Leisure, Environment and Community Committee - 23 November 2022
Penn Chamber, Three Rivers House23rd November 2022
NOTICE AND AGENDA
For a meeting of the Leisure, Environment and Community Committee to be held on Wednesday 23 November 2022 at 7.30pm in the Penn Chamber, Three Rivers House, Northway, Rickmansworth, WD3 1RL
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, Climate Change and Sustainability)
Joanne Wagstaffe, Chief Executive
15 November 2022
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, Climate Change & 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 Council welcomes contributions from members of the public to aid discussions on agenda items at the Infrastructure, Housing and Economic Development Committee meetings. Details of the procedure are provided below:
For those wishing to speak:
Members of the public are entitled to register and identify which item(s) they wish to speak on from the published agenda for the meeting. Those who wish to register to speak are asked to register on the night of the meeting from 7pm. The Constitution allows for one person to speak for and one person to speak against the report.
Please note that contributions will be limited to no more than three minutes.
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 be given the right to speak on that item at the next meeting of the Committee.
Those wishing to observe the meeting are requested to arrive on the night of the meeting from 7pm.
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.
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The meeting will not be broadcast/livestreamed but an audio recording of the meeting will be made.
1. APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE
To confirm as a correct record the minutes of the Leisure, Environment and Community Committee meeting held on Wednesday 12 October 2022.
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 Chair to rule on the admission of such items.
4. DECLARATION OF INTERESTS
To receive any declarations of interest.
5. BUDGET MONITORING – PERIOD 6
This report covers this Committees financial position over the medium term (2022 – 2025) as at Period 6 (end of September)
The Period 6 comprehensive Budget Management report has already been presented to the Policy & Resources Committee at its meeting on 7 November 2022 which sought approval to a change in the Council’s 2022 - 2025 medium-term financial plan
6. STRATEGIC CORPORATE AND SERVICE PLANNING 2023-2026
This report enables the Committee to comment on the emerging draft Service Plans of those Council Services which report into this Committee.
7. DRAFT THREE RIVERS NATURE RECOVERY STRATEGY
The purpose of this report is to summarise the content and implications of the draft Three Rivers Nature Recovery Strategy, and recommend that the draft Strategy is released for a period of public consultation. Appendix A details the draft Nature Recovery Strategy.
8. OXHEY WOODS MANAGEMENT PLAN 2022 - 2027
The purpose of this report is to present the new Management Plan for Oxhey Woods, following public consultation and engagement with stakeholders and to recommend its adoption by the Council.
9. SPORT AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY STRATEGY
The purpose of this report is to provide an update to the Council’s existing physical activity strategy which has now expired.
10. WORK PROGRAMME
To review and make necessary changes to the Committee’s work programme
11. OTHER BUSINESS agreed under item 3
11A CLIMATE EMERGENCY AND SUSTAINABILITY ACTION PLAN UPDATE
This report provides an update on the progress of the wide range of initiatives within the Council’s Climate Emergency and Sustainability Action Plan. Updates have been provided by officers and heads of service where appropriate and reflect the work undertaken over the last year.
12. 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 to7 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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