Agenda and decisions

Cabinet Member for Community Safety, Leisure & Sport - Tuesday, 9th July, 2024 2.00 pm

Venue: Council Chamber - The Guildhall, Portsmouth. View directions

Contact: Jane Di Dino 023 9283 4060  Email: jane.didino@portsmouthcc.gov.uk

Media

Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies for Absence.

2.

Declarations of Members' Interests.

3.

Trading Standards: 'Threats, Challenges and Opportunities 2024 to 2026' pdf icon PDF 169 KB

Purpose.

1.     The purpose of this report is to inform the Cabinet Member for Community Safety, Leisure, and Sport as to how Regulatory Services (Portsmouth Trading Standards [PTS]) will approach service delivery challenges for 2024-2026. This report provides a comprehensive update since the previous report presented in September 2022.   

 

2.     PTS' role is to protect consumers from adverse transactional experiences. This requires a transparent consumer protection system for businesses, with consumers aware of their rights alongside robust law enforcement. This is increasingly difficult to maintain due to newly emerging and complex markets, and demand pressures facing the service.

 

3.     Businesses also rely on advice from PTS. This area of service is also under increasing pressure as a result of high levels of enforcement necessary, particularly, to tackle rogue practices in this burgeoning area of unfair business activity as they emerge.

 

4.     This report highlights the current demands, service capacity and identifies the forecasted threats and challenges and implications presented by new burdens.

 

RECOMMENDED that the Cabinet Member for Community Safety, Leisure & Sport

 

1.     Acknowledges the increasing duties and pressures facing Portsmouth Trading Standards.

 

2.     Acknowledges the level of resourcing currently available to Portsmouth Trading Standards is challenging when providing the protections the public should reasonably expect.

 

3.     Approves the way Portsmouth Trading Standards proposes to mitigate the growing threats as set out within the report, including the use of alternative enforcement measures.

 

 

The Integrated Impact Assessment will follow.

 

 

Additional documents:

Decision:

 

 

 

The Cabinet Member for Community Safety, Leisure & Sport:

1.     Acknowledged the increasing duties and pressures facing Portsmouth Trading Standards.

 

2.     Acknowledged the level of resourcing currently available to Portsmouth Trading Standards is challenging when providing the protections the public should reasonably expect.

 

3.     Approved the way Portsmouth Trading Standards proposes to mitigate the growing threats as set out within the report, including the use of alternative enforcement measures.

 

 

4.

Sports and Leisure Update pdf icon PDF 237 KB

Purpose.

To illustrate and review progress against the Council's Sports Facility Strategy 2017.

 

RECOMMENDED that the Cabinet Member for Community Safety, Leisure & Sport note the report.

Additional documents:

Decision:

 

 

 

The Cabinet Member for Community Safety, Leisure & Sport noted the report.