Leisure, Environment and Community Committee - 16 January 2019

16 January 2019
Leisure, Environment and Community Committee - Agenda and Reports



For a meeting to be held in the Penn Chamber, Three Rivers House, Rickmansworth, on Wednesday 16 January 2019 at 7.30pm.

Members of the Leisure, Environment and Community Committee:-

Councillors:-      Chris Lloyd (Lead Member for Leisure)

Roger Seabourne (Lead Member Community Safety and Partnerships)

Rupert Barnes

Donna Duncan

Stephen King

Alex Michaels (Lead Member Environmental Services)

David Sansom

Alison Scarth

Kate Turner

Alison Wall

Phil Williams

Steven Halls, Chief Executive

4 January 2019

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.


To confirm as a correct record the minutes of the Leisure, Environment and Community Committee Meeting held on Wednesday 28 November 2018.


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.


To receive any declarations of interest.



To receive a petition which has received 1576 signatures, that asks the Council to:

Suport the Full size William Penn Sports Hall being kept open now and in the future for the physical and mental well being of the whole of Three Rivers Community and we petition the Council to take action to ensure that the sports hall is retained as a full sized hall for the future.

Everyone Active plan to turn half the sports hall into a crèche, clip and climb wall and soft play area. This means that many sports that take place now, such as netball, basketball, trampolining and large club badminton and tennis will no longer be played.

The full size sports hall enables a great variety of sports and activities for the able bodied, disabled, young and old which will not be possible without it.


  1. VIOLENT CRIME STRATEGY (Presentation)

The Committee will receive a presentation on the level of cuckooing in the District, and the development of local and county wide strategies to respond to violent and exploitative crime.


To review and make necessary changes to the Committee’s work programme.


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. OTHER BUSINESS – if approved under item 3 above

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