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Public Services and Health Policy and Scrutiny Committee - 5 February 2009

Penn Chamber, Three Rivers House05th February 2009

NOTICE AND AGENDA

For a meeting to be held in the Penn Chamber, Three Rivers House, Rickmansworth, on Thursday, 5 February 2009 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
28 January 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, 4 December 2008 (copies enclosed for Members of the Policy and Scrutiny Committee) and the Joint Public Services and Health and Leisure and Community Safety Policy and Scrutiny Committee meeting held on 14 January 2009.

08 12 04 PS mins (doc)

08 12 04 PS mins-appendix 1 (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.

VEHICLE MAINTENANCE CONTRACT

 

This report recommends re tendering the vehicle maintenance contract.

09 02 05 PS i - (05) vehicle maintenance contract (doc)

09 02 05 PS i - (05) vehicle maintenance contract-app (doc)

6.

HERTFORDSHIRE WASTE PARTNERSHIP – INTER AUTHORITY AGREEMENT

 

This report seeks delegation of authority to enable the Director of Community & Environment Services, in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Public Services & Health, to sign on behalf of the Council certain Herts. Waste Partnership documents.

09 02 05 PS i - (06) IAA (doc)

09 02 05 PS i - (06) IAA-appendix 1 (ppt)

 

SCRUTINY

7.

COLLECTION CALENDARS

 

To update Members on the delivery of the collection calendars.

09 02 05 PS i - (07) calendar delivery (doc)

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.

09 02 05 PS i - (08) FSA audit (doc)

09 02 05 PS i - (08) FSA audit-app (doc)

9.

FEES AND CHARGES

 

To consider fees and charges for services under the control of this Committee.  Members are referred to the Strategic, Service and Financial Planning reports submitted to the Executive Committee 26 January 2009 (page 90). The Chief Environmental Health Officer to report at the meeting.

10.

PROGRESS ON IMPLEMENTING THE SCORES ON THE DOORS SCHEME FOR FOOD PREMISES

 

To report on the success of implementing the Scores on the Doors (SOTD) ranking food premises in the district.

09 02 05 PS i - (10) scores on the doors (doc)

 

WORK PROGRAMME

11.

WORK PROGRAMME

 

To agree the Committee’s work programme.

09 02 05 PS i - (11) work prog (doc)

09 02 05 PS i - (11) work prog-app a (doc)

12.

OTHER BUSINESS – if approved under item 3 above.

13.

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.