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Policy Committee 17-JULY-2017

17 July 2017 at 6.30pm in the Council Chamber

Civic Offices, Bridge Street, Reading RG1 2LU

Committee Administrator(s)

Simon Hill. Contact committee services

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pdf icon Agenda [68kb]

pdf icon All papers [1Mb]

Agenda

ItemDescriptionWards affectedReport
1.

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST FOR CLOSED SESSION ITEMS

Councillors to declare any disclosable pecuniary interests they may have in relation to the items for consideration.

  
2.

PROPERTY IN CENTRAL READING

Councillor Lovelock / Director of Environment and Neighbourhood Services

KATESGROVE 
3.

WORKS TO CORPORATE BUILDINGS 2017/18

Councillor Lovelock / Director of Environment and Neighbourhood Services

BOROUGHWIDE 
4.

HOMES FOR READING: SHAREHOLDER CONSENT

Councillor Page / Director of Finance & Director of Environment and Neighbourhood Services

BOROUGHWIDE 
 

ITEMS FOR CONSIDERATION IN PUBLIC SESSION

  
5.

CHAIR'S ANNOUNCEMENTS

  
6.

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

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

  
7.

MINUTES

To confirm the Minutes of the Policy Committee meeting on 12 June 2017.

 pdf icon Item 7 - Minutes [50kb]
8.

PETITIONS AND QUESTIONS

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

 pdf icon Item 8 [168kb]
9.

DECISION BOOK REFERENCES

  
10.

BUDGET MONITORING 2017/18

Councillor Lovelock / Director of Finance

This report sets out the budget monitoring position for the Council to the end of May 2017.

BOROUGHWIDEpdf icon Item 10 [62kb]
11.

BRIDGING THE GAP - MEDIUM TERM FINANCIAL STRATEGY

Councillor Lovelock / Corporate Management Team

This report presents and seeks agreement for a revised Medium Term Financial Strategy and associated savings proposals.

BOROUGHWIDE

pdf icon Item 11 [1Mb]

pdf icon Item 11 Appendix [67kb]

12.

PROPOSED SAVING TO HOMELESSNESS SUPPORT SERVICES: RESPONSE TO CONSULTATION AND PROPOSALS TO RECONFIGURE SERVICES

Councillor Ennis / Director of Environment and Neighbourhood Services

The report summarises the key findings from consultation on a proposal to reconfigure Homelessness support services, and seeks approval to implement the proposals and make a budget saving.

BOROUGHWIDEpdf icon Item 12 [169kb]
13.

USE OF S106 AND RIGHT TO BUY RECEIPTS TO INCREASE THE PROVISION OF NEW AFFORDABLE HOMES

Councillor Ennis / Director of Environment and Neighbourhood Services

This report provides an update on the current Local Authority New Build programme and seeks spend approval for the next phase of the programme.

BOROUGHWIDEpdf icon Item 13 [100kb]
14.

HOMES FOR READING - AMENDMENT TO SHAREHOLDER AGREEMENT

Councillor Page / Director of Environment and Neighbourhood Services & Director of Finance

This report proposes an amendment to the shareholder agreement between the Council and Homes for Reading, to increase the threshold at which shareholder consent is required for a transaction.

BOROUGHWIDE
pdf icon Item 14 [34kb]
15.

READING'S ARMED FORCES COVENANT AND ACTION PLAN - MONITORING REPORT

Councillor Lovelock / Chief Executive

This report presents an annual update on the development of the Armed Forces Community Covenant and progress against the action plan.

BOROUGHWIDEpdf icon Item 15 [116kb]
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