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Resources Policy and Scrutiny Committee - 10 November 2011

Penn Chamber, Three Rivers House10th November 2011

NOTICE AND AGENDA

For a meeting to be held in the Penn Chamber, Three Rivers House, Rickmansworth, on Thursday 10 November 2011 at the conclusion of the Audit Committee which starts 7.30pm.

Members of the Committee: -

Councillors:-

Sarah Nelmes (Chairman)

Peter Ray (Vice Chairman)

 

Eric Bishop

Paul Goggins

 

Kemal Butt

Geoffrey Dunne

 

Stephen Cox

Joy Mann

 

 

David Sansom

David Gardner, Director of Corporate Resources and Governance
2 November 2011

The 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 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 all Members are invited to a presentation by Officers on Budget Monitoring which will commence at 6.30pm.

1.

APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

2.

MINUTES

 

To confirm as a correct record the Minutes of the meeting held on 7 September 2011 (circulated separately to Members of the Committee).

11 09 07 RS mins (doc)

3.

NOTICE OF OTHER BUSINESS

 

Items of other business notified under Council Procedural 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.

 

SCRUTINY

5

BUDGET MONITORING – MONTH 5 (SEPTEMBER 2011)

 

 

 

This report seeks approval to changes in the approved medium-term financial plan based on information contained in the budget monitoring reports.

11 11 10 RS i - (05) budget monitoring month 5 (august 2011) (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 10 RS i - (06) strat serv fin plnng 2012-2015 (doc)

11 11 10 RS i - (06) strat serv fin plnng 2012-2015-app 1 (doc)

11 11 10 RS i - (06) strat serv fin plnng 2012-2015-app 2 (corp services) (doc)

11 11 10 RS i - (06) strat serv fin plnng 2012-2015-app 3 (customer services) (doc)

11 11 10 RS i - (06) strat serv fin plnng 2012-2015-app 4 (democratic services) (doc)

11 11 10 RS i - (06) strat serv fin plnng 2012-2015-app 5 (legal practice) (doc)

11 11 10 RS i - (06) strat serv fin plnng 2012-2015-app 6 (sustainability) (doc)

11 11 10 RS i - (06) strat serv fin plnng 2012-2015-app 7 (doc)

11 11 10 RS i - (06) strat serv fin plnng 2012-2015-app 8 (doc)

7.

PROCUREMENT

 

This report considers the findings and recommendations of a procurement review carried out for the Council by SPS Consultancy Services Ltd and proposes a way forward.

11 11 10 RS i - (07) procurement (doc)

11 11 10 RS i - (07) procurement-app (pdf)

8.

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 10 RS i - (08) 6 month performance (doc)

11 11 10 RS i - (08) 6 month performance-app (doc)

 

WORK PROGRAMME

9.

WORK PROGRAMME

 

To review and make necessary changes to the Policy & Scrutiny Committee’s work programme.

11 11 10 RS i - (09) work prog (doc)

11 11 10 RS i - (09) work prog-app (doc)

10.

OTHER BUSINESS – if approved under Item 3 above.

11.

EXCLUSION OF PRESS AND PUBLIC

 

If the Committee wishes to consider the remaining items 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 items of business on the grounds that they involve the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined under the relevant paragraph 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 items).

1.

OTHER BUSINESS – if approved under Item 3 above.