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Policy Committee 18-JUL-2016

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

Civic Offices, Bridge Street, Reading RG1 2LU

Committee Administrator(s)

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pdf icon Agenda [70kb]

pdf icon All papers [3Mb]

Agenda

Items for Consideration in Closed Session

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"

ItemDescriptionWards affectedReport
1.DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST FOR CLOSED SESSION ITEMS  
2.

OPERATIONAL ACCOMMODATION REVIEW AND ASSET MANAGEMENT

Councillor Lovelock / Director of Environment and Neighbourhood Services

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 13 June 2016.

 pdf icon Minutes [67kb]
6.

PETITIONS AND QUESTIONS

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

 pdf icon Item 6 [43kb]
7.DECISION BOOK REFERENCES  
8.

THE FORMER CENTRAL CLUB BUILDING - REPORT OF THE FEASIBILITY STEERING GROUP

Councillor Lovelock / Interim Managing Director

This report sets out the work of a Steering Group established to consider ways of bringing the former Central Club building back into community use, considers the options set out by the Steering Group, and proposes a bidding opportunity in accordance with the Policy Statement and Guidance notes on Council-owned buildings or land occupied by the Third Sector.

Katesgrovepdf icon Item 8 [63kb]
9.

BUDGET PROPOSALS 2016-20 TO NARROW THE BUDGET GAP 

Councillor Lovelock / Corporate Management Team

This report sets out the Council's updated budget position and current estimated budget gap of £36.7m over the period 2016 to 2020, and seeks approval for a range of budget proposals including proposals that would require some cuts in services or service reductions, different models of delivery, digitisation and switch to staff and customer self-serve, transformation of Adults and Children's Services, income generation and business development.

Boroughwidepdf icon Item 9 [426kb]
10.

LIBRARY SERVICE REVIEW 

Councillor Gittings / Director of Environment and Neighbourhood Services

This report sets out a summary of the feedback received during a second phase of public consultation on proposals for the future of the Library Service and the progress of further exploratory work to scope options, and makes recommendations for delivering the required savings from Reading's Library Service.

Boroughwidepdf icon Item 10 [1Mb]
11.

OPERATIONAL ACCOMMODATION REVIEW AND ASSET MANAGEMENT 

Councillor Lovelock / Director of Environment and Neighbourhood Services

This report updates the Committee on the disposal of assets and presents proposals relating to a number of Council-owned buildings; the report also seeks approval for an updated 2016/17 Compliance and Condition works programme and an updated Corporate Asset Management Plan.

Boroughwidepdf icon Item 11 [905kb]
12.

EXTRA CARE SHELTERED HOUSING - CARE CONTRACT

Councillor Eden / Director Of Adult Care & Health Services

This report considers the options to replace the existing providers of Extra Care Housing (including RBC homecare in Charles Clore Court) and asks the Committee to delegate authority to enter into contracts for those services.

Boroughwidepdf icon Item 12 [267kb]
13.

2015/16 YEAR END PERFORMANCE AND BUDGET UPDATE 

Councillor Lovelock / Interim Managing Director & Head of Finance

This report sets out a half year (October 2015 - March 2016) summary of performance against the Council's priorities for service delivery.

Boroughwidepdf icon Item 13 [218kb]
14.

BUDGET MONITORING 2016/17

Councillor Lovelock / Interim Managing Director

This report sets out the budget monitoring position for the Council to the end of May 2016.

Boroughwidepdf icon Item 14 [45kb]
15.

REGULATION OF INVESTIGATORY POWERS ACT 2000 (RIPA) UPDATE ON THE USE OF RIPA

Councillor Lovelock / Head of Legal & Democratic Services

This report updates the Committee on the use of RIPA powers during the 2015/2016 financial year.

Boroughwidepdf icon Item 15 [56kb]
16.

READING ARMED FORCES COMMUNITY COVENANT

Councillor Lovelock / Interim Managing Director

This report presents a six monthly update on the development of the Community Covenant and progress against the actions outlined in the associated action plan.

Boroughwidepdf icon Item 16 [137kb]

 

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