Agenda item

Terms of Reference of the Markets Committee and Frequency of Meetings

Report of the Town Clerk.


The Committee considered the report of the Town Clerk on the terms of reference of the Committee and frequency of meetings.


During discussion, it was noted that the terms of reference circulated did not set out the most recently agreed amendments and should therefore include reference in (a) to ‘New Spitalfields Market’ and in (b) to ‘(acting jointly with …)’.


Members then put forward the view that (a) should further include reference to the Committee’s ‘oversight of the provision and management of all matters…’. It was then




a)  That the terms of reference of the Committee set out below be approved for submission to the Court of Common Council and that any further changes required in the lead up to the Court’s appointment of Committees be delegated to the Town Clerk in consultation with the Chairman and Deputy Chairman; and


To be responsible for:-



oversight of the provision and management of all matters relating to Smithfield Market, Billingsgate Market and New Spitalfields Market and the letting of all premises therein;



the appointment of the Director of Markets and Consumer Protection (acting jointly with the Port Health and Environmental Services and Licensing Committees).


b)   that the frequency of meetings per annum be arranged in consultation with the Chairman, Deputy Chairman and the Director of Markets & Consumer Protection, in order for them to align with the anticipated work programme for the year.


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