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Full Council - 22 February 2011

Penn Chamber, Three Rivers House22nd February 2011



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 22 February 2011 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 14 December 2010 (pages A1 to A12).

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3.

CHAIRMAN’S ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

 

4.

LEADER’S REPORT

 

 

5.

STRATEGIC SERVICE AND FINANCIAL PLANNING 2011-2014

 

 

 

To receive the recommendations from the Administration on Strategic, Service and Financial Planning 2011-2014.  (Members are requested to bring to the meeting the papers circulated for the Executive Committee meeting on 31 January 2011).  (Members are referred to the procedural rule for budget setting which is attached at Page B1).

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6.

COUNCIL TAX

 

 

 

This report allows the Council to set Council Tax for 2011/2012 (circulated at the meeting).

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7.

QUESTIONS FROM THE PUBLIC UNDER PROCEDURE RULE 16

 

 

 

(None received.)

 

 

8.

PETITIONS UNDER PROCEDURE RULE 19

 

 

 

(None received.)

 

 

9.

DISCUSSION TOPIC UNDER PROCEDURE RULE 17

 

 

 

(None received.)

 

 

10.

MOTIONS UNDER PROCEDURE RULE 11

 

 

 

(1)

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

 

 

 

 

 

This Council notes, with indignation, that whilst Three Rivers is facing a massive 17.4% reduction in its financial settlement in 2011/12, the UK‘s contribution to the European Union (EU) has increased by 60% over two years. 

 

 

This Council notes that, despite the opposition of some Conservative MPs and Labour and Conservative MEPs, the government has agreed to a further 2.9% increase in the overall EU budget.

 

 

 

 

 

This Council believes the EU should be treated the same as the other tiers of government and in these austere times should share responsibility, along with central and local government, for public spending reductions.  Sharing the burden would result in less severe cuts for local authorities and give more assistance to councils to protect front line services.

 

 

 

 

 

This Council therefore urges Three Rivers’ three MPs not to support further increases in the EU budget.

 

 

 

11.

RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

 

 

 

To consider the recommendation of the Executive Committee at its meeting held on 31 January 2011.

 

 

 

EX76/10 - Local Development Framework Core Strategy Submission

 

 

12.

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

 

 

 

SUSTAINABLE ENVIRONMENT

 

 

 

Reports from the Cabinet Member for Environment (Cllr Martin Trevett), Cabinet Member for Sustainability (Cllr Sara Bedford) and the Chairman of the Sustainable Environment Policy and Scrutiny Committee (Cllr Alison Scarth) 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 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)

 

 

 

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 Les Mead)

 

 

13.

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:-

 

 

 

Development Control Committee

16 December 2010

 

 

 

 

Development Control Committee

20 January 2011

 

 

 

 

Executive Committee

31 January 2011

 

 

 

 

Joint Shared Services Committee

10 January 2011

 

 

 

 

Leisure and Community Safety Policy and Scrutiny Committee

4 January 2011

 

 

 

 

Public Services and Health Policy and Scrutiny Committee

6 January 2011

 

 

 

 

Regulatory Services Committee

9 February 2011

 

 

 

 

Resources Policy and Scrutiny Committee

13 January 2011

 

 

 

 

Sustainable Environment Policy and Scrutiny Committee

11 January 2011

 

 

 

David Gardner
Director of Corporate Resources and Governance
Monday 14 February 2011

Three Rivers House
Northway
Rickmansworth
Herts WD3 1RL

NOTE AS TO PRAYERS: Radha Mohandas from Bhaktivedanta Manor Hare Krishna Temple and Saurav an Indian Priest 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.