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Leisure, Environment and Community Committee - 13 March 2019

Penn Chamber, Three Rivers House13th March 2019

LEISURE, ENVIRONMENT AND COMMUNITY COMMITTEE

 

NOTICE AND AGENDA

 

For a meeting to be held in the Penn Chamber, Three Rivers House, Rickmansworth, on Wednesday 13 March 2019 at 7.30pm.

 

Members of the Leisure, Environment and Community Committee:-

 

Councillors:-

Chris Lloyd (Lead Member for Leisure)

Roger Seabourne (Lead Member Community Safety and Partnerships)

Rupert Barnes

Donna Duncan

Stephen King

 

Alex Michaels (Lead Member Environmental Services)

David Sansom

Alison Scarth

Kate Turner

Alison Wall

Phil Williams

 

Steven Halls, Chief Executive

5 March 2019

 

Lead Member Responsibilities:

Leisure– Arts development; Outdoor (woodlands, tree management, open spaces/grounds maintenance, play areas); Leisure Grants, Play development, schemes and rangers; Sport (pools, gyms, pitches, golf courses) and sports development, Leisure Contract, Services for Young and Old People, Indoor (community centres, theatre)

Environmental Services - Cemeteries and crematorium; Air pollution; Refuse collection and recycling; Street Cleaning and litter bin emptying; Animal and Pest control

Community Safety and Partnerships - Public Health Strategy; Health and social care provision and access; Grant aid, including the voluntary sector; Community Grants; Communications; Food Inspection and disease control; Health and Safety (for Health and Safety Executive and Council staff and contractors); Licensing activities covered by the Licensing Acts; Licensing and Regulatory activities outside the Licensing Acts; Requests for implementation of Public Spaces Protection Orders under the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014; Services provided jointly with other Local Authorities: Development of Commercial Partnerships; Community Toilet Schemes; 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 (it is the Crime and Disorder Committee for the purposes of the Police and Justices Act 2006);

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 Leisure, Environment and Community 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 Leisure, Environment and Community 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 Legislation and the laws of libel and defamation.

 

1.  APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

 

2.  MINUTES

           

To confirm as a correct record the minutes of the Leisure, Environment and Community Committee Meeting held on Wednesday 16 January 2019.

 2019-01-16-draft-minutes-lec

 

3.  ANY 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.

 

LEISURE

 

5.  PETITIONS UNDER PROCEDURE RULE 18

To receive a petition which has received 332 signatures, that asks the Council to:

Save our Steps – Footpath 11, Steps entering Long Valley Wood Woodland steps should be retained. Steps have been in situ here for over 30 years and are highly valued, very well used and provide an important access point to the woods and numerous woodland pathways (as evidenced in the Public Enquiry for Village Green Status – registered by HCC in September 2007).

 

6.  DRAFT MANAGEMENT PLANS FOR RICKMANSWORTH AQUADROME LNR, CROXLEYHALL WOODS, SOUTH OXHEY PLAYING FIELDS AND THE WITHEY BEDS LNR

To provide to the Committee, for approval, details of the draft management plans for Rickmansworth Aquadrome Local Nature Reserve (LNR), Croxleyhall Woods, South Oxhey Playing Fields and The Withey Beds LNR

Public consultation has been carried out and the summary of comments received provided for each of the management plans together with any appropriate suggested amendments.

 -06-19-03-18-lec-i-leisure-management-plans-report

appendix-1-aquadrome-local-nature-reserve-management-plan-with-appendices

 appendix-2-aquadrome-doc-collated-responses-copy

appendix-3-croxleyhall-woods

appendix-4-croxleyhall-woods-consultation

appendix-5-south-oxhey-playing-fields-draft-mp

appendix-6-south-oxhey-playing-fields-gap-2019-2024-engagement-response

appendix-7-the-withey-beds-gap-2019-24-draft

appendix-8-withey-beds-consultation

 

7.  RICKMANSWORTH PARK PLAY AREA

The purpose of this report is to assess whether or not Rickmansworth Park would be a suitable location for a play area. In addition the report considers use of S106 funds for additional play facilities within Rickmansworth Aquadrome.

-07-19-03-13-lec-i-play-area-report

-07-19-03-13-appendix-a-rickmansworth-play-park

-07-19-03-13-appendix-b-location-of-additional-play-space

-07-19-03-13-appendix-c-wildwood-den-examples

-07-19-03-13-appendix-d-relevance-test-rickmansworth-play-area-report

 

8.  BUDGET MONITORING REPORT (PERIOD 10 JANUARY)

Attached is the comprehensive period 10 (end of January) budget monitoring report for the all the Council’s committees.

This report has already been presented to the Policy & Resources Committee at its meeting on 11 March 2019 which sought approval to a change in the Council’s 2018 - 2022 medium-term financial plan.

-08-19-03-13-lec-i-budget-period-10-cover-report

-08-19-03-13-lec-i-budget-management-report-period-10-final

 

9.  SERVICE PLANNING 2019/2022

That the Committee considers the following service plans:

  • Environmental Protection

environmental-protection-service-plan-2019-22-finaldoc

  • Leisure and Landscapes

leisure-and-landscapes-service-plan-2019-22-final

  • Regulatory Services (Please note only the unshaded areas of Performance Indicators)

regulatory-service-plan-final-2019-22

  • Community Partnerships

 community-partnerships-service-plan-2019-22-final

 

COMMUNITY SAFETY AND PARTNERSHIPS

 

10.  SERIOUS VIOLENCE AND EXPLOITATION PUBLIC HEALTH FRAMEWORK, STRATEGY AND ACTION PLANS

The Committee is asked to endorse the Public Health Framework, Strategy and Action Plans for Serious Violence and Exploitation of the Local Strategic Partnership

 10-19-03-13-lec-i-serious-violence-and-criminal-exploitation

10-19-03-13-appendix-1-drawing-the-lines

10-19-03-13-appendix-2--three-rivers-serious-violence-action-plan-

11.  WORK PROGRAMME

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

-11-19-03-13-lec-i-wp-report

-11-19-03-13-lec-i-wp

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 of business on the grounds that it involves the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined under paragraph 3 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