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

Penn Chamber, Three Rivers House04th September 2008

NOTICE AND AGENDA

For a meeting to be held in the Penn Chamber, Three Rivers House, Rickmansworth, on Thursday, 4 September 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
27 August 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.

Please note that there will be a site visit for Members of the Committee at 18:30 hours at the Woodcock Hill Cemetery

1.

APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

2.

MINUTES

 

To confirm as a correct record the Minutes of the meeting held on Thursday, 24 July 2008 (copies enclosed for Members of the Policy and Scrutiny Committee).

08 07 24 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.

WOODCOCK HILL CEMETERY SITE VISIT

 

To discuss the outcomes from the site visit held at Woodcock Hill Cemetery.

 

SCRUTINY

6.

FINANCIAL POSITION STATEMENT & BUDGET MONITORING REPORT – JULY (MONTH 4)

 

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 27 July 2008 (circulated separately).

7.

AUDIT OF FOOD SAFETY SERVICE BY THE FOOD STANDARDS AGENCY

 

To advise Committee on the findings of the Food Standards Agency (FSA) audit of the Food Safety Service and the actions that have been undertaken and planned to meet the actions required to secure compliance.

08 09 04 PS i - (07) audit of food safety (doc)

8.

HERTFORDSHIRE WASTE PARTNERSHIP – REQUEST FOR DELEGATED AUTHORITY

 

This report seeks delegation of authority to enable the Cabinet Member for Public Services & Health to sign on behalf of the Council certain Herts Waste Partnership documents.

08 09 04 PS i - (08) herts waste prtnshp (doc)

08 09 04 PS i - (08) herts waste prtnshp-app a (doc)

9.

CHRISTMAS REFUSE ARRANGEMENTS

 

To recommend to Members an enhancement to the current Christmas refuse collection arrangements.

08 09 04 PS i - (09) christmas collections (doc)

 

WORK PROGRAMME

10.

WORK PROGRAMME

 

To agree the Committee’s work programme.

08 09 04 PS i - (10) work prog (doc)

08 09 04 PS i - (10) work prog-app a (doc)

11.

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.