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Full Council - 20 April 2010

Penn Chamber, Three Rivers House19th April 2010


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 20 April 2010 at 7.30pm for the purpose of transacting the under-mentioned business:-

A G E N D A

1. APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE
 

2. MINUTES

To confirm as a correct record the Minutes of the Council meeting held on 16 February 2010 (pages A1 to A18).

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4.  LEADER’S REPORT
 

5.  QUESTIONS FROM THE PUBLIC UNDER PROCEDURE RULE 16

(None received.)


6.  PETITIONS UNDER PROCEDURE

(None received.)



7.  DISCUSSION TOPIC UNDER PROCEDURE RULE 17

(None received.) 


8.  MOTIONS UNDER PROCEDURE RULE 11

(1)  Councillor Chris Hayward, seconded by Councillor David Sansom to move under Notice duly given as follows:

This Council views with deep concern and much regret the fact that not one of the Three Rivers Liberal Democrat County Councillors supported the recent County Council budget provision for a new secondary school in the Three Rivers District at the Hertfordshire County Council meeting held on 23 February 2010.’

(2)  Councillor David Sansom, seconded by Councillor Chris Hayward to move under Notice duly given as follows:

This Council accepts that the Government has run out of money, it must cut costs and or increase taxes to avoid defaulting on Government debt for the first time in over 250 years. Whatever difficult decisions have to be made this Council deplores Labours planned increase in National Insurance. This is the worst of all tax increases. It will hit small business, holding back the recovery and keeping the unemployed from getting back into work.  This Council asks the Chief Executive to write to the Chancellor of the Exchequer on May 7th and tell him that this is not the time to raise National Insurance.

(3)  Councillor Ann Shaw, seconded by Councillors Steve Drury and Les Mead

a)  Welcomes the confirmation by Herts County Council’s Cabinet Member responsible for Education that Three Rivers DC has been ‘working very closely’ with the County Council to secure a much needed new secondary school for the area.

b)  Condemns Herts County Council for selling off so many school sites in Three Rivers which has led to this catastrophic shortage of school places

c) Believes the Liberal Democrat approach to solving the shortage of school places – by working constructively with Herts County Council to progress this - is the best way forward for local pupils and their families

d)  Calls on Herts County Council to allow parents to rank six secondary school preferences, rather than the existing three, to put them on an equal footing with parents in neighbouring authorities and to meet this request from local parents.


9.  RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

To consider the recommendation of the Executive Committee at its meeting held on 29 March 2010.

EX95/09 - Budget Monitoring Report – February (Month 11)

EX96/09 - Consideration of Recommendations from the Resources Policy and Scrutiny Committee - Contracts Procedure Rules and

Review of Financial Procedure Rules

EX97/09  - Consideration of Recommendations from the Leisure and Community Safety Policy and Scrutiny Committee - Memorial Benches Policy

EX99/09 - Local Development Framework Core Strategy: Submission Stage

EX100/09 - Consideration of Recommendations from the Public Services and Health Policy and Scrutiny Committee - Environmental Protection Policy


10.   REPORTS AND QUESTIONS TO THE LEADER, CABINET AND CHAIRMEN OF THE POLICY AND SCRUTINY, AUDIT, DEVELOPMENT CONTROL, LICENSING, SHARED SERVICES AND REGULATORY SERVICES COMMITTEES

The following questions have been received from Councillor David Sansom to the Leader of the Council, Councillor Ann Shaw

1)  Would it be correct to say that if the William Penn Pool was not to open then this Councils liability to Hertsmere Leisure is £16,000 a month for the ten years of the contract i.e. £1.92 Million?

2)  At the last Council meeting in February this Council agreed unanimously to call in the District Auditor, why has that not been done, what are you scared of?



SUSTAINABLE ENVIRONMENT

Reports from the Cabinet Member for Environment (Cllr Martin Trevett), Cabinet Member for Sustainability (Cllr Alison Scarth) and the Chairman of the Sustainable Environment Policy and Scrutiny Committee (Cllr Peter Wakeling) and questions.



LEISURE AND COMMUNITY SAFETY

Reports from the Cabinet Member for Leisure and Community (Cllr Chris Whately-Smith), Cabinet Member for Community Safety (Cllr Roger Seabourne) and the Chairman of the Leisure and Community Safety Policy and Scrutiny Committee (Cllr Steve Drury) and questions.



PUBLIC SERVICES AND HEALTH

Reports from the Cabinet Member for Public Services and Health (Cllr Phil Brading) and the Chairman of the Public Services and Health Policy and Scrutiny Committee (Cllr Stephen Giles-Medhurst) and questions.



RESOURCES


Reports from the Cabinet Member for Resources (Cllr Matthew Bedford) and the Chairman of the Resources Policy and Scrutiny Committee (Cllr Sarah Nelmes) and questions.



SHARED SERVICES

Report from and questions to the Vice-Chairman of the Joint Shared Services Committee (Cllr Brian White).



AUDIT COMMITTEE

Report from and questions to the Chairman of the Audit Committee (Cllr Peter Ray).

To consider the recommendation of the Audit Committee at its meeting held on 31 March 2010:

AC45/09  - Audit and Internal Control – Anti-Fraud and Corruption Strategy



DEVELOPMENT CONTROL COMMITTEE

Report from and questions to the Chairman of the Development Control Committee (Cllr Geoffrey Dunne).



LICENSING

Report from and questions to the Chairman of the Licensing Committee (Cllr Pam Hames).



REGULATORY SERVICES

Report from and questions to the Chairman of the Regulatory Services Committee (Cllr Sara Bedford).


11.   REPORTS OF MEETINGS

With the exception of the Executive, Regulatory, Licensing, and Audit Committees recommendations to Council, the following reports are submitted for information only:-

  

Audit Committee

31 March 2010

 

 

Council Tax Setting Committee

23 February 2010

 

 

Council Tax Setting Committee

24 February 2010

 

 

Development Control Committee

25 February 2010

 

 

Development Control Committee

18 March 2010

 

 

Executive Committee

29 March 2010

 

 

Joint Shared Services Committee

1 March 2010

 

 

Leisure and Community Safety Policy and Scrutiny Committee

2 March 2010

 

 

Public Services and Health Policy and Scrutiny Committee

4 March 2010

 

 

Regulatory Services Committee

24 March 2010

 

 

Resources Policy and Scrutiny Committee

11 March 2010

 

 

Standards Committee

5 March 2010

 

 

Sustainable Environment Policy and Scrutiny Committee

9 March 2010

 David Gardner
Director of Corporate Resources and Governance
Monday 12 April 2010

Three Rivers House
Northway
Rickmansworth
Herts WD3 1RL

NOTE  AS  TO  PRAYERS: Rabbi Hillel Athias-Robles will read prayers at 7.25pm.  Members who are not already in their places are requested to refrain from entering the Chamber during the reading of prayers.  Sufficient time will be allowed for Members to do so after the close of prayers in order that the business of the meeting may begin at 7.30pm.