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Housing, Neighbourhoods and Leisure Committee 14-MAR-2018

14 March 2018 at 6.30pm in the Council Chamber

Civic Offices, Bridge Street, Reading RG1 2LU

Committee Administrator(s)

Amy Bryan. Contact committee services

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pdf icon Agenda [89kb]

pdf icon All papers [1Mb]

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 15 NOVEMBER 2017

 pdf icon Item 2 [527kb]
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.

  
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.

  
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.

READING FESTIVAL

To receive a presentation on the 2017 Reading Festival.

BOROUGHWIDEpdf icon Item 6 [1Mb]
7.

CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS PROGRAMME FOR LEISURE, PARKS AND OPEN SPACES 2018-2020

This report sets out new capital projects for leisure, parks and open-spaces starting in 2018.

BOROUGHWIDEpdf icon Item 7 [519kb]
8.

WASTE MINIMISATION UPDATE 

This report updates the Committee on the current position of the Waste Minimisation Strategy 2015-2020 Action Plan, most notably the introduction of the facility to recycle plastic pots, tubs and trays (PTT) in February 2018.

The Committee will also receive a presentation on Plastics.  

BOROUGHWIDEpdf icon Item 8 [486kb]
9.

PUBLIC SPACE PROTECTION ORDERS: CONSULTATION REPORT AND RECOMMENDATIONS

This report informs the Committee of the outcome of the consultation on the proposed introduction of a Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) in Reading.  The report makes a recommendation on the number and nature of restrictions to be included within a PSPO, in the context of consultation feedback.    

BOROUGHWIDEpdf icon Item 9 [607kb]
10.

PRIVATE SECTOR HOUSING AND CIVIL PENALTIES

This report provides the Committee with an update following the Housing and Planning Act 2016 and the use of Civil Penalties.  The report also sets out details of The Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm (England) Regulations 2015.

BOROUGHWIDEpdf icon Item 10 [727kb]
11.

PROGRAMME OF WORKS TO COUNCIL STOCK 2018-2019

This report provides the Committee with the key achievements over the past financial year and sets out the work programme for the Council's housing stock for the next financial year.

BOROUGHWIDEpdf icon Item 11 [534kb]
12.

UPDATE ON HOUSING FIRE SAFETY CONSIDERATIONS 

This report provides the Committee with an update on the findings and recommendations from FireSkills, the external qualified Fire Engineer that carried out a review of fire safety practices in respect of the management and maintenance of Council housing stock.

BOROUGHWIDEpdf icon Item 12 [737kb]
13.

HOUSING SERVICES FOR OLDER PEOPLE

This report sets out the proposals to reconfigure the way that housing services for older people are delivered so that they are available for more residents, prioritised for those in most need and so as to develop resilience to current and future social and demographic pressures.  

BOROUGHWIDE

pdf icon Item 13 [509kb]

pdf icon Item 13 appendices [198kb]

14.

CONTRACT AWARD - MEASURED TERM CONTRACT FOR GAS CENTRAL HEATING INSTALLATIONS 2017/18 - 2022/23

This report seeks approval for the award of a 'Measured Term' Contract for the provision of gas boiler and full central heating system installations and servicing.  This contract relates to the repair and maintenance of the Council's Housing Stock.

BOROUGHWIDEpdf icon Item 14 [478kb]
15.

CONTRACT AWARD - MEASURED TERM CONTRACT FOR BATHROOM REPLACEMENT WORKS 2017/18 - 2020/21

This report seeks approval for the award of a 'Measured Term' Contract for the replacement of bathrooms to Reading Borough Council's Housing Stock.

BOROUGHWIDEpdf icon Item 15 [468kb]

 

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