Agenda and minutes

Community & Environment Committee - Thursday, 8th September, 2022 6.00 pm

Venue: Council Chamber, Town Hall, Matlock, DE4 3NN. View directions

Contact: Democratic Services 


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Public Participation pdf icon PDF 201 KB

To enable members of the public to ask questions, express views or present petitions, IF NOTICE HAS BEEN GIVEN, (by telephone, in writing or by email) BY NO LATER THAN 12 NOON OF THE WORKING DAY PRECEDING THE MEETING. As per Procedural Rule 14.4 at any one meeting no person may submit more than 3 questions and no more than 1 such question may be asked on behalf of one organisation.


In accordance with the procedure for public participation, Mr Peter Dobbs made a statement and asked questions regarding the air quality management action plan (AQMA) for Ashbourne. A full response was published to the District Council website.



“Opinions expressed or statements made by individual persons during the public participation part of a Council or committee meeting are not the opinions or statements of Derbyshire Dales District Council. These comments are made by individuals who have exercised the provisions of the Council’s Constitution to address a specific meeting. The Council therefore accepts no liability for any defamatory remarks that are made during a meeting that are replicated on this document.”


Approval of Minutes of Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 168 KB

29 June 2022


It was moved by Councillor Susan Hobson, seconded by Councillor Tony Morley and


RESOLVED (Unanimously)


That the minutes of the meeting of the Community and Environment Committee held on 29 June 2022 be approved as a correct record.


The Chairman declared the motion CARRIED.



Members are required to declare the existence and nature of any interests they may have in subsequent agenda items in accordance with the District Council’s Code of Conduct. Those interests are matters that relate to money or that which can be valued in money, affecting the Member, her/his partner, extended family and close friends. Interests that become apparent at a later stage in the proceedings may be declared at the time.


There were no declarations of interest.


Environmental Health Commercial Team Service Plan - Food Hygiene and Health and Safety at Work pdf icon PDF 100 KB

This report informs Committee of the official interventions for food hygiene and health and safety at work undertaken by the Council’s Environmental Health service during 2021/22 and predicts service demands for 2022/23.


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The Director of Regulatory Services introduced a report informing Members of the official interventions for food hygiene and health and safety at work undertaken by the Council’s Environmental Health service during 2021/22 and predictions of service demands for 2022/23.


The Environmental Health Manager informed Members that the Council is required under the Food Law Code of Practice to submit a Service Plan to cover all areas of food law the Competent Authority has a duty to enforce. It was also noted that the plan must set out how the Competent Authority intends to deliver and resource official food controls and other official activities in its area.


Service plans are an important part of the process to ensure that national priorities and standards are addressed and delivered locally. It was addressed that the service plan was required to review the qualitative and quantitative performance of delivery against the plan, at least once a year. However, in line with the Food Standards Agency recovery plan, it was noted that no service plan was published for 2021/22, taking into account the impacts that the Covid 19 pandemic had on service delivery in this area.


Appendix one detailed the Commercial Team Service Plan for 2022/23. The plan confirmed the key activities of the Authority during the Covid 19 pandemic and its plans for the future in line with Food Standards Agency criteria.


During consideration of this item, the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II was sadly announced. The Committee adjourned at 6:31pm, the Committee reconvened at 6:38pm to complete consideration of this item before ending the meeting.


It was moved by Councillor Mike Ratcliffe, seconded by Councillor Susan Hobson and


RESOLVED (Unanimously)


1.   That the service plan for the delivery of official controls detailed at Appendix 1 to this report be approved.


2.   That the operational sampling procedure contained within the service plan be approved.


The Chairman declared the motion CARRIED.