Policy Committee 30-NOV-2015

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

Civic Offices, Bridge Street, Reading RG1 2LU

Committee Administrator(s)

Simon Hill. Contact Committee Services Team

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pdf icon Agenda [69kb]

pdf icon All papers [1Mb]

Agenda

ItemDescriptionWards affectedReports
1.

Item for consideration in closed session

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST FOR CLOSED SESSION ITEM

  
2.

PROPERTY IN EAST READING

Councillor Lovelock / Director of Environment and Neighbourhood Services

  
3.

Items for consideration in public session

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 2 November 2015.

 pdf icon Minutes [61kb]
6.

PETITIONS AND QUESTIONS

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

 pdf icon Item 6 [81kb]
7.DECISION BOOK REFERENCES  
8.

CHIEF CONSTABLE AND POLICE & CRIME COMMISSIONER PRESENTATIONS

To receive presentations from Francis Habgood, Thames Valley Police Chief Constable, and Anthony Stansfeld, Thames Valley Police & Crime Commissioner.

 

pdf icon Item 8 - Chief Constable presentations [544kb]

pdf icon Item 8 - PCC presentation [398kb]

9.

PROPOSED SERVICE OFFERS AND BUDGET PROPOSALS 2016-19 TO NARROW THE BUDGET GAP - CONSULTATION

Councillor Lovelock / Managing Director

This report sets out the outcomes of the consultation on service offers and budget proposals agreed by the Committee at its meeting in July 2015, and asks the Committee to agree recommendations relating to the individual Proposals for Change.

BOROUGHWIDEpdf icon Item 9 [583kb]
10.

REVIEW OF PUBLIC HEALTH-COMMISSIONED SERVICES IN RESPONSE TO THE IN-YEAR REDUCTION TO PUBLIC HEALTH GRANT BY THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

Councillor Hoskin / Director of Adult Care and Health Services

This report sets out a proposed approach to a review of public health-commissioned services, in response to the Department of Health's in-year saving of approximately £600k to the Council's public health grant of £9.6m.

BOROUGHWIDEpdf icon Item 10 [479kb]
11.

2015/16 HALF YEAR PERFORMANCE AND BUDGET UPDATE

Councillor Lovelock / Managing Director & Head of Finance

This report sets out a half year performance update for April - September 2015 and the Council's budget position at the end of September 2015.

BOROUGHWIDEpdf icon Item 11 [199kb]
12.

CHANGES TO THE LOCAL DISCRETIONARY HOUSING PAYMENTS SCHEME

Councillor Lovelock / Managing Director

This report sets out the findings of an Equality Impact Assessment on proposed changes to the local Discretionary Housing Payments scheme, and recommends those changes for approval.

BOROUGHWIDEpdf icon Item 12 [176kb]
13.

REVIEW OF LEISURE FACILITIES AND FUTURE PROVISION

Councillor Gittings / Director Of Environment And Neighbourhood Services

This report sets out the findings and recommendations from a review of options for the modernisation of leisure facilities, with a particular focus on swimming facilities.

BOROUGHWIDEpdf icon Item 13 [175kb]
14.

CARERS INFORMATION ADVICE AND SUPPORT SERVICES

Councillor Eden / Director of Adult Care and Health Services

This report seeks authority to progress a commissioning exercise to secure local services which connect carers with relevant information, advice and support to enable them to continue caring.

BOROUGHWIDEpdf icon item14 [124kb]
15.

FOSSIL FUEL FREE PENSION FUND AND OTHER ETHICAL MATTERS

Councillor Lovelock / Head of Finance

This report sets out advice on a motion regarding Fossil fuel-free pension fund and other ethical matters, which was referred to the Committee by the full Council meeting on 20 October 2015.

BOROUGHWIDEpdf icon Item15 [56kb]
16.

ELECTORAL REGISTRATION AND ELECTIONS - UPDATE

Councillor Lovelock / Electoral Registration Officer & Returning Officer

This report reviews the UK Parliamentary, Local Borough and other Elections held on 7 May 2015 and sets out the arrangements for the 2015 annual canvass.

BOROUGHWIDEpdf icon Item16 [240kb]

 

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