The guidance proposes that grease separators should be fitted to drainage from buildings used for commercial hotfood preparation. Few of these pipelines have been constructed and it is believed that those remaining can be protected without use of these provisions. This is currently not applicable with regard to building over sewers as the existing requirements are in the Building Act, not the Regulations. However, it would also have the benefit of being an absolute requirement, and would be equally applicable if a plans procedure or a building notice were used.
If after consultation it is agreed that the new requirement should be adopted, then the relevant provisions of these four local acts will be repealed by way of Building Regulations using the powers afforded by paragraph 11 of Schedule 1 to the Building Act. Building Inspection Fees The vast majority of buildings which are subject to a material change of use will already have an existing system of drainage, and it would be very onerous to require that this is replaced.
This would go beyond what is covered in the local Acts, and it is thus not proposed that this requirement should be made applicable to a material change of use. The caveat from the East Ham Corporation Act will be included so that the requirement will only be applicable if separate systems either exist or are proposed. It is further proposed that the reference in all these Acts to the alteration of a building where five or more water closets are provided be omitted.
However, unlike the provisions in these Acts, the new requirement will not be related to the provision of plans so that work notified by way of a building notice will also be captured. The Leicestershire Act, which, unlike the other two Acts postdates the Building Act, makes reference to Sections of the Building Act for rejection and enforcement rather than reference to its predecessor, the Public Health Act 1936. This means it would apply even if there were only a combined sewer and no plans to provide a new surface separate water sewer.
This would apply if landlords had already secured an injunction against the defendant on grounds of anti-social behaviour, and the tenant had breached it.If further anti-social behaviour Pest Inspection followed, the landlord would be able to take the decision to evict, in a similar way as under the current introductory tenancy regime.
These include a provision for landlords to ask for court cases to be speeded up in cases involving threats or use of violence against person or property.Landlords and, in particular, witnesses have problems with the length of the appeals process in some possession cases.
They have reason to delay since delay will give them more time in the property and may actually exhaust the witnesses’ capacity to cope or the landlord’s resources.
An oral hearing would allow either party to make the judge aware of things they would like taken into account when the timetable for the appeal is set.While the survey of landlords by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation (2000) found no evidence of widespread difficulty with judges making orders where sufficient evidence was put before them, it has remained an issue for landlords.
Perhaps this is a matter which might usefully be considered for inclusion in any future training initiative which is developed.Landlords would be required to follow clear procedures if they wished to claim themoney, encouraging them to negotiate with the tenant, so reducing the number ofdisputes and delays.
Most young people are working on their Silver level, though a few have gone straight in at Gold level. So far young people have chosen all kinds of art forms for their Award, from dj-ing to drama to fashion design. Felicity Woolf is managing the evaluation process, Building Inspection Reports, working with Matthews Millman for data analysis. We are using a range of methods, including questionnaires, focus groups and peer exchange. They want to include it in their portfolios of achievement, and hope it may have equivalence to other qualifications.
Gail, our Administrator, deals with a constant flow of enquiries about the pilot from schools, youth bodies and arts organisations…which suggests the award meets a need out there! We have now created a register of interest on the Arts Council website to enable folk to leave their contact details for future communication. This register also serves to demonstrate enthusiasm for the award, so helps us to make the case for future funding.
Hull Youth Council supports young people through forums and campaigns to have a voice and influence in their city. The young people taking part in the Arts Award are in the process of learning graphic design skills in order to be able to promote their ideas/issues effectively. They are also learning about job opportunities in this field of work and are being given the opportunity to visit other cities’ galleries and publications for inspiration.
I feel that the award will provide a focus for broadening young people’s ideas and knowledge of the arts world. I have decided to take part in the arts award because I will be able to add this qualification to my CV, also for the experience of meeting new people and developing my skills. I want to do the Arts Award because I thought it would be fun and a chance to meet new friends. I want to do the arts award because it is something I am interested in and the award would be good on my CV and work records.
We are continuing with enquiries, said the investigating officer DS Graham Maunder. Over a hundred police personnel and guests converged on the Comedy Café, Rivington Street. including five members of the cast of the Bill, to be entertained by three top acts, Junior Simpson, Jason Wood and Paul Zerdin. Junior led the show with his accounts of previous encounters with Police though not with the City. Jason Wood, the camp singing impressionist and comic, had the audience in stitches when he singled out DC Ray Janes as the object of his desire. The event was organised in honour of DS Ray Bigg, Independent Building Inspections who was involved in a near fatal car crash in October last year.
Following the crash Ray was looked after by benefactors of the charity night. Following the introduction of congestion charging, there has been an increasing number of scooter riders in the City and next month they can all get a free expert safety assessment, advice and coaching on their riding skills. In an attempt to reduce the number of accidents, the Corporation of London’s Road Safety Team and the City of London Police are holding Scooter Safe.
On these days, scooter riders and motorcyclists will take a drive round the City, shadowed by experts from the Police. Corporation of London who will provide advice on their riding technique and offer free tips to make them safer in traffic. Riders will be accompanied into the City streets by advanced motorcyclists who will observe participants’ riding technique. After their street ride (back in the Guildhall Yard) the participants will be given a detailed assessment and debrief.
Further practical advice to improve riding skills will be given and more training offered if required. Riders will go away armed with advanced riding techniques that will make them more skilful, more aware and safer riders. Scooter and motorcycle riders are vulnerable road users and can easily be injured or even killed when involved in an accident. The City of London Police’s Central Detective Unit, on 9 April 2003, raided several addresses in east and north London, crushing a cannabis production ring.
A four bedroom house, in Beckton had been completely converted into a highly sophisticated hydroponic farm for the production of cannabis. Over 1,000 plants were seized. A second house in Tottenham was raided, and again officers found around 1,000 plants being grown in specialist hydroponic tanks. A third house in Bethnal Green yielded a further six hundred plus plants being cultivated.