Agenda and minutes

Regulatory and Licensing Committee - Wednesday, 1st December, 2021 6.00 pm

Venue: Council Chamber

Contact: Will Stevenson 

No. Item


Apologies for Absence


Declarations of Interest


There were no declarations of interest received


Minutes of the Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 104 KB


The minutes of the previous meeting held 27 September 2021 were approved as read


Work Programme pdf icon PDF 111 KB


The Committee noted the current contents of the Work Programme


Food Safety Service Delivery Plan 2021-2024 pdf icon PDF 517 KB

Additional documents:


The Head of Regulatory Services, Housing & Wellbeing presented the Food Safety Service Delivery Plan 2021-2024 to the committee. It was highlighted that although resources are tight, this remains a national issue with staff having been diverted to deal with work postponed by the Covid-19 pandemic. Funds have been provided from Staffordshire County Council and Central Government to manage the workload involved and secure additional staff.


It was noted that advice and guidance has been provided by the authority to local businesses to maintain safe standards throughout the pandemic, in order to aid with rapidly changing business models. As was the case before the pandemic, officers are once again returning to premises to conduct on-site inspections, prioritising the highest risk premises first.


Members thanked food safety inspection officers for their excellent work, following a recent inspection visit witnessed by a committee member. Members also thanked the Food and Health & Safety Manager and the Committee Clerk for providing information on how the plan is applied with regards to local village halls.


RESOLVED: That the committee approve the Food Safety Service Delivery Plan 2021-2024 to be received by the Cabinet Member for Regulatory, Housing and Health.