Agenda and draft minutes

Annual General Meeting, Public Safety and Protection Committee - Tuesday, 8th June, 2021 10.00 am

Venue: The Council Chamber - City Hall, College Green, Bristol, BS1 5TR. View directions

Contact: Oliver Harrison 

No. Item


Welcome and Safety Information


The Clerk welcomed everyone to the meeting and read the safety information.




Apologies were received from Councillor Guy Poultney and Councillor Amal Ali.


As both the Chair and Vice-Chair could not attend the meeting, Councillor Richard Eddy was nominated by members to chair today’s business.


Declaration of Interest


None received.


Minutes of the Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 434 KB

To confirm as a correct record for signing by the Chair.


RESOLVED the minutes of the previous meeting 20 January 2021 are agreed as a correct record.


Public Forum

Up to 10 minutes is allowed for this item


Any member of the public or Councillor may participate in Public Forum.  The detailed arrangements for so doing are set out in the Public Information Sheet at the back of this agenda.  Public Forum items should be emailed to and please note that the following deadlines will apply in relation to this meeting:-


Questions - Written questions must be received 3 clear working days prior to the meeting.  For this meeting, this means that your question(s) must be received in this office at the latest by5 pm on Wednesday 2 June.


Petitions and Statements - Petitions and statements must be received on the working day prior to the meeting.  For this meeting this means that your submission must be received in this office at the latest by 12.00 noon on Monday 7 June.



None received.


Annual Report 2021/22 pdf icon PDF 476 KB


The Clerk introduced the Annual Report 2021/22 for the committee.


A.     the membership of the committee was NOTED.

B.     The appointment of Councillor Guy Poultney as Chair for this committee was NOTED.

C.     The appointment of Councillor Amal Ali as Vice-Chair for this committee was NOTED.

D.     The Terms of Reference for the Committee were NOTED.

E.     The meetings dates for the 2021/22 Municipal Year were AGREED.

F.      RESOLVED that the Membership of the Sub-Committees does not have to be politically proportionate. The Membership of the Sub-Committees is as follows:


Sub-Committee A

Cllr Amal Ali (Vice-Chair / Sub Chair)

Cllr Marley Bennet

Cllr Chris Davies

Cllr Richard Eddy

Cllr Tessa Fitzjohn


Sub-Committee B

Cllr Guy Poultney (Chair / Sub Chair)

Cllr Katja Hornchen

Cllr Jonathan Hucker

Cllr Barry Parsons


G.    The Sub-Committee Terms of Reference were NOTED.


Members asked the Licensing Officer whether they could take the taxi driver knowledge test themselves to increase their understanding of the level of education required for the test. The Licensing Officer confirmed that this could be arranged.