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Resources Policy and Scrutiny Committee - 24 April 2008

Penn Chamber, Three Rivers House24th April 2008

NOTICE AND AGENDA

For a meeting to be held in the Penn Chamber, Three Rivers House, Rickmansworth, on Thursday, 24 April 2008 at 7.00pm.

Members of the Committee: -

Councillors:-

Richard Laval (Chairman)

Peter Ray

 

Harry Davies

Sarah Nelmes (Vice-Chairman)

 

Geoffrey Dunne

Ralph Sangster

 

Paul Goggins

Ron Spellen

 

Chris Hayward

 

David Gardner, Director of Corporate Resources & Governance
16 April 2008

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 27 March 2008 (circulated separately to Members of the Committee).

08 03 27 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.

 

POLICY

 

None

 

SCRUTINY

6.

FINANCIAL POSITION STATEMENT & BUDGET MONITORING REPORT – FEBRUARY (MONTH 11)

 

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 24 February 2008.

7.

ICT UPDATE REPORT

 

This report details progress made on various IT Projects since the last update given to the Resources Policy Panel on 6 September 2007.

08 04 24 RS i - (07) ICT Update (doc)

8.

VALUE FOR MONEY (VFM) – ICT SERVICES

 

This report considers whether the Council’s current ICT service provides value for money and actions to improve VFM.

08 04 24 RS i - (08) vfm ICT (doc)

9.

REVIEW OF SHARED SERVICES

 

This report proposes that a start and finish task group be set up by the Committee to review shared services, and considers the scope of such a review.

08 04 24 RS i - (09) review of shared services (doc)

 

WORK PROGRAMME

10.

RESOURCES POLICY AND SCRUTINY COMMITTEE WORK PROGRAMME

 

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

08 04 24 RS i - (10) work prog (doc)

08 04 24 RS i - (10) work prog-app (doc)

11.

OTHER BUSINESS – if approved under Item 3 above.

12.

EXCLUSION OF PRESS AND PUBLIC

 

 

“that under Section 100A (4) of the Local Government Act 1972, the press and public be excluded from the meeting for the following item of business on the grounds that it involves the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined under paragraph 3 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A to the Act.” It has been decided by the Council 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.

PROPOSED SALE OF THE CRESCENT CLUB, HALLOWES CRESCENT, SOUTH OXHEY

 

To consider whether to sell the freehold interest in the Crescent Club and an offer of £500,000 from the club.

2.

OTHER BUSINESS – if approved under Item 3 above.