Policy and Resources Committee - 11 March 2019
POLICY AND RESOURCES COMMITTEE
NOTICE AND AGENDA
For a meeting to be held in the Penn Chamber, Three Rivers House, Rickmansworth, on Monday 11 March 2019 at 7.30pm.
Members of the Policy and Resources Committee:-
Councillors Sara Bedford (Chairman) Chris Lloyd (Vice-Chairman) (Leisure)
Matthew Bedford (Resources and Shared Services) Alex Michaels (Environmental Services)
Stephen Cox Andrew Scarth (Housing)
Stephen Giles-Medhurst (Economic Development) Roger Seabourne (Community Safety and Partnerships)
Paula Hiscocks Martin Trevett (Infrastructure and Planning Policy)
Steven Halls, Chief Executive
1 March 2019
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 Policy and Resources Committee meeting held on 22 January 2019.19-01-22-pr-final-draft-minutes
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. BUSINESS RATES – LOCAL DISCRETIONARY REVALUATION RATE RELIEF SCHEME 2019/2020.
This report sets out the proposals for Three Rivers District Council for the Business Rates Revaluation Support Scheme for 2019/2020.-05-19-03-11-pr-discretionary-rate-relief-report-05-19-03-11-pr-trdc-discretionary-rate-relief-revaluation-policy-2019
6. STRATEGIC PLAN 2019-2022
This report enables the Committee to comment on the Strategic Plan for the three years commencing on 1 April 2019.-06-19-03-11-pr-strategic-plan-cover-report-2019-22
The Strategic Plan has been reviewed for this period to include new Strategic Themes and a set of underpinning values.-06-19-03-11-pr-strategic-plan_2019-22_final
7. SERVICE PLANS 2019-2022
That the Committee considers the service plans for Legal, Committee, Property and Major Projects, Revenue and Benefits, Finance, Elections, Corporate Services, Customer Service Centre, Economic Development and Sustainability and recommends their contents to Council at its meeting on 21 May 2019.legal-practice-service-plan_2019-22-finalcommittee-service-plan-19-22-finalproperty-major-projects-service-plan-2019-22_finalrevs-and-bens-service-plan-2019_22-finalfinance-service-plan-2019-22elections-service-plan_final 2019-22corporate-services-service-plan-2019-22csc-service-plan-2019-22_finaleconomic-sustainable-development-service-plan-2019-22-final
8. BUDGET MONITORING - MONTH 10 (JANUARY)
Budget monitoring report is a key tool in scrutinising the Council’s financial performance. It is designed to provide an overview to all relevant stakeholders. It is essential that the council monitors its budgets throughout the year to ensure that it is meeting its strategic objectives and that corrective action is taken where necessary.
This report seeks approval to a change in the Committee’s 2018 - 2021 medium-term revenue financial plan. The report shows the Council’s overall consolidated medium term financial plan for both revenue and capital.-08-19-03-11-pr-budget-report-period-10-cover-report-final-08-19-03-11-pr-budget-management-report-period-10-final
9. WORK PROGRAMME
To receive the Committee’s work programme.-09-19-03-11-pr-i-work-programme-report-09-19-03-11-pr-work-programme-app-updated
10. OTHER BUSINESS – If approved under Item 3 above
10a. LOCAL PLAN
To receive the recommendation from the Local Plan Sub-Committee meeting held on 7 March 2019 to write to the Three Members of Parliament for the Three Rivers area with regard to the standard method for Calculating Housing Need.local-plan-report-to-local-plan-sub-committeeappendix-1-statutory-consultee-responsesappendix-2-summary-of-main-issues
11. 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.)