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Public Services and Health Policy and Scrutiny Committee - 6 September 2012

Penn Chamber, Three Rivers House06th September 2012

NOTICE AND AGENDA

For a meeting to be held in the Penn Chamber, Three Rivers House, Rickmansworth, on Thursday, 6 September 2012 at 7.30pm.

Members of the Committee:-

Councillors:-

Stephen Giles-Medhurst (Chairman)

Russell Smith

 

Chris Ayrton (Vice-Chairman)

Sue Stibbs

 

Leighton Dann

Len Tippen

 

Ty Harris

Brian White

 

Helen Lehrle

 

David Gardner, Director of Corporate Resources and Governance
29 August 2012

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 12 July 2012, (copies enclosed for Members of the Policy and Scrutiny Committee).

12 07 12 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.

COMPOSTING AND CARDBOARD ISSUES

 

To provide Members with details of the final bid submitted to Department of Communities and Local Government (DCLG) and to propose questions to be contained within a survey about TRDC’s waste and recycling collection services.

12 09 06 PS i - (05) composting update (doc)

12 09 06 PS i - (05) composting-app 1 (doc)

SCRUTINY

6.

ASSISTANCE DOGS AND ACCESS TO FOOD BUSINESSES

 

This report summarises action recently taken to a complaint regarding Food Business Operators discriminatory practices with regards to assistance dogs and highlights a range of further options open to the Council to take further preventative steps against such behaviour.

12 09 06 PS i - (06) assistance dogs and access to restaurants (doc)

7.

WINTER MAINTENANCE/REFUSE COLLECTION ARRANGEMENTS

 

To advise Members of the plans for the maintenance of footpaths and highways, together with refuse/recycling collection arrangements, should it snow over the winter period.

12 09 06 PS i - (07) winter maintenance (doc)

WORK PROGRAMME

8.

WORK PROGRAMME

 

To agree the Committee’s work programme.

12 09 06 PS i - (08) work prog (doc)

12 09 06 PS i - (08) work prog-app a (doc)

9.

OTHER BUSINESS – if approved under item 3 above.

10.

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.