There were four questions, as follows:-
In response to a Member’s question regarding illegal street trading on Middlesex Street at weekends, the Director of Port Health and Public Protection advised that the Licensing Team were out inspecting throughout the City of London on the previous Sunday. He added that he would meet with the inspection officers and the Member to discuss problem areas and contact the London Borough of Tower Hamlets to establish their approach to street traders on and around Middlesex Street.
In response to a Member’s concerns regarding locked wastebins for commercial waste being left unlocked by waste collectors, the Assistant Director of Cleansing Operations advised that this would be raised with the contractor who had been previously instructed to ensure their staff kept the wastebins locked to avoid over-filling. He added that the estate officers would also be made aware so that the commercial waste area would be kept secure to ensure that access to the lockable wastebins would be kept only to the businesses who paid for the service.
Massage and Special Treatments Parlour
In response to a Member’s concerns regarding a Massage Parlour that he suspected was operating illegally as a sexual entertainment establishment, the Director of Port Health and Public Protection advised that officers from the City of London Police, Environmental Health and the Fire Brigade had recently inspected the premises, including a search of their commercial wastebins, and no evidence of illegal activity was found. He added that a further visit could be arranged if new evidence to suggest illegal activity was presented to Environmental Health.
Commercial Food Waste
In response to a Member’s question, the Assistant Director of Cleansing Operations advised that food waste was collected from commercial premises and businesses were warned if food waste was found outside and round bags presented for collection.