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Leisure and Community Safety Policy and Scrutiny Committee - 21 October 2008

Penn Chamber, Three Rivers House21st October 2008

NOTICE AND AGENDA

For a meeting to be held in the Penn Chamber, Three Rivers House, Rickmansworth on Tuesday, 21 October 2008 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, 9 October 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 2 September 2008 (copy enclosed for Members of the Policy and Scrutiny Committee).

08 09 02 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.

CITIZENS ADVICE BUREAU

 

For the Committee to receive a presentation on the work of the Citizens Advice Bureau over the past three years.

08 10 21 LC i - (05) cab (doc)

08 10 21 LC i - (05) cab-app a (doc)

08 10 21 LC i - (05) cab-app b (doc)

6.

LEISURE AND COMMUNITY GRANT APPLICATIONS

 

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

08 10 21 LC i - (06) leisure grants (doc)

7.

REGULATION OF INVESTIGATORY POWERS ACT 2000 – PART 1 CHAPTER 11 - ACCESS TO COMMUNICATIONS DATA – ADOPTION OF THE COUNCIL’S POLICY

 

This report sets out the proposed new Corporate Policy governing the acquisition and disclosure of Communications data.

08 10 21 LC i - (07) ripa policy comms data (doc)

08 10 21 LC i - (07) ripa policy comms data-app 1 (doc)

8.

CORPORATE ANTI-SOCIAL BEHAVIOUR POLICY

 

This report presents a new Corporate Anti-Social Behaviour Policy for approval by Council.

08 10 21 LC i - (08) corporate asb policy (doc)

9.

CHILDREN’S PLAY AREAS – UPDATE ON CAPITAL DEVELOPMENTS AND FUTURE PROPOSALS

 

The report provides Members with an update on the upgrading and refurbishment of children’s play areas over the past five years, as well as background information to assist in the decision making for the capital bids process for 2009-2010 and beyond.

08 10 21 LC i - (09) children's play areas (doc)

10.

UPDATE ON THE WORK OF THE ARBORIST TEAM AND HOW THIS HAS BEEN AFFECTED BY THE THRIVE TRANSFER

 

To outline the issues surrounding the transfer of the TRDC Housing Stock to Thrive Homes and the impact that this has had on the Arboricultural team.  Also to highlight issues with the management of Tree Preservation Orders.

08 10 21 LC i - (10) update on arborists work (doc)

11.

NATIONAL FREE SWIM SCHEME

 

To report the outcome of the expression of interest by the Council to participate in the national free swim scheme.

08 10 21 LC i - (11) free swim (doc)

 

SCRUTINY 

12.

FINANCIAL POSITION STATEMENT AND BUDGET MONITORING REPORT – SEPTEMBER (MONTH 6)

 

This report gives an update of the three-year medium-term financial plan and the position on the current year’s budget for the period ending on 30 September 2008 (circulated separately).

 

WORK PROGRAMME

13.

WORK PROGRAMME

 

To agree the Committee’s work programme for 2008/09.

08 10 21 LC i - (13) work prog (doc)

08 10 21 LC i - (13) work prog-app (doc)

14.

OTHER BUSINESS - if approved under item 3 above.

15.

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 the refurbishment of William Penn Leisure Centre.

08 10 21 LC ii - (01) wplc refurb (pdf)

2.

OTHER BUSINESS - if approved under item 3 above.