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Public Services and Health Policy and Scrutiny Committee - 3 November 2011

Penn Chamber, Three Rivers House03rd November 2011

NOTICE AND AGENDA

For a meeting to be held in the Penn Chamber, Three Rivers House, Rickmansworth, on Thursday, 3 November 2011 at 7.30pm.

Members of the Committee:-

Councillors:-

Stephen Giles-Medhurst (Chairman)

David Sansom

 

Chris Ayrton (Vice-Chairman)

Russell Smith

 

Leighton Dann

Len Tippen

 

Pam Hames

Brian White

 

Helen Lehrle

 

David Gardner, Director of Corporate Resources and Governance
26 October 2011 

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 29 September 2011

11 09 29 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.

To consider a petition received to 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.”

The report also sets 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.

11 11 03 PS i - (05) petition (doc)

6.

STRATEGIC, SERVICE AND FINANCIAL PLANNING

 

 

 

This report enables the Committee to advise the Executive Committee of its priorities for Service Levels, and hence expenditure of the Medium Term.

11 11 03 PS i - (06) strategic plan (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 Partnership.

11 11 03 PS i - (07) health update (doc)

11 11 03 PS i - (07) health update-app 1 (pdf)

11 11 03 PS i - (07) health update-app 2 (pdf)

11 11 03 PS i - (07) health update-app 3 (pdf)

8.

WEEKLY ORGANIC WASTE COLLECTION

 

To review the impact that the introduction of weekly organic waste has had upon refuse and recycling collections across the District.

11 11 03 PS i - (08) wow review (doc)

9.

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION FEES AND CHARGES

 

To recommend to Members Environmental Protection fees and charges for 2012/13.

11 11 03 PS i - (09) env protection fees and charges (doc)

10.

VEHICLE SIGNAGE

 

To update Members on vehicle signage advertising.

11 11 03 PS i - (10) vehicle signage (doc)

11.

ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH – REVIEW OF FEES AND CHARGES 2012/13

 

To consider a review of Environmental Health fees and charges for 2012/13.

11 11 03 PS i - (11) env health fees and charges (doc)

12.

UPDATE REPORT ON PROGRESS AGAINST THE AIR QUALITY ACTION PLAN (AQAP)

 

To advise Members on progress against the AQAP actions agreed in October 2010.

11 11 03 PS i - (12) air quality action plan 2011 (doc)

11 11 03 PS i - (12) air Quality Action Plan 2011-app 1 (doc)

13.

HALF YEAR PERFORMANCE REPORT

 

The purpose of reporting the performance of service plans to the Policy and Scrutiny Committees is to enable Members to monitor ongoing performance against a range of issues and to question the Head of Service on these and other service related matters.

11 11 03 PS i - (13) 6 month performance (doc)

 

WORK PROGRAMME

14.

WORK PROGRAMME

 

To agree the Committee’s work programme.

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

11 11 03 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(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.