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Joint Shared Services Committee - 30 November 2010

Penn Chamber, Three Rivers House30th November 2010

A G E N D A

Members of the Committee:-

Councillors:-

Matthew Bedford
George Derbyshire
Stephen Johnson

Ralph Sangster
Brian White
Andy Wylie

The Joint Committee welcomes contributions from members of the public to its discussion on Part A agenda items. Contributions will be limited to one person speaking for and one against each item for not more than three minutes. Details of the procedure and the list for registering the wish to speak will be available for a short period before the meeting.

PART A – Open to the Public

1

APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE / SUBSTITUTE MEMBERS

2

ELECTION OF CHAIR AND VICE-CHAIR

 

To elect a Chair and Vice-Chair of the Committee for the ensuing year in accordance with paragraphs 9 and 10 of Schedule 1 to the ‘Delegation and Joint Committee Agreement’: Three Rivers members to appoint the Chair and Watford members to appoint the Vice-Chair.

3

DISCLOSURES OF INTEREST

 

To receive any disclosures of interest.

4

MINUTES

 

To confirm as a correct record the minutes of the Joint Shared Services Committee held on 13 September 2010 (circulated separately to Members of the Committee).

10 09 13 JSS mins (doc)

5

NOTICE OF OTHER BUSINESS

 

To announce items of other business notified to the Secretary of the Joint Committee, together with the special circumstances which justify their consideration as a matter of urgency. The Chairman to rule on the admission of such items. (Note: If other confidential business is approved under this item, it will also be necessary to specify the class of exempt or confidential information in the additional item(s)).

6

PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT 2010/11

 

This report provides an update on the performance of the shared services in the current year.

10 11 30 JSS i - (06) performance management (doc)

7

EXCLUSION OF PRESS AND PUBLIC

 

The Chairman to move:-

 

 

“that, under Section 100A (4) of the Local Government Act 1972, the press and public be excluded from the meeting for the following item(s) of business as it is likely, in view of the nature of the business to be transacted or the nature of the proceedings, that if the press or public were present during consideration of the item(s) there would be disclosure to them of exempt information as defined under the respective paragraphs of Part 1 of Schedule 12A to the Act.”

 

If approved the Chairman will ask the press and public to leave the meeting at this point.

PART B – Closed to the Public

1

COST REDUCTION EXERCISE

 

This report considers proposals to reduce shared services costs given the likely reduction in government grant to support the councils’ services over the next four years.

2

HARMONISATION PROJECT

 

This report details the conclusions arising from the officers’ project to harmonise terms and conditions and makes recommendations to the two councils.

3

OTHER BUSINESS

 

If approved under Item 4.