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Resources Policy and Scrutiny Committee - 3 September 2009

Penn Chamber, Three Rivers House03rd September 2009

NOTICE AND AGENDA

For a meeting to be held in the Penn Chamber, Three Rivers House, Rickmansworth, on Thursday, 3 September 2009 at 7.30pm.

Members of the Committee: -

Councillors:-

Sarah Nelmes (Chairman)

Richard Laval

 

Harry Davies  (Vice-Chairman)

Chris Lloyd

 

Tony Barton

Peter Ray

 

Graham Denman

Ron Spellen

 

Geoffrey Dunne

 

David Gardner, Director of Corporate Resources and Governance
25 August 2009

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 25 June 2009 (circulated separately to Members of the Committee).

09 06 25 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.

ADOPTION OF GENERIC EQUALITY SCHEME 2009-2012

 

This report advises members of the results of consultation on the Draft Generic Equality Scheme 2009-12 and recommends the adoption of a final scheme.

09 09 03 RS i - (05) generic equality scheme (doc)

 

SCRUTINY

6.

NATIONAL PLACE SURVEY RESULTS

 

To receive a presentation on the National Place Survey Results.

7.

LOCAL STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP PERFORMANCE REWARD GRANT EXPENDITURE

 

This report presents to the Committee a summary of the progress made by the Three Rivers Local Strategic Partnership (LSP) with regards to Performance Reward Grant (PRG) expenditure.

09 09 03 RS i - (07) lsp prg expenditure (doc)

09 09 03 RS i - (07) lsp prg-app 1a (doc)

09 09 03 RS i - (07) lsp prg-app 1b (doc)

09 09 03 RS i - (07) lsp prg-app 2 (doc)

09 09 03 RS i - (07) lsp prg-app 3 (doc)

8.

SERVICE PLAN 2008/11 MONITORING AND REPORTING FRAMEWORK

 

The purpose of reporting the Service Plan to the Committee is to enable Members to monitor ongoing performance up to the year end against a range of issues and to question the Heads of Service on these and other service related matters.

 

(a) ICT

09 09 03 RS i - (8a) service plan 2008-11 - ict (doc)

 

(b) Human Resources

09 09 03 RS i - (8b) service plan 2008-11 - hr (doc)

09 09 03 RS i - (8b) service plan 2008-11 - hr-app (doc)

 

(c) Revenue and Benefits

09 09 03 RS i - (8c) service plan 2008-11 - rev and benefits (doc)

09 09 03 RS i - (8c) service plan 2008-11 - rev and benefits-app (perf ind) (doc)

 

(d) Accountancy Practice

09 09 03 RS i - (8d) service plan 2008-11 - accountancy practice (doc)

9.

BUDGET MONITORING REPORT – MAY 2009 (MONTH 2)

 

This report seeks approval to changes in the approved medium-term financial plan based on information contained in the Financial Position Statement for the period ending on 31 May 2009 (Month 2) (circulated separately).

10.

BUDGETING AND BUDGETARY CONTROL REVIEW – SCOPING DOCUMENT

 

To consider the Scoping Document for the Task and Finish Group in relation to the Budgeting and Budgetary Control Review.

09 09 03 RS i - (10) budgeting and budgetary control (doc)

 

WORK PROGRAMME

11.

WORK PROGRAMME

 

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

09 09 03 RS i - (11) work prog (doc)

09 09 03 RS i - (11) work prog-app (doc)

12.

OTHER BUSINESS – if approved under Item 3 above.

13.

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 items).

1.

OTHER BUSINESS – if approved under Item 3 above.