestations, poorly maintained
equipment and evidence of rodent activity. The Panel was advised that
appropriate enforcement action would be taken in each case in line with the
Council’s Enforcement Policy.
The team received about 550 service requests a year and were the frontline point of contact for both residents and businesses. Service requests included requests from new businesses for help ... view the full minutes text for item 6.
note the Panel’s work programme (copy attached).
The Panel noted
the current work programme and were asked to contact the Panel Administrator to
advise of any areas they would like to see covered during the 2017/18 Municipal
Year. It was noted that the following items would be
considered at the next mid cycle meeting: