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Draft Street Trading Policy Consultation

The City Council is currently consulting on its draft street trading policy.

The policy for street trading is kept under continual review to ensure that it adequately protects local businesses and residents from any nuisance, but at the same time recognises and encourages the diversity and commerce that street trading can bring to an area.

As part of this the Council has now developed a draft street trading policy and we would like to hear your views.

View the draft policy​.

A​ny feedback you have can be sent to licence.team@gloucester.gov.uk or posted to the Licensing Team, Gloucester City Council, Herbert Warehouse, The Docks, Gloucester GL1 3EQ.

The draft policy is open for consultation until ​21st November 2016.​​

Proposed revised draft conditions for Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Licensing

Gloucester City Council are currently consulting on the proposed revised draft conditions for Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Licensing.

HC Driver and Vehicle Rule Book Draft September 2016

HC PH Regulatory Guidelines Draft September 2016​

PH Driver and Vehicle Rule Book Draft September 2016

PHO ​Rule Book Draft September 2016​​

A large part of the revision concerns a 'tidying up' of the original wording and the deletion of those parts which are outdated and no longer relevant. All of the proposed amendments and revisions are shaded in red.​​

The closing date for responses is 21st November 2016

If you require any further information or would like a hard copy of the rule books contact the licensing team on 01452 396396 or email licensing.team@gloucester.gov.uk

Local Development Order public consultation event

The City and County Councils are working on a project to bring forward a Local Development Order across their joint land holdings at Blackfriars in the centre of the City.

As part of the project an informal public consultation is being held at Blackfriars on Tuesday 20th September and is open to the public from 3.30pm until 7.00pm. Further details can be found on the project and about the public consultation event can be found on the County Council website.

Late night levy consultation

Gloucester City Council in partnership with the Police and Crime Commissioner and Gloucestershire Constabulary wishes to consult on its proposal to introduce a late night levy as a partnership approach to policing the night-time economy.

If the levy is introduced it would be a charge made to all alcohol licensed premises within the City boundary (pubs, off licences, restaurants and members clubs) that are authorised to supply alcohol during the defined late night supply period.

The Council is proposing the following design for the levy:

Late Night Supply Period

  • 00:00 to 06:00

Exemptions

  • New Years Eve

Reduction to fees

  • The Council is proposing to apply a 30% reduction for premises that participate in both CitySafe and those that have obtained Best Bar None accreditation.
  • The Council is not proposing to introduce any reductions for premises in receipt of small business rate relief.

Use of Income

  • 70% of the net levy revenue will be paid to the Police and Crime Commissioner for Gloucestershire, being the minimum proportion that the authority is required to pass to the PCC. The remaining 30% will be retained by the Council.

This consultation is seeking views on the Council’s proposal to introduce a late night levy.

Click here to view the late night levy consultation document​. At the end of the document there is a form with questions that we would like you to complete.

The closing date for responses is 7 December 2016.

If you require any further information or would like a hard copy of the late night levy consultation document please contact the licensing team on 01452 396396 or email licensing.team@gloucester.gov.uk

Local Council Tax Support Scheme 2017/18

Gloucester City Council are consulting to seek opinion for the proposed changes to the Local Council Tax Support Scheme for 2017/18. This consultation will run between 5th September and 14th October 2016.

The Government placed a requirement to review all Local Council Tax Support schemes 3 years after they were introduced to consider the impact locally and whether or not Local Council Tax Support should be brought in line with Universal credit. The Council is proposing to make changes to the local scheme from April 2017 and would like your views to help us make an informed decision.

Up until now, Gloucester City has not passed the 10% reduction in funding imposed by Government on to claimants in the last 3 years; however we now need to explore more ways to meet the reduction in funding which directly affects the City Council share of the council tax bill.

For more information please view the full Local Council Tax Support Scheme 2017-18 Consultation and additional consultation information​.

We would really welcome your comments and invite you to complete the survey to have your say.​​

​Have Your Say​​

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