Policy Committee 13-APR-2015

13 April 2015 at 18:30 in the Council Chamber

Civic Offices, Bridge Street, Reading RG1 2LU

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pdf icon Agenda [67kb]

pdf icon All papers [7Mb]

Agenda

Please Note - the Committee will first consider items in closed session. Members of the press and public will be asked to leave the Chamber for a few minutes.

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

Items for considertaion in closed session

1.

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST FOR CLOSED SESSION ITEMS

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2.

LEISURE CUSTOMER RELATIONSHIP MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

Councillor Gittings / Director of Environment and Neighbourhood Services

BOROUGHWIDE

 

3.

SCHOOL EXPANSION PROGRAMME - APPROVAL TO ENTER CONSTRUCTION CONTRACTS

Councillor Ennis / Director of Children, Education & Early Help Services

BOROUGHWIDE

 

4.

LED STREET LIGHTING - INVEST TO SAVE PROJECT

Councillor Page / Director of Environment and Neighbourhood Services

BOROUGHWIDE

 

 

Item

Description

Wards Affected

Report

Items for consideration in public session

5.

CHAIR'S ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

 

6.

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

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

 

 

7.

MINUTES

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

 

 

pdf icon Minutes [41kb]

8.

QUESTIONS AND PETITIONS

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

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9.

DECISION BOOK REFERENCES

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10.

COUNCIL HOUSE BUILDING PROGRAMME UPDATE

Councillor Davies / Director of Environment and Neighbourhood Services

This report provides an update on the progress of the Council's House Building programme and seeks approval for the broad principles of the Design Standards (Employers' Requirements) for new council houses.

BOROUGHWIDE

pdf icon Item 10 [291kb]

11.

DRAFT CULTURE & HERITAGE STRATEGY

Councillor Gittings / Director of Environment and Neighbourhood Services

This report presents the draft Culture and Heritage Strategy and provides an update on a Reading Year of Culture in 2016.

BOROUGHWIDE

pdf icon Item 11 [7Mb]

12.

SCHOOL ADMISSIONS ARRANGEMENTS 2016

Councillor Ennis / Director of Children, Education & Early Help Services

This report invites the Committee to determine the admissions arrangements for community primary schools in Reading for the school year beginning in September 2016 and the coordination schemes for primary and secondary schools.

BOROUGHWIDE

pdf icon Item 12 [1Mb]

13.

REVIEW OF FINANCIAL CRISIS SUPPORT SCHEME

Councillor Lovelock / Managing Director

This report reviews the operation of the Financial Crisis Support Scheme since its introduction in April 2013, and makes recommendations for changes in the final year of the scheme which is due to end in March 2016.

BOROUGHWIDE

pdf icon Item 13 [249kb]

14.

TACKLING POVERTY IN READING - PROGRESS REPORT

Councillor Lovelock / Managing Director

This report presents progress made on delivering the Tackling Poverty in Reading action plan.

BOROUGHWIDE

pdf icon Item 14 [284kb]

15.

PARLIAMENTARY GENERAL ELECTION - INDEMNITY

Councillor Lovelock / Managing Director

This report requests an indemnity in respect of any claims made against the (Acting) Returning Officer in respect of the 2015 general election, and future elections, which are not covered by the Council's insurance policy.

BOROUGHWIDE

pdf icon Item 15 [85kb]

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