Policy Committee 16-MAR-2015

16 March 2015 at 18:30 in the Council Chamber

Civic Offices, Bridge Street, Reading RG1 2LU

Committee Administrator(s)

Simon Hill.  Contact Committee Services.

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Attachments

pdf icon Agenda [68kb]

pdf icon All papers [1Mb]

Agenda

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"

 

Item

Description

Wards Affected

Report

1.

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST FOR CLOSED SESSION ITEM

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2.

ERAPA AND RIVERSIDE NURSERY

Councillors Lovelock, Ennis, Gavin & Gittings / Director of Environment and Neighbourhood Services

Park

A1

 

Items for consideration in public session:

Item

Description

Wards Affected

Report

3.

CHAIR'S ANNOUNCEMENTS

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4.

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

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

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5.

MINUTES

To confirm the Minutes of the Policy Committee meeting on 16 February 2015.

To receive the Minutes of the Mapledurham Playing Fields Management Committee meeting on 2 December 2014.

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pdf icon 16 February 2015 meeting minutes [41kb]

pdf icon 2 December 2014 Mapledurham meeting minutes [70kb]

 

6.

QUESTIONS AND PETITIONS

To receive any Questions from Councillors and the Public, and any petitions from the public.

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7.

DECISION BOOK REFERENCES

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8.

ROYAL BERKSHIRE FIRE AND RESCUE SERVICE (RBFRS)

To receive a presentation from the RBFRS Chief Officer Andy Fry on the Service's three-year strategy and priorities.

Boroughwide

pdf icon Item 8 [6Mb]

9.

FORMER CENTRAL CLUB BUILDING - CONSULTATION AND REVIEW BY READING VOLUNTARY ACTION

Councillor Lovelock / Managing Director

This report sets out the results of a consultation and review by Reading Voluntary Action about possible ways of bringing the former Central Club building back into community use.

Katesgrove

pdf icon Item 9 [98kb]

10.

KINGS MEADOW POOL

Councillors Gittings & Lovelock / Director of Environment and Neighbourhood Services

This report is to advise the Committee of objections received following the advertising of disposal of open space at Kings Meadow, and to seek Committee's views on whether the objections should be upheld.

Abbey

pdf icon Item 10 [849kb]

11.

DRAFT DOMESTIC ABUSE STRATEGY 2015 -2018

Councillor Terry / Director of Environment and Neighbourhood Services

This report presents the draft Domestic Abuse Strategy 2015-18 and seeks approval for public consultation on the draft strategy.

Boroughwide

pdf icon Item 11 [346kb]

12.

PROPOSED FOSTER CARER ALLOWANCES AND POST ORDER SUPPORT PAYMENTS SCHEDULE

Councillor Gavin / Director of Director Of Children, Education & Early Help Services

This report seeks approval of the new Foster Carer Allowances, the Post Order Support Payments Schedule and the associated Means Testing process from 1 April 2015.

Boroughwide

pdf icon Item 12 [234kb]

13.

BROADBAND CONNECTION VOUCHER SCHEME

Councillor Lovelock / Managing Director

This report provides an overview of the Council's role in implementing the Broadband Connection Voucher Scheme and seeks approval to administer the scheme in Reading.

Boroughwide

pdf icon Item 13 [224kb]

14.

ELECTORAL REGISTRATION AND ELECTIONS UPDATE

Councillor Lovelock / Electoral Registration Officer And Returning Officer

This report provides an update on the results of the 2014/15 annual canvass, the preparations and arrangements for the 2015 UK Parliamentary and Local Borough Elections to be held on Thursday 7 May 2015, and the position regarding the development of Individual Electoral Registration.

Boroughwide

pdf icon Item 14 [186kb]

15.

BUDGET MONITORING

Councillors Lovelock & Page / Head of Finance

This report sets out the result of the detailed budget monitoring exercise undertaken for 2014/15, based on the position to the end of January 2015.

Boroughwide

pdf icon Item 15 [208kb]

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