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Leisure and Community Safety Policy and Scrutiny Committee - 12 February 2008

NOTICE AND AGENDA

For a meeting to be held in the Dickinson Room, Three Rivers House, Rickmansworth on Tuesday, 12 February 2008 at 7.30pm.

Members of the Policy and Scrutiny Committee:-

Councillors:-

Steve Drury (Chairman)

    

Susan Bartrick (Vice Chairman)

 

Tony Barton

 

Phil Redshaw

 

Mary Connolly

 

Alison Scarth

 

Richard Laval

 

Len Tippen

 

Keith Peutherer

   

Steven Halls, Chief Executive, 4 February 2008

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 15 January 2008 (copy enclosed for Members of the Policy and Scrutiny Committee).

08 01 15 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.

WORK PROGRAMME

 

To agree the Committee’s work programme.

08 02 12 LC i - (05) work prog (doc)

08 02 12 LC i - (05) work prog app (doc)

6. 

REVISIONS TO PARK RANGER POST AT LEAVESDEN COUNTRY PARK

 

Executive Committee on the 7 January approved expenditure for the appointment of a part-time post of Park Ranger at the Leavesden Country Park. It was agreed that the revenue costs associated with this post were to be spent from the Section 106 reserve for the site. Members of this Committee on 15 January requested a further report on the financial implications associated with the post being made full-time, and that a revised Job Description and amended projections for the Section106 money be reported to their next meeting.

08 02 12 LC i - (06) park ranger lcp (doc)

08 02 12 LC i - (06) park ranger lcp jd (doc)

7.

CAPITAL GRANT APPLICATION, CROXLEY TENNIS CLUB

 

To consider a capital grant application for the Croxley Tennis Club.

08 02 12 LC i - (07) capital grants (doc)

8.

FEES AND CHARGES FOR FOOTBALL PITCH HIRE

 

The purpose of this report is to provide Members with a comparison of the fees and charges for hiring an adult football pitch in the Three Rivers District with those charged by other neighbouring Local Authorities.

08 02 12 LC i - (08) fees and charges football pitches (doc)

9.

HERTFORDSHIRE DRAFT SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITY STRATEGY

 

Hertfordshire Forward, the County Strategic Partnership has issued its draft Sustainable Community Strategy, ”Hertfordshire 2021 – A brighter Future” for consultation. This report provides members with officers’ analysis and comments on the draft for recommendation to the Executive Committee.

08 02 12 LC i - (09) herts draft sust comm strategy (doc)

08 02 12 LC i - (09) herts draft sust comm strategy app (pdf)

 

SCRUTINY

10. 

MATTERS ARISING FROM THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

 

To report on matters arising from the Executive Committee that are within the remit of the Policy and Scrutiny Committee.

08 02 12 LC i - (10) matters arising from exec (doc)

11.

WATERSMEET PROGRESS REPORT

 

This report updates Members on the performance of Watersmeet’s 2007 pantomime. It also describes recent and planned improvements in service.

08 02 12 LC i - (11) watersmeet (doc)

12. 

SERVICE PLAN 2007/10 MONITORING AND REPORTING FRAMEWORK

 

The purpose of reporting the service plan to the Committee is to enable Members to monitor ongoing performance up to the end of Quarter 3 against a range of issues and to question the Head of Service on these and other service related matters.

08 02 12 LC i - (12) service plan (doc)

08 02 12 LC i - (12) service plan-app a (doc)

13.

OTHER BUSINESS - if approved under item 3 above.

14.

EXCLUSION OF PRESS AND PUBLIC

 

If any 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). 

“that under Section 100A of the Local Government Act 1972 the press and public be excluded from the meeting for the following items of business on the grounds that they involve the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined under paragraphs (1 to 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.”

1.

OTHER BUSINESS – if approved under Item 3 above.