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Public Services and Health Policy and Scrutiny Committee - 10 January 2008

NOTICE AND AGENDA

For a meeting to be held in the Penn Chamber, Three Rivers House, Rickmansworth, on Thursday, 10 January 2008 at 7.30pm.

Members of the Committee:-

Councillors:- Stephen Giles-Medhurst (Chairman) Joy Mann
  Barbara Green (Vice-Chairman) Brian Norman
  Kemal Butt Russell Smith
  Leighton Dann Brian White
  David Lake  

Tony Beirne, Director of Strategic Services

20 December 2007

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 Thursday, 29 November 2007 (copies enclosed for Members of the Policy and Scrutiny Committee).

07 11 29 PS 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.

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

 

To receive any declarations of interest.

 

SCRUTINY INTERNAL

5.

FINANCIAL POSITION STATEMENT & BUDGET MONITORING REPORT – NOVEMBER 2007 (MONTH 8)

 

This report gives an update of the three- year medium-term financial plan and the position on the current year’s budget for the period ending on 25 November 2007 (circulated separately).

6.

CAPITAL PURCHASE OF WHEELED BINS

 

To advise members of the need for the urgent procurement of wheeled bins, utilising capital underspends in 2007/08.

08 01 10 PS i - (06) wheeled bins (doc)

7.

CEMETERY DATABASE

 

To advise members of the benefits of purchasing a cemetery database.

08 01 10 PS i - (07) cemetery database (doc)

8.

PRIORITIES FOR CAPITAL EXPENDITURE 2008-2011

 

The purpose of this report is to allow the Committee to recommend to the Executive Committee its priorities for capital expenditure.

08 01 10 PS i - (08) capital prioritisation (doc)

08 01 10 PS i - (08) capital priorities - psh (xls)

9.

PRIORITIES FOR REVENUE EXPENDITURE 2008-2011

 

The purpose of this report is to allow the Committee to recommend to the Executive Committee its priorities for revenue expenditure.

08 01 10 PS i - (09) revenue expenditure 08-11 (doc)

08 01 10 PS i - (09) revenue growth bids-app 2 (doc)

10. 

WORK PROGRAMME

 

To agree the Committee’s work programme.

08 01 10 PS i - (10) work prog (doc)

 

POLICY/PRE SCRUTINY

11.

REDUCING 14 DAY TARGET FOR FIRST PEST CONTROL APPOINTMENT TO 7 DAYS

 

To report on the implications of reducing the current 14 day target for a first pest control appointment to 7 days and achieving this target 98% of the time in line with all other Environmental Health Performance targets and to advise on resource implications to achieve this.

08 01 10 PS i - (11) reducing pest control (doc)

12.

NEW ENVIRONMENTAL MAINTENANCE AND GROUNDS MAINTENANCE CONTRACT SPECIFICATIONS

 

To outline various options that the Council may wish to consider including within the next Environmental and Grounds Maintenance Contracts.

08 01 10 PS i - (12) pspp contracts (doc)

08 01 10 PS i - (12) pspp contracts proj plan (xls)

13.

EXCLUSION OF PRESS AND PUBLIC

 

If any 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) and 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 items of business on the grounds that they involve 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.”

1.

OTHER BUSINESS - if approved under item 3.