Policy Committee 20-JUL-2015

20 July 2015 at 6:30pm in the Council Chamber

Civic Offices, Bridge Street, Reading RG1 2LU

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Simon Hill. Contact Committee Services Team

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pdf icon Agenda [67kb]

pdf icon Supplementary agenda [165kb]

pdf icon Full Agenda Papers [5Mb]

Agenda

ITEMS FOR CONSIDERATION IN CLOSED SESSION

The following motion will be moved by the Chair:

"That, pursuant to Section 100A of the Local Government Act 1972 (as amended) members of the press and public be excluded during consideration of the following items on the agenda, as it is likely that there would be disclosure of exempt information as defined in the relevant Paragraphs of Part 1 of Schedule 12A (as amended) of that Act"

ITEMS FOR CONSIDERATION IN CLOSED SESSION
ItemDescription

Wards Affected

Report

1.

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST FOR CLOSED SESSION ITEMS

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2.

PROACTIVE REPAIRS TO CORPORATE BUILDINGS 2015/16

Councillor Lovelock / Director of Environment and
Neighbourhood Services

BOROUGHWIDE

 

3.

PROCUREMENT OF ADDITIONAL 16+ SUPPORTED LIVING CAPACITY

Councillor Gavin / Directors of Children, Education & Early Help Services and Adult Care And Health Services

 

BOROUGHWIDE

 

 

ITEMS FOR CONSIDERATION IN PUBLIC SESSION
ItemDescriptionWards AffectedReport

4.

CHAIR'S ANNOUNCEMENTS

  

5.

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

Councillors to declare any interests they may have in relation to the items for consideration in public session.

  

6.

MINUTES

To confirm the Minutes of the Policy Committee meeting on 8 June 2015.

To receive the Minutes of the Mapledurham Playing Fields Management Committee meeting on 10 February 2015.

 

 

pdf icon Minutes - 8 June 2015 [49kb]

pdf icon Minutes 10 Feb 2015 [33kb]

 

7.

QUESTIONS AND PETITIONS

To receive any questions from Councillors and the public, and any petitions from the public.

  

8.

DECISION BOOK REFERENCES

  

9.

PROPOSED SERVICE OFFERS AND BUDGET PROPOSALS 2016-19 TO NARROW THE BUDGET GAP

Councillor Lovelock / Corporate Management Team

This report sets out: the updated financial context in which the Council will deliver services over the next few years; a current view of the financial outlook and the savings needed from the Council's budget; an initial range of proposals for change that would alter the Council's services to residents, businesses and visitors; and the consultation arrangements for these proposed changes.

BOROUGHWIDE

pdf icon Item 9 [3Mb]

10.

DOMESTIC ABUSE STRATEGY FOR READING 2015-18

Councillor Lovelock / Director of Environment and Neighbourhood Services

This report seeks endorsement of the post-consultation draft of the Domestic Abuse Strategy for Reading 2015-18 and the associated action plan. 

BOROUGHWIDE

pdf icon Item 10 [449kb]

11.

UNIVERSAL CREDIT

Councillor Lovelock / Managing Director

This report sets out the partnership agreement between the Council and the Department for Work and Pensions to deliver Universal Credit services from September 2015.

 

BOROUGHWIDE

pdf icon Item 11 [198kb]

12.

PROCUREMENT OF ADDITIONAL 16+ SUPPORTED LIVING CAPACITY

Councillor Gavin / Directors of Children, Education & Early Help Services and Adult Care And Health Services

This report seeks approval to enter in to a contract to procure additional capacity for 16+ supported living provision in Reading.

BOROUGHWIDE

pdf icon Item 12 [42kb]

13.

REVIEW OF DISCRETIONARY HOUSING PAYMENTS SCHEME- PROPOSED CONDITIONALITY

This report reviews the current operation of awards of Discretionary Housing Payments, and makes recommendations for consideration of conditionality within the scheme for the financial year 2015/16.

 

BOROUGHWIDE

pdf icon Item 13 [108kb]

14.

LAND AT GREEN ROAD

Councillors Lovelock & Page / Director of Environment and Neighbourhood Services

This report advises the Committee of a request from the Planning Application Committee to allocate an area of Council-owned land at Green Road for use as recreational open space.

PARK

pdf icon Item 14 [551kb]

15.

STATION HILL DEVELOPMENT

Councillor Page / Director of Environment and Neighbourhood Services

This report asks the Committee to consider requests from Sackville regarding acquisition arrangements and the use by the Council of its planning powers under Section 237 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (as amended) (Section 237), in relation to the Station Hill 3 scheme.

ABBEY

pdf icon Item 15 [675kb]

16.

BUDGET MONITORING 2015/16

Councillors Lovelock & Page / Head of Finance

This report set out the budget monitoring position for the Council to the end of May 2015.

BOROUGHWIDE

pdf icon Item 16 [51kb]

17.

IMPACT OF THE EMERGENCY BUDGET ON THE COUNCIL'S HOUSING REVENUE ACCOUNT

Councillor Davies/Director of Environment and Neighbourhood Services

This report outlines the measures in the Emergency Budget that will impact on the Council's Housing Service (specifically the Housing Revenue Account) and future plans. 

BOROUGHWIDEpdf icon Item 17 [76kb]
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