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Policy Committee 14-MAR-2016

14 March 2016 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 [71kb]

pdf icon All papers [841kb]

Agenda

ItemDescriptionWards affectedReport
1.DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST FOR CLOSED SESSION ITEM  
2.

READING TRANSPORT LTD - SHAREHOLDER'S UPDATE

Councillor Page / Director Of Resources - Reading Transport Ltd

  
 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 February 2016.

 pdf icon Minutes [79kb]
6.

PETITIONS AND QUESTIONS

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

 pdf icon Item 6 [37kb]
7.DECISION BOOK REFERENCES  
8.

MAPLEDURHAM PAVILION

Councillor Gittings / Director of Environment and Neighbourhood Services

This report sets out the results of a recent structural survey of Mapledurham Pavilion and makes recommendations for future action.

MAPLEDURHAMpdf icon Item 8 [52kb]
9.

READING TRANSPORT LTD - SHAREHOLDER'S UPDATE

Councillor Page / Director Of Resources - Reading Transport Ltd

This report provides an operational update for the Council on Reading Transport Ltd's activities during 2014/15. (A further report including detail on the trading position for the financial year will be considered under Item 2 in closed session).

BOROUGHWIDEpdf icon Item 9 [27kb]
10.

NARROWING THE GAP COMMISSIONING FRAMEWORK - SUCCESSFUL BIDS

Councillor Lovelock / Managing Director

This report sets out the successful funding bids from community-based organisations under the Narrowing the Gap Bidding Framework, following the standstill period.

BOROUGHWIDEpdf icon Item 10 [133kb]
11.

VOLUNTARY SECTOR GRANT FUNDING IN 2016/17

Councillor Lovelock / Managing Director

This report seeks authority to continue to award grant aid to three voluntary organisations in 2016/17 within a reduced budget framework: Berkshire Women's Aid, Healthwatch Reading and Readibus.

BOROUGHWIDEpdf icon Item 11 [108kb]
12.

ELECTORAL REGISTRATION AND ELECTIONS - UPDATE

Councillor Lovelock / Electoral Registration Officer & Returning Officer

This report provides an update on the results of the 2015/16 annual canvass, the preparations and arrangements for the 2016 Police and Crime Commissioner and Local Borough Elections to be held on Thursday 5 May 2016, and the current position regarding the upcoming European Union Referendum.

BOROUGHWIDEpdf icon Item 12 [246kb]
13.

BORROWING FROM THE MUNICIPAL BOND AGENCY

Councillor Lovelock / Head of Finance

This report asks the Committee to authorise borrowing from the Municipal Bond Agency by entering into the Agency's Framework Agreement.

BOROUGHWIDEpdf icon Item 13 [187kb]
14.

BUDGET MONITORING

Councillor Lovelock / Head of Finance

This report set out the budget monitoring position for the Council to the end of January 2016.

BOROUGHWIDEpdf icon Item 14 [53kb]

 

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