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Public Services and Health Policy and Scrutiny Committee - 24 July 2008

Penn Chamber, Three Rivers House24th July 2008

NOTICE AND AGENDA

For a meeting to be held in the Penn Chamber, Three Rivers House, Rickmansworth, on Thursday, 24 July 2008 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
16 July 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, 5 June 2008 (copies enclosed for Members of the Policy and Scrutiny Committee).

08 06 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.

TRIAL KITCHEN CADDY SCHEME

 

To recommend to Members the implementation of a pilot kitchen caddy scheme, in order to assess whether it increases the amount of kitchen waste placed out for recycling.

08 07 24 PS i - (05) trial kitchen caddy scheme (doc)

 

SCRUTINY

6.

FINANCIAL POSITION STATEMENT & BUDGET MONITORING REPORT – JUNE (MONTH 3)

 

This report gives an update of the three-year medium-term financial plan and the position on the current year’s budget for the period ending on 29 June 2008  (circulated separately).

7.

ANNUAL REVIEW OF THE FOOD LAW AND HEALTH AND SAFETY LAW ENFORCEMENT SERVICE PLANS

 

To review the 2007/08 Food Law and Health and Safety Law Enforcement Service Plans; to recommend strategy on the Council’s statutory duties for 2008/09 and to recommend the revised plans to Executive Committee.

08 07 24 PS i - (07) fhsl plans 2008 (doc)

8.

MUSLIM SECTION - WOODCOCK HILL

 

To advise Members on the extension to the Muslim Section within Woodcock Hill Cemetery and make suggestions to alter a previous Executive decision to bulk sell grave spaces to Batlers Wells Foundation (BWF).

08 07 24 PS i - (08) woodcock hill - muslim section (doc)

9.

CONCESSIONS – SPECIAL COLLECTIONS CHARGES

 

This report discusses the Equalities Impact Assessment and rationale for applying concessions to charges for Special Collections.

08 07 24 PS i - (09) special collection concessions (doc)

10.

UPDATE ON TRIAL OF COMMERCIAL WASTE RECYCLING

 

To update Members on the progress of the commercial waste recycling trial for the collection of cardboard and to recommend the expansion of the service.

08 07 24 PS i - (10) trade report (doc)

08 07 24 PS i - (10) trade rpt-app a (xls)

08 07 24 PS i - (10) trade rpt-app b (xls)

08 07 24 PS i - (10) trade rpt-app c (xls)

11.

LOCAL ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY REPORT

 

To advise members of the results of an independent audit carried out on the quality of the local environment within Three Rivers and make recommendations for improvements.

08 07 24 PS i - (11) local env quality (doc)

08 07 24 PS i - (11) local env quality-app (pdf)

 

WORK PROGRAMME

12.

WORK PROGRAMME

 

To agree the Committee’s work programme.

08 07 24 PS i - (12) work prog (doc)

08 07 24 PS i - (12) work prog-app a (doc)

13.

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(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.