To agree the public minutes of the meeting held on 24 January 2018.
RESOLVED – That the public minutes of the meeting held on 24 January 2018 be approved as a correct record.
The following matters were raised:-
· The Director of Markets and Consumer Protection (DMCP) confirmed that the Mayor of London’s Ultra Low Emissions Zone (ULEZ) comes into force on 8 April 2019 (24 hours, seven days a week) with the intention of restricting polluting vehicles. To give an early indication on the effect on Smithfield Market, a survey had been undertaken in the vicinity of the Market on 23 February 2018 and of the 555 vehicles surveyed a total of 50% were found to be compliant, the majority of the non-compliant vehicles being diesel. With a year to go before implementation of the ULEZ, a major information campaign would be carried out to increase awareness, and the DMCP would be working with the Market’s superintendent to ensure traders were fully advised.
· In response to a question from a Member regarding the circulation of requested information from the Chamberlain relating to the Markets Estimates report, the Chairman confirmed that this would be forwarded to all Committee members by the Town Clerk. The Member also sought clarification from the Chamberlain on the consistency in presentation of graphical information in the Markets Business Plan (page 3 of agenda pack). The Chamberlain confirmed that revisions will be made for the next Business Plan update.