Agenda item

Public Minutes

To agree the public minutes of the meeting held on 21 September 2016.



The public minutes of the meeting held on 21 September 2016 were considered and approved as a correct record.



New Covent Garden Market Visit (page 2) – The Chairman reported that the Director had met with the Managing Director of New Covent Garden to discuss a future Markets Committee visit to the site. Due to ongoing changes at the market it was not felt that it would be appropriate for the Committee to visit at this time but the Director would look to progress this further later in the New Year.


ClearChannel Delegated Authority (page 3) – The City Surveyor reported that the heads of terms with advertising hoarding company ClearChannel were likely to be agreed next week. The Committee therefore agreed further delegated authority for the Town Clerk, in consultation with the Chairman and Deputy Chairman of the Markets Committee, to sign off on this matter.


Debt Settlement Targets (page 4) – In response to a suggestion made at the last Markets Committee meeting regarding the possibility of tightening targets around debt settlement beyond the corporate level, the Director reported that he believed that this would result in further, unnecessary administrative burden for Officers for relatively little gain given the low level of debts involved.


Billingsgate Market – Chairman of the Market’s Tenants Association (page 5) – The Chairman confirmed that he had written to the Chairman of the Market’s Tenants Association to offer him his best wishes on behalf of the Committee.


Spitalfields Market – Waste Contract Tenders (page 6) – The Chairman reported that tenders were now in for the Spitalfields Market waste disposal contract but that these were yet to be assessed. Members were informed that this would form the subject of a further report to the next meeting of the Markets Committee.


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