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Leisure and Community Safety Policy and Scrutiny Committee - 15 January 2014

Penn Chamber, Three Rivers House15th January 2014

NOTICE AND AGENDA

For a meeting to be held in the Penn Chamber, Three Rivers House, Rickmansworth on Wednesday 15 January 2014 at 7.30pm.

Members of the Policy and Scrutiny Committee:-

Councillors:

Steve Drury (Chairman)

Brian Norman (Vice-Chairman)

 

Tony Barton

Joy Mann

 

Paul Gordon

David Sansom

 

Chris Lloyd

Kate Turner

 

Chris Lucas

 


Steven Halls, Chief Executive, 7 January 2014

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 20 November 2013 (copies enclosed for Members of the Policy and Scrutiny Committee).

13 11 20 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.

LEISURE, COMMUNITY AND CAPITAL GRANTS APPLICATIONS



The Committee is asked to consider two funding applications. The first is a Capital Grant for Bushey Cricket Club and the second a Leisure and Community Grant for the Rickmansworth Waterways Trust.

14 01 15 LC i - (05) grants (doc)

6.

SMOKE-FREE PLAY AREAS

 

This report recommends that the Council adopts Smoke Free Play Areas in Three Rivers.

14 01 15 LC i - (06) smoke-free play areas (doc)

7.

CAPITAL EXPENDITURE PROGRAMME 2014/15 - REPLACEMENT GYM EQUIPMENT



To outline the need for investment to replace the cardiovascular gymnasium equipment at The Centre, South Oxhey and William Penn, Mill End.

14 01 15 LC i - (07) gym equipment replacement (doc)

8.

PLAY AREA CAPITAL PROGRAMME UPDATE

 

The purpose of this report is to update Members on the progress of the play area capital programme and future projects.

14 01 15 LC i - (08) play area capital prog update (doc)

14 01 15 LC i - (08) play area capital prog update-app a (ashridge plan) (pdf)

14 01 15 LC i - (08) play area capital prog update-app b (croxley green parkour) (pdf)

9.

CAPITAL INVESTMENT PRIORITIES - RANKING



To consider establishing a ranking order for the capital investment priorities reported to the Committee on 20 November 2013, for recommendation to the Executive Committee and the Council when setting the Budget for 2014/15 and succeeding years.

14 01 15 LC i - (09) capital investment priorities (doc)

10.

FEES AND CHARGES FOR LEISURE AND COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES IN 2014/2015



Following the setting of and agreement of the 2014/15 charges last year, this report is to inform Members that the increases for activities will be 3% instead of the suggested 2.6% at that time, in order to keep in line with the Council’s inflation. This report collates the charges for hire of a park, recreation ground or open space and filming, Watersmeet and the hire of outdoor sports facilities.

14 01 15 LC i - (10) fees and charges 2014-15 (doc)

11.

SIR JAMES ALTHAM MULTI USE GAMES AREA FOR LEISURE AND COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES IN 2013/2014

 

To report the outcome of the recent tender exercise on the Sir James Altham Multi-Use Games Area (MUGA) in South Oxhey.

14 01 15 LC i - (11) sja muga 2013-14 (doc)

12.

FELLING OF CEDAR TREE TO FRONT OF THREE RIVERS HOUSE AND ASSOCIATED PLANTING SCHEME



The Executive Committee on 22 July 2013 resolved to remove the westernmost of the two Cedar trees to the front of Three Rivers House subject to a number of resolutions (Minute EX18/13).  The purpose of this report is update Members and to progress each of the resolutions in turn.

14 01 15 LC i - (12) cedar tree (doc)

14 01 15 LC i - (12) cedar tree-app 1 (doc)

14 01 15 LC i - (12) cedar tree-app 2 (pdf)

13.

PROPOSED GERMAN CHRISTMAS MARKET AT THE AQUADROME, RICKMANSWORTH, DECEMBER 2014



Officers have received a request to hold a German Christmas market over 12 days from 10 December 2014 at the Aquadrome. A specific site has not been selected but the organisers are open to suggestions of where this could be held in the grounds.

14 01 15 LC i - (13) aquadrome xmas market 2014 (doc)

14.

LEAVESDEN, ABBOTS LANGLEY, BEDMOND AND LANGLEYBURY STRATEGIC LEISURE AND RECREATION FACILITIES AUDIT



This report is to inform Members of the progress made with the strategic leisure and recreation facilities review which has been undertaken by the external consultancy firm RPT Consulting.

14 01 15 LC i - (14) leisure audit report (doc)

14 01 15 LC i - (14) leisure audit report-addendum (doc)

SCRUTINY

15.

LSP FUNDED PROJECTS UPDATE

 

The report updates the Committee with regards to Three Rivers Local Strategic Partnership income, expenditure and project performance

14 01 15 LC i - (15) lsp funded projects (doc)

16.

HERTFORDSHIRE CHILD AND FAMILY POVERTY STRATEGY 2014-17 CONSULTATION



This report provides Members with a copy of the Hertfordshire Child and Family Poverty Strategy 2014-17 which is currently being consulted on by Hertfordshire County Council. It seeks Members’ views in submitting a response by the deadline of 3 February 2014.

14 01 15 Lc i - (16) child poverty draft strategy (doc)

14 01 15 Lc i - (16) child poverty draft strategy-app (pdf)

WORK PROGRAMME

17.

WORK PROGRAMME

 

To agree the Committee’s work programme.

14 01 15 LC i - (17) work prog (doc)

14 01 15 LC i - (17) work prog-app (doc)

18.

OTHER BUSINESS - if approved under item 3 above.

19.

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 Paragraph 3 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.

OTHER BUSINESS - if approved under item 3 above.