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Executive Committee - 17 October 2011

Penn Chamber, Three Rivers House16th October 2011

NOTICE AND AGENDA

For a meeting to be held in the Penn Chamber, Three Rivers House, Rickmansworth, on Monday 17 October 2011 at 7.30pm.

Members of the Committee:-

Councillors Ann Shaw OBE (Chairman), Matthew Bedford (Vice-Chairman) (Resources)

Sara Bedford (Sustainability)

Ralph Sangster

Phil Brading (Public Services and Health)

Roger Seabourne (Community Safety)

Chris Hayward

Martin Trevett (Environment)

Stephen King

Keith Williams (Leisure and Community)

David Gardner , Director of Corporate Resources and Governance
6 October 2011

The Executive Committee welcomes contributions from Members of the public to its discussion on agenda items.  Contributions will be limited to one person speaking for and one against each item for not more than three minutes.  Please note that in the event of registering your interest to speak on an agenda item but not taking up that right because the item is deferred, you will automatically be given the right to speak on that item at the next meeting of the Committee.  Details of the procedure and the list for registering the wish to speak will be available for a short period before the meeting.

1.

APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

   

2.

MINUTES

   
 

To confirm as a correct record the Minutes of the Executive Committee meeting held on 5 September 2011.

11 09 05 EX mins.doc (doc)

   

3.

NOTICE OF OTHER BUSINESS

   

 

Items of other business notified under Council Procedure Rule 31 to be announced, together with the special circumstances which justify their consideration as a matter of urgency.  The Chairman to rule on the admission of such items.

   

4.

DECLARATION OF INTERESTS

   

 

To receive any declarations of interest.

   

5.

BUDGET MONITORING – MONTH 5 (AUGUST 2011)

   

 

This report seeks approval to changes in the approved medium-term financial plan based on information contained in the budget monitoring reports.

11 10 17 EX i - (05) budget monitoring month 5 (August 2011) (doc)

   

LEISURE AND COMMUNITY SAFETY

   

6.

CONSIDERATION OF RECOMMENDATIONS FROM THE LEISURE AND COMMUNITY SAFETY POLICY AND SCRUTINY COMMITTEE

   

 

To receive the recommendations of the Leisure and Community Safety Policy and Scrutiny Committee held on 27 September 2011 in relation to the following items on the agenda for the Executive Committee on 17 October 2011.

11 10 17 EX i - (06) leis recs (doc)

   

6a.

LEISURE, COMMUNITY AND CAPITAL GRANT APPLICATIONS

   

 

The Committee is asked to consider applications for grant support from the Leisure and Community Grants and Capital Grants 2011/12 budgets, from Watford & District YMCA, Watford Mencap, Rickmansworth Waterways Trust, and Mill End Football Club; and to reconsider an application from GirlAbout.

11 10 17 EX i - (6a) grants (doc)

   

6b.

SERVICE LEVEL AGREEMENT APPLICATIONS

   

 

The Committee is asked to consider applications for grant support through three-year Service Level Agreements (SLAs) from the Leisure and Community Grants budgets from Abbots Langley Youth Project and Special Connection.

11 10 17 EX i - (6b) grant sla (doc)

   

6c.

PLAY AREAS CAPITAL PROGRAMME 2011/12 AND FUTURE CAPITAL PROJECTS

   

 

The purpose of this report is to update Members on the 2011/12 capital programme as well as proposals for future capital projects.

11 10 17 EX i - (6c) play areas capital programme (doc)

   

6d.

FREE AND DISCOUNTED SWIMMING

   

 

To update Members on the Council’s 2011-12 free and discounted swimming campaigns.

11 10 17 EX i - (6d) free swim (doc)

   

6e.

SCOTSBRIDGE ARTIFICIAL ALL-WEATHER SPORTS PITCH – RICKMANSWORTH HOCKEY CLUB PRESENTATION

   

 

This report introduces a presentation by Rickmansworth Hockey Club on their proposal to install an artificial all-weather sports pitch at Scotsbridge playing fields.

11 10 17 EX i - (6e) scotsbridge sports pitch rpt (doc)

   

SUSTAINABLE ENVIRONMENT

   

7.

CONSIDERATION OF RECOMMENDATIONS FROM THE SUSTAINABLE ENVIRONMENT POLICY AND SCRUTINY COMMITTEE

   

 

To receive the recommendations of the Sustainable Environment Policy and Scrutiny Committee held on 11 October 2011 in relation to the following items on the agenda for the Executive Committee on 17 October 2011.

11 10 17 EX i - (08) ldf wg recs (doc)

   

7a.

