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Public Services and Health Policy and Scrutiny Committee - 20 January 2010

Penn Chamber, Three Rivers House20th January 2010

This meeting was originally scheduled for Thursday 7 January 2010 but was postponed due to severe weather conditions

NOTICE AND AGENDA

For a meeting to be held in the Penn Chamber, Three Rivers House, Rickmansworth, on Wednesday, 20 January 2010 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
23 December 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 November 2009, (copies enclosed for Members of the Policy and Scrutiny Committee).

09 11 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.

 

SCRUTINY

5.

BUDGET MONITORING REPORT – (MONTH 7)

 

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 October 2009 (Month 5). (circulated separately)

6.

WASTE VEHICLES LIVERY AND FLEXIBLE ADVERTISING SIGNAGE

 

To receive a presentation on the first batch of advertising panels and the potential for further development of the system.

7.

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.

8.

ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH OUT OF HOURS SERVICE STATISTICS

 

To advise Members on further information on deleting the out of hours emergency standby service and the usage of the system.

10 01 07 PS i - (08) standby (doc)

9.

PRIVATE SECTOR STOCK CONDITION SURVEY

 

To advise Members on whether joint procurement, with another authority, of the Stock Condition Survey is possible and also whether the cost of such a survey could be phased over two years.

10 01 07 PS i - (09) stock condition survey (doc)

10.

BAGS FOR LIFE

 

To update Members on the bags for life scheme.

10 01 07 PS i - (10) bags for life (doc)

11.

WEED-SPRAYING

 

To advise members of the Council’s legal view with respect to the responsibility for weed-spraying on highways.

10 01 07 PS i - (11) weedspraying (doc)

12.

CAMPAIGN TO PROTECT RURAL ENGLAND (CPRE) LITTERBUGS REPORT

 

To update Members on the litter enforcement carried out by the Council.

10 01 07 PS i - (12) litterbugs (doc)

13.

REAL TIME CREW REPORTING

 

To advise Members of the success of the Live Track Real Time Reporting System.

10 01 07 PS i - (13) real time crew reporting (doc)

 

WORK PROGRAMME

14.

WORK PROGRAMME

 

To agree the Committee’s work programme.

10 01 07 PS i - (14) work prog (doc)

10 01 07 PS i - (14) work prog-app a (doc)

15.

OTHER BUSINESS – if approved under item 3 above.

16.

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 of business on the grounds that it involves the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined under paragraph 2 and 4 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.

BARROW BEAT

 

To advise members of the existing barrow beat routes and potential savings that could be made.

2.

OTHER BUSINESS - if approved under item 3.