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Leisure, Wellbeing and Health Committee - 11 March 2015

Penn Chamber, Three Rivers House11th March 2015

REVISED NOTICE AND AGENDA

For a meeting to be held in the Penn Chamber, Three Rivers House, Rickmansworth, on Wednesday, 11 March 2015 at 7.30pm.

Members of the Leisure, Wellbeing and Health Committee:-

Councillors:-

Sara Bedford (Lead Member for Health)

Keith Williams (Lead Member for Leisure, Community and Wellbeing)

 

Eric Bishop

Joy Mann

 

Martin Brooks

Marie-Louise Nolan

 

Wendy Jordan

Angela Roberts

 

Heather Kenison

David Sansom

 

Chris Lloyd

Sue Stibbs

Steven Halls, Chief Executive - 3 March 2015

Lead Member Responsibilities:

Health - Herts County Council health Strategy; Health and social care provision and access; Air pollution; Cemeteries and crematorium; Food inspection and disease control; Health and safety (for Health and Safety Executive and Council staff/contractors; Licensing activities covered by the Licensing Acts; Licensing and regulatory activities outside the Licensing Acts; Noise pollution.

Leisure, Community and Wellbeing – Arts development and grants; Charging; Grant aid, including the voluntary sector and meals on wheels; Outdoor (woodlands, open spaces/grounds maintenance, play areas); Play development, schemes and rangers; Sport (pools, gyms, pitches, golf courses) and sports development; Public Health Strategy, Services for young and old people.

The Leisure, Wellbeing and Health 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 Leisure, Wellbeing and Health Committee.  Details of the procedure and the list for registering the wish to speak will be available for a short period before the meeting.

In accordance with the Openness of Local Government Bodies Regulations 2014 any matters considered under Part I business only of the meeting may be filmed, recorded, photographed, broadcast or reported via social media by any person. 

Recording and reporting the Council’s meetings is subject to the law and it is the responsibility of those doing the recording and reporting to ensure compliance. This will include the Human Rights Act, the Data Protection Act and the laws of libel and defamation.

1. APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

2. MINUTES       

To confirm as a correct record the minutes of the meeting held on 19 November 2014 (copy enclosed for members of the Committee). 

14 11 19 LW mins (doc)

3. ANY OTHER BUSINESS

Items of other business notified under Council Procedure Rule 30 to be announced, together with the special circumstances that 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.

HEALTH

5. BUDGET MONITORING – MONTH 11 (FEBRUARY 2015)

This report seeks approval to changes in the Committee’s 2014-2018 medium-term financial plan. 

15 03 11 LW i - (05) report (doc)

15 03 11 LW i - (05) appendices (xls)

6. ENVIRONMENT ACT 1995 AIR QUALITY ACTION PLAN 2015 – 2020 DRAFT FOR CONSULTATION 

This report presents for consideration a completely revised draft Air Quality Action Plan (AQAP) from the format used in previous years, to cover the period 2015 to 2020.

15 03 11 LW i - (06) report (doc)

15 03 11 LW i - (06) appendix (doc)

7. CLEAN NEIGHBOURHOOD & ENVIRONMENT ACT 2005 SECTIONS REGARDING DOGS HAVE BEEN REPEALED AND REPLACED WITH THE ANTI-SOCIAL BEHAVIOUR, CRIME & POLICING ACT 2014      

To advise Members of the relevant changes in legislation for the control of dogs in public places.

15 03 11 LW i - (07) clean neighbourhood & environment act report.doc

8. SERVICE PLANNING 2015-18

This report enables the Committee to comment on the Community Services (Environmental Protection and Environmental Health Residential Standards) service plan for the three years commencing on 1 April 2015.

15 03 11 LW i - (08) service planning report (doc)

15 03 11 LW i - (08) appendix (doc)

LEISURE, COMMUNITY AND WELLBEING

9. LEISURE, COMMUNITY AND CAPITAL GRANTS APPLICATIONS                  

The committee is asked to consider Leisure and Community Grants for Abbots Langley Players and Rickmansworth Waterways Trust as well as Capital Grants for Bedmond Sports & Social Club, Croxley Hall Woods Allotment Association and New Hope.

15 03 11 LW i - (09) grants report.doc

10. ABBOTS LANGLEY LEISURE PROJECT – SECTION 106 ALLOCATION                              

The purpose of this report is to update members on the progress of the initiatives agreed and to present the detailed implementation recommendations, in relation to the allocation of the Leavesden Section 106 funding for the Abbots Langley area. 

15 03 11 LW i - (10) abbots langley report (doc)

15 03 11 LW i - (10) appendix 1 (doc)

11. PROPOSED HERITAGE LOTTERY FUND AND SPORT ENGLAND FUNDING BIDS

The report details and recommends submitting funding bids to the Heritage Lottery Fund and Sport England.  

15 03 11 LW i - (11) report (doc)

15 03 11 LW i - (11) appendix A (pdf)

15 03 11 LW i - (11) appendix B (pdf)

15 03 11 LW i - (11) appendix C (doc)

12. SERVICE PLANNING 2015-18

This report enables the Committee to comment on the Community Services (Leisure and Landscape), Regulatory Services andCommunity Partnerships service plans for the three years commencing on 1 April 2015.

15 03 11 LW i - (12) service planning report (doc) 

15 03 11 LW i - (12) appendix 1 (doc)

15 03 11 LW i - (12) appendix 2 (doc)

15 03 11 LW i - (12) appendix 3 (doc)

WORK PROGRAMME

13. WORK PROGRAMME                                                                    

To review and make necessary changes to the Committee’s work programme.

15 03 11 LW i - (13) report (doc)

15 03 11 LW i - (13) appendix (doc)

14. OTHER BUSINESS – if approved under item 3 above.

14a. RESPONSE TO CONSULTATION BY HERTFORDSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL ON CHANGES TO BUS POLICY

The Council has been consulted by Hertfordshire County Council on proposals to reduce or withdraw funding on bus services that are currently subsidised by the County Council. The consultation can be found at Appendix 1 and online at https://consult.hertsdirect.org/bus-services/.

15 03 11 LW i - (14a) consultation with hcc on bus policy report.doc

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(s) of business on the grounds that it involves the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined under paragraphs (1 -7) 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 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 items.)

1. OTHER BUSINESS – if approved under item 3 above.