Policy and Resources Committee - 8 November 2016
NOTICE AND AGENDA
For a meeting to be held in the Penn Chamber, Three Rivers House, Rickmansworth, on Tuesday 8 November 2016 at 7.30pm.
Members of the Policy and Resources Committee:-
Councillors Sara Bedford (Chairman), Phil Brading (Vice-Chairman) (Public Services)
Matthew Bedford (Resources and Shared Services) Alex Hayward
Kemal Butt Chris Lloyd (Leisure, Community and Wellbeing)
Stephen Cox Ralph Sangster
Stephen Giles-Medhurst (Economic Development, Sustainability and Transport) David Sansom
Alison Scarth (Health)
Roger Seabourne (Community Safety)
Martin Trevett (Housing, Planning and Strategic Schemes)
Steven Halls, Chief Executive
31 October 2016
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.
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1. APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE
To confirm as a correct record the minutes of the meeting held on 6 October 2016.16 10 06 PR mins
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. SERVICE PRESENTATIONS – LEGAL, COMMITTEE, CUSTOMER SERVICE CENTRE AND REVENUE AND BENEFITS
6. INVESTMENT IN PROPERTY – WVRS BUSINESS CASE
Members will recall during the September P&R meeting the Investment in Property opportunity specifically aimed at the WRVS site. This report outlines the business case that is required for this meeting.16 11 08 PR i (06) Property WVRS business case reportAppendix A WVRS business caseAppendix B
7. TEMPORARY ACCOMMODATION PLACEMENT POLICY
It has become increasingly necessary to acquire property out of the District to fulfil the Council’s duty to homeless households. The objective of this report is to present a policy for the placement of homeless households in temporary accommodation. The policy sets out to ensure the Council meets its statutory obligations and in particular the criteria used when considering out of district placements.16 11 08 PR i (07) PR TA Placement Policy Oct 16
8. DRAFT CALENDAR OF MEETINGS 2017/18
To consider the draft Calendar of Meetings for the Local Government Year 2017/2018.16 11 08 PR i (08) calendar of meetings reportAppendix A - draft calendar of meetings 2017-2018
9. DISCRETIONARY RATES RELIEF APPEAL – ASCEND
To consider an appeal against the award of discretionary rate relief.16 11 08 PR i (09) Disc Rates Relief Appeal for Ascend16 11 08 PR i (09,10,11) Appendix 1
10. DISCRETIONARY RATES RELIEF APPEAL - RICKMANSWORTH SPORTS CLUB
To consider an appeal against the award of discretionary rate relief.16 11 08 PR i (10) Disc Rates Relief Appeal for Rickmansworth Sports Club16 11 08 PR i (09,10,11) Appendix 1 16-11-08-pr-i-10-appendices-2-4
11. DISCRETIONARY RATES RELIEF APPEAL - RICKMANSWORTH SAILING CLUB
To consider an appeal against the award of discretionary rate relief.16 11 08 PR i (11) Disc Rates Relief Appeal for Rickmansworth Sailing Club16 11 08 PR i (09,10,11) Appendix 1
12. WORK PROGRAMME
To agree the Committee’s work programme.16 11 08 PR i (12) work prog report16 11 08 PR i (12) work prog-app
13. OTHER BUSINESS - if approved under item 3 above.
14. 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 of business on the grounds that it involves the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined under paragraph 1 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.)