Executive Committee - 15 August 2005
NOTICE AND AGENDA
For a meeting to be held in the Penn Chamber, Three Rivers House, Rickmansworth, on Monday, 15 August 2005 at 7.30pm.
Members of the Committee (portfolio responsibility in brackets):-
Councillors Ann Shaw OBE (Chairman), Matthew Bedford (Vice-Chairman) (Housing)
Phil Brading (Public Services & Health) Chris Whately-Smith (Leisure & Community)
Roger Seabourne (Community Safety) Labour (no appointment)
Richard Struck (Resources) Conservative (no appointment)
Martin Trevett (Environment) Conservative (no appointment)
Tony Beirne, Director of Strategic Services, 4 August 2005
The Executive 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 Committee. Details of the procedure and the list for registering the wish to speak will be available for a short period before the meeting.
1. APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE
To confirm as a correct record the Minutes of the Executive Committee meeting held on 18 July 200505 07 18 EX mins (doc)
3.NOTICE OF OTHER BUSINESS
Items of other business notified under Council Procedure Rule 31 to be announced, together with the special circumstances which justify their consideration as a matter of urgency. The Chairman to rule on the admission of such items.
4. CONSIDERATION OF RECOMMENDATIONS FROM THE RESOURCES POLICY PANEL
To receive the recommendations of the Resources panel held on 21 July 2005 relating to Agenda items 4A and 4B below. Any other recommendations to be reported at the meeting.05 08 15 EX i - (04) resources recs (doc)
To ask Members to approve the recommendation that the Authority joins the Consortium detailed in this report, in respect of the implementation of E-Procurement and to consider the implications that this installation could have on other systems.05 08 15 EX i - (4a) eprocurement (doc)
4b REVIEW OF THREE RIVERS CONSTRUCTION
To provide members with information previously requested including the Executive Summary report compiled by APSE Consultancy following the review of Three Rivers Construction.05 08 15 EX i - (4b) trc review (doc)05 08 15 EX i - (4b) trc review-app 01 (trc financial position) (xls)05 08 15 EX i - (4b) trc review-app 02 (apse executive summary) (doc)05 08 15 EX i - (4b) trc review-app 022 (trc establishment) (doc)
5. FINANCIAL POSITION STATEMENT & BUDGET MONITORING REPORT – JUNE 2005 (MONTH 3)
This report gives an update of the three-year medium-term financial plan and the position on the current year’s budget for the period ending on 26 June 200505 08 15 EX i - (05) financial position statement month 3 (doc)
6.ENHANCEMENT OF SHOPPING AREAS – 2005/6 PROGRAMME
To agree a programme of enhancement works for Baldwins Lane West parade, following consultation with shop owners and customers.05 08 15 EX i - (06) enhancement of shopping areas 2005 2006 baldwins lane (doc)05 08 15 EX i - (06) enhancement of shopping areas 2005 2006 baldwins lane-app 01 (doc)05 08 15 EX i - (06) enhancement of shopping areas 2005 2006 baldwins lane-app 02 (doc)
7.LOUDWATER CONSERVATION AREA
To consider a request for designating an extension to Loudwater Conservation Area, following further discussion with local representatives.05 08 15 EX i - (07) loudwater conservation area (doc)
8.NEW PARKING RESTRICTIONS WINTON DRIVE AREA
To approve new parking restrictions following consultation.05 08 15 EX i - (08) new parking restrictions winton drive (doc)05 08 15 EX i - (08) new parking restrictions winton drive-app 01 (doc)
9.WIDER WELCOME ACCESS IMPROVEMENT STRATEGY, BATCHWORTH LOCK
To consider a request for match funding for this project.05 08 15 EX i - (09) wider welcome access improvement strategy at batchworth lock (doc)
10. CONSIDERATION OF RECOMMENDATIONS FROM THE HOUSING AND ENVIRONMENT POLICY PANEL
To receive the recommendations of the Housing and Environment Panel held on 19 July 2005 relating to Agenda items 10A and 10B below. Any other recommendations to be reported at the meeting.05 08 15 EX i - (10) hepp recs (doc)
10a THREE RIVERS LOCAL DEVELOPMENT FRAMEWORK: THE CORE STRATEGY
To identify important issues for inclusion in the Core Strategy.05 08 15 EX i - (10a) three rivers local development framework the core strategy (doc)05 08 15 EX i - (10a) three rivers local development framework the core strategy-app 01 (doc)
10b SUPPORTING PEOPLE - THE CURRENT POSITION
Supporting People (SP), the Government’s policy around the provision of housing related care support has been in place since 2003. This report outlines the changes SP brought in, how SP works, the organisational and decision making arrangements, the potential implications for local services reliant upon SP funding and the current issues around SP.05 08 15 EX i - (10b) supporting people the current position (doc)
11.HRA CAPITAL PROGRAMME 2005/06 - REWIRING CONTRACT
To consider negotiating the Re-wiring contract for 2005/06.05 08 15 EX i - (11) hra rewiring contract (doc)
PUBLIC SERVICES AND HEALTH
12.CONSIDERATION OF RECOMMENDATIONS FROM THE HOUSING AND ENVIRONMENT POLICY PANEL
To receive the recommendations of the Public Services and Health Panel held on 11 August 2005 relating to Agenda items 12A and 12B below . Any other recommendations to be reported at the meeting.05 08 15 EX i (12) pshpp recs (doc)
12a HAZARDOUS WASTE REGULATIONS
To advise Members of the Hazardous Waste Regulations and their impact on the Authority’s special collection service.05 08 15 EX i - (12a) hazardous waste regulations (doc)
12bUPDATE ON GREEN WASTE
This report highlights findings following full implementation of green waste collections and makes recommendations on the use of biodegradable sacks.05 08 15 EX i - (12b) green waste update (doc)
13.WEST HERTFORDSHIRE HOSPITALS NHS TRUST – FINANCIAL DEFICIT
To advise the Executive Committee on the current financial deficit incurred by the West Herts Hospital NHS Trust and the measures being taken to deal with it.05 08 15 EX i - (13) west herts hospitals nhs trust financial deficit (doc)
14.UPDATE ON THE COMMUNITY SAFETY ACTION PLAN 2005/06 AND PROJECTS FUNDED BY THE SAFER STRONGER COMMUNITIES FUNDING (SSCF)
To provide the Executive Committee with the Quarter 1 review of the Community Safety Action Plan for 2005/06 and the Stronger Safer Communities spend at the end of Quarter 1.05 08 15 EX i - (14) update on the community safety action plan 2005 2006 (doc)
WATERSMEET - COMMUNITY HALL FACILITY
This report updates Members on proposals for a Community Hall facility at Watersmeet.05 08 15 EX i - (15) watersmeet (doc)05 08 15 EX i - (15) watersmeet-app01 (doc)
16.HERTFORDSHIRE YOUTH CHARTER
Hertfordshire Children and Young People’s Strategic Partnership have invited Local Strategic Partnerships to ratify the Youth Charter and constituent agencies of partnerships to sign up to the Charter. As a constituent agency of the Local Strategic Partnership, Three Rivers District Council is asked to sign up to the Charter.05 08 15 EX i - (16) herts youth charter (doc)
17.OTHER BUSINESS - if approved under item 3 above.
18.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(4) of the Local Government Act 1972, the press and public be excluded from the meeting for the following items of business on the grounds that it involves the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in paragraph 7 of Part I of Schedule 12A to the Act."
(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.GADE VIEW GARDENS - REDEVELOPMENT
To consider the progress of negotiations with leaseholders at Gade View Gardens.
OTHER BUSINESS - if approved under item 3 above.