Policy and Resources Committee - 23 March 2015
Penn Chamber, Three Rivers House23rd March 2015
NOTICE AND AGENDA
For a meeting to be held in the Penn Chamber, Three Rivers House, Rickmansworth, on Monday 23 March 2015 at 7.30pm.
Members of the Policy and Resources Committee:-
Councillors Ann Shaw OBE (Chairman), Matthew Bedford (Vice-Chairman) (Resources)
Sara Bedford (Health)
Phil Brading (Public Services)
Roger Seabourne (Community Safety)
Stephen Giles-Medhurst (Economic Development, Sustainability and Transport)
Martin Trevett (Housing, Planning and Strategic Schemes)
Keith Williams (Leisure, Community and Wellbeing)
Steven Halls, Chief Executive - 13 March 2015
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 meeting held on 26 January 2015 and the extraordinary meeting held on 9 March 2015
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. SERVICE PLANNING 2015-2018 AND STRATEGIC PLAN 2015-2018
This report enables the Committee to comment on the service plans within their remit for the three years commencing on 1 April 2015. The service plans are:
- Committee Services
- Corporate Services
- Major Projects
- Revenue and Benefits
The Committee are asked to consider the Council’s Strategic Plan 2015-2018 for approval at Council on 19 May 2015.
6. EXEMPTION FROM PROCUREMENT PROCEDURE RULES
To advise Members that a partial exemption to the Procurement process was approved by the Director of Community and Environmental Services and the Head of Regulatory Services under the Limited Market exemption as permitted by the Council’s Constitution.
7. DISCRETIONARY HOUSING PAYMENT POLICY
This report presents an updated Discretionary Housing Payment (DHP) Policy to the committee for approval.
8. PAPER BANK CONSORTIUM
To receive the recommendation of the General Public Services and Community Safety Committee held on 12 March 2015 on the Paper Bank Consortium.
9. BUDGET MONITORING – MONTH 11 (FEBRUARY 2015)
This report seeks approval to changes in the Committee’s 2014-2018 medium-term financial plan.
10. WORK PROGRAMME
To review and make necessary changes to the Committee’s work programme.
11. OTHER BUSINESS - if approved under item 3 above.
11a. OCCUPATIONAL SICK PAY - CHANGE TO TERMS & CONDITIONS
This report summarises the position on negotiations over staff terms & conditions relating to Occupational Sick Pay.
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 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. ADVERTISING REVENUE GENERATION
To receive a report.
2. OTHER BUSINESS – If approved under item 3 above.