Policy and Resources Committee - 10 December 2018
Penn Chamber, Three Rivers House10th December 2018
POLICY AND RESOURCES COMMITTEE
NOTICE AND AGENDA
For a meeting to be held in the Penn Chamber, Three Rivers House, Rickmansworth, on Monday 10 December 2018 at 7.30pm.
Members of the Policy and Resources Committee:-
Councillors Sara Bedford (Chairman)
Chris Lloyd (Vice-Chairman) (Leisure)
Matthew Bedford (Resources and Shared Services)
Alex Michaels (Environmental Services)
Andrew Scarth (Housing)
Stephen Giles-Medhurst (Economic Development)
Roger Seabourne (Community Safety and Partnerships)
Martin Trevett (Infrastructure and Planning Policy)
Steven Halls, Chief Executive
30 November 2018
The Policy and Resources 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 Policy and Resources 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 Policy and Resources Committee meeting held on 5 November 2018.
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. POTENTIAL SITES - EXTENSION TO CONSULTATION PERIOD
The purpose of this report is for the Policy & Resources Committee to ratify the decision to extend the consultation deadline on the Potential Sites Document from 7 December 2018 to 21 December 2018.
6. DELEGATION OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH (COMMERCIAL) SERVICE TO WATFORD BOROUGH COUNCIL
This report recommends the delegation of the Environmental Health (Commercial) Service to Watford Borough Council (WBC) with effect from 1 April 2019, for a period of 5 years.
7. REVISION OF COMPREHENSIVE EQUALITY POLICY
This report recommends updates to the Council’s Comprehensive Equality Policy.
8. STRATEGIC, SERVICE AND FINANCIAL PLANNING 2019-2022
This report enables the Policy and Resources Committee to comment 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.
Economic and Sustainable Development
Customer Service Centre (CSC)
Property and Major Projects
Revenue and Benefits
Project Initiation Documents (PIDs)
Leisure, Environment and Community
Infrastructure, Housing and Economic Development
Policy and Resources
Scheme for Prioritising PIDs
PID Scoring sheet
9. LEISURE MANAGEMENT CONTRACT – FINANCIAL CONSIDERATIONS
The purpose of this report is to furnish Members with a summary of the initial results of the leisure consultation and needs analysis. This includes an overview of the financial considerations for pricing of activities within the Leisure Management Contract, which, if the recommended pricing is approved, provides Members with the further recommendation to retain the full sports hall.
10. WORK PROGRAMME
To receive the Committee’s work programme.
11. OTHER BUSINESS – If approved under Item 3 above
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 -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.