Agenda item

Late Night Levy

To consider the report of the Cabinet Member for Communities and Neighbourhoods to consider the consultation feedback to the proposal to introduce the late night levy and decide whether the Gloucester Business Improvement District is a more effective alternative to deliver community based initiatives for reducing crime and disorder within the night-time economy.

Minutes:

19.1    Council considered the consultation feedback on the proposal to introduce a late night levy and decide whether the Gloucester Business Improvement District was a more effective alternative to deliver city-centre based initiatives for reducing crime and disorder within the night-time economy.

 

19.2    Councillor Watkins highlighted key areas of the report, noting that the City’s night time economy had under gone significant improvement since 2013, when the Council had originally considered implementing a late night levy. She reported that the successful ballot of the Business Improvement District had far wider impact than that of a late night levy and generated a much higher income for improvements to the City Centre.

 

19.3    Councillor Pullen welcomed the recommendations as outlined in the report. He expressed disappointment at the consultation response rate, acknowledging that most were not in favour of the levy.

 

19.4    RESOLVED that:

1.    The consultation feedback be noted and considered and

 

2.    In light of the successful adoption of the Gloucester Business Improvement District (BID) from the 1st August 2017 until 2022, the late night levy is not applied in the City of Gloucester at this time.                                   

 

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