General Public Services and Community Safety Committee - 12 March 2015
Penn Chamber, Three Rivers House12th March 2015
NOTICE AND AGENDA
For a meeting to be held in the Penn Chamber, Three Rivers House, Rickmansworth, on Thursday, 12 March 2015 at 7.30pm.
Members of the General Public Services and Community Safety Committee:-
Councillors:- Phil Brading (Lead Member for Public Serices)
Roger Seabourne (Lead Member for Community Safety)
Martin Brooks Reena Ranger
Marilyn Butler Andrew Scarth
Kemal Butt Sue Stibbs
Ty Harris Len Tippen
Sarah Nelmes Kate Turner
Steven Halls, Chief Executive - 4 March 2015
Lead Member Responsibilities:
Public Services – Animal and Pest control; Community Toilets scheme; Refuse collection and recycling; Street Cleaning and litter bin emptying; Travellers (incursions and management of traveller sites).
Community Safety including the following functions:- to review or scrutinise decisions made, or other action taken, in connection with the discharge by the responsible authorities of their crime and disorder functions; to make reports or recommendations to the Council with respect to the discharge of those functions; the committee will be able to co-opt members from the Responsible Authorities (the Community Safety Partnership) should it wish to when reviewing certain projects/decisions.
The General Public Services and Community Safety 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 General Public Services and Community Safety Committee. Details of the procedure and the list for registering the wish to speak will be available for a short period before the meeting.
In accordance with The Openness of Local Government Bodies Regulations 2014 any matters considered under Part I business only of the meeting may be filmed, recorded, photographed, broadcast or reported via social media by any person.
Recording and reporting the Council’s meetings is subject to the law and it is the responsibility of those doing the recording and reporting to ensure compliance. This will include the Human Rights Act, the Data Protection Act and the laws of libel and defamation.
1. APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE
To confirm as a correct record the minutes of the meeting held on 13 November 2014 (circulated separately).
3. NOTICE OF OTHER BUSINESS
Items of other business notified under Council Procedure Rule 30 to be announced, together with the special circumstances that justify their consideration as a matter of urgency. The Chairman to rule on the admission of such items.
4. DECLARATION OF INTERESTS
To receive any declarations of interest.
5. BUDGET MONITORING – MONTH 11 (FEBRUARY 2015)
This report seeks approval to changes in the Committee’s 2014 – 2018 medium-term financial plan.
6. SERVICE PLANNING 2015-2018
This report enables the Committee to comment on the Community Partnerships service plan for the three years commencing on 1 April 2015.
7. ADULTS WITH COMPLEX NEEDS PROJECT
This report briefs the Committee on the Adults with Complex Needs Project and seeks approval to sign the Statement of Intent to commit the Council to working on the project.
8. CLEAN NEIGHBOURHOOD & ENVIRONMENT ACT 2005 SECTIONS REGARDING DOGS HAVE BEEN REPEALED AND REPLACED WITH THE ANTI-SOCIAL BEHAVIOUR, CRIME & POLICING ACT 2014
To advise Members of the relevant changes in legislation for the control of dogs in public places.
9. CHRISTMAS CATCH UP ARRANGEMENTS
To update Members on the recent Christmas catch up arrangements and recommend a collection arrangement for Christmas 2015.
10. VEHICLE MAINTENANCE CONTRACT
To recommend to Members that the existing Vehicle Maintenance Contract be extended for two years, to expire in June 2018.
11. PAPER BANK CONSORTIUM
To advise Members on the costs associated with the paper bank consortium, with a view to non-renewal of the contract in June 2015.
12. SERVICE PLANNING 2015-2018
This report enables the Committee to comment on the Community Services (Environmental Protection and Environmental Health Residential Standards) service plan for the three years commencing on 1 April 2015.
13. WORK PROGRAMME
To agree the Committees work programme.
14. OTHER BUSINESS – if approved under item 3 above.
15. 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.