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Public Services and Health Policy and Scrutiny Committee - 13 March 2008

Penn Chamber, Three Rivers House13th March 2008

NOTICE AND AGENDA

For a meeting to be held in the Penn Chamber, Three Rivers House, Rickmansworth, on Thursday, 13 March 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

 

Steven Halls, Chief Executive
5 March 2008

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, 14 February 2008 (copies enclosed for Members of the Policy and Scrutiny Committee).

08 02 14 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.

COMMERCIAL WASTE RECYCLING

 

To receive a oral report.

6.

ENVIRONMENT ACT 1995 – DRAFT AIR QUALITY ACTION PLAN (AQAP) – RESULTS OF CONSULTATION

 

The consultation period for the draft AQAP ended on 31 December 2007. The report collates the responses.

08 03 13 PS i - (06) air quality action plan (doc)

08 03 13 PS i - (06) air quality action plan app2 (pdf)

7.

WORK PROGRAMME

 

To agree the Committee’s work programme.

08 03 13 PS i - (07) work prog (doc)

08 03 13 PS i - (07) work prog-app (doc)

 

SCRUTINY

8.

AMENDED COMMERCIAL WASTE CHARGES 2008-2011

 

This report seeks urgent approval for amendment to the recently agreed fees & charges in respect of commercial waste for 2008 to 2011, due to take effect from 01 April 2008

08 03 13 PS i - (08) commercial waste (doc)

9.

EXCLUSION OF PRESS AND PUBLIC

 

“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 3 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.

GROUNDS AND ENVIRONMENTAL MAINTENANCE CONTRACTS – IN-HOUSE BID

 

This report seeks approval for the proposed in-house bid for the Grounds and Environmental Maintenance contracts which take effect from 01 July 2009.

2.

OTHER BUSINESS - if approved under item 3.