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Leisure and Community Safety Policy and Scrutiny Committee - 20 November 2013

Penn Chamber, Three Rivers House20th November 2013

NOTICE AND AGENDA

For a meeting to be held in the Penn Chamber, Three Rivers House, Rickmansworth on Wednesday 20 November 2013 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
12 November 2013

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 18 September 2013 (copies enclosed for Members of the Policy and Scrutiny Committee).

13 09 18 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 for Leisure and Community Grants from Special Connection and the Association of Abbots Langley Performing Arts Societies.  The Committee is also asked to consider one application for a Capital Grant for the Royal Voluntary Service.

13 11 20 LC i - (05) grants (doc)

6.

SOUTH OXHEY MULTISPORT AREA

 

To provide Members with further information regarding the operational costs associated with maintaining the Multi-Use Games Area (MUGA) in South Oxhey Playing Fields and recommend price increases for 2014/15.

13 11 20 LC i - (06) S Oxhey MUGA report (doc)

7.

HALF-YEARLY PERFORMANCE REPORT (2013-14) AND STRATEGIC, SERVICE AND FINANCIAL PLANNING 2014-2017

 

This report enables the Committee to monitor performance for the first six months of the current financial year and comment to the Executive Committee on the Strategic Plan, the Committee’s service plans, and the budgets to support them for the three years commencing on 1 April 2014.

13 11 20 LC i - (07) strat services and fin planning report (doc)

13 11 20 LC i - (07) strat services and fin planning perf report-app1 (doc)

13 11 20 LC i - (07) strat services and fin planning (strategic plan)-app2 (doc)

13 11 20 LC i - (07) strat services and fin planning (leisure services)-app 3 (doc)

13 11 20 LC i - (07) strat services and fin planning (community pships)-app 4 (doc)

SCRUTINY

8.

FREE GYM & FREE SWIMMING SCHEME 2013/2014

 

This report is to update members, as requested, on the usage figures for the Easter and summer 2013/2014 free gym and free swimming programme for under-19s and April to September for over-60s free swimming scheme.

13 11 20 LC i - (08) free swim and gym (doc)

WORK PROGRAMME

9.

WORK PROGRAMME

 

To agree the Committee’s work programme.

13 11 20 LC i - (09) work prog (doc)

13 11 20 LC i - (09) work prog-app (doc)

10.

OTHER BUSINESS - if approved under item 3 above.

10a   

COMMUNITY  SAFETY  2013/14 – HALF YEAR UPDATE

 

To provide members with a half year update of performance against the Community Safety Partnership Strategic Targets for 2013/14.

13 11 20 LC i - (10a) community safety half year performance report 2013-14 (doc)

11.

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 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.

SIR JAMES ALTHAM SWIMMING POOL

 

Following reports to the South Oxhey Initiative Steering Group in June 2012 and September 2013 together with the Executive Committee in June 2012 this report summarises the outcome of feasibility work into the options to replace the current Sir James Altham Swimming Pool (SJA).

2.

OTHER BUSINESS - if approved under item 3 above.