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Public Services and Health Policy and Scrutiny Committee - 13 March 2014

Penn Chamber, Three Rivers House13th March 2014

NOTICE AND AGENDA

For a meeting to be held in the Penn Chamber, Three Rivers House, Rickmansworth, on Thursday, 13 March 2014 at 7.30pm.

Members of the Committee:-

Councillors:-

Stephen Giles-Medhurst (Chairman)

Russell Smith

 

Chris Ayrton (Vice-Chairman)

Sue Stibbs

 

Kemal Butt

Len Tippen

 

Leighton Dann

Brian White

 

Helen Lehrle

 

Steven Halls , Chief Executive
5 March 2014

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 16 January 2014.

14 01 16 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.

5.

HEALTHWATCH PRESENTATION

 

The Committee will receive a presentation from Sarah Wren, the Chairman of Healthwatch Hertfordshire and consider any feedback on the priorities for Healthwatch for Three Rivers.

14 03 13 PS i - (05) healthwatch (doc)


 

POLICY

6.

UPDATE REPORT ON INTRODUCTION OF DOG CONTROL ORDERS AT CHORLEYWOOD HOUSE ESTATE AND CHORLEYWOOD COMMON UNDER THE CLEAN NEIGHBOURHOODS AND ENVIRONMENT ACT 2005

 

To report on the outcome of further public consultation on the introduction of dog control measures at Chorleywood House Estate and Chorleywood Common.

14 03 13 PS i - (06) dog control (doc)

14 03 13 PS i - (06) dog control pro forma-app a (doc)

 

SCRUTINY

7.

HEALTH SCRUTINY , PUBLIC HEALTH AND HEALTH PRIORITIES

 

This report updates Members on recent Health Scrutiny activity at Hertfordshire County Council and provides information on the new Hertfordshire Public Health Strategy.  It also seeks Members’ views on the future priorities of the Watford and Three Rivers Health and Wellbeing Partnership.

14 03 13 PS i - (07) health scrutiny (doc)

14 03 13 PS i - (07) health scrutiny-app 2 (pdf)

14 03 13 PS i - (07) health scrutiny-app 3 (pdf)

8.

ENVIRONMENT ACT 1995 (PART IV)

LOCAL AIR QUALITY MANAGEMENT - THE 2013 PROGRESS REPORT TO DEFRA

REVOCATION OF AIR QUALITY MANAGEMENT AREAS

 

This report details the outcome of the 2013 air quality management progress report to DEFRA, their comments and the further actions required. It also recommends the revocation of four air quality management areas associated with the M25.

14 03 13 PS i - (08) air quality (doc)

9.

UPDATE ON REFUSE AND RECYCLING CHANGES

 

To update Members on progress made with the new Service changes, including recommending a reprocessor for the sale of recyclate and to recommend a supplier for the kerbside food pods.  To also agree Christmas collection arrangements for 2014.

14 03 13 PS i - (09) refuse and recycling update (doc)

 

WORK PROGRAMME

10.

WORK PROGRAMME

 

To agree the Committee’s work programme.

14 03 13 PS i - (10) work prog (doc)

14 03 13 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 (1-7) 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.