Report of the Director of Markets and Consumer Protection.
The Committee received a report of the Director of Markets and Consumer Protection which provided an update on progress against the key performance indicators and improvement objectives outlined in the Business Plan of the Port Health and Public Protection Division of the Department of Markets and Consumer Protection for Period 3 (December-March) of 2016-17.
In response to a Member’s question on why Jamies Restaurant had been adversely affected by the ‘difficult’ nature of the building in relation to pest control, but another restaurant in the area had not, the Port Health and Public Protection Director agreed to follow this up directly with the Member.
In response to a Member’s question on the resourcing implications as a result of the 30% increase in current calls to the London Gateway Port, the Port Health and Public Protection Director explained that the City Corporation had been anticipating this increase and as a result, had prepared for it accordingly.
In response to a Member’s question on the number of noise cases investigated and the low numbers of notices served along with nil prosecutions, the Port Health and Public Protection Director explained that notices would only be served if a complaint could not be resolved informally. If complaints could not be resolved during the period concerned, where possible, they would be rolled over to the next period for further investigation.
RESOLVED – That the Committee note the report and its appendices.