The Director of Markets and Consumer Protection to be heard.
The Director of Port Health and Public Protection provided an oral update on illegal street trading.
The Director of Port Health and Public Protection explained that there had been an increase in the police tackling illegal street trading with resources having been dedicated to this area. There were eight prosecutions pending, the confiscation of three ice cream vans and one nut trolley would be going for forfeiture. Officers would press for injunctions where necessary. There were no proposals at present to put up signage.
A Member noted that there was a chain of activity on Millennium Bridge not limited to the nut sellers such as illegal traders and beggars. The Member added that it was important to continue pursuing this, as there was a crime element to this anti-social behaviour. The Director of Port Health and Public Protection explained that whilst the situation could not be monitored 24/7, Officers were doing everything they could to monitor the situation. A report on illegal street trading would be brought before the next Committee meeting with an update on this.
RESOLVED – That the Committee note the update.