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** RoD Action to Support Market Traders

22/04/2020 - ** RoD Action to Support Market Traders

Cambridge City Council


Officer Urgent Decision Record



Decision(s) taken:

To take various action to support market traders.

Decision of:

Strategic Director 1

Date of decision: 

23rd March 2020



Matter for Decision:

To agree some interim measures relating to market traders as set out in detail in the briefing paper attached.



Any alternative options considered and rejected:

The decisions are taken based on the latest guidance and information at 20th March and will be kept under review.



Reason(s) for the decision including any background papers considered:

An urgent decision under paragraph 2 of section 9, Council Procedure Rules was necessary to enable market traders to be advised urgently of the Council’s position regarding rent and fees.  All decisions were based on the latest guidance and information resulting from the coronavirus situation. 


Conflicts of interest and dispensations granted by the Chief Executive:



Other Comments:

The Chief Executive and Leader of the Council were consulted prior to the decisions taken.  In addition, the Executive Councillors for (i) Climate change, Environment and City Centre, (ii) Finance and Resources (iii) Transport and Community Safety were all copied into the officer briefing paper.  The spokes for Strategy and External Partnerships was advised.


There will be budgetary implications of these decisions which will fall outside of the current budgetary framework.  Some budget implications are given in the broadest terms in the officer briefing paper.  When officers are in a position to report further on these, they will be reported to city councillors for decision at the earliest opportunity.




Contact for further information:

Fiona Bryant, 01223 457325 fiona.bryant@cambridge.gov.uk