Agenda and minutes

Regulatory and Appeals Committee
Monday, 3rd July, 2017 1.00 pm

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

Contact: Mark Leavesley  Governance Officer

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Appointment of Vice-Chair


RESOLVED that Councillor David Smith be appointed Vice-Chair for the remainder of the municipal year 2017/18.


Apologies for absence


Councillor Neal  -  other City Council business 

Councillor Liversidge  )

Councillor Wildgust    )  personal

Councillor Woodings  )


Declarations of interests

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Minutes pdf icon PDF 116 KB

Last meeting held on 29 November 2016 (for confirmation)


The Committee confirmed the minutes of the meeting held on 29 November 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 220 KB

Report of Director of Community Protection

Additional documents:


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


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.


Phil Plackett, Safety Officer at Notts County Football Club, facilitated the visit and attended the meeting to answer questions from the Committee.


Paul Dales, Operations Manager, Safer Business, presented the report, detailing the main issues, such as the changes in ownership of the club and in the Certificate Holder, electrical and fire safety management work, the deviations from the Green Guide and scope of the proposed 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 03 July 2017 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.