Housing, Neighbourhoods and Leisure Committee 5-JUL-2016

5 July 2016 at 6:30pm in the Council Chamber

Civic Offices, Bridge Street, Reading RG1 2LU

Committee Administrator(s)

Amy Bryan. Contact committee services

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Attachments

pdf icon Agenda [90kb]

pdf icon All papers [7Mb]

Agenda

ItemDescription

Wards affected

Report

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 16 MARCH 2016

 

pdf icon Item 2 [52kb]

3.

MINUTES OF OTHER BODIES

Community Safety Partnership - 13 January & 13 April 2016

 

pdf icon Minutes 13/01/16 [36kb]

pdf icon Minutes 13/04/16 [43kb]

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.

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.

  
6.

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.

  
7.

LOVE CLEAN READING 2

To receive a presentation on Love Clean Reading 2 programme. 'LCR2' is the 2nd Love Clean Reading programme where several RBC teams are brought together to deep clean streets, alleyways and towpaths around Reading that are hard to tackle due to parked cars or other access issues. Residents were also invited to take part in four community events as part of this initiative. The second Love Clean Reading programme started in November 2015, just after the original scheme won a national Clean Britain Award, and was completed in April 2015.

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8.

SOCIAL HOUSING SOLAR PROJECT

To receive a presentation on the solar panels installed on the social housing stock across Reading.

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9.

READING YEAR OF CULTURE 2016

This report provides an update on Reading's Year of Culture 2016. The report gives a summary of the background to the Year of Culture, activity to date and planned activity through to the end of the calendar year.

BOROUGHWIDEpdf icon Item 9 [4Mb]
10.

HOMELESSNESS STRATEGY 2016-2021

This report presents the final Homelessness Strategy 2016-2021 and seeks consent to publish the Strategy and Delivery Plan.

BOROUGHWIDEpdf icon Item 10 [671kb]
11.

HOUSING ANNUAL REPORT

This report sets out the work, achievements and performance of the Housing Service over the last financial year and key areas of work for the next 12 months.

BOROUGHWIDEpdf icon Item 11 [81kb]
12.

COUNCIL HOUSING TENANCY AGREEMENT

This report sets out the results of the consultation with tenants that took place during summer 2015 in relation to the introduction of a new Tenancy Agreement. It also sets out the minor changes proposed to the draft Agreement as a result of tenants' and officers' feedback, the proposed final Tenancy Agreement, and the proposed scope and timeframe for further communication with tenants and the introduction of the new Tenancy Agreement.

BOROUGHWIDEpdf icon Item 12 [566kb]
13.

RE3 WASTE STRATEGY

This report presents a new waste strategy adopted by the re3 Joint Waste Disposal Board to address the need to reduce costs and to achieve the 50% recycling target set by the Waste (England and Wales) Regulations 2011 by 2020.

BOROUGHWIDEpdf icon Item 13 [354kb]
14.

WASTE OPERATIONS - WASTE OPERATIONS SERVICE STANDARDS

This report describes the current pressures on the waste collection service and makes recommendations for operational service changes and the adoption of a Waste Operations Service Standard which will make the service more efficient, reduce costs, reduce the amount of waste sent to landfill and improve recycling rates.

BOROUGHWIDEpdf icon Item 14 [302kb]
15.

CONTRACT FOR THE PROVISION OF THE FIRST STOP BUS SERVICE

This report provides details of the procurement process to be undertaken in order to put in place a contract to deliver the First Stop Bus Service, once the current interim contract expires on 8 January 2017, and to seek delegated authority to award the contract with the most economically advantageous tenderer in accordance with the Public Contract Regulations 2015.

BOROUGHWIDEpdf icon Item 15 [35kb]
16.

COMMUNITY SAFETY PLAN 2016-19

This report presents the Community Safety Plan for 2016-19, produced by the Reading Community Safety Partnership, detailing how the Partnership intends to tackle crime and disorder.

BOROUGHWIDEpdf icon Item 16 [497kb]

 

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