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Executive Committee - 18 July 2005

Penn Chamber, Three Rivers House17th July 2005

NOTICE AND AGENDA

For a meeting to be held in the Penn Chamber, Three Rivers House, Rickmansworth, on Monday, 18 July 2005 at 7.30pm.

Members of the Committee (portfolio responsibility in brackets):-

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

Phil Brading (Public Services & Health)

     

Chris Whately-Smith (Leisure & Community)

Roger Seabourne (Community Safety)

 

Labour (no appointment)

Richard Struck (Resources)

 

Conservative (no appointment)

Martin Trevett (Environment)

 

Conservative (no appointment)

Tony Beirne, Director of Strategic Services, 7 July 2005

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 20 June 2005.

05 06 20 EX mins (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.

LEISURE

4.

To receive the recommendations of the Leisure and Community panel held on 5 July 2005 relating to Agenda items 4A-4D below. Any other recommendations to be reported at the meeting.

05 07 18 EX i - (4) lc recs (doc)

4a

LEISURE GRANT APPLICATIONS

 

The Policy Panel is asked to consider the first round of Leisure Grant applications from the 2005/06 budget provision.

05 07 18 EX i - (4A) leisure grants (doc)

4b

CROXLEY GREEN SKATE PARK - QUARTER ONE PERFORMANCE REVIEW

 

To report the Performance of Croxley Green Skate Park during Quarter One of 2005/2006.

05 07 18 EX i - (4B) qtr1 perf croxley green sk pk (doc)

4c

PLAY AREAS TENDER SELECTION PROCESS (KING GEORGE V PLAYING FIELDS in MILL END, BEDMOND AND MANOR HOUSE GROUNDS IN ABBOTS LANGLEY)

 

The purpose of the report is to update Members on the tender selection process and progress with placing works contracts for the installation of play equipment at these locations.

05 07 18 EX i - (4C) play areas tender selection (doc)

4d

LEISURE IMPROVEMENT PLAN 2005-08

 

This report aims to strengthen the service offered to the public by Three Rivers Leisure, following its inspection by the Audit Commission in January 2005.

05 07 18 EX i - (4D) leisure improvement plan (doc)

5.

WATERSMEET

 

This report updates Members on proposals for a community hall facility at Watersmeet.

COMMUNITY SAFETY

6.

COMMUNITY SAFETY ACTION PLAN 2005/06

 

To provide the Executive Committee with details of the Community Safety Action Plan for 2005/06.

05 07 18 EX i - (6) community safety action plan (doc)

7.

REPORT ON POSSIBLE ALTERNATIVE OR ADDITIONAL STRATEGIES FOR AREAS IN THE DISTRICT WHICH HAVE PREVIOUSLY BEEN AUTHORISED AS DESIGNATED DISPERSAL AREAS UNDER SECTION 30 OF THE ANTI-SOCIAL BEHAVIOUR ACT, 2003

 

This report asks the Committee to note alternative options available to tackle anti-social behaviour and proposes a number be subject to detailed investigation and trial.

05 07 18 EX i - (7) section 30 alternatives report (doc)

RESOURCES

8.

STATEMENT OF ACCOUNTS 2004/05

 

This report presents the Council's Statement of Accounts for 2004/05

05 07 18 EX i - (8) statement of accounts (doc)

05 07 18 EX i - (8) statement of accounts-app02 (doc)

9.

FINANCIAL POSITION STATEMENT & BUDGET MONITORING REPORT - MAY 2005 (MONTH 2)

 

This report gives an update of the three-year medium-term financial plan and the position on the current year's budget for the period ending on 29 May 2005.

05 07 18 EX i - (9) financial position statement month 2 (doc)

10.

NATIONAL NON-DOMESTIC RATE - CONSIDERATION OF RELIEF

 

To consider applications for additional relief from the payment of the National Non-Domestic Rate.

05 07 18 EX i - (10) nndr relief (doc)

GENERAL

11.

MINUTES OF THE LOCAL STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP

 

This report asks Members to note the minutes of the first three meetings of the Local Strategic Partnership held on 24 January 2005, 21 March 2005 and 23 May 2005.

05 07 18 EX i - (11) lsp minutes 05 01 24.doc (doc)

05 07 18 EX i - (11) lsp minutes 05 03 21 (doc)

05 07 18 EX i - (11) lsp minutes 05 05 23 (doc)

12.

OTHER BUSINESS - if approved under item 3 above.

13.

EXCLUSION OF PRESS AND PUBLIC

 

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

"that, under Section 100A(4) 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 it involves the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in paragraphs 1,3 and 9 of Part I of Schedule 12A to the Act."

(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).

RESOURCES

1.

EARLY RETIREMENT ON COMPASSIONATE GROUNDS

 

This report asks the Committee to consider releasing an employee on compassionate grounds under the Early Retirement Policy.

2.

CONTRACT FOR BANKING SERVICES

 

This report seeks approval to seek an extension to the life of the current contract for banking services.

HOUSING

3.

TO CONSIDER A TENANT'S REQUEST FOR COMPENSATION

 

This report is to seek Committee's agreement to pay compensation to two joint tenants whilst major works were carried out to their home.

4.

RENT ARREARS WRITE-OFFS

 

To seek authority to write off one tenant's arrears where the arrears arose on a former tenancy.

5.

OTHER BUSINESS - if approved under item 3 above.