CLIMATE CHANGE INITIATIVES

   

 

This report provides an update on initiatives by the sustainability team to tackle climate change. It proposes a green electricity tariff, considers a proposal for use of the Council logo on a resident scheme for PVs (Photo Voltaics) and notes changes to carbon monitoring requirements, the auditing of ISO 14001, progress on insulation installations, carbon reduction measures and new real time reporting of energy use.

11 10 17 EX i - (7a) climate change (doc)

11 10 17 EX i - (7a) climate change-app 1 (doc)

11 10 17 EX i - (7a) climate change-app 2 (doc)

11 10 17 EX i - (7a) climate change-app 3 (doc)

   

7b.

GROVE MILL LANE CONSERVATION AREA APPRAISAL

   

 

To agree the draft Conservation Area Appraisal for Grove Mill Lane Conservation Area for consultation.

11 10 17 EX i - (7b) grove mill lane cons area appraisal (doc)

11 10 17 EX i - (7b) grove mill lane-app 1 (pdf)

   

8.

CONSIDERATION OF RECOMMENDATION FROM THE LOCAL DEVELOPMENT FRAMEWORK CORE STRATEGY MEMBER WORKING GROUP

   

 

To receive the recommendation of the Local Development Framework Core Strategy Member Working Group held on 28 September 2011 in relation to the following item on the agenda for the Executive Committee on 17 October 2011.

11 10 17 EX i - (08) ldf wg recs (doc)

11 10 17 EX i - (08) nppf letter (doc)

   

8a.

PROPOSED RESPONSE TO CONSULTATION QUESTIONS ON THE DRAFT NATIONAL PLANNING POLICY FRAMEWORK

   

 

This report sets out a response to the Draft Planning Policy Framework.

11 10 17 EX i - (8a) mwg report-app 4 (doc)

   

PUBLIC SERVICES AND HEALTH

   

9.

CONSIDERATION OF RECOMMENDATION FROM THE PUBLIC SERVICES AND HEALTH POLICY AND SCRUTINY COMMITTEE

   

 

To receive the recommendation of the Public Services and Health Policy and Scrutiny Committee held on 29 September 2011 in relation to the following item on the agenda for the Executive Committee on 17 October 2011.

11 10 17 EX i - (09) public services recs (doc)

11 10 17 EX i - (09) public services recs app (pdf)

   

9a.

PROGRESS ON IMPLEMENTING THE SCORES ON THE DOORS SCHEME FOR FOOD PREMISES

   

 

To report on the continuing successful implementation of the Scores on the Doors (SOTD) scheme which ranks and publicises the food hygiene performance of most food premises in the District.

11 10 17 EX i - (9a) sotd update september 2011 (doc)

   

GENERAL

   

10.

REVIEW OF STRATEGIC RISKS

   

 

This report gives details of progress against the Risk Treatment Plans for the Strategic Risks identified in the Strategic Plan 2011-14.

11 10 17 EX i - (10) strategic risks (doc)

   

11.

LOCAL GOVERNMENT RESOURCES REVIEW - PROPOSALS FOR BUSINESS RATES RETENTION - CONSULTATION

   

 

This report sets out a response to proposals for Business Rates Retention.

11 10 17 EX i - (11) Business Rates Consultation (doc)

   

13.

EXCLUSION OF PRESS AND PUBLIC

 

If the Committee wishes to consider the remaining items in private, it will be appropriate for a resolution to be passed in the following terms:-

   

 

 

“that under Section 100A of the Local Government Act 1972 the press and public be excluded from the meeting for the following items of business on the grounds that they involve the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined under Paragraph 3 of Part I of Schedule 12A to the Act. It has been decided by the Council that in all the circumstances, the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information.”

   

 

(Note:  If other confidential business is approved under item 3, it will also be necessary to specify the class of exempt or confidential information in the additional items.)

   

LEISURE AND COMMUNITY SAFETY

   

1.

CONSIDERATION OF RECOMMENDATIONS FROM THE LEISURE AND COMMUNITY SAFETY POLICY AND SCRUTINY COMMITTEE

   

 

To receive the recommendation of the Leisure and Community Safety Policy and Scrutiny Committee held on 27 September 2011 in relation to the following item on the agenda for the Executive Committee on 17 October 2011.

   

1a.

LEISURE FACILITIES MANAGEMENT CONTRACT

   

 

To consider a proposal from Hertsmere Leisure Trust to extend the Leisure Facilities Management contract from 31 December 2015 to 31 March 2018, and to consider the establishment of a Partnership Board to oversee the contract.

   

2.

OTHER BUSINESS - if approved under item 3 above.