Leisure, Wellbeing and Health Committee - 29 June 2016
NOTICE AND AGENDA
For a meeting to be held in the Penn Chamber, Three Rivers House, Rickmansworth, on Wednesday 29 June 2016 at 7.30pm.
Members of the Leisure, Wellbeing and Health Committee:-
Councillors:- Chris Lloyd (Lead Member for Leisure, Community and Wellbeing) Alison Scarth (Lead Member for Health)
Martin Brooks Stephen King
Valerie Coltman David Sansom
Alex Hayward Alison Wall
Heather Kenison Chris Whately-Smith
Steven Halls, Chief Executive
21 June 2016
Lead Member Responsibilities:
Health - Herts County Council health Strategy; Health and social care provision and access; Air pollution; Cemeteries and crematorium; Food inspection and disease control; Health and safety (for Health and Safety Executive and Council staff/contractors; Licensing activities covered by the Licensing Acts; Licensing and regulatory activities outside the Licensing Acts; Noise pollution.
Leisure, Community and Wellbeing – Arts development and grants; Charging; Grant aid, including the voluntary sector; Outdoor (woodlands, open spaces/grounds maintenance, play areas); Play development, schemes and rangers; Sport (pools, gyms, pitches, golf courses) and sports development; Public Health Strategy, Services for young and old people.
The Leisure, Wellbeing and Health 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, Wellbeing and Health 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 16 March 2016.16 03 16 LW mins
3. ANY 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.
LEISURE, COMMUNITY AND WELLBEING
5. LEISURE FACILITES MANAGEMENT CONTRACT - HERTSMERE LEISURE TRUST WORKPLAN
The Council’s leisure facilities management contractor, Hertsmere Leisure Trust, will provide their annual presentation to Members to reflect back on the previous 12 months’ work and to outline their work programme for the coming year.16 06 29 LW (05) Leisure Facilities Management Contract Report
6. REVIEW OF GRANTS PROCESS
This report reviews the current grants process and provides the Committee with several options and recommendations in relation to:
- Whether applications should be accepted one or two times per year;
- Whether there should there be an overall limit on the amount of funding granted to any one project or the number of grants that can be given to an organisation in the same financial year;
- How applications are assessed including how points are taken away from the project score if the project reaches a low proportion of Three Rivers residents and how funding decisions are made against the Strategic Plan;
- How applicants are invited / encouraged to attend Committee; and
- How an application for a project or service that is already commissioned using public funds should be considered.
7. CHORLEYWOOD PLAY AREA
The purpose of this report is to provide Members with an update on the Chorleywood play area project, including recommendations from Chorleywood Parish Council. The report subsequently provides Members with recommendations on proceeding with the project, including any additional considerations.16 06 29 LW i (07) Chorleywood Play Area Report16 06 29 LW i (07) Appendix C
8. THREE RIVERS DISTRICT COUNCIL TREE AND WOODLAND MANAGEMENT UPDATE
To update Members on tree management further to the last report on the adoption of the Tree Management Strategy in September 2015.16 06 29 LW i (08) Tree and Woodland Management Update
9. CONDITION SURVEY REPORT ON WATERSMEET
The purpose of this report is to advise Committee of indicative capital expenditure for Watersmeet over the next five years.16 06 29 LW i (09) Condition Survey Report
10. WATERSMEET FILM SEASON (FILMSMEET)
This report recommends that the Filmsmeet season be expanded to include live screening events and a greater number of films to be shown throughout the year.16 06 29 LW i (10) Filmsmeet Report16 06 29 LW i (10) Appendix 116 06 29 LW i (10) Appendix 2
11. SOUTH OXHEY PLAYING FIELDS / PARKRUN
This report presents Members with options for a capital expenditure to install pathways at South Oxhey playing fields and options for other venues in the district that could launch a parkrun to support the achievement of the Three Rivers Physical Activity Strategy 2015-18.16 06 29 LW i (11) South Oxhey Playing Fields and Parkrun Report16 06 29 LW i (11) Appendix 1a16 06 29 LW i (11) Appendix 1b16 06 29 LW i (11) Appendix 216 06 29 LW i (11) Appendix 3
12. VERBAL UPDATE ON WHITE WATER RAFTING
This update was requested by Members at the previous meeting.
13. WORK PROGRAMME
To review and make necessary changes to the Committee’s work programme.16 06 29 LW i (13) report work programme16 06 29 LW i (13) Appendix
14. OTHER BUSINESS – if approved under item 3 above.
15. 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.)