Report of the Acting Corporate Director (Community).
Having received a report on the renewal of the Wealdstone Selective Licensing Scheme, Cabinet agreed that the recommendations be approved, subject to the following amendments:
· Recommendation 4 – addition of …” including the issuing and amending of licences and easily accessible information on the Council website here: https://www.harrow.gov.uk/licences”
· Recommendation 6 – removal of Portfolio Holder for Environment and addition of “Portfolio Holder for Community Cohesion, Crime and Enforcement”
(1) the evidence, consultation responses and other information forming part of the report be considered and Wealdstone ward (as delineated and edged in red on the map at Appendix C) be designated as being subject to Selective Licensing;
(2) if the Wealdstone ward was to be designated again as being subject to selective licensing, confirm that the designation was to take effect from 2nd September 2021 for a period of five years;
(3) it be agreed that the Council could begin to accept applications for Selective Licensing (if approved) from 2nd August 2021, in anticipation of the scheme coming into effect on 2nd September 2021;
(4) the Head of Community & Public Protection, following consultation with the Portfolio Holder for Community Cohesion, Crime and Enforcement, be authorised to take all steps necessary to publicise, commence and administer the scheme including the issuing and amending of licences and easily accessible information on the Council website here: https://www.harrow.gov.uk/licences
(5) the Selective Licensing scheme (if approved) be noted and the operation of the designation be reviewed annually;
(6) the Acting Corporate Director for Community, following consultation with the Portfolio Holder for Community Cohesion, Crime and Enforcement, be authorised to amend and approve discretionary licensing conditions implemented by the Head of Community and Public Protection.
Reason for Decision: To continue to address issues of anti-social behaviour in the Wealdstone ward, in line with the corporate priorities of making a difference to residents, community, businesses and the vulnerable.
Alternative Options Considered and Rejected: As set out in the report.
Conflict of Interest relating to the matter declared by Cabinet Member/Dispensation Granted: None.