Full Council - 11 July 2017
Penn Chamber, Three Rivers House10th July 2017
To: ALL MEMBERS OF THE
THREE RIVERS DISTRICT COUNCIL
You are hereby summoned to attend an ordinary meeting of the Council to be held in the Penn Chamber, Three Rivers House, Rickmansworth, on Tuesday 11 July 2017 at 7.30pm for the purpose of transacting the under-mentioned business:-
A G E N D A
- APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE
To confirm as a correct record the Minutes of the Council meeting 16 May 2017 (pages A1 to A17).
- RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE POLICY AND RESOURCES COMMITTEE
To consider the recommendation of the Policy and Resources Committee at its meetings on 12 June 2017 (page B1)
PR07/17 Summary of the Financial Outturn for 2016/2017
- PETITIONS UNDER PROCEDURE RULE 17
- QUESTIONS FROM THE PUBLIC UNDER PROCEDURE RULE 14
- CHAIRMAN’S ANNOUNCEMENTS
- REPORTS AND QUESTIONS TO THE LEADER OF THE COUNCIL AND LEAD MEMBERS
LEADER OF THE COUNCIL
Report from the Leader of the Council (Cllr Sara Bedford) and questions.
Question from Councillor David Sansom to the Leader of the Council, Cllr Sara Bedford
It has been five years since the decision to rebuild South Oxhey was taken,
when will the first new homes be ready for people to move into?
When is it estimated that the project will be completed?
Question from Councillor Paula Hiscocks to the Leader of the Council, Cllr Sara Bedford
Should this Council review our current disaster recovery relief plans in view of the terrible disaster at Grenfell Tower and subsequent problems in Camden?
SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT, PLANNING AND TRANSPORT
Reports from the Lead Member for Economic Development, Sustainability and Transport (Cllr Stephen Giles-Medhurst) and the Lead Member for Housing, Planning and Strategic Schemes (Cllr Martin Trevett) and questions.
Question from Councillor Eric Bishop to Cllr Martin Trevett, Lead Member for Housing, Planning and Strategic Schemes
Following the horrific fire at Grenfell Tower it has become clear that the cladding was one of the main reasons the fire spread so quickly but there have also been a number of other contributing factors that have come to light that could have an impact on all flats and houses of multiple occupancy. What action are TRDC taking to reassure our residents that all flats and houses of multiple occupancy in the district
- comply to the current building regulations
- have had the correct level of fire safety and risk assessments carried out
- have up to date evacuation procedures in place
- appropriate fire alarms, blankets, extinguishers and appliances etc. in place
- have regular safety checks to ensure public/communal areas are clear of clutter and doors are not propped open
- all appropriate doors are fire compliant
LEISURE, WELLBEING AND HEALTH
Reports from the Lead Member for Leisure, Community and Wellbeing (Cllr Chris Lloyd) and the Lead Member for Health (Cllr Alison Scarth) and questions.
Question from Councillor Alex Hayward to Cllr Chris Lloyd, Lead Member for Leisure, Community and Wellbeing
Could the Council please be informed as to how much money has been spent on the Playground to be sited on Chorleywood Common, explaining what has been done and the costs involved?
GENERAL PUBLIC SERVICES AND COMMUNITY SAFETY
Reports from the Lead Member for Public Services (Cllr Phil Brading) and the Lead Member for Community Safety (Cllr Roger Seabourne) and questions.
Question from Councillor Alex Hayward to Cllr Phil Brading, Lead Member for Public Services
Will the Council recognise that its recent decision to now collect sanitary waste on a two weekly rather than weekly collection creates a potential health threat to the community. Would they not agree that there is now risk that contaminated waste could be sitting around for two weeks whilst it is medically confirmed?
RESOURCES AND SHARED SERVICES
Report from the Lead Member for Resources and Shared Services (Cllr
Question from Councillor David Sansom to Cllr Matthew Bedford, Lead Member for Resources and Shared Services
What is the value of the investments going into the TRDC property companies in land value and revenue?
