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Policy and Resources Committee - 7 November 2017

Penn Chamber, Three Rivers House07th November 2017

NOTICE AND AGENDA

 

For a meeting to be held in the Penn Chamber, Three Rivers House, Rickmansworth, on Tuesday 7 November 2017 at 7.30pm.

 

Members of the Policy and Resources Committee:-

 

Councillors Sara Bedford (Chairman)

Chris Lloyd (Vice-Chairman) (Leisure, Wellbeing and Health)

 

 

Rupert Barnes

Matthew Bedford (Resources and Shared Services)

Alex Hayward

Paula Hiscocks

Angela Killick

 

 

Phil Brading (Public Services)

David Sansom

 

 

Stephen Cox

Alison Scarth (Health)

 

 

Stephen Giles-Medhurst (Economic Development, Sustainability and Transport)

Roger Seabourne (Community Safety)

Martin Trevett (Housing, Planning and Strategic Schemes)

 

 

Reena Ranger

 

 

       

 

                                                                                                              Steven Halls, Chief Executive

                                                                                                                                27 October 2017

The Policy and Resources 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 Resources 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

 

  1. MINUTES

To confirm as a correct record the minutes of the meeting held on 4 September 2017 and the extraordinary meetings held on 5 October and 17 October 2017 (circulated separately).

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  1. NOTICE OF 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.

 

  1. DECLARATION OF INTERESTS

To receive any declarations of interest.

 

POLICY

5. JAPANESE KNOTWEED POLICY

This report seeks agreement of a Japanese Knotweed Policy.  Report to be Deferred.

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6. SHEPHERD SCHOOL PUBLIC SPACES PROTECTION ORDER

To receive the consultation findings from the Shepherd School Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) and to recommend to full Council, the implementation of a PSPO in the area for a period of two years.

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7. LOCAL COUNCIL TAX REDUCTION SCHEME (LCTR)

In April 2013, as part of the national welfare reform, the government changed the way financial support for council tax was managed. This meant the national council tax benefit system, which helped people with a low income meet their council tax obligations, was replaced by new local council tax reduction schemes designed, administrated and managed by Local Authorities.

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8.  THE CENTRE - LEISURE MANAGEMENT CONTRACT

this report seeks authority to the appropriation of the land at the Leisure Centre and open space, Gosforth Lane, South Oxhey.

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RESOURCES

9. BUDGET MONITORING – MONTH 6 (September 2017)

Budget monitoring report is a key tool in scrutinising the Council’s financial performance. It is designed to provide an overview to all relevant stakeholders. It is essential that the council monitors its budgets throughout the year to ensure that it is meeting its strategic objectives and that corrective action is taken where necessary.

This report seeks approval to a change in the Committee’s 2017 - 2020 medium-term revenue financial plan. The report shows the Council’s overall consolidated medium term financial plan for both revenue and capital.

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WORK PROGRAMME

10. WORK PROGRAMME

To agree the Committee’s work programme.

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11. OTHER BUSINESS

To agree the Committee’s work programme.

 

12. 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 1 to 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.