Agenda and minutes

Regulatory and Appeals Committee
Tuesday, 12th July, 2016 1.00 pm

Venue: LB 31 - Loxley House, Station Street, Nottingham, NG2 3NG. View directions

Contact: Mark Leavesley 

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Apologies for absence


Councillor Healy  -  annual leave

Councillor Johnson  )  other City Council business 

Councillor Longford  )


Councillor McCulloch  ) 

Councillor Smith  )  personal

Councillor Wildgust  )



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Minutes pdf icon PDF 178 KB

Last meeting held on 16 May 2016 (for confirmation)


The Committee confirmed the minutes of the meeting held on 16 May 2016 as a correct record and they were signed by the Chair.


Notts County Football Club, Meadow Lane - Annual Review of General Safety Certificate pdf icon PDF 196 KB

Report of Director of Community Protection

Additional documents:


The Committee considered a report of the Director of Community Protection.


This morning, Councillors on the Committee visited Notts County Football Club sports ground to carry out an inspection, accompanied by colleagues and members of the Safety Advisory Group, including Fire and Ambulance Service representatives.


Mark Crossley, Stadium Manager at Notts County Football Club, facilitated the visit and attended this meeting to answer questions from the Committee.


Paul Dales, Food and Health and Safety Manager, presented the report, detailing the main issues such as the change in Certificate Holder, electrical and fire safety management work, the deviations from the Green Guide and scope of the proposed Certificate.


The Committee noted Jason Turner has previous experience as a Certificate Holder at other Football League Clubs and were satisfied he was deemed to be a ‘qualified person’ and in an active managerial position with authority to prevent contraventions of the terms and conditions of the Certificate.


Committee members were reassured by the action taken and measures in place for dealing with a small identified ‘risk group’. The Committee were impressed with the Clubs approach in ensuring the wider public safety at the ground through its co-operation with the Police as well as the other Nottinghamshire League Clubs through the Police and Clubs Together (PACT) arrangements, to ban disruptive persons from all the football grounds where their behaviour has given rise to serious concern and breached the Club’s Ground Regulations.


The recommendation of the report proposed to replace the existing Certificate with the Certificate attached to the report as Annexe 1.




(1)  to approve the General Safety Certificate detailed at Annexe 1 to the report as a replacement for the existing Certificate with effect from 12 July 2016 and acknowledge the appointment of Jason Turner as Holder of the Certificate;


(2)  to note the deviations to the 5th edition of the ‘Green Guide’, as detailed in appendix 4 of the Certificate, which are not considered by the Safety Advisors Group to be of such significance as to jeopardise spectator safety.