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Public Services and Health Policy and Scrutiny Committee - 12 March 2009

Penn Chamber, Three Rivers House12th March 2009

NOTICE AND AGENDA

For a meeting to be held in the Penn Chamber, Three Rivers House, Rickmansworth, on Thursday, 12 March 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
4 March 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, 5 February 2009 (copies enclosed for Members of the Policy and Scrutiny Committee).

09 02 05 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.

VEHICLE MAINTENANCE CONTRACT

 

This is a revised report which provides information requested by the Committee at the 5 February 2009 meeting.

09 03 12 PS i - (05) vehicle maint contract (doc)

09 03 12 PS i - (05) veh maint contract-app (doc)

6.

THREE RIVERS CEMETERIES

 

To provide Members with an update on the memorial safety testing in Chorleywood Road cemetery, together with a Management Plan for the woodland section in Woodcock Hill Cemetery and revised Rules and Regulations for both cemeteries.

09 03 12 PS i - (06) three rivers cemeteries (doc)

09 03 12 PS i - (06) three rivers cemeteries-app (regulations) (doc)

09 03 12 PS i - (06) three rivers cemeteries-app (woodcock hill burial site) (doc)

09 03 12 PS i - (06) three rivers cemeteries-app (woodcock hill burial site-trees) (pdf)

 

SCRUTINY

7.

FOOD STANDARDS AGENCY AUDIT – PROGRESS AGAINST THE 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 03 12 PS i - (07) FSA update (doc)

8.

COMMUNITY CALL FOR ACTION – REQUEST FOR A POST BOX

 

To note the letter sent to Royal Mail regarding the request for a Post Box.  An oral update will be provided at the meeting.

09 03 12 PS i - (08) 2009 02 18 letter to royal mail (doc)

9.

PERFORMANCE INDICATORS FOR POST DELIVERIES

 

To receive an oral update.

 

WORK PROGRAMME

10.

WORK PROGRAMME

 

To agree the Committee’s work programme.

09 03 12 PS i - (10) work prog (doc)

09 03 12 PS i - (10) work prog-app a (doc)

11.

OTHER BUSINESS – if approved under item 3 above.

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(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.