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General Public Services and Community Safety Committee - 13 November 2014

Penn Chamber, Three Rivers House13th November 2014

NOTICE AND AGENDA

For a meeting to be held in the Penn Chamber, Three Rivers House, Rickmansworth, on Thursday, 13 November 2014 at 7.30pm.

Members of the General Public Services and Community Safety Committee:-

Councillors:-
Phil Brading (Lead Member for Public Services)
Roger Seabourne (Lead Member for Community Safety)

                                    Martin Brooks                      Reena Ranger

                                    Marilyn Butler                      Andrew Scarth

                                    Kemal Butt                          Sue Stibbs

                                    Ty Harris                              Len Tippen

                                    Sarah Nelmes                      Kate Turner

Steven Halls, Chief Executive
5 November 2014

Lead Member Responsibilities:

Public Services – Animal and Pest control; Community Toilets scheme; Refuse collection and recycling; Street Cleaning and litter bin emptying; Travellers (incursions and management of traveller sites).

Community Safety including the following functions:- to review or scrutinise decisions made, or other action taken, in connection with the discharge by the responsible authorities of their crime and disorder functions; to make reports or recommendations to the Council with respect to the discharge of those functions; the committee will be able to co-opt members from the Responsible Authorities (the Community Safety Partnership) should it wish to when reviewing certain projects/decisions.

The General Public Services and Community Safety 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 General Public Services and Community Safety Committee.  Details of the procedure and the list for registering the wish to speak will be available for a short period before the meeting.

In accordance with The Openness of Local Government Bodies Regulations 2014 any matters considered under Part I business only of the meeting may be filmed, recorded, photographed, broadcast or reported via social media by any person.

Recording and reporting the Council’s meetings is subject to the law and it is the responsibility of those doing the recording and reporting to ensure compliance.  This will include the Human Rights Act, the Data Protection Act and the laws of libel and defamation.

1.

APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

2.

NOTICE OF OTHER BUSINESS

 

Items of other business notified under Council Procedure Rule 30 to be announced, together with the special circumstances that 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.

 

PUBLIC SERVICES  

4.

BUDGET MONITORING – MONTH 6 (SEPTEMBER 2014)

 

This report seeks approval to changes in the Committee’s 2014 - 2017 medium-term financial plan.

14 11 13 GPS i (04) budget monitoring period 6 (sept-14) (doc)

14 11 13 GPS i (04) app-1 - medium term budget (xls)

14 11 13 GPS i (04) app-2 - explanation of revenue variances (xls)

14 11 13 GPS i (04) app-3 - key variances for the year to date (xls)

14 11 13 GPS i (04) app-4 and 5 - capital proramme and variances (xls)

5.

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION FEES AND CHARGES

 

To recommend to Members Environmental Protection fees and charges for 2015/16.

14 10 11 GPS i (05) fees charges report 2014 (pdf)

6.

PESTCONTROL AND ANIMAL CONTROL FEES AND CHARGES

 

To recommend to Members the Pest Control and Animal Control Fees and Charges for 2015/16.

14 11 13 GPS i (06) review of fees and charges - april 2015 (doc)

7.

SECOND BROWN BIN CHARGES

 

To review charges for second brown bins.

14 10 11 GPS i (07) charges for second brown bins (doc)

WORK PROGRAMME

8.

WORK PROGRAMME

 

To review and make necessary changes to the Committee’s work programme.

14 11 13 GPS i (08) work prog (doc)

14 11 13 GPS i (08) work prog - app-a (doc)

9.

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 of the Local Government Act 1972 the press and public be excluded from the meeting for the following item of business on the grounds that it involves the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined under paragraphs 1-7 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.

OTHER BUSINESS if approved under item 2 above.