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Housing, Neighbourhoods and Leisure Committee 15-NOV-2017

15 November 2017 at 6.30pm in the Council Chamber

Civic Offices, Bridge Street, Reading RG1 2LU

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Amy Bryan. Contact committee services

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Agenda

ITEMDESCRIPTIONWARDS AFFECTEDREPORT
1.

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

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

  
2.MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE HOUSING, NEIGHBOURHOODS AND LEISURE COMMITTEE HELD ON 5 JULY 2017 pdf icon Item 2 [77kb]
3.

PETITIONS

Petitions submitted pursuant to Standing Order 36 in relation to matters falling within the Committee's Powers & Duties which have been received by Head of Legal & Democratic Services no later than four clear working days before the meeting.

(A) PETITION REQUESTING THE REMOVAL OF COMMUNAL BINS AT AMITY STREET AND CHOLMELEY ROAD

 

 

 

PARK

pdf icon Item 3 [51kb]
4.

QUESTIONS FROM MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC AND COUNCILLORS

Questions submitted pursuant to Standing Order 36 in relation to matters falling within the Committee's Powers & Duties which have been submitted in writing and received by the Head of Legal & Democratic Services no later than four clear working days before the meeting.

 pdf icon Item 4 [37kb]
5.

DECISION BOOK REFERENCES

To consider any requests received by the Monitoring Officer pursuant to Standing Order 42, for consideration of matters falling within the Committee's Powers & Duties which have been the subject of Decision Book reports.

  
6.

TENANT PARTICIPATION IN COUNCIL HOUSING

This report outlines the approach that the Housing Service takes to involve tenants in improving and shaping the service.

To receive a presentation from Reading Involved Tenants (Tenant Scrutiny Panel and the Building Cleaning Group).

BOROUGHWIDEpdf icon Item 6 [56kb]
7.

HOME IMPROVEMENT SERVICES

This report updates the Committee following the Council bringing the Home Improvement Agency work in-house since June 2016 and details the outcomes for users of the service.

BOROUGHWIDEpdf icon Item 7 [72kb]
8.

HOUSING SERVICE RESPONSE TO THE BENEFIT CAP

This report informs the Committee of the work of the Housing Services Welfare Reform Team in response to the reduction in the Benefit Cap. 

BOROUGHWIDEpdf icon Item 8 [65kb]
9.

UPDATE ON FIRE SAFETY CONSIDERATIONS POST GRENFELL TOWER

This report informs the Committee of the Council's response following the Grenfell Tower fire in Kensington on 14 June 2017.   

BOROUGHWIDEpdf icon Item 9 [166kb]
10.

PRIVATE RENTED SECTOR CHARTER

This report provides the Committee with an update on the progress made in delivering the Private Rented Sector (PRS) Charter action points.

BOROUGHWIDEpdf icon Item 10 [533kb]
11.

ABBEY QUARTER PROJECT

To receive a presentation on the Abbey Quarter Project.

ABBEY 
12.

CULTURAL DEVELOPMENT UPDATE

This report provides the Committee with an update on two key developments relating to cultural services and activities.  The report focuses on progress in taking forward Reading's successful bid to the 'Great Places Scheme' and the delivery plans being developed by the Museum of English Rural Life and Reading Museum consequent on being jointly awarded National Portfolio Organisation status by Arts Council England.

BOROUGHWIDEpdf icon Item 12 [156kb]
13.

ANTISOCIAL BEHAVIOUR STRATEGY

This report provides an update on antisocial behaviour in Reading and recommends that the current Designated Public Place Order is converted into a Public Space Protection Order. 

BOROUGHWIDEpdf icon Item 13 [425kb]
14.

WASTE MINIMISATION STRATEGY 2015-2020 - HALF YEARLY UPDATE

This report updates the Committee on the progress achieved in the first two quarters of Year 3 of the Waste Minimisation Strategy 2015-2020 Action Plan.

BOROUGHWIDEpdf icon Item 14 [134kb]

 

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