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Leisure and Community Safety Policy and Scrutiny Committee - 10 March 2009

Penn Chamber, Three Rivers House10th March 2009

NOTICE AND AGENDA

For a meeting to be held in the Penn Chamber, Three Rivers House, Rickmansworth on Tuesday, 10 March 2009 at 7.30pm.

Members of the Policy and Scrutiny Committee:-

Councillors:-

Steve Drury (Chairman)

Susan Bartrick (Vice-Chairman)

 

Tony Barton

Peter Ray

 

Mary Connolly

Phil Redshaw

 

Brian Norman

Russell Smith

 

Keith Peutherer

 

David Gardner, Director of Corporate Resources and Governance, 2 March 2009

The Policy and Scrutiny 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 Policy and Scrutiny Committee.  Details of the procedure and the list for registering the wish to speak will be available for a short period before the meeting.

1.

APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

2.

MINUTES

 

To confirm as a correct record the Minutes of the meeting held on 27 January 2009 (copy enclosed for Members of the Policy and Scrutiny Committee).

09 01 27 LC mins (doc)

3.

NOTICE OF OTHER BUSINESS

 

Items of other business notified under Council Procedure Rule 31 to be announced, together with the special circumstances which justify their consideration as a matter of urgency.  The Chairman to rule on the admission of such items.

4.

DECLARATION OF INTERESTS

 

To receive any declarations of interest.

 

POLICY

5.

TO CONSIDER ARRANGEMENTS FOR THE MEALS ON WHEELS SERVICE

 

To receive a presentation by WRVS on the current Meals on Wheels service within Three Rivers. and to consider the current working of the Meals on Wheels provision.

09 03 10 LC i - (05) meals on wheels (doc)

6.

LEISURE FACILITIES MANAGEMENT CONTRACT – HERTSMERE LEISURE PRESENTATION

 

To receive a presentation by Hertsmere Leisure on their plans for the management of leisure venues during the coming year.

NOTE: This item has been withdrawn and will be considered at the meeting to be held on 9 June 2009.

7

LEISURE AND COMMUNITY GRANT APPLICATIONS

 

The Committee is asked to consider the fourth round of applications from groups and organisations for grant support from the Leisure and Community Grants 2008/09 revenue position.

 

The applications to be considered are for Community Grants to Friends of Carpenters Wood, Mill End and Community District Association and Leisure Grants to Old Danes Basketball Club, Apsley Papertrail, Chorleywood Free Church and Croxley Guild Sports and Social Club.

09 03 10 LC i - (07) leisure and community grants (doc)

8.

PRIORITISATION OF DISCRETIONARY AWARDS TO ALIGN WITH STRATEGY

 

To consider a recommendation to align National Non-Domestic Rate Relief and awards of discretionary grants with the Strategic Plan, National Guidance and other Council strategies.

09 03 10 LC i - (08) priorities for awards (doc)

 

SCRUTINY

9.

CHILDREN’S PLAY AREAS

 

Members have requested that officers provide a list of all Council owned and managed children’s play areas and confirmation of the children’s play areas that are managed by local Parish Councils with information on associated lease agreements with the District Council.

09 03 10 LC i - (09) childrens play areas (doc)

 

WORK PROGRAMME

10.

WORK PROGRAMME

 

To agree the Committee’s work programme for 2009/10.

09 03 10 LC i - (10) work prog (doc)

09 03 10 LC i - (10) work prog-app (doc)

11.

OTHER BUSINESS - if approved under item 3 above.

12.

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 3 and 5 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 any 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 item(s)).

1.

WILLIAM PENN LEISURE CENTRE REFURBISHMENT - PROGRESS REPORT

 

This report updates Members on completion of the refurbishment of William Penn Leisure Centre following termination of the main contractor's employment.

09 03 10 LC ii - (01) william penn (pdf)

09 03 10 LC ii - (01) william penn-app b (pdf)

2.

OTHER BUSINESS - if approved under item 3 above.