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Public Services and Health Policy and Scrutiny Committee - 14 March 2013

Penn Chamber, Three Rivers House14th March 2013

NOTICE AND AGENDA

For a meeting to be held in the Penn Chamber, Three Rivers House, Rickmansworth, on Thursday, 14 March 2013 at 7.30pm.

Members of the Committee:-

Councillors:-

Stephen Giles-Medhurst (Chairman)

Russell Smith

 

Chris Ayrton (Vice-Chairman)

Sue Stibbs

 

Leighton Dann

Len Tippen

 

Ty Harris

Brian White

 

Helen Lehrle

 

David Gardner, Director of Corporate Resources and Governance
6 March 2013

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 17 January 2013.

13 01 17 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.

COUNCILLOR CALL FOR ACTION – CHERRY HILLS, SOUTH OXHEY

 

In November 2011, this Committee considered a report concerning a petition received by the Council requesting that they “carry out their duties as a responsible local authority and cut down the overgrown amenity land in Cherry Hills, South Oxhey immediately.”  Cherry Hills is in Ashridge Ward.

The consequent report set out the Committee’s powers to deal with a matter referred by a Member under Section 21A, paragraph (c) of the Local Government Act 2000 as amended by the Local Government and Public Involvement in Health Act 2007.

The matter has again been raised by Councillor Harris of Northwick Ward.

13 03 14 PS i - (05) cherry hills (doc)

6.

REVIEW OF THE FOOD LAW ENFORCEMENT SERVICE PLAN 2011 - 2013

 

To present a review of the Food Law Enforcement Service Plan over the period 2011/12/13; to recommend strategy on the Council’s statutory duties for 2013/14 and to obtain Committee approval for the proposals.

To recommend a local Food Safety Enforcement Policy for adoption.

13 03 14 PS i - (06) food law enforcement (doc)

13 03 14 PS i - (06) food law enforcement-app 1 (doc)

13 03 14 PS i - (06) food law enforcement-app 2 (doc)

 

SCRUTINY

7.

HEALTH UPDATE

 

This report provides Members with a further update on current changes in the National Health Service (NHS) and the work of the Watford and Three Rivers Health and Wellbeing Partnership.

13 03 14 PS i - (07) march health update 2013 (doc)

8.

REVISION OF CEMETERY FEES 

 

For members to consider a request put forward by the Battlers Wells Foundation (BWF) to revise certain fees and charges throughout Three Rivers cemeteries.

13 03 14 PS i - (08) cemetery prices report (doc)

9.

FLYTIPPING INVESTIGATIONS

 

To advise members of the progress made in investigating flytips across the District.

13 03 14 PS i - (09) flytipping investigations (doc)

10.

WASTE COMPOSITIONAL ANALYSIS

 

To update Members on the Waste Compositional Analysis that was carried out in December 2012.

13 03 14 PS i - (10) waste audit report march 2013 (doc)

 

WORK PROGRAMME

11.

WORK PROGRAMME

 

To agree the Committee’s work programme.

13 03 14 PS i - (11) work prog (doc)

13 03 14 PS i - (11) work prog-app a (doc)

12.

OTHER BUSINESS – if approved under item 3 above.

13.

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.