Policy Committee 15-FEB-2016

15 February 2016 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 [73kb]

pdf icon All papers [8Mb]

Agenda

 

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

NARROWING THE GAP COMMISSIONING FRAMEWORK BIDDING OUTCOMES

Councillor Lovelock / Managing Director

BOROUGHWIDE 
 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 18 January 2016.

 

pdf icon Minutes [69kb]

6.

PETITIONS AND QUESTIONS

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

 pdf icon Item 6 [93kb]
7. DECISION BOOK REFERENCES  
8.

BUILDING A BETTER READING: CORPORATE PLAN AND BUDGET 2016-19

Councillor Lovelock / Corporate Management Team

This report sets out the Council's Corporate Plan and Budget for recommendation to the Council meeting on 23 February 2016.

BOROUGHWIDEpdf icon Item 8 [2Mb]
9.

LIBRARY SERVICE REVIEW

Councillor Gittings / Director of Environment and Neighbourhood Services

This report outlines a strategic vision and proposals for the future of the Library Service, and a recommended timetable of activity for consultation with the public.

BOROUGHWIDEpdf icon Item 9 [5Mb]
10.

NARROWING THE GAP BIDDING FRAMEWORK: BIDDING AND AWARD PROCESS

Councillor Lovelock / Managing Director

This report explains the process for assessing funding bids submitted by community-based organisations under the Narrowing the Gap Bidding Framework.

BOROUGHWIDEpdf icon Item 10 [157kb]
11.

COUNCIL-OWNED PREMISES OCCUPIED BY THE THIRD SECTOR - POLICY STATEMENT

Councillor Lovelock / Managing Director

This report sets out for approval a policy for future decisions on leases to third sector organisations occupying Council-owned buildings or land.

BOROUGHWIDEpdf icon Item 11 [82kb]
12.

CLOSURE OF BRIDGE HALL, OXFORD ROAD

Councillor Lovelock / Managing Director

This report sets out a proposal for closure of Bridge Hall from 1 July 2016, in the context of the age and condition of the building and the costs required to make it meet basic standards.

ABBEY / BATTLEpdf icon Item 12 [141kb]
13.

SCHOOL ADMISSIONS ARRANGEMENTS 2017

Councillor Jones / 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 2017, and the coordinated schemes for primary and secondary schools.

BOROUGHWIDEpdf icon Item 13 [362kb]
14.

WORKS TO WHITEKNIGHTS RESERVOIR

Councillor Page / Director of Environment and Neighbourhood Services

This report seeks approval for a revised and expanded scheme to repair and improve the Whiteknights reservoir retaining wall, as required by the Environment Agency, and seeks approval for additional capital spend approval.

PARKpdf icon Item 14 [1Mb]

    

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