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Extraordinary Executive Committee - 23 April 2012

Penn Chamber, Three Rivers House22nd April 2012

NOTICE AND AGENDA

For an extraordinary meeting to be held in the Penn Chamber, Three Rivers House, Northway, Rickmansworth, on Monday 23 April 2012 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
13 April 2012

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.

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.

   

3.

DECLARATION OF INTERESTS

   

 

To receive any declarations of interest.
 

   

4.

PROPOSED CHANGES TO THE GOVERNANCE OF THRIVE HOMES

   

 

Thrive Homes wishes to amend its constitution, known as the Rules, and based on the Model Rules 2011 of the National Housing Federation.  The attached document highlights the proposed amendments to Thrive Homes’ Constitution.  At the meeting of the Executive Committee held on 2 April 2012, Members asked for a summary of those changes pertinent to this Local Authority, and these are given at 2.2 onwards.

   

5.

PROPOSED PROCEDURES FOR DEALING WITH APPLICATIONS FOR NEIGHBOURHOOD FORUMS AND NEIGHBOURHOOD AREAS

   

 

To consider the procedures for processing applications for Neighbourhood Forums and Neighbourhood Areas and to consider delegating the power to designate Neighbourhood Forums and Neighbourhood Areas to the Director of Community and Environmental Services.

   

6.

CODE OF CONDUCT FOR COUNCILLORS

   

 

To consider a template Code of Conduct for Councillors produced by the Local Government Association (LGA) for use by its members.

   

7.

SUBMISSION TO THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT BOUNDARY COMMISSION

   

 

To consider the contents of a submission to the Local Government Boundary Commission concerning the size of the Council.

   

8.

BEACON LIGHTING TO COMMEMORATE THE QUEEN’S DIAMOND JUBILEE – 4 JUNE 2012

   

 

Members are asked to consider whether Three Rivers District Council should hold a Beacon Lighting event to commemorate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee on 4 June 2012.

   

9.

OTHER BUSINESS - if approved under item 3 above.

   

10.

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 Paragraphs 1, 2, 3 and 4 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.)

   

1.

RESTRUCTURING OF THE COUNCIL

   

 

To receive a report on restructuring of the Council.

   

2.

OTHER BUSINESS - if approved under item 3 above.