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Public Services and Health Policy and Scrutiny Committee - 4 December 2008

Penn Chamber, Three Rivers House04th December 2008

NOTICE AND AGENDA

For a meeting to be held in the Penn Chamber, Three Rivers House, Rickmansworth, on Thursday, 4 December 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
26 November 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, 23 October 2008 (copies enclosed for Members of the Policy and Scrutiny Committee).

08 10 23 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.

UPDATE ON THE TRIAL KITCHEN CADDY SCHEME

 

To update Members on the trial kitchen caddy scheme and recommend district wide expansion.

08 12 04 PS i - (05) kitchen caddy scheme update (doc)

6.

WASTE VEHICLES LIVERY AND FLEXIBLE ADVERTISING SIGNAGE

 

This report seeks approval for an alternative and more flexible way of displaying the Council’s livery on waste collection vehicles whilst offering a new, innovative and flexible way of promoting key council messages to residents.

08 12 04 PS i - (06) waste vehicles livery (doc)

08 12 04 PS i - (06) waste vehicles livery app (doc)

08 12 04 PS i - (06) waste vehicles livery app photo (doc)

 

SCRUTINY

7.

COMMUNITY CALL FOR ACTION – REQUEST FOR A POST BOX

 

At the request of Councillor Joy Mann, the Committee are asked to consider a request from a resident in Ovaltine Drive, Kings Langley for a post box (a copy of the letter received by the resident from the Post Office is enclosed for Members of the Policy and Scrutiny Committee)

8.

FOOD STANDARDS AGENCY AUDIT – PROGRESS AGAINST THE 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.

08 12 04 PS i - (08) food stds agency audit (doc)

08 12 04 PS i - (08) food stds agency audit action plan (doc)

9.

FINANCIAL POSITION STATEMENT & BUDGET MONITORING REPORT – SEPTEMBER (MONTH 7)

 

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 26 October 2008.  (circulated separately)

10.

PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT AND SERVICE PLANNING

 

The purpose of this report is to:-

a) enable members to monitor performance up to the end of the second quarter of 2008/09,

b) receive the draft service plans for 2009-2012,

c) question heads of service on these and other service related matters

and

d) recommend the contents of the service plans to the Executive Committee.

08 12 04 PS i - (10) perf mngt and serv plng (doc)

08 12 04 PS i - (10) perf mon-app (doc)

08 12 04 PS i - (10) service plan 2009-2012 v3 0 - env health (doc)

08 12 04 Ps i - (10) service plan monitoring and reporting 2008-09 - qtrs 1-2 - env health (doc)

08 12 04 PS i - (10) service plan mon and rptng 08-09 - qtrs 1-2 env health pi's (doc)

08 12 04 PS i - (10) service plan 09-12 v3 0 - env prot (doc)

08 12 04 PS i - (10) service plan mon and rptng 08-09 - qtrs 1-2 env prot (doc)

08 12 04 PS i - (10) mon and rptng 08-09 - qtrs 1-2 env prot pi's (doc)

11.

PRIORITIES FOR CAPITAL EXPENDITURE 2009-2012

 

The purpose of this report is to allow the Committee to recommend to the Executive Committee its priorities for capital expenditure.

08 12 04 PS i - (11) capital priorities (doc)

08 12 04 PS i - (11) phands - capital schemes - app 1 (doc)

08 12 04 PS i - (11) prioritised capital bids - psh-app 3 (xls)

12.

PRIORITIES FOR REVENUE EXPENDITURE 2009-2012

 

The purpose of this report is to allow the Committee to recommend to the Executive Committee its priorities for revenue expenditure.

08 12 04 PS i - (12) rev priorities (doc)

08 12 04 PS i - (12) rev growth bid priorities - psh (doc)

13.

REVIEW OF POST DELIVERIES

 

This report proposes that the Committee review post office deliveries in the District.

08 12 04 PS i - (13) possible review - delivery of mail (doc)

 

WORK PROGRAMME

14.

WORK PROGRAMME

 

To agree the Committee’s work programme.

08 12 04 PS i - (14) work prog (doc)

08 12 04 PS i - (14) work prog-app a (doc)

15.

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 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.