Leisure, Environment and Community Committee - 7 July 2021 (6.30pm)

7 July 2021
Leisure, Environment and Community Committee - Agenda and Reports

For a meeting of the Leisure, Environment and Community Committee to be held on Wednesday 7 July 2021 at a revised start time of 6.30pm in the Penn Chamber at Three Rivers House, Northway, Rickmansworth, WD3 1RL.

Members of the Leisure, Environment and Community Committee:-

Chris Lloyd (Lead Member for Leisure)

Roger Seabourne (Lead Member Community Safety and Partnerships)

Paula Hiscocks

David Major

Debbie Morris

Jon Tankard      Phil Williams (Lead Member Environmental Services, Climate Change and Sustainability)

Stephen King

Lisa Hudson

Alex Michaels

Alison Scarth

Joanne Wagstaffe, Chief Executive

29 June 2021

Lead Member Responsibilities:

Leisure– Arts development and facilities, Leisure and Community Grants, Leisure Development and Facilities, Open Spaces, Play Areas and Play Development, Public Health Strategy, Sports Development and Facilities, Wellbeing, Woodlands.

Environmental Services, Climate Change and Sustainability, Air pollution and Noise Pollution, Animal and Pest Control, Cemeteries and Crematorium; Refuse collection and recycling; Street Cleaning and litter bin emptying; Sustainability, Climate Change and Energy Efficiency.

Community Safety and Partnerships –

·      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.

(We are required by law to have a scrutiny committee to carry out this function)

Disease Control, Food Inspection, Health and Safety, Health and social care, Licensing activities covered by the Licensing Acts, Licensing and Regulatory activities outside the Licensing Acts, Public Spaces Protection Orders, Unlawful Encampments.

The Council welcomes contributions from members of the public to aid discussions on agenda items at the Leisure, Environment and Community Committee meetings. Details of the procedure are provided below:

For those wishing to speak:

Members of the public will be entitled to register and identify which report(s) they wish to speak on from the published agenda for the meeting.  Those who wish to register to speak must do so by notifying the Committee team by e-mail (CommitteeTeam@threerivers.gov.uk) 48 hours before the meeting. The first 2 people to register on any report (one for and one against) will be sent details on the requirements for attending the meeting.  Registering 48 hours before the meeting will allow the Committee Team time to prepare the speaker sheet in advance of the meeting. Owing to the need to make Covid/Health and Safety preparations for the meeting we are not able to accept speaker registrations after 2pm on the day of the meeting (Wednesday 7 July 2021).

Please note that contributions will be limited to no 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 be given the right to speak on that item at the next meeting of the Leisure, Environment and Community Committee.

For those wishing to observe the meeting:

Due to Coronavirus restrictions the Council are restricted on the number of people who can attend the meetings in person.  To secure one of the limited places as an observer, please contact the Committee Team by email at CommitteeTeam@threerivers.gov.uk 48 hours in advance of the meeting taking place.  Owing to the need to make Covid/Health and Safety preparations for the meeting we are not able to accept registrations to observe the meeting after 2pm on the day of the meeting (Wednesday 7 July 2021).

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.

The Leisure, Environment and Community Committee meeting will not being broadcast/livestreamed but a recording of the meeting will be made available.



To confirm as a correct record the virtual/remote minutes of the Leisure, Environment and Community Committee Meeting held on Wednesday10 March.



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.



The purpose of this report is to summarise the content and implications of the draft Tree Strategy for the District, and recommend that the draft Strategy is released for a period of public consultation (Appendix A – draft Tree Strategy).




The purpose of this report is to provide information on the BW Foundation’s policy of unrelated two tier burials during the early part of the coronavirus pandemic; and Grants of Deeds of Exclusive Rights of Burial in respect of the Muslim Section of Woodcock Hill Cemetery.

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


8. OTHER BUSINESS – if approved under item 3 above


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 Paragraphs 1 to 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

General Enquiries: Please contact the Committee Team at committeeteam@threerivers.gov.uk