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Resources Policy and Scrutiny Committee - 27 March 2008

Penn Chamber, Three Rivers House27th March 2008

NOTICE AND AGENDA

For a meeting to be held in the Penn Chamber, Three Rivers House, Rickmansworth, on Thursday, 27 March 2008 at 7.30pm.

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

 

Steven Halls, Chief Executive
17 March 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 28 February 2008.

08 02 28 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

5.

THREE RIVERS COMPACT AGREEMENT

 

Three Rivers Local Strategic Partnership has consulted with the voluntary and community sectors on a draft COMPACT agreement. This sets out some key principles and commitments on working together between statutory sector and voluntary/community sector partners. The Local Strategic Board has now asked constituent partners to formally sign up to the agreement.

08 03 27 RS i - (05) compact agreement (doc)

 

SCRUTINY

6.

RESOURCES POLICY AND SCRUTINY COMMITTEE WORK PROGRAMME

 

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

08 03 27 RS i - (06) work prog (doc)

08 03 27 RS i - (06) work prog-app (doc)

7.

OTHER BUSINESS – if approved under Item 3 above.

08 03 27 RS i - (07) local code of corporate governance (doc)

08 03 27 RS i - (07) local code of corporate governance-app1 (doc)

8.

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 paragraphs 1 and 4 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.

RESTRUCTURING OF THREE RIVERS DC WORKFORCE

 

The report deals with the proposed structure of the local authority after the transfer of staff to Hertsmere Leisure and Thrive Homes in order to put it in a position to become an excellent authority under the Audit Commission’s Comprehensive Area Assessment regime.

2.

OTHER BUSINESS – if approved under Item 3 above.