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Leisure and Community Safety Policy and Scrutiny Committee - 27 September 2011

Penn Chamber, Three Rivers House27th September 2011

NOTICE AND AGENDA

For a meeting to be held in the Penn Chamber, Three Rivers House, Rickmansworth on Tuesday, 27 September 2011 at 7.30pm.

Members of the Policy and Scrutiny Committee:-

Councillors:-

Steve Drury (Chairman)

Brian Norman (Vice-Chairman)

 

Tony Barton

Joy Mann

 

Paul Gordon

James May

 

Chris Lloyd

Kate Turner

 

Chris Lucas

 

David Gardner, Director of Corporate Resources and Governance
15 September 2011

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 12 July 2011 (copies enclosed for Members of the Policy and Scrutiny Committee).

11 07 12 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.

5.

SCOTSBRIDGE ARTIFICIAL ALL-WEATHER SPORTS PITCH – RICKMANSWORTH HOCKEY CLUB PRESENTATION

 

This report introduces a presentation by Rickmansworth Hockey Club on their proposal to install an artificial all-weather sports pitch at Scotsbridge playing fields.

11 09 27 LC i - (05) scotsbridge sports pitch rpt (doc)

 

POLICY

6.

LEISURE, COMMUNITY AND CAPITAL GRANT APPLICATIONS

 

The Committee is asked to consider applications for grant support from the Leisure and Community Grants and Capital Grants 2011/12 budgets, from Watford & District YMCA, Watford Mencap, Rickmansworth Waterways Trust, and Mill End Football Club; and to reconsider an application from GirlAbout.

11 09 27 LC i - (06) grants (doc)

7.

SERVICE LEVEL AGREEMENT APPLICATIONS

 

The Committee is asked to consider applications for grant support through three-year Service Level Agreements (SLAs) from the Leisure and Community Grants budgets from Abbots Langley Youth Project and Special Connection.

11 09 27 LC i - (07) grant sla (doc)

8.

PLAY AREA CAPITAL PROGRAMME 2011/12 AND FUTURE CAPITAL PROJECTS

 

The purpose of this report is to update members on the 2011/12 capital programme as well as proposals for future capital projects.

11 09 27 LC i - (08) play areas capital programme (doc)

 

SCRUTINY

9.

SOUTH OXHEY BLACK MINORITY ETHNIC FOCUS GROUP DE-BRIEF

 

The purpose of the report is to update Members on the Black Minority Ethnic (BME) focus group research, held in South Oxhey.

11 09 27 LC i - (09) south oxhey (doc)

11 09 27 LC i - (09) bme rpt 2010(1)-app a (doc)

10.

THREE RIVERS LOCAL STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP PERFORMANCE REWARD GRANT PROGRESS REPORT

 

The report updates the Committee with regards to progress of the Three Rivers Local Strategic Partnership (LSP) Performance Reward Grant (PRG) allocation, expenditure and project performance.

11 09 27 LC i - (10) lsp prg (doc)

11.

LEISURE DEVELOPMENT WORK PROGRAMME UPDATE

 

The report is to keep members up to date with the key projects and services of the Leisure Development team and to feedback on the successes of this years school holiday children’s activities and community events programme.

11 09 27 LC i - (11) leisure work programme (doc)

12.

FREE AND DISCOUNTED SWIMMING CAMPAIGN, 2011/12 SCHEME

 

To update Members on the Council’s 2011-12 free and discounted swimming campaigns.

11 09 27 LC i - (12) free swim (doc)

13.

LEISURE, COMMUNITY AND CAPITAL GRANT AWARDS 2010/11

 

To report to Members on discretionary grants awarded during 2010/11.

11 09 27 LC i - (13) grants 2010-11 (doc)

14.

POLICY REPORTS – FEEDBACK ON ONE-YEAR PERFORMANCE TARGETS

 

To facilitate the exercise by Policy and Scrutiny Committees of their function of scrutinising performance in achieving performance targets identified in reports made to committee.

11 09 27 LC i - (14) policy reports (doc)

11 09 27 LC i - (14) policy reports-app 1 (doc)

15.

TIME OF FUTURE COMMITTEE MEETING

 

The following item, raised by Councillor Chris Lloyd, has been accepted by the Chairman for inclusion on the agenda: 

“That the Committee considers whether to change the starting time of its next meeting on 1 November 2011 from 7.30pm to 5pm.”

 

WORK PROGRAMME

16.

WORK PROGRAMME

 

To agree the Committee’s work programme.

11 09 27 LC i - (16) work prog (doc)

11 09 27 LC i - (16) work prog-app (doc)

17.

OTHER BUSINESS - if approved under item 3 above.

18.

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 2 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.

LEISURE MANAGEMENT CONTRACT EXTENSION AND PARTNERSHIP BOARD

 

To consider a proposal from Hertsmere Leisure Trust to extend the Leisure Facilities Management contract from 31 December 2015 to 31 March 2018, and to consider the establishment of a Partnership Board to oversee the contract.

2.

OTHER BUSINESS - if approved under item 3 above.