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Leisure and Community Safety Policy and Scrutiny Committee - 9 June 2009

Penn Chamber, Three Rivers House09th June 2009

NOTICE AND AGENDA

For a meeting to be held in the Penn Chamber, Three Rivers House, Rickmansworth on Tuesday, 9 June 2009 at 7.30pm.

Members of the Policy and Scrutiny Committee:-

Councillors:-

Steve Drury (Chairman)

Mary Connolly (Vice-Chairman)

 

Tony Barton

Peter Ray

 

Brian Norman

Phil Redshaw

 

Keith Peutherer

Russell Smith

 

One vacancy

 

David Gardner, Director of Corporate Resources and Governance, 1 June 2009

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 10 March 2009 (copy enclosed for Members of the Policy and Scrutiny Committee).

09 03 10 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.

HERTS COMMUNITY MEALS SERVICE

 

To provide the Committee with information on the Herts Community Meals service as requested at the March meeting.

09 06 09 LC i - (05) meals on wheels (doc)

6.

LEISURE FACILITIES MANAGEMENT CONTRACT – HERTSMERE LEISURE PRESENTATION

 

This report introduces a presentation by Hertsmere Leisure Trust on their plans for 2009/10.

09 06 09 LC i - (06) hertsmere leisure (doc)

7.

LEISURE AND COMMUNITY GRANT APPLICATIONS

 

The Committee is asked to consider the first round of applications from groups and organisations for grant support from the Leisure and Community Grants 2009/10 revenue budget.

09 06 09 LC i - (07) revenue grants (doc)

8.

PLAYBUILDER, BARTON WAY PLAY AREA, ADULT OUTDOOR GYM AND DESIGN FOR PLAY: A GUIDE TO CREATING SUCCESSFUL PLAY SPACES

 

The purpose of this report is to inform Members of the project plan for Barton Way play space and adult outdoor gym as well as to provide a summary of the new guidance (design for play: a guide to creating successful play spaces) issued by the Department for Children, Schools and Families as part of Playbuilder.

09 06 09 LC i - (08) design for play and barton way (doc)

9.

PROPOSED TRANSFER OF OAKLANDS AVENUE PLAY AREA AND PUBLIC OPEN SPACE, OXHEY

 

To request Members approval to transfer ownership of Oaklands Avenue play area and public open space, Oxhey, from the developers Taylor Wimpey to the Council, to sustain the future provision and maintenance of the new community asset, as per the signed Section 106 agreement.

09 06 09 LC i - (09) oaklands avenue (doc)

09 06 09 LC i - (09) oaklands avenue-app 1 (pdf)

 

SCRUTINY

10.

EROSION AND RECREATIONAL ISSUES AT BATCHWORTH LAKE, RICKMANSWORTH AQUADROME

 

It has long been known that erosion has been a problem at Batchworth Lake in particular.  Recently there have been attempts to reduce the level of erosion through the establishment of emergent vegetation and reed beds. This has been successful only in part and as a result officers have sought an independent assessment of the site.

09 06 09 LC i - (10) aquadrome erosion (doc)

09 06 09 LC i - (10) aquadrome erosion-app 1 (pdf)

11.

COMMUNITY SAFETY ACTION PLAN 2008/09 – QUARTER 4/END OF YEAR REPORT

 

To provide the Committee with an update of the Community Safety Action Plan for 2008/09 at the end of quarter 4.

09 06 09 LC i - (11) comm safety action plan q4 (doc)

12.

LEISURE AND COMMUNITY SERVICE PLAN 2008/11 - MONITORING AND REPORTING FRAMEWORK - 2008/09 YEAR END REVIEW

 

The purpose of reporting the Service Plan to the Policy and Scrutiny Committees is to enable Members to monitor ongoing performance against a range of issues and to question the Head of Service on these and other service related matters.

09 06 09 LC i - (12) leisure and community service plan (doc)

13.

REPORTS ON POLICY MATTERS – PROGRESS TOWARDS IDENTIFIED 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.

09 06 09 LC i - (13) policy reports (doc)

09 06 09 LC i - (13) policy reports-app 1 (doc)

14.

WOODSIDE LEISURE CENTRE

 

To provide usage information of the Woodside Leisure Centre by Three Rivers residents.

09 06 09 LC i - (14) woodside leisure centre (doc)

15.

THE AQUADROME FORUM

 

To receive the minutes of the first meeting of the Aquadrome Forum held on 20 May 2009 and to note its membership and terms of reference.

09 06 09 LC i - (15) AF mins (doc)

16.

BUDGET MONITORING REPORT – FEBRUARY 2009 (MONTH 11)

 

This report seeks approval to changes in the approved medium-term financial plan based on information contained in the Financial Position Statement for the period ending on 25 February (Month 11) (circulated separately).

 

WORK PROGRAMME

17.

WORK PROGRAMME

 

To agree the Committee’s work programme.

09 06 09 LC i - (17) work prog (doc)

09 06 09 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 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

 

This report updates Members on the refurbishment of William Penn Leisure Centre.

09 06 09 LC ii - (01) wplc refurb (pdf)

2.

OTHER BUSINESS - if approved under item 3 above.