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Leisure and Community Safety Policy and Scrutiny Committee - 27 November 2007

Penn Chamber, Three Rivers House27th November 2007

NOTICE AND AGENDA

For a meeting to be held in the Penn Chamber, Three Rivers House, Rickmansworth on Tuesday, 27 November 2007 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

 

Tony Beirne, Director of Strategic Services, 16 November 2007

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 9 October 2007 (copy enclosed for Members of the Policy and Scrutiny Committee)

07 10 09 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.

 

SCRUTINY INTERNAL

5.

FINANCIAL POSITION STATEMENT & BUDGETMONITORING REPORT – SEPTEMBER 2007 (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 2007 (circulated separately).

6.

MATTERS ARISING FROM EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

 

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

07 11 27 LC i - (06) matters arising from exec (doc)

7.

STRATEGIC, SERVICE AND FINANCIAL PLANNING 2008/2011

 

The purpose of this report is to allow the Committee to receive the draft service plans and to recommend their contents to the Executive Committee.

07 11 27 LC i - (07) strategic, service and financial planning (doc)

07 11 27 LC i - (07) strategic, service and financial planning-app 2 (doc)

8.

UPDATE / EXCEPTION REPORT ON THE COMMUNITY SAFETY ACTION PLAN 2007/08 AND PROJECTS FUNDED BY THE SAFER STRONGER COMMUNITIES FUNDING (SSCF)

 

This report provides the Policy and Scrutiny Committee with a brief overview of the Community Safety Partnerships priorities for 2007/08 and the progress which has been made against the local crime reduction targets. A full action plan update is completed quarterly for the Community Safety Board and a full report will also be produced for the Leisure and Community Policy and Scrutiny Committee at the end of Quarter 4.

07 11 27 LC i - (08) 2007-08 qtr 2 update (doc)

 

POLICY/PRE-SCRUTINY

9.

LEISURE AND COMMUNITY SAFETY POLICY AND SCRUTINY COMMITTEE’S WORK PROGRAMME

 

To agree the Policy and Scrutiny Committee’s work programme.

07 11 27 LC i - (09) work prog (doc)

10.

LEAVESDEN COUNTRY PARK MANAGEMENT PLAN

 

To provide Members with more detailed cost estimates associated with various elements of the capital bid for Leavesden Country Park 2008-11 and ongoing revenue estimates.

07 11 27 LC i - (10) Leavesden country park (doc)

07 11 27 LC i - (10) Leavesden country park-app A (doc)

07 11 27 LC i - (10) Leavesden country park-app B (doc)

11.

CONSULTATION OUTCOMES FOR THE PROPOSED EASTBURY PLAY AREA

 

The purpose of this report is to update Members on the results of the recent consultation for the proposed Eastbury play area, which took place during October and November 2007.

07 11 27 LC i - (11) eastbury play area (doc)

12.

FEEDBACK ON THE SUMMER 2007 LEISURE ACTIVITIES PROGRAMME

 

The purpose of this report is to update Members on the success of the summer school holiday activity programmes operated at the leisure venues and through the Leisure Development team.

07 11 27 LC i - (12) summer 2007 leisure activity prog (doc)

13.

FEEDBACK ON THE CONSULTATION FOR THE PROPOSED SOUTH OXHEY SKATEBOARDING AREA

 

The purpose of this report is to update members on the outcomes of the consultation for the proposed skateboarding area, which took place during October 2007.

07 11 27 LC i - (13) south oxhey consultation (doc)

14.

CAPITAL GRANTS

 

For the Committee to consider capital grant applications from The Oxhey Jets Football Club and the trustees for the Henderson Hall in Abbots Langley.

To note the current position with the Croxley Green Scout Group.

07 11 27 LC i - (14) capital grant (doc)

15.

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 2007/08 revenue provision and to recommend accordingly to the Executive Committee

 

The applications to be considered for grant support are from Watford and District Mencap and from Special Connection.

07 11 27 LC i - (15) leisure grants (doc)

16.

FEES AND CHARGES FOR LEISURE ACTIVITIES AND VENUES 2008/2009

 

The Policy and Scrutiny Committee is asked to agree the fees and charges set out in Appendices A and B for leisure activities/venues for 2008/2009 and to recommend accordingly to the Executive Committee.

07 11 27 LC i - (16) fees and charges 2008-2009 (doc)

17.

OTHER BUSINESS - if approved under item 3 above.

18.

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 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.”

1.

OTHER BUSINESS – if approved under Item 3 above.