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Housing, Neighbourhoods and Leisure Committee 18-NOV-2015

18 November 2015 at 6:30pm in the Council Chamber

Civic Offices, Bridge Street, Reading RG1 2LU

Committee Administrator(s)

Amy Bryan. Contact Committee Services Team

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pdf icon Agenda [86kb]

pdf icon All Papers [3Mb]

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 1 JULY 2015 pdf icon Item 2 [34kb]
3.

MINUTES OF OTHER BODIES

Community Safety Partnership - 8 July 2015 

 pdf icon Item 3 [31kb]
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.

PETITION ON RATS IN THE ANSTEY ROAD, BAKER STREET AND HOWARD STREET AREA

An update on the response to the petition submitted to Policy Committee on 8 October 2015 from residents regarding rats in the Anstey Road, Baker Street and Howard Street area.

ABBEYpdf icon Item 5 [25kb]
6.

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.

  
7.

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.

  
8.

WORKING BETTER WITH YOU IN NEIGHBOURHOODS

This report provides the Committee with an update on the progress of neighbourhood work since its implementation in March 2015.

Abby Knowles, Katesgrove Community Association, will give a presentation to the Committee.

BOROUGHWIDEpdf icon Item 8 [604kb]
9.

FUTURE OF THE COUNCIL'S HOUSE BUILDING PROGRAMME

This report provides an updated position further to the review of the Housing Revenue Account business plan and outlines the current proposals in respect of Council owned land previously allocated to the Local Authority New Build programme, the proposed revised programme of new Council homes and the spend of 1:1 replacement Right to Buy receipts.

BOROUGHWIDEpdf icon Item 9 [88kb]
10.

HOMELESSNESS STRATEGY 2015-2020 AND REDUCING THE USE OF BED AND BREAKFAST ACCOMMODATION

This report presents the draft Homelessness Strategy 2015-2020 and seeks authorisation to commence a public consultation exercise prior to its finalisation.

BOROUGHWIDE

pdf icon Item 10 Report [124kb]

pdf icon Item 10 Appx 1 [386kb]

pdf icon Item 10 Appx 2 [105kb]

pdf icon Item 10 Appx 3 [120kb]

pdf icon Item 10 Appx 4 [105kb]

pdf icon Item 10 Appx 5 [90kb]

11.

PRIVATE RENTED SECTOR CHARTER

This report updates the Committee on the outcome of the Private Rented Sector Charter consultation.

BOROUGHWIDEpdf icon Item 11 [344kb]
12.

PROVISION OF TEMPORARY ACCOMMODATION UNITS AT LOWFIELD ROAD

This report seeks the Committee's approval for the land at Lowfield Road to be used for temporary accommodation.

BOROUGHWIDEpdf icon Item 12 [941kb]
13.

CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS PROGRAMME FOR LEISURE, PARKS AND OPEN SPACES 2015-2017

This report sets out a request for scheme approval for new capital projects starting in 2015-2017. 

BOROUGHWIDEpdf icon Item 13 [60kb]
14.

KERBSIDE FOOD WASTE COLLECTION UPDATE

This report provides the Committee with an update on the current position with regard to the introduction of a future kerbside food waste collection and disposal service as part of the Waste Minimisation Strategy 2015-2020.

BOROUGHWIDEpdf icon Item 14 [28kb]
15.

ON-STREET COMMUNAL BINS ASSESSMENT PROCESS

This report sets out a proposed assessment, prioritisation and consultation process for requests for on-street communal bins.

BOROUGHWIDEpdf icon Item 15 [37kb]

 

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