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Resources Policy and Scrutiny Committee - 16 June 2011

Penn Chamber, Three Rivers House16th June 2011

NOTICE AND AGENDA

For a meeting to be held in the Penn Chamber, Three Rivers House, Rickmansworth, on Thursday, 16 June 2011 at 7.30pm.

Members of the Committee: -

Councillors:-

Sarah Nelmes (Chairman)
Eric Bishop
Kemal Butt
Stephen Cox

Peter Ray (Vice-Chairman)
Paul Goggins 
Geoffrey Dunne
Joy Mann

David Gardner, Director of Corporate Resources and Governance
8 June 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.

 

1.

APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

2.

MINUTES

 

To confirm as a correct record the Minutes of the meeting held on 10 March 2011 (circulated separately to Members of the Committee).

11 03 10 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.

SERVICE PLANS 2010/13 – QUARTER 4/YEAR END MONITORING REPORT

 

The purpose of reporting the 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 06 16 RS i - (05) service plan mon rpt 2010-11 - corporate services (doc)

11 06 16 RS i - (05) service plan mon rpt 2010-11- legal (doc)

11 06 16 RS i - (05) service plan mon rpt 2010-11 year end - csc (doc)

11 06 16 RS i - (05) service plan mon rpt 2010-11 year end - democratic services (doc)

6.

PERFORMANCE MONITORING AND BUDGETARY CONTROL

 

This report is presented so that members can consider any changes that should be made to the performance monitoring and budgetary control arrangements.

11 06 16 RS i - (06) perf mon and budgetary control (doc)

7.

IMPROVEMENTS TO THE GARAGE PORTFOLIO

 

This report is pursuant to the paper to Resources Committee of 10 March 2011 and is intended to inform Members on the following matters:-

 

  • The identification of the priority sites to be actioned in this year’s programme
  • Negotiations with the Contractor selected for the works
  • Substantiation of the business case regarding improvement in the revenue accrued from the refurbished garages.

11 06 16 RS i - (07) imps to garage portfolio (doc)

11 06 16 RS i - (07) imps to garage portfolio-app 1 (refurb phase 2) (xls)

11 06 16 RS i - (07) imps to garage portfolio-app 2 (refurb phase 2) (xls)

11 06 16 RS i - (07) imps to garage portfolio-app 3 (refurb phase 2) (xls)

WORK PROGRAMME

 

8.

WORK PROGRAMME

 

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

11 06 16 RS i - (08) work prog (doc)

11 06 16 RS i - (08) work prog-app (doc)

9.

OTHER BUSINESS – if approved under Item 3 above.

10.

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 paragraphs 3 and 5 respectively  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.

ASSET MANAGEMENT PLAN – PROPOSED SALES OF ASSETS

 

To consider whether to sell the freehold of the following properties identified through the asset management review procedure.

(a) Various residential freehold reversions
(b) Sandy Lane Garden Centre, Sandy Lane, Oxhey
(c) Land at Dugdales, Croxley Green
(d) Car Park, Mead Place, Mill End
(e) Grove Crescent garage site, Croxley Green.

2.

ASSET MANAGEMENT – PROPOSED SALE OF THE GRAPEVINE PUBLIC HOUSE, SOUTH OXHEY AND OTHER ASSETS

 

To consider whether to sell the freehold of the following properties identified through the asset management review procedure.

(a) The Grapevine Public House, Prestwick Road, South Oxhey
(b) Land at Bell Lane, Bedmond
(c) Land at Oak Green, Abbots Langley

3.

ASSET MANAGEMENT –PROPOSED SALES OF CHORLEYWOOD LODGE HOUSE, CHORLEYWOOD ROAD, CHORLEYWOOD TOGETHER WITH ANCILARY BUILDINGS

 

To consider whether to sell the freehold of the following properties identified through the asset management review procedure.

(a) The Lodge, Chorleywood Road Cemetery, Rickmansworth.
(b) The Old Chapel, Chorleywood Road Cemetery, Rickmansworth.
(c) The former Mortuary building, Chorleywood Road Cemetery, Rickmansworth.

4.

THE CRESCENT CLUB, HALLOWES CRESCENT SOUTH OXHEY: PROPOSED SALE OF FREEHOLD INTEREST

 

The purpose of this report is to consider the possible sale of the freehold interest of the Crescent Club, Hallowes Crescent, South Oxhey to Paradigm Housing Association for affordable housing.

5

SHOP 17 ST ANDREWS ROAD: CONSIDERATION OF A PETITION RECEIVED REGARDING THE SALE OF GROCERIES

 

To consider a petition received in relation to residents requesting that the tenant of 17 St Andrews Road be given consent to sell eggs, milk and other groceries under the terms of his lease. The petition had 127 signatures.

6.

OTHER BUSINESS – if approved under Item 3 above.