Leisure, Environment and Community Committee - 16 October 2019
Penn Chamber, Three Rivers House16th October 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 16 October 2019 at 7.30pm.
Members of the Leisure, Environment and Community Committee:-
Chris Lloyd (Lead Member for Leisure)
Roger Seabourne (Lead Member Community Safety and Partnerships)
Phil Williams (Lead Member Environmental Services & Sustainability)
David Hill, Interim Chief Executive
8 October 2019
Lead Member Responsibilities:
Leisure– Arts development and facilities, Leisure and Community Grants, Leisure Development and Facilities, Open Spaces, Play Areas and Play Development, Public Health Strategy, Sports Development and Facilities, Wellbeing, Woodlands.
Environmental Services - & Sustainability Air pollution and Noise Pollution, Animal and Pest Control, Cemeteries and Crematorium; Refuse collection and recycling; Street Cleaning and litter bin emptying; Sustainability, Climate Change and Energy Efficiency.
Community Safety and Partnerships –
· 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.
(We are required by law to have a scrutiny committee to carry out this function)
Disease Control, Food Inspection, Health and Safety, Health and social care, Licensing activities covered by the Licensing Acts, Licensing and Regulatory activities outside the Licensing Acts, Public Spaces Protection Orders, Unlawful Encampments.
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
To confirm as a correct record the minutes of the Leisure, Environment and Community Committee Meeting held on Wednesday 21 August 2019.
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.
5 BUDGET MONITORING (PERIOD 4)
This report has already been presented to the Policy & Resources Committee at its meeting on 2 September 2019 which sought approval to a change in the Council’s 2019 - 2023 medium-term financial plan.
ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES AND SUSTAINABILITY
6. CONTRACT WITH HCC – WEED SPRAYING (GLYPHOSATE)
This report proposes that the District Council immediately hand back the responsibility for killing highway weeds to the County Council as insufficient budget is allocated by HCC for effective treatments and the materials specified to be used – namely glyphosate – are no longer considered appropriate.
7. ANIMAL ACTIVITY LICENSING FEES REVIEW
This report sets out the proposed fees for licenses that fall under the scope of the Animal Welfare (Licensing of Activities Involving Animals)(England) Regulations 2018.
COMMUNITY SAFETY AND PARTNERSHIPS
8. EVALUATION OF PILOT SHEPHERD SCHOOL PUBLIC SPACES PROTECTION ORDER
In December 2017 Council agreed to establish a Public Spaces Protection Order for Shepherd Primary School for a period of 2 years.
It was agreed to pilot the use of the anti-social behaviour legislation to assess its usefulness with road safety and anti-social behaviour associated with the school run and the related cost. This report feeds back on the pilot
9. WORK PROGRAMME
To review and make necessary changes to the Committee’s work programme.
10. OTHER BUSINESS – if approved under item 3 above
11. 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
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