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Events Policy

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To review the results of the public consultation on the draft policy and to approve the policy for adoption


Having noted the tabled comments from the Overview and Scrutiny Committee, and following an amendment, it was




(1)          the outcome of the consultation be noted;


(2)          the amendments proposed to the Events Policy, outlined at Appendix C to the report be approved, including concessions and exemptions;


(3)          subject the deletion of the word ‘all’ under the section on ‘Community Event’ (line 5, page 490 of the agenda refers) of the ‘Events in Harrow Policy’, the final Policy be adopted with immediate effect;


(4)          the Corporate Director of Community, following consultation with the Portfolio Holder for Environment, Crime and Community Safety, be authorised to make amendments to the Events Policy.


Reason for Decision:  To ensure that the views of residents and businesses were considered and incorporated, as appropriate.  To balance the need to hold events with its obligations to residents, businesses and visitors, ensuring that these activities continued to be regarded by all as safe, lawful, successful and fair.  To ensure awareness of the level of service to be delivered and how it would be monitored.


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.

Report author: Tom McCourt

Publication date: 19/02/2016

Date of decision: 18/02/2016

Decided at meeting: 18/02/2016 - Cabinet

Effective from: 27/02/2016

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