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Public Services and Health Policy and Scrutiny Committee - 11 June 2009

Penn Chamber, Three Rivers House11th June 2009

NOTICE AND AGENDA

For a meeting to be held in the Penn Chamber, Three Rivers House, Rickmansworth, on Thursday, 11 June 2009 at 7.30pm.

Members of the Committee:-

Councillors:-

Stephen Giles-Medhurst (Chairman)

Phil Redshaw

 

Barbara Green (Vice-Chairman)

Russell Smith

 

Kemal Butt

Kate Turner

 

Leighton Dann

Brian White

 

Joy Mann

 

 

David Gardner, Director of Corporate Resources and Governance
2 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 Thursday 12 March 2009 (copies enclosed for Members of the Policy and Scrutiny Committee).

09 03 12 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.

 

POLICY

5.

WOODCOCK HILL CEMETERY

 

To provide members with further details on the proposals for benches in Woodcock Hill Cemetery, together with a Management Plan for the woodland section in Woodcock Hill Cemetery.

09 06 11 PS i - (05) woodcock hill cemetery (doc)

09 06 11 PS i - (05) woodcock hill management plan-app a (doc)

09 06 11 PS i - (05) woodland burial site (pdf)

6.

EAST LANE CEMETERY

 

To advise Members of the status of East Lane Cemetery and propose applying for a faculty for work in the northern side.

09 06 11 PS i - (06) east lane cemetery (doc)

09 06 11 PS i - (06) east lane cemetery-app a (doc)

09 06 11 PS i - (06) east lane cemetery-app b (pdf)

09 06 11 PS i - (06) east lane cemetery-app c (pdf)

09 06 11 PS i - (06) east lane cemetery-app d (doc)

 

SCRUTINY

7.

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).

8.

SERVICE PLAN 2008/11 MONITORING AND REPORTING FRAMEWORK

 

The purpose of reporting the Service Plan to the Committee is to enable Members to monitor ongoing performance up to the year end against a range of issues and to question the Heads of Service on these and other service related matters.

(a) Environmental Protection

09 06 11 PS i - (8a) env prot service plan monitoring and reporting (doc)

09 06 11 PS i - (8a) env prot service plan monitoring and reporting-app a (doc)

(b) Environmental Health

09 06 11 PS i - (8b) env health service plan monitoring and reporting (doc)

09 06 11 PS i - (8b) env health service plan monitoring and reporting-app a (doc)

9.

COMMUNITY TOILETS - UPDATE

 

This report provides an update on the progress to date of the Community Toilets scheme and related initiatives.  Members asked for a further report to be submitted following the report in October 2008 (Minute PH.PP38/08).

09 06 11 PS i - (09) community toilets (doc)

10.

ANNUAL REVIEW OF THE FOOD LAW AND HEALTH AND SAFETY LAW ENFORCEMENT SERVICE PLANS

 

To review the 2008/09 Food Law and Health and Safety Law Enforcement Service Plans; to recommend strategy on the Council’s statutory duties for 2009/10 and to obtain Committee approval for the proposals.

09 06 11 PS i - (10) fhsl plans 2009-10 (doc)

09 06 11 PS i - (10) fhsl plans 2009-10-app 1 (doc)

09 06 11 PS i - (10) fhsl plans 2009-10-app 2 (doc)

09 06 11 PS i - (10) fhsl plans 2009-10-app 3 (doc)

11.

FOOD STANDARDS AGENCY AUDIT – PROGRESS AGAINST ACTION PLAN

 

To advise Members on progress against the Action Plan of improvements agreed with the Food Standards Agency in respect of the food service.

09 06 11 PS i - (11) fsa update june 09 (doc)

12.

ABANDONED VEHICLE FEES AND CHARGES

 

To review the abandoned vehicle charges, following the award of a new Hertfordshire Consortium Contract.

09 06 11 PS i - (12) abandoned vehicle charges (doc)

13.

CHARGES FOR BULK DOMESTIC WASTE BINS

 

To advise Members of a complaint made regarding the charging for bulk domestic waste bins and to therefore recommend removing these charges.

09 06 11 PS i - (13) bulk bin charges (doc)

14.

COMMUNITY CALL FOR ACTION – REQUEST FOR A POST BOX

 

To note the meeting notes from the meeting held on 29 April 2009 to discuss the location of the Royal Mail posting box in Ovaltine Drive, Kings Langley.

09 06 11 PS i - (14) 09 04 29 royal mail meeting re post box (doc)

15.

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 11 PS i - (15) policy reports (doc)

09 06 11 PS i - (15) policy reports-app 1 (doc)

16.

PERFORMANCE INDICATORS FOR POST DELIVERIES

 

To receive an oral update.

 

WORK PROGRAMME

17.

WORK PROGRAMME

 

To agree the Committee’s work programme.

09 06 11 PS i - (17) work prog (doc)

09 06 11 PS i - (17) work prog-app a (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(s) 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 item(s).

1.

OTHER BUSINESS - if approved under item 3.