Agenda

Bulletin No: IB/2031, Councillors' Information Bulletin - Wednesday, 10th June, 2020

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Delegated Planning Decisions pdf icon PDF 31 KB

Delegated planning decisions for the week beginning 1 June 2020 are attached.  Contact for enquiries: Jean McPherson, Group Manager: Development Management on jean.mcpherson@crawley.gov.uk.

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Temporary Traffic Regulation Order: Horsham Road pdf icon PDF 71 KB

A Temporary Traffic Regulation Order for Horsham Road is attached.

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Chief Executive: Emergency Urgency Decision - Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Protective Screens pdf icon PDF 123 KB

Under the Emergency Urgency Decision power, the Chief Executive has taken a decision to approve the installation and use of protective screens within Crawley Borough Councils hackney carriage and private hire vehicle fleet in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.  This measure will remain as an option for the Trade to install subject to a series of recommendations whilst social distancing rules remain and/or the measure is fully implemented as part of wider vehicle conditions and the Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Licensing Policy

 

The decision was taken in consultation with the both the Chair and Vice Chair of the Licensing Committee, the Leader of the Council and the Cabinet Member with portfolio holder responsibility for Licensing.

 

A copy of the full decision as well as the consideration report are attached.

Additional documents:

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COVID-19: CMT Urgent Significant Operational Decisions pdf icon PDF 187 KB

Due to the outbreak of the Coronavirus Pandemic COVID-19 it has been necessary for the Corporate Management Team to take some urgent Significant Operational Decisions.  These decisions were taken with due regard to, and in accordance with, published Government Guidance.  The recent decisions taken, along with supporting information such as the reasons for them are attached.

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Safer, Healthier Travel

The Council is inviting residents, members, businesses and community groups to identify places where it could be made easier and safer for people to travel on foot and by bicycle, whilst maintaining social distancing.

 

The Sustainability Team has teamed up with Commonplace to launch a consultation tool to help identify locations that need temporary changes, where we can look at creating more space for walking and cycling or consider ways to reduce the impact of traffic. We want to make it easier and safer for people to walk and cycle, to shop at their local neighbourhood parade, to reach their local green spaces, schools and healthcare and to get to work, all the while maintaining social distancing.

 

It’s very quick and easy to use. Just place a pin (or pins) in the map and then tell us what you are commenting on, the issue(s) in the area and what could be done to rectify this. The Sustainability Team will review every location that is highlighted and prioritise measures at locations where we can deliver the greatest benefit and are the most practical to implement, as well as those that can help key workers to reach their place of work.

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No Access to the Town Hall Multi-Storey Car Park pdf icon PDF 60 KB

From Wednesday 10 June, Exchange Road will be closed for up to five days to allow works for the new substation to take place.  This means there will be no access to the Town Hall multi-storey car park during that time.  Alternative parking will be available at Orchard Street.  However, if you do not have a valid staff parking permit, you must have first registered your vehicle with parking.services@crawley.gov.ukby Friday 5 June, otherwise you will be required to pay on exit.

 

A copy of the Temporary Traffic Regulation Order is attached.

 

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Recording and Publishing Virtual Committee Meetings

Due to the current pandemic all Committee meetings are being live streamed through Microsoft Teams Live Events.  From 8 June 2020, in-line with the revised Virtual Committee Procedures set out in the Constitution, Democratic Services will (dependent on technological capability) aim to make a recording of each meeting available on the Committee page of the Council’s website within 48 hours of the meeting taking place.  Recordings will be available until the date of the next meeting of that Committee, or for six months, whichever comes first.

 

Hereis the link to Monday's Overview and Scrutiny Commission (8 June 2020).

8.

Membership of the Employment Panel

Membership of the Employment Panel is:

 

Councillors Ayling, B Burgess, R Burgess, Burrett, Crow, Fiveash, Flack, Hart, Irvine, Jaggard, Jhans, Jones, Lamb, Lanzer, Lunnon, Malik, McAleney, McCarthy, Millar-Smith, Mullins, Pendlington, Pickett, Purdy, Rana, Sharma, B Smith, P Smith and Sudan.

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Staff Changes: May 2020

Staff changes for May 2020 are attached for Councillors only.

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Press Releases

Press releases are available at www.crawley.gov.uk/news