How many units are going to be built and how many will be for sale, part sale, commercial rental or social rental. What is the estimated date of the first residents moving in?
What are the revenue returns and capital growth expectations?
- REPORTS AND QUESTIONS TO THE CHAIRMEN OF THE AUDIT, PLANNING, LICENSING AND REGULATORY SERVICES COMMITTEES
Report from and questions to the Chairman of the Audit Committee (Cllr Sarah Nelmes).
Report from and questions to the Chairman of the Planning Committee (Cllr Chris Whately-Smith).
Report from and questions to the Chairman of the Licensing Committee (Cllr Steve Drury).
Report from and questions to the Chairman of the Regulatory Services Committee (Cllr Steve Drury).
- MOTIONS UNDER PROCEDURE RULE 11
- Councillor Reena Ranger, seconded by Councillor Alex Hayward, to move under Notice duly given as follows:
This Council should adopt in its Local Area Plan the government technical space standard for internal space within new dwellings at a defined level of occupancy as well as other specified dimensions in order to ensure good practice.
- Councillor Sara Bedford, seconded by Councillor Alison Scarth, to move under Notice duly given as follows:
Council notes that:
- On 16 June, Herts Valleys CCG informed families across Hertfordshire that they would no longer be funding its contribution of £600k towards the Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust run by Nascot Lawn Children’s Respite Service. Consequently Nascot Lawn will be forced to close on 31 October 2017.
- Nascot Lawn Respite Centre provides regular overnight respite and care for a community of 60-80 children and young adults with severe learning and physical disabilities with additional complex medical needs. A day care service for children under 5 is also provided.
- Nascot Lawn is the only CCG funded respite centre in Hertfordshire, operated by Hertfordshire Community Trust. Patients referred to Nascot Lawn have complex medical needs which cannot be met at any other overnight respite care centres.
- Nascot Lawn allows parent and carers to take a much needed break, confident in the knowledge that their child is receiving the highest standard of care by familiar staff.
- HVCCG has been formally placed in ‘financial turnaround’ by NHS England and £45m savings must be made. Savings will be enforced centrally if the CCG is unable to carry out this level of spending reduction.
Council believes that:
- Providing support for the most vulnerable children in our society is a basic function of a health and care system, and that withdrawing this service will have a disproportionate, negative impact on those who need access to respite care the most.
- Removing services at Nascot Lawn will have a devastating effect on the families who are most in need of support, and that the CCG should reconsider their decision.
- The £45m savings forced on the CCG by the Government are the reason for this decision, and the need for this level of spending reductions should be reassessed by ministers.
- The 31October 2017deadline for closure is unrealistically too short to enable the County Council to establish alternative provision for these families and young people.
- As it has a legal responsibility to support these children that the County Council uses £600k of its recent £3m underspend of funds to ensure the continuing operation of Nascot Lawn for a further year to enable it to conduct a full review of all such services across the county, and that it continues to fund the service if needed by its users.
Council therefore requests that the Chief Executive write:
- To the Chief Executives of the Herts Valleys Clinical Commissioning Group to inform them of the content of this motion.
- To the Secretary of State for Health and the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government to inform them that the continued demands for savings being enforced of council's and CCGs is impacting severely on vital frontline services which cater for the most disadvantaged and vulnerable people in our county, and to call on them to end such demands
- Councillor Matthew Bedford, seconded by Councillor Sara Bedford, to move under Notice duly given as follows:
Council believes that the continuation of the public sector pay cap is having an unreasonable effect on the living standards of many public sector staff, and is also affecting recruitment and retention across the sector.
Council therefore asks the Chief Executive to write to the Chancellor of the Exchequer and the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government to request that the cap is lifted to allow the implementation of the recommendations of Pay Review Bodies and negotiations with employers, and subsequent pay increases fully funded via central government settlement.
3 July 2017
Three Rivers House
Herts WD3 1RL