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Policy Committee 19-Feb-2018

19 February 2018 at 6.30pm in the Council Chamber

Civic Offices, Bridge Street, Reading RG1 2LU

Committee Administrator(s)

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Agenda

pdf icon Agenda [69kb]

pdf icon All papers [9Mb]

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"

ItemDescriptionWards affectedReport
1.

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST FOR CLOSED SESSION ITEM

  
2.

PROPERTY RATIONALISATION PROGRAMME

Councillors Lovelock & Page / Director of Environment and Neighbourhood Services

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ITEMS FOR CONSIDERATION IN PUBLIC SESSION

3.

CHAIR'S ANNOUNCEMENTS

  
4.

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

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

  
5.

MINUTES

To confirm the Minutes of the Policy Committee meeting on 15 January 2018.

  
6.

PETITIONS AND QUESTIONS

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

  
7.

DECISION BOOK REFERENCES

  
8.

REPLACEMENT OF WATER STORAGE, MAINS WATER SUPPLIES AND DISTRIBUTION PIPEWORK TO COLEY HIGH RISE TOWER BLOCKS AND INSTALLATION OF SPRINKLER FIRE SUPPRESSION SYSTEM

Councillor Ennis / Director of Environment and Neighbourhood Services

The report seeks approvals related to a project to replace the existing water storage facility, water supply mains and distribution pipework at the Coley High Rise Flats in Wensley Road, incorporating the installation of a new fire suppression sprinkler system to each block of flats.

MINSTERpdf icon Item 8 [44kb]
9.

LIBRARY SERVICE OFFER 2018/19: SAVINGS PROPOSALS 

Councillor Hacker / Director of Environment and Neighbourhood Services

This report sets out proposals to deliver savings from the Libraries Service and seeks approval for public consultation on a number of the options proposed.

BOROUGHWIDEpdf icon Item 9 [1Mb]
10.

PROPERTY RATIONALISATION PROGRAMME

Councillors Lovelock & Page / Director of Environment and Neighbourhood Services

This report provides an update on progress of the property rationalisation programme and sets out proposals for Phase 2 of the programme.

BOROUGHWIDEpdf icon Item 10 [55kb]
11.

PROJECT FUNDING AWARDS - C-ITS AND SMART CITY CLUSTER

Councillor Page / Director of Environment and Neighbourhood Services

This report sets out details of capital funding awards for two transport related projects (Co-operative Intelligent Transport Systems (C-ITS) and Smart City Cluster) and seeks spend and scheme approval, as well as delegated authority to enter into contracts for delivery of the projects.

BOROUGHWIDEpdf icon Item 11 [160kb]
12.

SCHOOL ADMISSION ARRANGEMENTS 2019/20

Councillor Jones / Director of Children's Services, Education & Early Help Services

This report invites the Committee to determine the admissions arrangements for Community Primary Schools in Reading for the school year 2019/20, and the coordinated schemes for primary, junior and secondary schools.

BOROUGHWIDEpdf icon Item 12 [6Mb]
13.

ELECTORAL REGISTRATION AND ELECTIONS UPDATE

Councillor Lovelock / Electoral Registration Officer & Returning Officer

This report provides an update on the results of the 2017/18 annual canvass, and the 2018 electoral register published on 1 December 2017.

BOROUGHWIDEpdf icon Item 13 [131kb]
14.

BUDGET MONITORING

Councillors Lovelock & Page / Director of Finance 

This report sets out the projected Council revenue budget outturn position for 2017/18 based on actual, committed and projected expenditure for the Council as at the end of December 2017; it also contains information on the capital programme, capital receipts and the Housing Revenue Account.

BOROUGHWIDEpdf icon Item 14 [124kb]
15.

BUDGET 2018-19 AND MEDIUM TERM FINANCIAL STRATEGY

Councillor Lovelock / Director of Finance 

This report presents proposals for the General Fund revenue budget for 2018/19 & Medium Term Financial Strategy for the period to 2020/21, alongside proposals for capital expenditure over the same period.

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pdf icon Item 15 [214kb]

pdf icon Item 15 appendix [1Mb]

pdf icon Item 15 extra papers [3Mb]

 

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