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Housing, Neighbourhoods and Leisure Committee 14-NOV-2018

14 November 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 [92kb]

pdf icon All papers [4Mb]

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 4 JULY 2018 pdf icon Item 2 [527kb]
3.

MINUTES OF OTHER BODIES

Community Safety Partnership - 26 April 2018

 pdf icon Item 3 [518kb]
4.

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.

  
5.

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 5 [24kb]
6.

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.

  
7.

FOOD SERVICE PLAN 2018/19

This report provides the Committee with an opportunity to review the Council's Food Service Plan 2018/19.  The Plan sets out how the Council undertakes its statutory duties to deliver safe food for Reading's residents.  The report also sets out progress against an action plan agreed with the Food Standards Agency following their audit.

BOROUGHWIDE

pdf icon Item 7 [502kb]

pdf icon Item 7 appendices [957kb]

8.

FIRE SAFETY IN TALL BUILDINGS

This report updates the Committee on the Council's response following Grenfell Tower fire in Kensington on 14 June 2017.  This includes action taken in relation to the Authority's own housing stock, other corporate buildings and schools, as well as wider work in partnership with the Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service in respect of privately owned high rise residential blocks within the Borough boundaries.

BOROUGHWIDEpdf icon Item 8 [574kb]
9.

'READING, PLACE OF CULTURE' (GREAT PLACE SCHEME)

This report updates the Committee on the progress in delivering year 1 activities as part of 'Reading, place of culture' funded through the Great Place Scheme.

BOROUGHWIDE

pdf icon Item 9 [551kb]

pdf icon Item 9 appendix [3Mb]

10.

WINTER PROVISION FOR ROUGH SLEEPERS

This report informs the Committee of the ongoing provisions and new interventions under the Ministry for Housing and Local Government Rough Sleeping Initiative for those sleeping rough in the Reading borough over the cold weather/winter period.

BOROUGHWIDEpdf icon Item 10 [525kb]
11.

REDUCTION IN BED AND BREAKFAST USE

This report informs the Committee of the measures the Housing Service has taken to bring about a reduction in the use of Bed and Breakfast as emergency accommodation for homeless households.

BOROUGHWIDEpdf icon Item 11 [527kb]
12.

UNAUTHORISED ENCAMPMENTS UPDATE

This report informs the Committee of the action taken and planned to protect Reading Borough Council's land from unauthorised encampments.  The report also notes the position in respect of the provision of transit or permanent pitches for travellers.

BOROUGHWIDEpdf icon Item 12 [544kb]
13.

INSTALLATION OF FIRE SPRINKLER SYSTEMS TO COUNCIL HOUSING PROPERTIES

This report seeks approval for the award of a contract for the installation of fire sprinkler systems to circa 280 Council properties in flatted blocks.

BOROUGHWIDEpdf icon Item 13 [508kb]

 

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