Leisure, Environment and Community Committee - 28 November 2018
Penn Chamber, Three Rivers House28th November 2018
NOTICE AND AGENDA
For a meeting to be held in the Penn Chamber, Three Rivers House, Rickmansworth, on Wednesday 28 November 2018 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)
Alex Michaels (Lead Member Environmental Services)
20 November 2018
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.
- APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE
To confirm as a correct record the minutes of the Leisure, Environment and Community Committee Meeting held on Wednesday 10 October 2018.
- 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.
- DECLARATION OF INTERESTS
To receive any declarations of interest.
- BUDGET MONITORING REPORT- MONTH 6 (September)
This report has already been presented to the Policy & Resources Committee at its meeting on Monday 5 November 2018 which sought approval to a change in the Council’s 2018 - 2021 medium-term financial plan.
- CITIZENS’ ADVICE SERVICE IN THREE RIVERS ANNUAL REPORT 2017/18
The Committee will receive a presentation from the Director of the Citizens’ Advice Service in Three Rivers (CASTR) highlighting their performance and achievements for the financial year 2017/18.
- STRATEGIC, SERVICE AND FINANCIAL PLANNING 2019-2022
This report enables the Committee to comment to the Policy and Resources Committee on the draft Strategic Plan, the Committee’s draft service plans, and the growth bids to support them for the three years commencing on 1 April 2019 as follows:
Leisure and Landscapes
Regulatory Services (Please note only the unshaded areas of Performance Indicators)
Project Initiation Documents (PIDS): Scoring Sheet and Scheme for Prioritising Revenue Growth
South Oxhey Playing Fields
Watersmeet Cinema Screen Replacement
Watersmeet Hot Water Pipework
Community Safety Partnership
Anti-Social Behaviour Casework
- CUCKOOING AND COUNTY LINES
- The purpose of the report is to brief members on the extent of cuckooing and county lines within the District.
- To advise members on the development of County-wide and Three Rivers Community Safety Partnership Strategies in relation to cuckooing and county lines.
- To brief members on the impact of cuckooing and county lines on Council resources and to seek support for the growth bids submitted as part of the Strategic and Financial Service Planning Process for 2019/20.
- To affirm the priorities of the Community Safety Team to respond to complaints of cuckooing and county lines.
- WILLIAM PENN USAGE INFORMATION UPDATE
The purpose of this report is to provide Members with William Penn’s usage data for the period 1 July to 31 October 2018.
- LEISURE NEEDS ANALYSIS AND USER PROFILE
The purpose of this report is to update Members on the outcome of the questions raised as part of the Full Council meeting on 17 July 2018, which placed a moratorium on changes to the existing sports hall at William Penn Leisure Centre for a 12 month period.
Specifically, this report will provide information relating to the following points:
- Re-examining the current and future user profile of particularly WPLC and there will be further data in 2019 on the other sports and leisure venues in the area;
- Speaking with a cross-section of residents across the District to discuss future leisure needs.
- LEISURE AND COMMUNITY SERVICES FEES AND CHARGES 2019/20
The committee is asked to consider the fees and charges shown in Appendices 1, 2 and 3 for Leisure and Community services for 2019/2020 and to recommend accordingly to the Policy and Resources Committee.
- DRAFT MANAGEMENT PLANS FOR CARPENTERS WOOD, BISHOPS WOOD, OXHEY WOODS AND CHORLEYWOOD HOUSE ESTATE
The purpose of the report is to provide to the Committee, for approval, details of the draft management plans for Carpenters Wood, Bishops Wood, Oxhey Woods and Chorleywood House Estate.
- ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES FEES AND CHARGES
To recommend to Members the Environmental Protection fees and charges for 2019/20.
COMMUNITY SAFETY AND PARTNERSHIPS
- REGULATORY FEES AND CHARGES
The purpose of the report it to consider a review of discretionary fees and charges, with any adjustments to take effect from 1 April 2019.
- WORK PROGRAMME
To review and make necessary changes to the Committee’s work programme.
- 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. ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES FEES AND CHARGES
To consider Appendix A of the Part I report (item 13 on the agenda).
2. OTHER BUSINESS – if approved under item 3 above