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Policy and Resources Committee - 8 November 2016

Penn Chamber, Three Rivers House08th November 2016

NOTICE AND AGENDA

 For a meeting to be held in the Penn Chamber, Three Rivers House, Rickmansworth, on Tuesday 8 November 2016 at 7.30pm.

 

Members of the Policy and Resources Committee:-

Councillors Sara Bedford (Chairman), Phil Brading (Vice-Chairman) (Public Services)

Rupert Barnes

Matthew Bedford (Resources and Shared Services)

Alex Hayward

Paula Hiscocks

Kemal Butt

Chris Lloyd (Leisure, Community and Wellbeing)

Stephen Cox

Ralph Sangster

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

David Sansom

Alison Scarth (Health)

Ty Harris

 

Roger Seabourne (Community Safety)

Martin Trevett (Housing, Planning and Strategic Schemes)

 

                                                                                                         Steven Halls, Chief Executive
31 October 2016

                                                                                                                    

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

 

2. MINUTES

To confirm as a correct record the minutes of the meeting held on 6 October 2016.

16 10 06 PR mins

 

3. 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.

 

4. DECLARATION OF INTERESTS

To receive any declarations of interest.

 

POLICY

 

5. SERVICE PRESENTATIONS – LEGAL, COMMITTEE, CUSTOMER SERVICE CENTRE AND REVENUE AND BENEFITS

 

6. INVESTMENT IN PROPERTY – WVRS BUSINESS CASE    

Members will recall during the September P&R meeting the Investment in Property opportunity specifically aimed at the WRVS site. This report outlines the business case that is required for this meeting.

16 11 08 PR i (06) Property WVRS business case report

Appendix A WVRS business case

Appendix B

 

7. TEMPORARY ACCOMMODATION PLACEMENT POLICY    

It has become increasingly necessary to acquire property out of the District to fulfil the Council’s duty to homeless households. The objective of this report is to present a policy for the placement of homeless households in temporary accommodation. The policy sets out to ensure the Council meets its statutory obligations and in particular the criteria used when considering out of district placements.

16 11 08 PR i (07) PR TA Placement Policy Oct 16

 

8. DRAFT CALENDAR OF MEETINGS 2017/18

To consider the draft Calendar of Meetings for the Local Government Year 2017/2018.

16 11 08 PR i (08) calendar of meetings report

Appendix A - draft calendar of meetings 2017-2018

 

RESOURCES

9. DISCRETIONARY RATES RELIEF APPEAL – ASCEND  

To consider an appeal against the award of discretionary rate relief.

16 11 08 PR i (09) Disc Rates Relief Appeal for Ascend

16 11 08 PR i (09,10,11) Appendix 1

 16-11-08-pr-i-09-appendices-2-4

 

10.  DISCRETIONARY RATES RELIEF APPEAL - RICKMANSWORTH SPORTS CLUB  

To consider an appeal against the award of discretionary rate relief.

16 11 08 PR i (10) Disc Rates Relief Appeal for Rickmansworth Sports Club

16 11 08 PR i (09,10,11) Appendix 1

16-11-08-pr-i-10-appendices-2-4

 

11. DISCRETIONARY RATES RELIEF APPEAL -  RICKMANSWORTH SAILING CLUB

To consider an appeal against the award of discretionary rate relief.

16 11 08 PR i (11) Disc Rates Relief Appeal for Rickmansworth Sailing Club

16 11 08 PR i (09,10,11) Appendix 1

 

 

 

WORK PROGRAMME

 

12. WORK PROGRAMME

To agree the Committee’s work programme.

16 11 08 PR i (12) work prog report

16 11 08 PR i (12) work prog-app

 

13. OTHER BUSINESS - if approved under item 3 above.

 

14. 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 1 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.